COWBOYS AND ALIENS
SAM ROCKWELL (Doc) has emerged as one of the most dynamic actors of his
generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both independent and
Rockwell recently wrapped production on David Gordon Green's The Sitter,
opposite Jonah Hill. On stage, Rockwell will next be seen alongside Jessica
Hecht in A Streetcar Named Desire. The production, directed by David Cromer,
will launch the seasons at the Williamstown Nikos Stage Theatre Festival.
Rockwell recently starred, opposite Christopher Walken, in Martin McDonagh's
critically acclaimed production of A Behanding in Spokane, on Broadway. Rockwell
was last seen in Tony Goldwyn's Conviction, opposite Hilary Swank; 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
OscarĀ®-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.
His additional credits include Everybody's Fine, opposite Robert De Niro;
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 Victor
Salva's Clownhouse, while he was still a student at San Francisco School of the
Rockwell won critical praise, as well as the Berlin International 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. His other awards include
Best Actor at the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia, for his
performance in Joshua, and the Decades Achievement Award from the 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 also appeared in Face Divided as part
of The Ensemble Studio Theatre 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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