SAM ROCKWELL (Kenny Waters) has emerged as one of the most dynamic actors of his
generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both independent and
Rockwell is currently in production with Jon Favreau's COWBOYS & ALIENS with
Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
Rockwell most recently starred opposite Christopher Walken in Martin McDonagh's
critically acclaimed production of A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway. Rockwell
was last seen in Jon Favreau's IRON MAN 2 opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Duncan
Jones' MOON for Sony Pictures Classics which won the Michael Powell Award at the
63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival. Rockwell has created memorable
characters in several films, including Andrew Dominik's critically acclaimed
film THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, starring
opposite Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck; David Gordon Green's acclaimed film SNOW
ANGELS, opposite Kate Beckinsale; the Russo brothers' comedy WELCOME TO
COLLINWOOD, opposite George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito and
William H. Macy; David Mamet's HEIST, opposite Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and
Danny DeVito; the blockbuster CHARLIE'S ANGELS, with Drew Barrymore, Cameron
Diaz and Lucy Liu; and Frank Darabont's Oscar-nominated THE GREEN MILE, opposite
Tom Hanks. Rockwell also appeared in DreamWorks' box-office hit GALAXY QUEST,
opposite Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub.
Additional credits include FROST/NIXON opposite Frank Langella; Joshua, opposite
Vera Farmiga; THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, opposite Zooey Deschanel,
Mos Def and Martin Freeman; and the Warner Bros.' comedy-drama MATCHSTICK MEN,
directed by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Cage. He has also appeared in
Woody Allen's CELEBRITY; Michael Hoffman's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, with Kevin
Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer; John Duigan's LAWN DOGS; John Hamburg's Safe Men;
Saul Rubinek's dark comedy JERRY AND TOM; Tom DiCillo's BOX OF MOONLIGHT,
opposite John Turturro; Peter Cohn's DRUNKS, with Richard Lewis, Parker Posey
and Faye Dunaway; Paul Schrader's LIGHT SLEEPER, with Willem Dafoe; Uli Edel's
LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN, with Jennifer Jason Leigh; and his feature film debut in
Francis Ford Coppola's CLOWNHOUSE, while he was still a student at San
Francisco's High School of the Performing Arts.
Rockwell won critical praise, as well as the Berlin Film Festival's Silver
Berlin Bear Award and Movieline's Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award,
for his portrayal of Chuck Barris in George Clooney's CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS
MIND. He starred opposite Clooney, Drew Barrymore
and Julia Roberts in this adaptation of Barris' memoirs. Other awards include
Best Actor at the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia for his
performance in JOSHUA and the Decades Achievement Award from Rehoboth Beach
Independent Film Festival.
On stage, Rockwell was seen in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, opposite Eric
Bogosian, at The Public Theater. Philip Seymour Hoffman directed the LAByrinth
Theater Company production. Rockwell has appeared in Face Divided as part of the
EST Marathon series, as well as the off-Broadway production of Goose-Pimples,
which was written by noted film writer/director Mike Leigh. He has also appeared
in The Dumb Waiter and Hot L Baltimore for the Williamstown Theatre Festival,
both of which were directed by Joe Montello.
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