Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.Sam Rockwell
has been on the brink of serious awards attention for a while now. He came close to Oscar recognition with his tour-de-force performance in Duncan Jones
,” but his work as a racist Missouri law enforcement officer in Martin McDonagh
’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is perhaps his best work to date, carved with complexity and grace. It might finally be hi ticket to the dance.
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Rockwell has worked from a McDonagh script three times now, having previously starred in the director’s “Seven Psychopaths
” and his play “A Behanding in Spokane.” He relishes the collaboration, particularly for McDonagh’s capabilities on the page.
“[The characters are] very detailed and defined,” Rockwell says. “The