I am Sam Rockwell. I'm an actor. You probably know me from a bunch of stuff, AMA!
Good morning! I’m Sam Rockwell, here with Ty Anania (my tech-savvy buddy who has kindly volunteered to help me type my responses). You might know me as George Bush in Vice or Jason Dixon in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, or maybe you just know me as (that) Guy. I’ve been acting for a long time, so you probably know me as others too. I’m also playing Bob Fosse in FX’s new series Fosse/Verdon, which is a ton of fun. Everyone should check it out.
I don’t have any social media accounts to post this from, so here’s proof that I am me:
I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while now and heard about this site from a bunch of people. Then my good friend, Alex Rockwell, asked me if I’d like to help him with his fundraiser campaign for his latest movie, Sweet Thing. We decided this would be a good time for me to reach out to my fans while getting a little extra noise going for his project, which stars his two talented kids alongside Will Patton and Karyn Parsons. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Alex is one of the most creative, hard-working independent filmmakers out there. We’ve worked together three times (In The Soup, 13 Moons, and Louis & Frank). Each one was a was lot of fun. He’s a pleasure to be around, and I always get excited when I hear that he’s got something in the works. I met his ex-wife, Jennifer Beals, in an acting class years ago, and I’ve been great friends with her and Alex since.
I’d tell you about Sweet Thing, but I think it’s best to let Alex do that himself. Just know that the film so far looks incredible, and they just need a bit more juice to get it fully out there. So check out the video and read about the film on their Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1328225661/sweet-thing?
I’m throwing in some rewards for the Kickstarter campaign, all of which you can find on their page, but include things like signed photos, custom voicemails, coffee hang outs, and more! Steve Buscemi, and Jennifer Beals are helping out too. Same, obviously, with Will and Karyn.
But anyway, I’m here for more than just promotion, I’m here to have fun with you all! Let’s get to it!
EDIT: Hey Reddit! I have to log off now, I only had about an hour to spare, and answering these questions took longer than I had expected. Apologies, there were some great comments I never got to.
But the conversation doesn't have to end here! Check out Alex Rockwell's kickstarter Sweet Thing (here's the link again: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1328225661/sweet-thing?) and look out for my rewards. Maybe we can continue on in person! Over coffee? Lunch? Whatever works for you, it's all on the kickstarter page!
Thanks! I had a blast.