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Great Movies with Sam Rockwell in a Supporting Role

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

Loitering with Intent (2014)
Comedy | Drama
Director: Adam Rapp
Writers: Michael Godere, Ivan Martin
Stars: Ivan Martin, Michael Godere, Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: Two male actors/close friends want to jumpstart their careers. They end up making a big shot producer think that they have a hot script that everyone wants to get their hands on. The 2 men then drive to upstate New York and hole up in a family member’s country home- with 10 dedicated days to write said script.
Sam-Rockwell_Loitering-with

Trust Me (2013)
Comedy | Drama
Director: Clark Gregg
Writer: Clark Gregg
Stars: Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.

Sam-Rockwell_Trust-Me

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy (2005)
Sci-Fi | Adventure | Comedy
Director: Garth Jennings
Writers: Douglas Adams (book), Douglas Adams (screenplay), Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay)
Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”

Sam-Rockwell_The-Hitchhiker

The Green Mile (1999)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
Director: Frank Darabont
Writers: Stephen King (novel), Frank Darabont (screenplay)
Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Sam-Rockwell_The-Green-Mile

Galaxy Quest (1999)
Sci-Fi | Action | Adventure | Comedy
Director: Dean Parisot
Writers: David Howard (story), David Howard (screenplay), Robert Gordon (screenplay)
Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Sam-Rockwell_Galaxy-Quest

Movies Made Cooler by Having Sam Rockwell in Them

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
Sci-Fi | Action | Thriller
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Roberto Orci (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay)
Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Sam-Rockwell_Cowboys-and-Al

Iron Man 2 (2010)

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Justin Theroux (screenplay), Stan Lee (Marvel comic book)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark must contend with both his declining health and a vengeful mad man with ties to his father’s legacy.

Sam-Rockwell_Iron-Man-2

Everybody’s Fine (2009)

Adventure | Drama
Director: Kirk Jones
Writers: Kirk Jones, Giuseppe Tornatore (original screenplay), Tonino Guerra (original screenplay), Massimo De Rita (original screenplay)
Stars: Robert De Niro, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore
 
Plot Summary: A widower who realizes his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.

Sam-Rockwell_Everybody-is-F

Frost/Nixon (2008)
Drama | History
Director: Ron Howard
Writers: Peter Morgan (screenplay), Peter Morgan (play)
Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Sam-Rockwell_Frost-Nixon

The Assassination of Jessie James by The Coward Robert Ford (2007)

Biography | Crime | Drama
Director: Andrew Dominik
Writers: Andrew Dominik (screenplay), Ron Hansen (novel)
Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: Robert Ford, who’s idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Sam-Rockwell_The-Assasinati

Charlie’s Angels (2000)

Action | Adventure | Comedy
Director: McG
Writers: Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Sam Rockwell
 
Plot Summary: Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Sam-Rockwell_Charlies-Angel

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