He has been in three celebrity relationships averaging approximately 3.5 years each. Age: 49 (11/5/1968)Occupation: Entertainment - Actor Most Famous For: 1996 film Box of Moon Light "It's a nice solid thing to have in your life when things get crazy.
[Marriage] comes up, but we know we're both so young.
Christopher Walken, who has acted opposite Rockwell twice, in Seven Psychopaths and Mc Donagh’s 2010 stage play A Behanding in Spokane, first noticed Rockwell in Woody Allen’s Celebrity. By the time he was 10, Rockwell had seen his first bare breast, played Rick in a stage production of Casablanca, and seen adults get high.
“He didn’t have a huge part but he was instantly noticeable,” Walken once told me. He had that playful quality that all great actors have, like watching a kid make things up.” That Rockwell and Walken have now become friends should surprise nobody. “There’s a strangeness that comes from that,” says Rockwell.
Samuel 'Sam' Rockwell (born November 5, 1968) is an American actor known for independent and mainstream films.
He is known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs (1997), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Choke (2008), Moon (2009), Seven Psychopaths (2012), and Mr.
I had those kind of parents where I watched all of these very sophisticated movies: Five Easy Pieces, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” he says. Taxi Driver is really a bible for film actors, a masterclass. It’s not your usual Hollywood backslapping, though.
As a result of that upbringing, his head is a teeming database of other actor’s performances, which he samples at will: a bit of Robert Duvall here, a bit of Roberto Benigni there. A lot of emotional power, a lot of emotional depth but it’s contained and you just see the tip of the iceberg.” But, he adds of his role in Seven Psychopaths, “He can’t just be a badass. That was my subtext.” The same could be said of Rockwell himself: The Illegitimate Son of Travis Bickle could easily be the subtext of his entire career. He sounds a little like a boy who’s been allowed to hang out with his big brother’s friends.
But my Elvis is probably a little more on the eccentric side.” You could say that.
It’s like hanging out with three Elvises.” And Rockwell wouldn’t include himself in that? “I think I have my version so, yeah, you could say four Elvises.
He later received his high school diploma after his parents enrolled him in an Outward Bound-style alternative high school called Urban Pioneers because, as Rockwell explained, "I just wanted to get stoned, flirt with girls, go to parties." The school, the actor said, "had a reputation as a place stoners went because it was easy to graduate," but the program ended up helping him regain an interest in performing.
After appearing in an independent film during his senior year, he graduated and moved to New York to pursue an acting career.
Both dance, both have a reputation for strangeness, and both have slightly unruly hair, as if shot from their head by sheer pressure of the thoughts within. “There’s an alien-like thing that Chris and I have talked about. Someone like Mitt Romney or some Mormon from Salt Lake City comes to New York and sees a drag queen taking a s--- on the street and they freak.