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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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 2015/I Mr. Right
Mr. Right / Francis
 2015 Digging for Fire
 2014 Loitering with Intent
 2014 Laggies
 2013 Trust Me
 2011 The Sitter
 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
 2002 13 Moons
 2001 Pretzel
 2001 Heist
Jimmy Silk
 2001 Made
Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 2000 Charlie's Angels
Eric Knox / John McKenn
 1998 Celebrity
Darrow Entourage
 1998 Safe Men
 1998 Louis & Frank
 1998 Jerry and Tom
 1997 Lawn Dogs
 1997 Arresting Gena
 1996 Basquiat
 1995 Mercy
 1995 Glory Daze
 1995 Drunks
 1994 The Search for One-eye Jimmy
One-eye Jimmy
 1992 Jack and His Friends
 1992 Happy Hell Night
Young Henry Collins
 1992 Light Sleeper
 1991 Strictly Business
 1989 Clownhouse
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I have a constant sort of melancholy approach to acting that fuels me. I want to do everything. See more »


Had a minor appearance in Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) but his part was removed from the final cut. The scene was the one of the "lover's lane" of sorts, when the Terenzi brothers drive up in their ice cream truck. See more »


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