Sam Rockwell is already a household name in the Hollywood film industry. He began acting in 1988 when he was only 20 years old. Since then he has given many hit movies and entertained us along the way. He is known for movies like Lawn Dogs (1997), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003) and others.
Having married actress Leslie Bibb, the actor has been giving life to characters in the movies for almost 30 years. His breakthrough role was in the movie Galaxy Quest (1999) and Midsummer Night's Dream (1999). These movies consequently had him the biggest leading role of his career as Chuck Barris in George Clooney's directorial debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002).
Sam, who became active in Hollywood in 1988 appeared first in the horror film Clownhouse (1989). He was still doing part-time at that time to support himself financially.
While his career was slowly moving forward around the 1990s, he still worked in restaurants as a busboy and delivered burritos by bicycle.
He even had an experience of being a real-life private detective's assistant. Besides that, he also had his hands in the theatre back in the 1990s. He has also been featured in television series like The Equalizer, NYPD Blue, and Law & Order.
Likewise, he has been part of commercially successful movies like Charlie Angels (2000) alongside Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, Iron Man 2, also featuring Robert Downey Jr and Gweneth Paltrow. He has also done light-hearted children movie 102 Dalmatians (2009) and sci-fi movie Cowboys & Aliens (2011).
Sam Rockwell, who did a double shift as an actor and a part-time busboy, was given the first chance in an advertisement with the Miller Brewing Company. The salary from the commercial in 1994 was enough for the actor to pursue acting full-time.
Since then, the Academy Award Winner has earned in Thousands and millions for his role in movie projects and have also won many awards along the way which has eventually helped improve his salary in movies.
He has been the part of many blockbuster hits like Iron Man 2, Charlie Angels, Cowboys & Aliens and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. All these movies earned in millions at the box office.
Sam Rockwell, undoubtedly, is a well-paid actor. The actor with 30 years in Hollywood has an estimated net worth of $20 million.