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Sam Rockwell

Birth Name:
Sam Rockwell
Birth Place:
Daly City, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Made his acting debut alongside his mother in an East Village improv show at age 10
  • First big break was a starring role in the Francis Ford Coppola-produced 1989 TV-movie Clownhouse, about three brothers terrorized by clowns
  • Played the head thug in 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie
  • Decided to focus entirely on acting after landing a Miller Lite commercial in 1992
  • Broke through as a leading man in 2002's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
  • Originated the role of Judas in Stephen Adly Guirgis' 2005 off-Broadway play, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

Awards

  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Limited Series: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: winner
  • 2018BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2018IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actor: nominated
  • 2017Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Sundance Film Festival-Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance (Dramatic): winner
  • 2008Women Film Critics Circle-Most Offensive Male Characters: winner
  • 2003Berlin Film Festival-Silver Bear for Best Actor: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated