Sam Rockwell stars in "Cowboys & Aliens," opposite Harris Ford and Daniel Craig, as Doc.

Sam Rockwell has emerged as one of the most dynamic actors of his generation by continuing to take on challenging roles in both independent and studio productions.

Rockwell recently wrapped production on David Gordon Green's "The Sitter," opposite Jonah Hill. On stage, Rockwell will next be seen alongside Jessica Hecht in "A Streetcar Named Desire." The production, directed by David Cromer, will launch the seasons at the Williamstown Nikos Stage Theatre Festival.

Rockwell recently starred, opposite Christopher Walken, in Martin McDonagh's critically acclaimed production of "A Behanding in Spokane," on Broadway. Rockwell was last seen in Tony Goldwyn's "Conviction," opposite Hilary Swank; Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2," opposite Robert Downey, Jr.; and Duncan Jones' extraterrestrial British film "Moon," for Sony Pictures Classics, which won the Michael Powell Award at the 63rd Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Rockwell has created memorable characters in several films, including Andrew Dominik's critically acclaimed film "The Assassination of Jesse James" by the Coward Robert Ford, starring opposite Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck; David Gordon Green's acclaimed film "Snow Angels," opposite Kate Beckinsale; the Russo brothers' comedy "Welcome to Collinwood," opposite George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito and William H. Macy; David Mamet's "Heist," opposite Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon and Danny DeVito; the blockbuster "Charlie's Angels," with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu; and Frank Darabont's Oscar-nominated "The Green Mile," opposite Tom Hanks. Rockwell also appeared in DreamWorks' box-office hit "Galaxy Quest," opposite Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub.

His additional credits include "Everybody's Fine," opposite Robert De Niro; "The Winning Season" for Lionsgate; "Gentlemen Broncos" directed by Jared Hess ("Napoleon Dynamite"); Clark Gregg's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel "Choke"; "Frost/Nixon," opposite Frank Langella; "Joshua," opposite Vera Farmiga; "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," opposite Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def and Martin Freeman; and the Warner Bros. comedy-drama "Matchstick Men," directed by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Cage. Rockwell has also appeared in Woody Allen's "Celebrity"; Michael Hoffman's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," with Kevin Kline and Michelle Pfeiffer; John Duigan's "Lawn Dogs"; John Hamburg's "Safe Men"; Saul Rubinek's dark comedy "Jerry and Tom"; Tom DiCillo's "Box of Moonlight," opposite John Turturro; Peter Cohn's "Drunks," with Richard Lewis, Parker Posey and Faye Dunaway; Paul Schrader's "Light Sleeper," with Willem Dafoe; Uli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn," with Jennifer Jason Leigh; and his feature film debut in Francis Ford Coppola's "Clownhouse," while he was still a student at San Francisco's High School of the Performing Arts.

Rockwell won critical praise, as well as the Berlin Film Festival's Silver Berlin Bear Award and Movieline's Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award, for his portrayal of Chuck Barris in George Clooney's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." He starred opposite Clooney, Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts in this adaptation of Barris's memoirs. Other awards include Best Actor at the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia for his performance in "Joshua" and the Decades Achievement Award from Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival.

On stage, Rockwell was seen in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," opposite Eric Bogosian, at The Public Theater. Philip Seymour Hoffman directed the LAByrinth Theater Company production. Rockwell has appeared in "Face Divided" as part of the EST Marathon series, as well as the off-Broadway production of "Goose-Pimples," which was written by noted film writer/director Mike Leigh. He has also appeared in "The Dumb Waiter" and "Hot L Baltimore" for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, both of which were directed by Joe Montello.

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Age: 48 years old
Birthday: November 5, 1968
Height: 5' 9"
Birthplace: Daly City, CA

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