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THR Tony Nominees Roundtable: Hugh Jackman, Ruth Negga, Jesse Williams, Mary-Louise Parker and Sam Rockwell on Broadway in the Time of COVID

Ahead of the 75th Tony Awards, which will be held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, The Hollywood Reporter gathered five of this Broadway season’s acting nominees for a conversation about the challenges and rewards of working on Broadway, generally, and specifically this season, in the middle of a global pandemic. Two already have Tonys to their name: Australian Hugh Jackman, a best actor in a musical nominee for The Music Man, in which he plays a conman who brings trouble to small-town Iowa (the Hollywood A-lister, who played Wolverine in the X-Men film franchise, previously won for the musical...
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How Sam Rockwell Became a Great Character Actor By Showing the Human Sides of Monsters

Sam Rockwell, among the many other positive things you can say about the guy – that he’s versatile, almost unfairly talented, and always picks interesting projects – happens to be intrinsically likable performer. It’s why we don’t get bored of watching two versions of him in Duncan Jones’ sci-fi head trip Moon; it's also why we buy him as the lead of a lighthearted rom-com in Lynn Shelton’s 2014 charmer, Laggies. Rockwell, with his scruffy charm and inimitably sardonic line delivery, is quite simply a winning screen presence. We want to watch what happens to him because, as an individual, he projects the relatable, rough-around-the-edges aura of someone we might know in real life.
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Sam Rockwell on challenging himself with role in 'American Buffalo'

In this week’s Sunday Sitdown, Academy Award-winning actor Sam Rockwell joins Willie Geist to discuss his latest role in the Broadway revival of “American Buffalo” as one of several small-time crooks angling for a big score. Rockwell reflects on growing up around theater, the “adrenaline rush” of winning an Oscar and rehearsing lines with Laurence Fishburne on FaceTime to “keep from going crazy” during the pandemic.May 8, 2022.
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Sam Rockwell and Awkwafina in ‘The Bad Guys’: Film Review

“I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way,” famously declared Jessica Rabbit. The same can’t be said for the eponymous characters in the new DreamWorks Animation action comedy that gives small fry a heist movie they can relate to. This criminal gang of anthropomorphized animals — led by pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell) and including safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), disguise expert Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina), and explosive and very pungent farter Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos) — resembles a cross between the one in Reservoir Dogs and the Ocean’s bunch.More from The Hollywood ReporterGood Energy's 'Climate Change'...
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