Sam Rockwell

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Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo, California, the only 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 separated, at which point he and his father moved to San Francisco, where he subsequently grew up, while summers and other times were spent with his mother in New York.He made his acting debut when he was ten years old, alongside his mother, and later attended J Eugene McAteer High School in a program called SOTA. While still in high school, he got his first big break when he appeared in the independent film La casa del payaso (1989). The plot revolved around three escaped mental patients who dressed up as clowns and terrorized three brothers home alone--Sam played the eldest of the brothers. His next big break was supposed to have come when he was slated to star in a short-lived NBC TV-series called Dream Street (1989), but he was soon fired.After graduating from high school, Sam returned to New York for good and for two years he had private training at the William Esper Acting Studio. During this period he appeared in a variety of roles, such as the ABC Afterschool Specials (1972): Over the Limit (1990) (TV) and HBO's Lifestories: Families in Crisis (1992): Dead Drunk: The Kevin Tunell Story (Season 1 Episode 7: 15 March 1993); the head thug in Tortugas Ninja (1990); and a guest-star turn in an Emmy Award-winning episode of Ley y orden (1990), while working a string of regular day jobs and performing in plays.In 1994, a Miller Ice beer commercial finally enabled him to quit his other jobs to concentrate on his acting career, which culminated in him having five movies out by 1996: Basquiat (1996); The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994); Días de gloria (1995); Mercy (1995); and Box of Moonlight (1996). It was the latter film that would prove to be his real break-out in the industry. In Tom DiCillo's film, he found himself playing an eccentric named the Kid, a man-child living in a half-built mobile home in the middle of nowhere with a penchant for dressing like Davy Crockett, who manages to bring some much-needed chaos into the life of an electrical engineer played by John Turturro. The movie was not a box-office success, but it managed to generate a great deal of critical acclaim for itself and Sam.In 1997, he found himself the star of another critically lauded film, Inocencia rebelde (1997). Once again, he portrayed a societal outcast as Trent, a working-class man living in a trailer, earning a living mowing lawns inside a wealthy, gated Kentucky community. Trent soon finds himself befriended by 10-year-old Devon (Mischa Barton), and the movie deals with the difficulties in their friendship and the outside world. He also gave strong performances in the quirky independent comedy Safe Men (1998), in which he plays one half of a pretty awful singing duo (the other half being played by Steve Zahn) that gets mistaken for two safecrackers by Jewish gangsters; and the offbeat hitman trainee in Jerry y Tom (1998) against Joe Mantegna.After a few smaller appearances in films such as Woody Allen's Celebrity (1998) and the modern version of El sueño de una noche de verano, de William Shakespeare (1999), in which he played Francis Flute, he had larger roles in two of the bigger hit movies to emerge: La milla verde (1999) and Héroes fuera de órbita (1999), wowing audiences and critics alike with his chameleon-like performances as a crazed killer in the former and a goofy actor in the latter.More recently, he appeared in another string of mainstream films, most notably as Eric Knox in Los ángeles de Charlie (2000) and as Zaphod Beeblebrox in Guía del autoestopista galáctico (2005), while continuing to perform in smaller independent movies. After more than ten years in the business, Sam has earned his success. In 2018, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as a troubled police deputy in Tres anuncios en las afueras (2017). - IMDb Mini Biography By: van_whistler@hotmail.co.uk, Zapti

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Sam Rockwell on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1979 to 2020. See the full graphs of the number of Sam Rockwell movies released per year from 2008 till 2020.

Top Genres

Sam Rockwell works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 31% of Sam Rockwell movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Sam Rockwell worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Sam Rockwell has worked on is 6.3.

6.3 / 10

Sam Rockwell's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

8.1/10115 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

Animation,Comedy,Drama
F Is for Family (2015)

Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely and nothing came between a man and his TV.

8/1030 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,Music
Fosse/Verdon (2019)

An inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse, and Gwen Verdon, one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

7.9/1060 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Drama,Mystery,Sci-Fi
Moon (2009)

Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.

7.8/1097 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,History
Frost/Nixon (2008)

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

7.7/10122 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Biography,Crime,Drama
Richard Jewell (2019)

American security guard Richard Jewell saves many lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

7.5/10131 min

Available in 13 platform(s).

When Devon, a 10-year-old girl, forges a friendship with Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, things suddenly get very complicated and private.

7.5/10101 min

Available in 3 platform(s).

Biography,Drama,History
The Best of Enemies (2019)

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration.

7.3/10133 min

Available in 10 platform(s).