Sam Rockwell is an American Academy Award-winning actor who rose to fame by starring in the 1997 film Lawn Dogs. He was then noted for his supporting roles in the films The Green Mile, Galaxy Quest, and Charlie’s Angels which paved the way for him to star in the directorial debut of George Clooney Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in 2002. He appeared in Marvel’s Iron Man-2 as Justin Hammer and has also acted in some television shows and theatre plays. Let us have a brief look at the career and net worth of Sam Rockwell in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in San Mateo County, California, the United States to Penny Hess and Pete Rockwell. Sam was the only son to his parents who were also actors. His parents divorced when he was only 5, and his father raised him. He visited his mother during holidays and made his stage debut when he was 10 in a play which starred his mother. He dropped out of the San Francisco School of Arts and later joined the Urban Pioneers High School. He acted in an independent film during his senior year at the high school and later moved to New York to pursue acting.
Sam Rockwell is in a relationship with actress Leslie Bibb since 2007. He considers that parenting is not his court and so he does not want to get married.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Sam made his film debut in 1989 through the film Clownhouse and went on to act in television shows such as The Equalizer and NYPD Blue. The 1996 film Box of Moonlight gave him a break he needed, and he went to prove his talent through the films Lawn Dogs, Galaxy Quest, and Charlie’s Angels.
He went on to star in movies such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men and received an Academy Award Nomination for the 2009 film Moon. In 2017, he was signed to play George W. Bush in the biopic of Dick Cheney and the same year he played a supporting role in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
His performance in the movie was critically acclaimed, and he received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award in the Best Actor in supporting role category.
Net Worth & Earnings
His illustrious career as an actor, being a part of many box office blockbusters and critically acclaimed films has helped him amass a huge fortune so far. Though his salary figures are unknown, it is expected that it would have reached a million dollars post his Academy Award win. He has become one of the prominent actors in Hollywood and has a net worth of $20 million.
Sam Rockwell has a good line up films waiting for release which includes Vice, Jojo Rabbit and two animated films The One and Only Ivan and Trolls World Tour. Given to his talent and dedication, he is expected to reach even more heights in the future in terms of both popularity and net worth.