18 Strange, Surprising Performances That Show Why Everyone Loves Sam Rockwell

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Vote up the performances that make you love Sam Rockwell.

The best Sam Rockwell performances span a wide variety of genres. Here's an actor who can do it all - comedy, drama, science fiction, horror, action, and everything in between. It's hard to find a type of movie that he hasn't been in. This versatility has made him one of the most respected actors of his era. He is not, however, a traditional movie star. Rockwell's emphasis is clearly on trying to make the best films possible, so he's perfectly happy as a character actor.

What's really impressive is the way he inhabits the skin of whomever he's playing. Rockwell isn't exactly what you'd call a chameleon; you always recognize him when you see him. But what he brings to each character is unique. The racist cop he plays in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is leagues different than the Hitler Youth camp instructor in Jojo Rabbit. Sam Rockwell roles are never the same, whether he's playing real people such as Chuck Barris, George W. Bush, and Bob Fosse, or fictional figures like Zaphod Beeblebrox and "Wild Bill" Wharton.

The following Sam Rockwell movies and TV shows are just a small sampling of what he has to offer. A closer look at them reveals just what a surprising, endlessly creative actor he is. Everybody loves this guy, and for good reason. Remember to vote up your favorite Rockwell performances.