SAM ROCKWELL 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 recently completed production on several
features including "The Way, Way Back" written by the Academy Award winning
team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash ("The Descendants").
Also in the pipeline for the actor is the feature, "Better Living Through
Chemistry," opposite Jane Fonda, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta, Michelle Monaghan,
and Judy Dench and David M. Rosenthal's thriller "A Single Shot," opposite
William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, and Melissa Leo. Rockwell was last seen
starring opposite Christopher Walken in Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed
production of A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway and on screen opposite Harrison
Ford and Daniel Craig in Jon Favreau's "Cowboys and Aliens."
Throughout his career, Rockwell has created memorable characters in films,
including Tony Goldwyn's "Conviction" opposite Hilary Swank, Jon Favreau's "Iron
Man 2" opposite Robert Downey Jr.; Duncan Jones' "Moon"; 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 "The Sitter" opposite Jonah Hill; "Everybody's Fine" opposite Robert
DeNiro; "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.
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