Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sam Rockwell, King of the Indies?

Watching Choke the other day, I came to the conclusion that Sam Rockwell might well be the reigning monarch of the indie film scene. He's in a high percentage of the really good ones. His last few credits include Snow Angels and the arty Western The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. He's on a roll.

5 comments:

nick plowman said...

I am seeing Choke for the second time today, Sam Rockwell indeed rocks and I am a big, big fan of that film. Can’t wait to see ‘Snow Angels’ though.

Pinko Punko said...

He was awesome in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"- I think he's great.

Daniel G. said...

Second time, Nick!?!

Rockwell is definitely not a mainstream guy, even going back to Confessions and even further. Could use a breakout role, I suppose.

K. Bowen said...

Confessions is a great, great performance in one of the top 30 or so films of the decade. It's the only Charlie Kaufman film in which Kaufman completes his thoughts rather than just plays with them.

nick plowman said...

I liked it just as much on a second viewing as I did on the frst. I'm a big fan.

Confessions was great, as you say K, and Rockwell sure did a fine job there too.