Monday, May 31, 2010

Captivating Close-Up: Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor, appearing primarily in independent films.

After his first film role in the 1989 horror film Clownhouse (produced by Francis Ford Coppola's production company) which he filmed when based in San Francisco, he moved to New York and trained at the William Esper Studios. His career slowly gathered momentum in the early 1990s, when he alternated between small-screen guest spots in TV shows like The Equalizer, NYPD Blue and Law & Order and small roles in films such as Last Exit to Brooklyn and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

After appearances as a bumbling actor in 1999's sci-fi satire Galaxy Quest, in the 1999 Shakespeare adaptation A Midsummer Night's Dream as Flute, and as gregarious villain Eric Knox in Charlie's Angels (2000), Rockwell won the biggest leading role of his career as The Gong Show host Chuck Barris in George Clooney's 2002 directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Rockwell's performance was well received, and the film received generally positive reviews.

Rockwell has never been married, and stated in a 2007 interview, "I definitely don't want to become a parent. It's not my bag." He has been dating actress Leslie Bibb since late 2007. They met while he was filming Frost/Nixon, in L.A.


Dance, Sam, Dance!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a secret crush on Sam Rockwell.

OK, it WAS secret. You know, till now. Hubba!