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Award-Winning Actor Known For His Roles in "Moon," "The Green Mile" and "Galaxy Quest"

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As a child, Rockwell lived in San Francisco with his father he but spent summers with his mother in Greenwich Village, tagging along with her to downtown theaters and after parties. While hanging out at a theater rehearsal one summer day, a director suggested that 10-year-old Rockwell would be a hilarious addition to a comedy sketch. He was instantly attracted to the stage, and began appearing in productions every year after that.

After Rockwell was cast in the TV film "Clownhouse" in 1988, he decided to move to New York full time and pursue acting. He trained at the acclaimed William Esper studio. He auditioned steadily, landing guest spots on cop dramas and independent films like "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and "In the Soup," as well as joining downtown's LAByrinth theater company. His career really took off with his off-center performance in Tom DeCillo's festival favorite "Box of Moonlight" in 1996, in which he portrayed a whacked out, backwoods loner who helps enable the spiritual rebirth of staid engineer John Turturro.

Rockwell wrapped many projects within a year of "Box of Moonlight," including a starring role in "Lawn Dogs." His performance earned him Best Actor honors at both the Montreal World Film Festival and the Catalonian International Film Festival. He followed up with a pair of hilarious mob-gone-wrong comedies "Jerry and Tom" and "Safe Men" in 1998 before taking the stage for a two and half month run in a production of Mike Nichols' dark comedy, "Goose Pimples."

Woody Allen gave Rockwell a bit part as an entourage member in "Celebrity." But Rockwell's chilling supporting role as "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Oscar-nominated "The Green Mile" made audiences take notice. In 1999's "Galaxy Quest," he played a goofy struggling actor; and in 2000's "Charlie's Angels," he portrayed the villainous software billionaire Eric Knox. Rockwell balanced his big screen status with a return to the stage, appearing in "Dumb Waiter" and "Zoo Story" off Broadway and "Hot L Baltimore" at the Williamstown Theater in Cape Cod.

In George Clooney's directorial debut, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," he brilliantly played a funhouse mirror version gameshow host-turned-self-proclaimed CIA assassin, Chuck Barris. In 2003, he was cast in the critic's pick "Matchstick Men," and singled out by critics for his scene-stealing appeal as the promising protégée of a phobia-addled con artist. Then he was cast as Zaphod Beetlebrox in "The Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy," based on the perennial favorite sci-fi books by Douglas Adams.

Next Rockwell was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in a critically acclaimed LAByrinth Theater production of "Judas Iscariot." His role in 2007's "Snow Angels" earned him a nomination for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, before inhabiting a Revolutionary war reenactor and con man in "Choke," based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. In director Ron Howard's acclaimed "Frost/Nixon," he had a supporting role as journalist James Reston, Jr., which he followed with a starring role as an astronaut suffering from isolation and loneliness in the moody sci-fi drama "Moon." After voicing team leader Darwin in the animated "G-Force," Rockwell portrayed rival weapons manufacturer to billionaire Tony Stark in the hit sequel, "Iron Man 2."

Rockwell was next seen in director Tony Goldwyn's based-on-fact drama "Conviction." For his unfiltered portrayal of Kenny Waters, the actor received a score of Best Supporting Actor nominations. He followed this up with "Cowboys & Aliens." In 2011, he was at his comically menacing best as Karl, the mercurial drug dealer out to collect a debt from Jonah Hill in the adventure comedy "The Sitter." The following year, writer-director Martin McDonagh's violent dark comedy "Seven Psychopaths" found Rockwell surrounded by a top-flight ensemble cast that included Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken. With a manic energy perfectly suited for the role of Billy -- an out-of-work actor and part-time dognapper -- Rockwell's performance earned him an Indie Spirit Award nod for Best Supporting Male.

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Award-Winning Actor Known For His Roles in "Moon," "The Green Mile" and "Galaxy Quest"

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As a child, Rockwell lived in San Francisco with his father he but spent summers with his mother in Greenwich Village, tagging along with her to downtown theaters and after parties. While hanging out at a theater rehearsal one summer day, a director suggested that 10-year-old Rockwell would be a hilarious addition to a comedy sketch. He was instantly attracted to the stage, and began appearing in productions every year after that.

After Rockwell was cast in the TV film "Clownhouse" in 1988, he decided to move to New York full time and pursue acting. He trained at the acclaimed William Esper studio. He auditioned steadily, landing guest spots on cop dramas and independent films like "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and "In the Soup," as well as joining downtown's LAByrinth theater company. His career really took off with his off-center performance in Tom DeCillo's festival favorite "Box of Moonlight" in 1996, in which he portrayed a whacked out, backwoods loner who helps enable the spiritual rebirth of staid engineer John Turturro.

Rockwell wrapped many projects within a year of "Box of Moonlight," including a starring role in "Lawn Dogs." His performance earned him Best Actor honors at both the Montreal World Film Festival and the Catalonian International Film Festival. He followed up with a pair of hilarious mob-gone-wrong comedies "Jerry and Tom" and "Safe Men" in 1998 before taking the stage for a two and half month run in a production of Mike Nichols' dark comedy, "Goose Pimples."

Woody Allen gave Rockwell a bit part as an entourage member in "Celebrity." But Rockwell's chilling supporting role as "Wild Bill" Wharton in the Oscar-nominated "The Green Mile" made audiences take notice. In 1999's "Galaxy Quest," he played a goofy struggling actor; and in 2000's "Charlie's Angels," he portrayed the villainous software billionaire Eric Knox. Rockwell balanced his big screen status with a return to the stage, appearing in "Dumb Waiter" and "Zoo Story" off Broadway and "Hot L Baltimore" at the Williamstown Theater in Cape Cod.

In George Clooney's directorial debut, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," he brilliantly played a funhouse mirror version gameshow host-turned-self-proclaimed CIA assassin, Chuck Barris. In 2003, he was cast in the critic's pick "Matchstick Men," and singled out by critics for his scene-stealing appeal as the promising protégée of a phobia-addled con artist. Then he was cast as Zaphod Beetlebrox in "The Hitchhikers's Guide to the Galaxy," based on the perennial favorite sci-fi books by Douglas Adams.

Next Rockwell was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in a critically acclaimed LAByrinth Theater production of "Judas Iscariot." His role in 2007's "Snow Angels" earned him a nomination for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, before inhabiting a Revolutionary war reenactor and con man in "Choke," based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. In director Ron Howard's acclaimed "Frost/Nixon," he had a supporting role as journalist James Reston, Jr., which he followed with a starring role as an astronaut suffering from isolation and loneliness in the moody sci-fi drama "Moon." After voicing team leader Darwin in the animated "G-Force," Rockwell portrayed rival weapons manufacturer to billionaire Tony Stark in the hit sequel, "Iron Man 2."

Rockwell was next seen in director Tony Goldwyn's based-on-fact drama "Conviction." For his unfiltered portrayal of Kenny Waters, the actor received a score of Best Supporting Actor nominations. He followed this up with "Cowboys & Aliens." In 2011, he was at his comically menacing best as Karl, the mercurial drug dealer out to collect a debt from Jonah Hill in the adventure comedy "The Sitter." The following year, writer-director Martin McDonagh's violent dark comedy "Seven Psychopaths" found Rockwell surrounded by a top-flight ensemble cast that included Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken. With a manic energy perfectly suited for the role of Billy -- an out-of-work actor and part-time dognapper -- Rockwell's performance earned him an Indie Spirit Award nod for Best Supporting Male.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sam Rockwell for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sam Rockwell, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sam Rockwell or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sam Rockwell?

    Booking fees for Sam Rockwell, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sam Rockwell, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sam Rockwell?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sam Rockwell for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sam Rockwell for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sam Rockwell or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sam Rockwell or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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