Sam Rockwell quotes

Born
November 5, 1968, San Mateo County, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Sam Rockwell is an American actor.

One thing that bugs me in comedy is when somebody does a fake cry, you know, like they fake cry in a comedy. But in a drama they’ll really cry. That bugs me.
– Sam Rockwell

I grew up on films.
– Sam Rockwell

Hollywood constantly wants to label you and type you into a certain category, ‘Oh he’s a comedy guy,’ or the weirdo character guy or the villain.
– Sam Rockwell

I’ve done so many independents for so many years. Leads that nobody’s seen.
– Sam Rockwell

Good acting is good acting, however you learn it. Some people who haven’t studied are amazing. Some people like Leonardo DiCaprio are naturally gifted – he’s learned technique by working with people early on.
– Sam Rockwell

I have a constant sort of melancholy approach to acting that fuels me. I want to do everything.
– Sam Rockwell

I’ve played so many hicks and country bumpkins. It’s hilarious, because I’ve always lived in cities. I feel a little strange all the time, a little bit off-center. I never feel that people are as nutty as me.
– Sam Rockwell

I think any good actor is an anarchist. They have to be.
– Sam Rockwell

It’s fun to improvise, but I still think it’s better to have a great script, you know, like a Charlie Kaufman script.
– Sam Rockwell

I think people are happier when they have structure, you know? You realize that as you get older. You have to have rituals and structure.
– Sam Rockwell

I don’t keep secrets from my parents, really; it’s pretty open.
– Sam Rockwell

I want to be a character actor, but I also want to make some money. Money is power and power gives you choice.
– Sam Rockwell

I sometimes can’t do movies just for the money. I really can’t. I mean, I’ve tried. Believe me, I’d love to just take the money and run.
– Sam Rockwell