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  • Sam Rockwell

    Born on November 5, 1968 in Daly City, California

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Frost/Nixon (2008)

Sam Rockwell as "James Reston Jr."

In 1977, three years after the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency, Richard Nixon (Frank Langella) selects British TV personality David Frost (Michael Sheen) to conduct a one-on-one, exclusive interview. Though Nixon believes it will be easy to mislead Frost, and the latter's own team doubts that he can stand up to the former president, what actually unfolds is an unexpectedly candid and revealing interview before the court of public opinion.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Green Mile (1999)

Sam Rockwell as "William "Wild Bill" Wharton"

Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never encountered someone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of young sisters. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Beyond his simple, naive nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift. Paul began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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