Sam Rockwell was the next big movie star until he wasn’t.
High profile films like “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and “Matchstick Men” seemed like the start of a Major Career. But those films fizzled with audiences, and suddenly Rockwell was just another actor for hire.
That doesn’t mean he’s not a standout talent, and his still-busy career is a testament to his unorthodox appeal. He lacks that movie star mug, and he’s unconventional in his mannerisms without veering off into quirky-land.
Maybe having a Major Career isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
(Photo: Versatile actor Sam Rockwell plays Glenn Marchand in David Gordon Green’s “Snow Angels,” out on DVD Sept. 16 – photo credit: Chris Reardon/Crossroads Films)