Sam Rockwell’s sweet dance moves – a tribute!

It is certainly no exaggeration to call Sam Rockwell one of the greatest actors working today, if not one of the best actors of his generation.

He has given us stirring lead performances in films such as Moon and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He has also cemented himself as one of the most interesting character actors in the business, thanks to memorable supporting roles in Matchstick Men, Galaxy Quest, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Frost/Nixon, and most recently, Iron Man 2.

Yes, he’s a fine actor. But there may not be a more delightful sight in cinema than that of Sam Rockwell cutting loose and busting out his jaw-dropping (nay, life-changing) dance moves.

Indeed, Rockwell is an actor who brings it on until the break of dawn.

In my mind, there is no question as to what the best scene in Iron Man 2 is: Sam Rockwell’s sniveling villain Justin Hammer performing a show-stopping dance at Stark Expo.

Sadly, this footage is not yet online. Instead, here is the inevitable Oscar nominee arriving at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon … in style!

Of course, who could forget the moment Rockwell first introduced us to his “milkshake” – in McG‘s Charlie’s Angels.

Finally, we have a video that may actually be the best thing on YouTube – 3 minutes of uninterrupted Rockwellian dancing.

The clip is actually Rockwell’s screen test for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, in which he played game show host/(maybe) assassin Chuck Barris. Enjoy – as if I actually need to tell you that.

Rockwell will next be seen in Jon Favreau‘s cowboys and aliens movie, entitled Cowboys and Aliens, as well as political drama Betty Anne Waters. Surely he can work a couple of routines into each.

Discuss: Where is the Step-Up/You-Got Served/Turn-It-Up/Stomp-The-Thing/Make-It-Do/Whip-It-Out style dance movie starring Rockwell, and only Rockwell?

One Response to “Sam Rockwell’s sweet dance moves – a tribute!”

  1. Thank you for making my day!

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