Top Stories

Sam Rockwell Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Sam Rockwell Will Star in Clint Eastwood's 'Ballad of Richard Jewell'

Sam Rockwell is joining forces with Clint Eastwood in his upcoming film The Ballad of Richard Jewell!

The 50-year-old Fosse/Verdon actor is in final negotiations to star in the 89-year-old director and producer’s drama, Variety reports.

The Ballad of Richard Jewell is inspired by “the real-life security guard whose world was turned upside down after law enforcement leaked to an overzealous reporter at the Atlanta Journal Constitution that Jewell was a possible suspect for the pipe-bombing at Centennial Park during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. From that moment on, Jewell went from a hero, who first discovered the suspicious abandoned backpack and saved hundreds of lives, to one of the most hated men in America.”

Sam will play “the attorney who defends Jewell after he is wrongly accused.” The role of Jewell has not been cast yet.

Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio were originally attached to star (Leonardo in Sam Rockwell‘s role), but they will reportedly now produce and not star.

READ MORE: Sam Rockwell Opens Up About Growing Up in Hollywood

Hugh Grant Joins Richard Madden, Stephan James & More For 'THR's Drama Actors Roundtable Issue

Hugh Grant joins Stephan James, Diego Luna, Richard Madden, Billy Porter and Sam Rockwell on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s drama actor roundtable issue, available now.

Here’s what the group of actors had to share with the mag:

Hugh on being known for doing only romantic comedies: “After Four Weddings, and the world was my oyster, I should’ve made interesting decisions and done different stuff. Instead, I repeated myself almost identically about 17 times in a row…I’ve gotten too old and ugly and fat to do them anymore, so now I’ve done other things and I’ve got marginally less self-hatred.”

Stephen on when he knew he made it: “I found myself in the White House. Barack and Michelle Obama invited us for a special screening of Selma. And I remember when I got the email, I sent it straight to my junk because I thought it was fake. Literally, the email said, ‘The White House.’ And you want my passport and my Social Security? Yeah, no way. A week later, I’m in the White House theater with Michelle, and she’s like, ‘The popcorn is over there, make yourself at home.’”

Diego on how directing changed him as an actor: “Directing brought me patience. I used to be a pain in the ass, but with directing, suddenly you are telling the story of others and trying to read a perspective and a point of view and to honor that point of view, and it’s exhausting. And sometimes you work with assholes and you didn’t know it before and you have to keep going and get to the end. After I directed my first film, I phoned a few directors [I'd worked with], saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ But it changes once you go through that process of actually having to answer every question and sound secure to convince everyone I knew what I wanted when you [really] don’t. It’s impossible.”

Click inside to read more from the roundtable discussion…More Here! »

hugh grant diego luna thr magazine 01
hugh grant diego luna thr magazine 02
hugh grant diego luna thr magazine 03
hugh grant diego luna thr magazine 04
hugh grant diego luna thr magazine 05

Sam Rockwell Photo Gallery

Michelle Williams & Sam Rockwell Attend 'Fosse/Verdon' FYC Screening

Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell pose together on the red carpet as they arrive at the Emmy For Your Consideration Screening of their show Fosse/Verdon on Thursday night (May 30) at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 38-year-old actress looked pretty in a black cardigan and a leopard-print skirt while the 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor rocked a maroon, printed suit as they stepped out to promote their show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Williams

The FX limited series offers an inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director, Bob Fosse (Rockwell), and Gwen Verdon (Williams), one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Victor Glemaud sweater, a Whistle skirt, and Tamara Mellon shoes.

10+ pictures inside of the co-stars at the event…More Here! »

michelle williams sam rockwell attend fosse verdon fyc screening 01
michelle williams sam rockwell attend fosse verdon fyc screening 02
michelle williams sam rockwell attend fosse verdon fyc screening 03
michelle williams sam rockwell attend fosse verdon fyc screening 04
michelle williams sam rockwell attend fosse verdon fyc screening 05

Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, & Lin-Manuel Miranda Step Out for 'Fosse/Verdon' Screening

Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell pose together as they arrive at the Fosse/Verdon Screening & Conversation on Thursday night (April 18) at 92nd Street Y in New York City.

The 38-year-old actress looked pretty in a black dress covered with white polka dots while the 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor sported a red and white jacket as they stepped out to promote their new show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Williams

Also stepping out for the screening was their co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

New episodes of Fosse/Verdon air on Tuesday nights at 10pm on FX.

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Red Valentino dress, Wolford tights, and Stuart Weitzman boots.

10+ pictures inside of the cast at the screening…More Here! »

michelle williams sam rockwell lin manuel miranda fosse verdon screening 01
michelle williams sam rockwell lin manuel miranda fosse verdon screening 02
michelle williams sam rockwell lin manuel miranda fosse verdon screening 03
michelle williams sam rockwell lin manuel miranda fosse verdon screening 04
michelle williams sam rockwell lin manuel miranda fosse verdon screening 05

Michelle Williams Joins Sam Rockwell at 'Fosse/Verdon' Premiere in NYC

Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell hit the purple carpet at the premiere of Fosse/Verdon on Monday night (April 8) in New York City.

The 38-year-old actress went glam in a white gown while the 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor sported a gray suit over an emerald-green dress shirt for the premiere of their upcoming miniseries.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Michelle Williams

Fosse/Verdon offers an inside look at the romantic and creative partnership between influential choreographer/director Bob Fosse (Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Williams), one of the greatest Broadway dancers of all time.

Fosse/Verdon premieres on Tuesday, April 9 at 10pm on FX – watch the trailer here!

FYI: Michelle is wearing a dress and shoes by Louis Vuitton and Fred Leighton jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

michelle williams joins sam rockwell fosse verdon premiere 01
michelle williams joins sam rockwell fosse verdon premiere 02
michelle williams joins sam rockwell fosse verdon premiere 03
michelle williams joins sam rockwell fosse verdon premiere 04
michelle williams joins sam rockwell fosse verdon premiere 05

Taraji P. Henson & Sam Rockwell Step Out for 'The Best of Enemies' Premiere

Taraji P. Henson sparkles in a navy dress at the premiere of The Best of Enemies on Thursday night (April 4) at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City.

The 48-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her co-star Sam Rockwell, who sported an olive-colored suit for the premiere.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taraji P. Henson

Fellow costars at the premiere included Anne Heche, Babou Ceesay, and Caitlin Mehner along with producer Danny Strong.

The Best of Enemies hits theaters on Friday, April 5. Watch the trailer here.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

taraji p henson sam rockwell the best of enemies premiere 01
taraji p henson sam rockwell the best of enemies premiere 02
taraji p henson sam rockwell the best of enemies premiere 03
taraji p henson sam rockwell the best of enemies premiere 04
taraji p henson sam rockwell the best of enemies premiere 05