Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell

Highest Rated: 95% Blaze (2018)

Lowest Rated: 19% Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

Birthday: Nov 05, 1968

Birthplace: Daly City, California, USA

Sam Rockwell was an Academy Award-winning film actor who was best known for his critically acclaimed roles in films like "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002), "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017), and "Vice" (2018). Born in Daly City, California, Rockwell grew up primarily in San Francisco. His parents, who were both struggling actors in their own right, divorced when he was 5. As a boy, Sam would spend summers in New York with his mom and live with his dad in California during the school year. While attending high school in San Francisco, Rockwell nabbed a small part in an independent film. From there he was hooked, and after graduation he packed his bags and headed east to New York to make it as an actor. To pay his bills while he pursued acting in the Big Apple, Rockwell took a series of odd jobs, including restaurant busboy and private investigator's assistant. All the while he was landing small roles in films like "Strictly Business" (1991), "Light Sleeper" (1992), and "Jack and His Friends" (1992). Then in 1994 Rockwell appeared in a nationwide beer commercial and was financially secure enough to pursue acting fulltime. He continued making a name for himself with big parts in smaller films like "Box of Moonlight" (1996) and "The Call Back" (1998), as well as small parts in big films like "The Green Mile" (1999) and "Charlie's Angels" (2000). Then in 2002 Rockwell nabbed his breakout role playing Chuck Barris, host of "The Gong Show," in the George Clooney-directed dark comedy "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002). Rockwell's performance earned widespread praise, and before long he was appearing in bigger studio films like "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2007), "Frost/Nixon" (2008), and "Iron Man 2" (2010). By the late 2010s, after over two decades in the business, Rockwell was finally beginning to receive recognition from the Academy for his work. He won his first Oscar in 2018 for his supporting role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and the following year, in 2019, was nominated for an acting Oscar for a second time for his part as President George W. Bush in the Adam McKay-directed Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" (2018).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
70% 59% Trolls World Tour Hickory (Voice) - 2020
70% 68% The One and Only Ivan Ivan (Voice) - 2020
77% 96% Richard Jewell Watson Bryant (Character) $22.3M 2019
53% 76% The Best of Enemies C.P. Ellis (Character) $10.2M 2019
80% 94% Jojo Rabbit Captain Klenzendorf (Character) $33.4M 2019
95% 68% Blaze Oilman (Character) $698.6K 2018
39% 80% Blue Iguana Eddie (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2018
65% 60% Vice George W. Bush (Character) $47.8M 2018
No Score Yet 65% 1 Mile to You Executive Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Axis Unknown (Voice) - 2017
90% 87% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Dixon (Character) $54.1M 2017
53% 60% Woman Walks Ahead Colonel Silas Grove (Character) $34.5K 2017
21% 46% Mute Unknown (Character) - 2017
29% 23% Don Verdean Don Verdean (Character),
Executive Producer
$30.5K 2015
31% 22% Poltergeist Eric Bowen (Character) $47.3M 2015
66% 41% Digging for Fire Ray (Character) $119.4K 2015
45% 56% Mr. Right Mr. Right/Francis (Character) - 2015
33% 26% Loitering With Intent Wayne (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
65% 50% Laggies Craig (Character) $440.3K 2014
22% 38% Better Living Through Chemistry Douglas Varney (Character) $72.3K 2014
47% 26% A Case of You Gary (Character) - 2013
49% 31% A Single Shot John Moon (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2013
84% 84% The Way, Way Back Owen (Character) $21.4M 2013
52% 38% Trust Me Aldo (Character) - 2013
83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Billy (Character) $15M 2012
44% 43% Cowboys & Aliens Doc (Character) $100.2M 2011
22% 39% The Sitter Karl (Character) $30.5M 2011
67% 70% Conviction Kenny Waters (Character) $6.8M 2010
72% 71% Iron Man 2 Justin Hammer (Character) $312.1M 2010
90% 89% Moon Sam Bell (Character) $5M 2009
48% 53% Everybody's Fine Robert (Character) $8.9M 2009
80% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
50% 55% The Winning Season Bill (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2009
19% 44% Gentlemen Broncos Bronco/Brutus (Character) $113.2K 2009
22% 39% G-Force Darwin (Voice) $119.4M 2009
55% 52% Choke Victor Mancini (Character) $2.9M 2008
93% 88% Frost/Nixon James Reston Jr. (Character) $18.6M 2008
62% 40% Joshua Brad Cairn (Character) $478.5K 2007
68% 67% Snow Angels Glenn Marchand (Character) $402.8K 2007
77% 75% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Charley Ford (Character) $3.9M 2007
60% 65% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Zaphod Beeblebrox (Character) $51M 2005
No Score Yet 51% Piccadilly Jim Jim Crocker (Character) - 2005
82% 74% Matchstick Men Frank (Character) $36.9M 2003
79% 75% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Chuck Barris (Character) $16M 2002
No Score Yet 44% 13 Moons Rick (Character) - 2002
55% 56% Welcome to Collinwood Pero (Character) $334K 2002
66% 60% Heist Jimmy Silk (Character) $23.5M 2001
68% 45% Charlie's Angels Knox (Character) $125.3M 2000
67% 60% William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Francis Flute (Character) - 1999
78% 94% The Green Mile William "Wild Bill" Wharton (Character) $136.8M 1999
90% 79% Galaxy Quest Guy Fleegman/Security Chief 'Roc' Ingersol (Character) $71.4M 1999
57% 54% Safe Men Sam (Character) $36.7K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louis & Frank Sam (Character) - 1998
75% 71% Jerry and Tom Jerry (Character) - 1998
72% 84% Lawn Dogs Trent (Character) $106.3K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Arresting Gena Unknown (Character) - 1997
61% 81% Box of Moonlight The Kid (Character) $795.1K 1996
No Score Yet 43% Last Call Rob (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 68% The Search for One-Eye Jimmy One-eye Jimmy (Character) $19.4K 1996
No Score Yet 57% Mercy Matty (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack and His Friends Louie (Character) - 1992
33% 41% Clownhouse Randy Collins (Character) - 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fosse/Verdon Bob Fosse (Character),
Executive Producer
2019
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018-2019 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2009-2010
32% 48% Napoleon Dynamite Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Billy (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988

QUOTES FROM Sam Rockwell CHARACTERS

Randy says: You want to prove where you really got some hair?

Randy says: Oh, you're sleeping bare ass now. Mom's gonna love that.

Owen says: I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave. You're having way too much fun, it's making everyone uncomfortable.

Owen says: Don't die wondering.

Billy says: You're fucked from birth. The Spanish got bullfighting. The French got cheese. And the Irish have alcoholism.

Marty says: And what do the Americans have?

Billy says: Tolerance.

Owen says: Good, always take things literally. How's that working out for you, does that get you laid?

Al Fountain says: You live here? Where's the rest of your house?

Kid says: Oh, I only bought half. I got a really good dea.

Kid says: Oh, I only bought half. I got a really good idea.

Guy Fleegman says: oh that is just not right

Marty says: I don't have a drinking problem. I just like drinking.

Billy says: Of course you do, Marty. One: You're a writer. Two: You're from Ireland. It's part of your heritage. You're fucked!

Bill says: Art and peace and all that shit can wait

Sam Bell says: I’ve set your computer to reboot the second I’ve blasted off.

Sam Bell says: I've set your computer to reboot the second I've blasted off.

Gerty says: Okay, Sam.

Sam Bell says: Thanks for all your help, Gerty. I wish I could say I was going to miss you, buddy, but to be honest, I can’t wait to get away from here.

Sam Bell says: Thanks for all your help, Gerty. I wish I could say I was going to miss you, buddy, but to be honest, I can't wait to get away from here.

Gerty says: I understand, Sam. I hope life is everything you remember it to be.

Gerty says: I understand, Sam. I hope life is everything you remember it to be.

Sam Bell says: Thanks. Are you

Sam Bell says: Thanks. Are you

Gerty says: Of course. The new Sam and I * will be back to our programming as soon as I have finished rebooting.

Gerty says: Of course. The new Sam and I will be back to our programming as soon as I have finished rebooting.

Sam Bell says: Gerty, I’m not programmed.

Sam Bell says: Gerty, I'm not programmed.

Sam Bell says: Why are there so many of them?

Sam Bell says: The cryo pod in the Return Vehicle is an incinerator.

Sam Bell says: What?

Sam Bell says: We don’t go home. We’re burned to death up there. Then the company wakes up a new one. Every three years. Like clock work.

Sam Bell says: Gerty, am I a clone?

Gerty says: Yes, Sam.

Gerty says: We could run some tests. (a beat) I haven’t reported anything to central, Sam. They don’t know you were recovered alive from the accident.

Gerty says: We could run some tests. [a beat] I haven?t reported anything to central, Sam. They don't know you were recovered alive from the accident.

Sam Bell says: Recovered alive? What do you mean? Why haven’t you reported to central?

Sam Bell says: Recovered alive? What do you mean? Why haven't you reported to central?

Gerty says: I’m here to keep you safe, Sam. I want to help you. Are you hungry?

Gerty says: I'm here to keep you safe, Sam. I want to help you. Are you hungry?

Gerty says: Sam, what is it?

Sam Bell says: Something doesn’t feel right, that’s all.

Sam Bell says: Something doesn't feel right, that's all.

Gerty says: Sam, it might help to talk about it.

Billy says: You know, Marty, the way you're feeling today--all depressed and alcoholic and shit-- you know what you should do? Put it into your writing, man! Use it! Bad idea?

Marty says: Thanks, Billy. Great idea. I'll put the way I'm feeling today into my writing. Then I'll go blow my fucking brains out.

Billy says: Come on, man! You know your writing helps alleviate your suicidal self-loathing and shit!

Marty says: I don't have suicidal self-loathing and shit.

Billy says: Five...four...three...two

Charlie says: Wait! Please go back to five. Please.

Billy says: I'm not going back to five, man. I'm not going back to five............Five

Billy says: (to zachariah) ok you seem normal come on in, we have to get this dog off the street cause its kidnapped from a manic.

Billy says: [to Zachariah] Okay you seem normal come on in, we have to get this dog off the street cause its kidnapped from a manic.

Marty says: No shoot-outs, no pay-offs. Just human beings talking.

Bill says: What, are we making French movies now? That sounds like the stupidest ending. No shoot-outs? That sounds like the stupidest ending I've ever fucking... No shoot-outs!?

Marty says: No?

Bill says: No!

Billy says: That, right there, is not a deal. Equally cool. *Big grin*

Hans says: An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

Billy says: No, it doesn't. There'll be one guy left with one eye. How's the last blind guy gonna take out the eye of the last guy left?

Billy says: I wasn't trying to break his nose, his nose was just in the middle of what I was punching!

Billy says: (Speaking in Marty's Irish accent) You'll be grand! .. Sure of course we're friends

Billy says: [speaking in Marty's Irish accent] You'll be grand! Sure of course we're friends.

William "Wild Bill" Wharton says: i'd rather fuck your tight asshole then your sisters pussy

William "Wild Bill" Wharton says: I'd rather fuck your asshole than your sister's pussy, I think.

Paul Edgecomb says: I think Mr. Jingles happened by accident. I think when we electrocuted Del, and it all went so badly... well, John can feel that you know... and I think a part of... whatever magic was inside of him just lept through my tiny friend here. As for me, John had to give me a part of himself; a gift the way he saw it, so that I could see for myself what Wild Billy had done. When John did that; when he took my hand, a part of the power that worked through him spilled into me.

Elaine Connely says: He... what? He infected you with life?

William "Wild Bill" Wharton says: That's as good a word as any. He infected us both, didn't he, Mr. Jingles? With life. I'm a hundred and eight years old, Elaine. I was forty-four the year that John Coffey walked the Green Mile. You mustn't blame John. He couldn't help what happened to him... he was just a force of nature. Oh I've lived to see some amazing things Elly. Another century come to past, but I've... I've had to see my friends and loved ones die off through the years... Hal and Melinda... Brutus Howell... my wife... my boy. And you Elaine... you'll die too, and my curse is knowing that I'll be there to see it. It's my attonement you see; it's my punishment, for letting John Coffey ride the lightning; for killing a miracle of God. You'll be gone like all the others. I'll have to stay. Oh, I'll die eventually, that I'm sure. I have no illusions of immortality, but I will wished for death... long before death finds me. In truth, I wish for it already.

William "Wild Bill" Wharton says: I just wanted some cornbread, you motherfuckers!

Billy says: "You forgot about the flare gun you fuckin' idiot!"

Billy says: You forgot about the flare gun you fuckin' idiot!

James Reston Jr. says: David Frost: Are you really saying the President can do something illegal? Richard Nixon: I'm saying that when the President does it, it's *not* illegal! David Frost: I'm sorry?

David Frost says: Are you really saying the President can do something illegal?

Richard Nixon says: I'm saying that when the President does it, it's *not* illegal!

David Frost says: I'm sorry?

Hans says: As Gandhi said..."An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind". I believe that whole heartedly.

Hans says: As Gandhi said...'An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind'. I believe that whole heartedly.

Bill says: No it doesn't. There'll be one guy left with one eye. How's the last blind guy going to take out the eye of the last guy left whose still got one eye left? All that guy has to do is run away and hide behind a bush. Ghandi was wrong. It's just that nobody's got the balls to come out and say it.

Bill says: Ghandi was wrong! Its just that nobody has had the balls to say it!

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: Hey, I want my bird.

Justin Hammer says: Uh, a bird? You want a bird?

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: I want my bird.

Justin Hammer says: I can get you a bird, I can get you ten birds.

Ivan Vanko/Whiplash says: I want MY bird!

Justin Hammer says: Well, nothing's impossible. Are we talkin--is this a bird, uh, back in Russia?

Guy Fleegman says: HEY! Don't open that! It's an alien planet! Is there air? You don't know!

Sam Bell says: Wake me up when it's quitting time.

Tony Stark says: Yeah i'd say most countries 5-10 years away....Hammer Industries 20.

Justin Hammer says: I'd like to point out that that test pilot survived.

William "Wild Bill" Wharton says: A prisoner with a belt?

Zaphod Beeblebrox says: I'll pull your spleen out through your throat.

Bronco/Brutus says: Cyclops there... cyclops there... cyclops THERE... turrets... moon buggies... oh, my holy crap: surveillance does. I hate those.

Zaphod Beeblebrox says: Humma Kavula!

Bill says: Listen, you know, kids are stupid.

Kathy says: Yeah, but it's not just the kids.

Bill says: Well, you know, people are stupid. lt starts in childhood and then continues all the way to death.

Sam Bell says: "I know you can't kill anybody, 'cause i can't kill anybody."

Sam Bell says: I know you can't kill anybody, 'cause I can't kill anybody.

Jason Nesmith says: You're not gonna die on the planet, Guy.

Guy Fleegman says: I'm not? Then what's my last name?

Jason Nesmith says: It's... uh... uh... I don't know.

Guy Fleegman says: Nobody knows. Do you know why? Because my character isn't important enough for a last name, because I'm gonna die five minutes in!

Gwen DeMarco says: Guy, you have a last name.

Guy Fleegman says: DO I? DO I? For all you know, I'm Crewman Number Six! Mommy... mommy...

Bronco/Brutus says: You sole my nads Denis!

Bronco/Brutus says: You took my nads Denis!

Bronco/Brutus says: You took my nads, Dennis!

Sam Bell says: You look like a radioactive tampon... like a banana with a yeast infection.

Charley Ford says: You think it's all made up don't yea, think it's all yarns and newspaper stories.

Robert Ford says: He's just a human being

Robert Ford says: He's just a human being.

Chuck Barris says: Whatever your hand finds to do , do it gladly , because there is no work, love, knowledge or wisdom in the grave.

Chuck Barris says: Whatever your hand finds to do, do it gladly, because there is no work, love, knowledge or wisdom in the grave.

Sam Bell says: We're not programs Gerty we're people

Sam Bell says: We're not programs Gerty, we're people.

Sam Bell says: Who's the guy in the rec room?

Gerty says: Sam Bell...You are Sam Bell

Gerty says: Sam Bell...You are Sam Bell.

Karl says: I am now accepting applications for my 8th bestfriend..

Karl says: I am now accepting applications for my 8th best friend.

Karl says: "you're as queer as a football bat".

Karl says: You're as queer as a football bat, and that's fine.

Karl says: Can't buy underwear, balls don't fit.

Karl says: i let my haters be my motivators

Karl says: I let my haters be my motivators!

Bronco/Brutus says: ..Its a friendship stone... Lets blow on it... fhooooooooowww

Bronco/Brutus says: It's a friendship stone. Let's blow on it.

Sam Bell says: "Jesus Christ there are so many of 'em. Why are their so many of 'em"

Sam Bell says: You look like a radioactive tampon... like a banana with a yeast infection.

Justin Hammer says: I wanna make Iron Man look like an antique.