Sam Rockwell


Seven Psychopaths – “Billy”


SAM ROCKWELL, known for his unforgettable performances as offbeat characters, won the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Berlin Bear Award and Movieline’s Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award for his portrayal of Chuck Barris in George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Rockwell received widespread critical praise for that role in the adaptation of the cult memoir of Game Show Producer Chuck Barris who purported to be a CIA covert operative. He won the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia Best Actor Award for his performance in Joshua and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival Decades Achievement Award.

He was nominated for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) and Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) for Best International Actor for his role as the astronaut Sam Bell in Moon. Rockwell shared two Screen Actors Guild nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for Ron Howard’s Frost / Nixon and Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile based on Stephen King’s bestseller. He also shared a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Award for Ensemble Cast for Clark Gregg’s comedy Choke, adapted from Chuck Palahniuk’s bestseller.

He can be seen in several upcoming films, including: David M. Rosenthal’s thriller A Single Shot opposite William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, and Melissa Leo and adapted from Matthew F. Jones’ novel; Geoff Moore and David Posmentier’s Better Living Through Chemistry co-starring Jane Fonda, Olivia Wilde, Ray Liotta and Judi Dench; Oscar© winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s The Way, Way Back opposite Steve Carell and Amanda Peet; and Kat Coiro’s romantic comedy A Case of You, co-starring Evan Rachel Wood, Peter Dinklage and Vince Vaughan.

With roles in more than 70 films and television series, Rockwell’s credits include: Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens and Iron Man 2; Tony Goldwyn’s Conviction; Andrew Dominik’s critically acclaimed film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford with Brad Pitt; David Gordon Green’s Snow Angels; the Russo brothers’ comedy Welcome to Collinwood; McG’s Charlie’s Angels; Dean Parisot’s Galaxy Quest; The Sitter; Everybody’s Fine; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Ridley Scott’s Matchstick Men; Woody Allen’s Celebrity; Michael Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; John Duigan’s Lawn Dogs; John Hamburg’s Safe Men; Saul Rubinek’s Jerry and Tom; Tom DiCillo’s Box of Moonlight; Paul Schrader’s Light Sleeper; and Uli Edel’s Last Exit to Brooklyn. Rockwell made his film debut in Francis Ford Coppola’s Clownhouse while attending San Francisco’s High School of the Performing Arts.

In theatre, Rockwell recently collaborated with Seven Psychopaths’ Writer / Director / Producer Martin McDonagh in the Broadway play A Behanding in Spokane opposite Seven Psychopaths’ co-star Christopher Walken.

His other stage credits include: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a Labyrinth Theater Company production at The Public Theater; Face Divided, part of the EST Marathon series; the off-Broadway production of Mike Leigh’s play Goose-Pimples; and The Dumb Waiter and Hot L Baltimore for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, both directed by Joe Montello.