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Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the child of two actors, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. The family moved to New York when he was two years old, living first in the Bronx and later in Manhattan. When Sam was five years old, his parents split up, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco, where he ... See full bio »

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Sam Rockwell Wins IMDb STARmeter Fan Favorite Award

From the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinity Lounge at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sam Rockwell receives his 2017 IMDb STARmeter Award as a Fan Favorite for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and more.

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Known For

Moon
Moon Sam Bell
(2009)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(2005)
The Green Mile
The Green Mile 'Wild Bill' Wharton
(1999)

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 2017 The Adventures of Drunky (post-production)
Drunky (voice)
 2017 Blue Iguana (post-production)
Eddie
 2017/II Mute (post-production)
Sam Bell (rumored)
  The Best of Enemies (filming)
Claiborne Paul Ellis
 2017 Axis (voice)
 2015 Digging for Fire
Ray
 2014 Loitering with Intent
Wayne
 2014 Laggies
Craig
 2013 Trust Me
Aldo
 2011 The Sitter
Karl
 2010 Pete Smalls Is Dead (scenes deleted)
 2009 Gentlemen Broncos
Bronco / Brutus
 2009 G-Force
Darwin (voice)
 2009 Moon
Sam Bell
 2005 The F Word
Jeremy
 2002 13 Moons
Rick
 2001 Pretzel
Sam
 2001 Heist
Jimmy Silk
 2001 Made
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Eric Knox / John McKenn
 1998 Celebrity
Darrow Entourage
 1998 Safe Men
Sam
 1998 Louis & Frank
Sam
 1998 Jerry and Tom
Jerry
 1997 Lawn Dogs
Trent
 1997 Arresting Gena
Sonny
 1996 Basquiat
Thug
 1995 Mercy
Matty
 1995 Glory Daze
Rob
 1995 Drunks
Tony
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
One-eye Jimmy
 1992 Jack and His Friends
Louie
 1992 Happy Hell Night
Young Henry Collins
 1992 Light Sleeper
Jealous
 1991 Strictly Business
Gary
 1989 Clownhouse
Randy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Martin McDonagh's play, "A Behanding in Spokane," at the Gerald Schoendfelt Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Christopher Walken, Anthony Mackie, and Zoe Kazan in the cast. John Crowley was director. See more »

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4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I did the odd bit of theater from the age of ten, but I spent most of my time doing the usual teenage things - you know, thinking I was black, trying to break dance and smoking a lot of dope. See more »

Trivia:

To memorize lines, he says he dictates them into a tape recorder in a monotone, so he won't get used to any inflection before he's had a chance to consider which speech pattern would be appropriate for the character. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters from small towns and/or with simple backgrounds See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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