SAM ROCKWELL (Karl) has emerged as one of the most dynamic
actors of his generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both
independent and studio productions.
Rockwell was seen starring opposite Hilary Swank in Tony Goldwyn's
Conviction, based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters. The film was released
last year by Fox Searchlight. Earlier this year, Rockwell starred in director
Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, also starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.
Rockwell starred opposite Christopher Walken in Martin McDonagh's critically
acclaimed production of A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway. Rockwell was also
seen in Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2 opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Duncan Jones'
Moon, which won the Michael Powell Award at the 63rd Edinburgh International
Rockwell has created memorable characters in several films, including Andrew
Dominik's critically acclaimed 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 OscarÂ®-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 Everybody's Fine, Frost/Nixon, Joshua, The
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Matchstick Men, Celebrity, A Midsummer Night's
Dream, Lawn Dogs, Safe Men, Jerry and Tom, Box of Moonlight, Drunks, Light
Sleeper, and Last Exit to Brooklyn. Rockwell's feature film debut was in Francis
Ford Coppola's Clownhouse, filmed while Rockwell 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' memoir. 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,
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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