BioSam Rockwell made his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's Clownhouse, while he was a student at San Francisco's High School of the Performing Arts. The actor has created memorable characters in several films, including Andrew Dominik's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; David Gordon Green's Snow Angels; the Russo brothers' Welcome to Collinwood; David Mamet's Heist and Frank Darabont's The Green Mile. Rockwell also appeared in DreamWorks' box-office hit Galaxy Quest.
Other cred include Clark Gregg's “Choke”; Joshua; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Ridley Scott's Matchstick Men. He has also appeared in 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 dark comedy Jerry and Tom; Tom DiCillo's Box of Moonlight; Peter Cohn's Drunks; Paul Schrader's Light Sleeper; Uli Edel's Last Exit to Brooklyn.
Rockwell won critical praise, as well as 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. Other awards include Best Actor at the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia for his performance in Joshua and the Decades Achievement Award from Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.
Lunatic at Large
Better Living Through Chemistry
The Winning Season
Iron Man 2
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Welcome to Collinwood
The Green Mile