Sam Rockwell has carved out a career filled with critically acclaimed performances, and now he’s an Oscar winner thanks to his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Rockwell thanked late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman as he closed his acceptance speech, and during the backstage interviews he elaborated on why Hoffman meant so much to him.
“He was a great inspiration and a great theater director,” said Rockwell. “He was a bit of a jock. He was a wrestler. He played basketball. He inspired me and I could go on for an hour about Philip Seymour Hoffman. (He) was a good friend and a huge inspiration on me.”
Click on the media bar to hear Rockwell talk about the work (which he describes as a souffle) that was involved in crafting his character in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.