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SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!

darpierce
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SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/1/14 at 11:22pm
Why isn't Sam Rockwell a star?? I mean a huge star? He is just superb in Fool For Love. I love all his film work and remember him from years ago in Human Remains I think was the title? When you see actors like Jeremy Renner and Christian Bale being praised for their "edge" and then you see the real thing with Rockwell. Now there is an actor!!
The Other One
Featured Actor
joined:4/1/08
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 07:11am
I could not agree with you more, but I get the impression he doesn't want to be any more of a "star" than he is. He seems to be a low-key person.
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devonian.t
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joined:7/26/04
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 07:22am
I love his work in '7 Psychopaths'- subtle, funny, human and dark.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 09:05am
And he's so good in THE WAY, WAY BACK. He does lovable and monstrous equally effectively in his various roles. Really wish I could get to Williamstown this summer but unfortunately it looks like that will not happen.
Updated On: 8/2/14 at 09:05 AM
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 09:32am
His performance in THE WAY WAY BACK is one of my favorite recent performances. He should have been nominated for major awards.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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henrikegerman
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joined:4/29/05
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 09:39am
Perhaps the best question I've heard on bww ever. I've heard it asked before on another site and someone said because he wasn't hot enough, to which I responded "you can't be serious!"

My own feeling is that he's someone playing the long game, a great and highly acclaimed actor's actor who will have a very long career filled with good and important work and the great respect of the industry. The male Toni Collette.
Updated On: 8/2/14 at 09:39 AM
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dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 10:05am
I had the great pleasure of working the house for a show he did regionally years ago. He was not only amazing with what seemed like boundless energy, but a very nice, down to earth guy. I really wish I could've seen him and Arianda on stage together. They are both very charismatic performers and I can only imagine the energy on that stage between them.
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Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 12:56pm
Terrific in Behanding.

Also the only thing I remember about Iron Man 2.
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HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 10:19pm
He certainly is one of our finest working actors. But don't feel too bad for him. He's had a fantastic career working pretty much consistently in a wide variety of indie films, blockbusters and theatre. He seems very satisfied with his career:


I think mainstream success can kind of eclipse the idea of what success is, Rockwell adds. I think success is whatever fulfills you. I think a lot of that work has been seen, and its good You kno
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little_sally
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joined:1/15/04
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/2/14 at 10:55pm
Every time I see him in a movie, I am blown away. I'd love to see him on stage.
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Wee Thomas2
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joined:2/28/12
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 08:02am
I said it in my review of Fool for Love, but if they ever get a production of Tracy Letts' "Killer Joe" on B'way he would be perfect as Joe.
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themysteriousgrowl
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joined:11/10/10
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 08:06am

Two words:

"Galaxy Quest"

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henrikegerman
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joined:4/29/05
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 08:32am
Love Galaxy Quest.
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madbrian
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joined:6/1/06
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 08:58am
Seems like he's on the Gary Oldman career path.
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Eris0303
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joined:7/30/07
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 01:18pm
I loved "The Way, Way Back". Such a great movie that everyone should see IMO
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 01:50pm
Loved him in Lawn Dogs and Hitchhiker's Guide.
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perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 02:20pm
He was magnificent in The Way, Way Back (which is a criminally underrated movie). I hope this production comes to New York with him and Nina Arianda, both of them are such dynamic performers and I would love to see them playing off each other onstage.
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broadway86
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joined:10/8/03
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 02:25pm
He's an incredibly gifted actor. I mean, "Snow Angels", "Moon", "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", "Seven Psychopaths", "Matchstick Men"... all tremendous work.
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Alessio2
Understudy
joined:11/15/13
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 03:24pm
Moon was amazing and he was so good in it. It was basically a one man film.
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LizzieCurry
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joined:3/7/05
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 03:27pm
We are all forgetting Ninja Turtles. The first one.
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newintown
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joined:3/3/10
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 03:32pm

beautywickedlover
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joined:6/28/07
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 05:55pm
He was brilliant in 'The Way, Way, Back'. I wish both him and that film at least got Golden Globe nominations.
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Mister Matt
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joined:5/17/03
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 06:00pm
How could I forget Moon?!?! A surprisingly brilliant film.
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BobbyBubbi
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joined:1/7/14
SAM ROCKWELL- he is amazing!!
Posted: 8/4/14 at 06:20pm
I love him. He's in the new Poltergeist reboot, set to come out in Feb of next year. I'm very excited for it. I don't think he would do a remake/reboot of this franchise unless the script was good.