Sam Rockwell's 'Three Billboards' Character Was A Hateful Person

  • Published on Feb 22, 2018
  • The Oscar-nominated 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' star Sam Rockwell had to dig deep to find a way to relate to his deeply flawed character.
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Comments • 426

  • 503 Workshop
    503 Workshop 2 months ago

    I wont give away the end of the movie: Proceeds to give away the end of the movie. Stares at his little blue card for 5 seconds reading the next question he's going to ask and then stammers for 5 seconds trying to ask it. Constantly stepping on Rockwell's toes. Colbert sucks ass. Came here on a Rockwell interview binge: got exposed to what a suck ass late night host Colbert is.

  • Bilal Ahmed
    Bilal Ahmed 2 months ago +1

    Love how he stutters my moma .. ma ... mama ... subtle touches that show someone's personality ... would love to see more movies from the director of this movie

  • Rob Foam
    Rob Foam 2 months ago

    My favorite actor

  • red0means0go
    red0means0go 3 months ago +1

    I was hoping for a little dance move as his entrance.

  • Sky Shover
    Sky Shover 3 months ago

    Rockwell always plays the most interesting, cool and memorable characters. The way way back is a great film for those of you who haven’t seen it.

  • Slow Cheetah
    Slow Cheetah 3 months ago

    7 Psychopaths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • C G
    C G 3 months ago

    Character actors like Sam Rockwell are the type of actors I want to be like.

  • mitch3996 II
    mitch3996 II 3 months ago

    He is right about anti-heroes in the movie. I loved it overall, but i didnt know at times if McDormand was meant to be the protagonist or not.

  • Alex Walker
    Alex Walker 4 months ago

    Way to ruin the movie Steven

  • samson bahari
    samson bahari 4 months ago

    Hahahaha.. It was exactly hahahaha in the green mile.. It is about time people take him seriously, he was brilliant in band of brothers, was so genius in green mile... Good for you Sam.

  • Javier Ponce
    Javier Ponce 4 months ago

    At the end Stephen Colbert "lets make this political"

  • Javier Ponce
    Javier Ponce 4 months ago

    I loved how childish he was reading comics playing with toys and how hard he took his friends murder. Racist or not he was very likeable.

  • Andrew Flood
    Andrew Flood 4 months ago


  • klarawijs
    klarawijs 4 months ago

    First nomination and won. I really hope he wins this year as well.

  • klarawijs
    klarawijs 4 months ago

    I love how he always drinks on these shows. He's so natural

  • Laura Minet
    Laura Minet 5 months ago

    Ugh I love Sam's laugh

  • Serena Strand
    Serena Strand 5 months ago

    I cannot believe he hasn't received more nominations. His work is fantastic.


    Damn he looks so good at his 50

  • hurRicAnE kAtriNa
    hurRicAnE kAtriNa 5 months ago

    that was so awkward lmao. whoever the interviewer is he’s awful at his job god love him

  • BteamBencher
    BteamBencher 5 months ago

    James Gunn is looking good

  • Rhonda Kardelis
    Rhonda Kardelis 6 months ago

    Love him 💕

  • Giuliano Mango
    Giuliano Mango 6 months ago

    Colbert tends to always make me feel so uncomfortable, Sam as well, the most laid back guy ever.. Jeeeesh.
    Try smoking a joint before your interviews Stephen.

  • Sam Fisher
    Sam Fisher 6 months ago +1

    His performance in The Green Mile made me realize he was already a great actor. Can't wait to see Vice.

  • Maria Del Carmen Sanchez Alonso

    He is so hot!! Omg

  • sissy j Williams
    sissy j Williams 6 months ago

    I want to hear more about the tour!

  • sissy j Williams
    sissy j Williams 6 months ago

    Love this guy! So entertaining.

  • 22grena
    22grena 8 months ago +1

    If Sam's character was not white but still bigoted none of these conversations would be happening. This is part of cultural Marxist propaganda. They even have to attack fictional white characters, in this case to perpetuate the myth of widespread white racism. Non whites are far more racist as a whole.

  • Jeffrey Lancaster
    Jeffrey Lancaster 8 months ago


  • Elemental Welding
    Elemental Welding 9 months ago

    love that seven psychopaths movie btw

  • Morten christensen
    Morten christensen 9 months ago

    He is fantastic

  • travisz11
    travisz11 9 months ago

    He’s been my favorite actor for years

  • Truth of 73
    Truth of 73 9 months ago

    Couldn’t go wrong with Woody or Sam for the Oscar in Three Billboards... they both gave outstanding performances. They are both the kind of guys that if the script and director are at that high level, they are going to deliver.

  • Tuan Jim
    Tuan Jim 9 months ago

    PC culture trying to shit on good art. Whining because a nasty, hateful character sees the error of his ways and starts to change for the better? Because that totally never happens in real life? Fucking idiots. Also, Colbert has turned into such a pandering lame-ass. Used to love him on The Daly Show and his old show. Seems he's lost his mind along with everyone else in this country in the last few years.

  • Jim Sanger
    Jim Sanger 9 months ago

    One of the coolest blokes on the planet

  • Ian Belcher
    Ian Belcher 9 months ago

    I love his acting, but unfortunately I met him and he doesn't tip. Burst my balloon...

  • Patrick Chole
    Patrick Chole 9 months ago

    Man, from “matchstick men” to “moon,” always loved this guy.

  • drummerfella 55
    drummerfella 55 9 months ago

    he did this 'laugh'...somewhere at the beginning of this sit down....and it Immediately sounded like, and reminded me....of the Green Mile moment in the cage, when he ( 'wild bill) spits all that 'moon pie' all over David Morse' face! ha ha!>....would have been hilarious to make an "Edit' here, with the amazing Rockwell....cutting in all his funniest scenes, gag's, and lines...playing off Steven...and ending up with Colbert's face...all covered in moon pie slime! Lol!..... Can anyone else visualize this?.... come on!...that would be awesome!

  • Katie .Woodlief
    Katie .Woodlief 9 months ago

    He somehow made this icky guy likable , anMazing work .

  • CT2507
    CT2507 10 months ago

    lol...Sam Rockwell thinks that anti-heroes are rare these days!
    ALL heroes made by hollywood are anti-heroes.

  • Jorge Flores
    Jorge Flores 10 months ago

    He so damn cute. Always remember him in Charlies Angels as the main villian he was awesome

  • Master Flames
    Master Flames 10 months ago +2

    Isn't it crazy how this guy played Wild Bill from The Green Mile?

  • Clazza 01
    Clazza 01 10 months ago

    I love Mildred. Dixon I loathed but was left with hope for him at the end of the movie. People can change.

  • Robby Arnold
    Robby Arnold 10 months ago

    Sam is hilarious , hes a good actor

  • Bryn Jones
    Bryn Jones 10 months ago

    oh man he wouldve been great in dead poets society, presumably in the ethan hawke role

  • contactkeithstack
    contactkeithstack 11 months ago

    I thought the movie was a demonstration of how peoples personas are very much a consequence of the world and history, the power of people to realize and then change themselves, and the sympathy we can find for these people because of this.
    Sam Rockwell's character is hateful but he's also in pain and ignorant of who he is and why he is up until middle of the 2nd half.

  • Ed Jackson
    Ed Jackson 11 months ago

    He's one of my favorite actors and 'Better Living Through Chemistry' is one of my favorite movies

  • Aidan Mabes
    Aidan Mabes 11 months ago +1

    He has played on green mile he was the mental guy he was really funny

  • CounterNerd
    CounterNerd Year ago

    The character's racism isn't even as spotlighted as Stephen Colbert makes it out to be. It makes it sound as if racism is one of the movie's themes, which it clearly isn't if you've actually seen the film. But of course in these politically correct times, you have to make racism the biggest fucking thing even though the story is about a girl who was raped and fucking murdered. Oh forget about that part, just highlight how "dangerous" racism is.

  • James Govier
    James Govier Year ago +1

    Martin McDonagh really is a genius. So true :)

  • J Fitz
    J Fitz Year ago +1

    I can’t believe this guy was trapped in the basement for 5 days without any beer.

  • Manatee Man
    Manatee Man Year ago +2

    Sam Rockwell is a delight. Not only is he a dedicated professional, he's a swell, well-spoken, thoughtful man. He consistently appears in great roles in some of my favorite movies, and I've never heard a bad word from any of his coworkers. He's a great dude.

  • 10521577A
    10521577A Year ago

    Hasn't he been sipping from Stephen's cup??

    TAR ICO Year ago

    Kiss your rights goodbye one by one with movies like this one. Every man in town has to give a sample just because some pro didn't get paid as much as she thought she deserved to be paid? What? How's that again? I watched fifteen minutes of this absolute manure flick before sending it back.

  • YarrBr0
    YarrBr0 Year ago

    It seems Sam Rockwell did not think too hard about what he was going to bring to this interview

  • Mariana
    Mariana Year ago

    Haha have the same socks...

  • Del
    Del Year ago +1

    You have to see Moon. Awesome movie.

  • Dazzen Seabiscuit

    Why does the story have to have a bad character redeemed ? Why cant he be a racist at the beginning and have learned nothing by the end of the film ? Who are these stupid people who think a fictional character have to have a particular outcome.

  • V V
    V V Year ago +1

    Dixon was a cool character with growth in that film

  • MKM
    MKM Year ago

    Why is someone being redeemed so horrible? Even if that's what they're going for so what? People can't change and become better people?

  • XZDrake
    XZDrake Year ago

    Judas being damned is actually not canonical. Judas in the story is a stand in for man as a whole, that we will be given our Messiah, and we will reject him and forsake him, but we will be forgiven anyway. It should be noted that even Peter, thought of by many as first among his disciples also rejected Jesus in his last moments.

  • XZDrake
    XZDrake Year ago +2

    Finally someone who got a well deserved oscar.

  • HJ Mcpaid
    HJ Mcpaid Year ago

    If you hate on this man for any reason you don’t deserve to have a mouth

  • Tracey Claver
    Tracey Claver Year ago

    This interview fell short. I wanted to hear more of what Sam wanted to say.

  • Tina Ray
    Tina Ray Year ago +2

    I first saw Sam Rockwell in "The Green Mile". Boy, his performance really blew my mind. And right after that, "The Safe Men" with a totally different kind of role. Awesome versatility. Also loved him in "Moon" and of course in the "Three Billboards....". Glad he finally got the recognition he deserved.

  • Valerie Paulsen
    Valerie Paulsen Year ago +1

    Loved him in The Green Mile.

  • gabiluch87
    gabiluch87 Year ago

    Let the man talk about Judas, Stepheeeeen!

  • Helgali
    Helgali Year ago

    I really like him. But he insists on doing douches.
    Loved him in Moon.

  • Mark T.
    Mark T. Year ago +1

    Sam should have won an Oscar for "Moon."

  • Draven
    Draven Year ago +1

    Don’t forget Sam’s mad dance skills.

  • Sherry H.
    Sherry H. Year ago +1

    "7 Psychopaths." A bunch of my fave actors (Walken, Rockwell, Harrelson) in the darkest comedy EVER. If you haven't seen it - SEE IT!

    GEU LIGHT Year ago +1

    I love You Sam forever

  • lagaman11
    lagaman11 Year ago +1

    Glad he won the Oscar, it was long overdue. His performance in "Moon" was one of many that should have garnered him the award.

  • Benjamin Trif
    Benjamin Trif Year ago

    Gave lovers .called it.

  • marvin mencias
    marvin mencias Year ago

    does anybody know the title of the song at the end? I like the kick :D

  • QuartuvLarry
    QuartuvLarry Year ago

    Gun control doesn’t work, idiots

  • Dracopticon
    Dracopticon Year ago

    Stephen Colbert just CAN'T shut up. Puh-lease let the guests talk! Jeez...

  • Maximum Blaster
    Maximum Blaster Year ago +1

    Why would you not make him dance... MAKE HIM! FUCKING START DANCING SAM ROCKWELL!!!

  • Isaiah Baggett
    Isaiah Baggett Year ago +1

    He has the same laugh in The Green Mile ;)

  • morpheos111
    morpheos111 Year ago

    The one I was most happy won the Oscar this year. Some vile, vile people on Twitter and in major publications were out to destroy his chances of winning. Just because the character didn't get 100% converted. Colbert, being the spineless coward he is, picks up on this, as if it is a legitimate issue. F U Colbert.

  • Angie K
    Angie K Year ago +1

    He deserved that Oscar! Congrats Sam!!

  • Timothy Graham
    Timothy Graham Year ago

    Beer Mecca? All respect for him as an actor but come on!

  • Ma. Alejandra Ronderos Z.

    From Dickhead to Dickson, a perfect portrayal. So very deserved. Congrats and hats off, Mr. Rockwell!!!

  • cultfan 52
    cultfan 52 Year ago

    Another 'Sock Person ' !!

  • Trent Timoy
    Trent Timoy Year ago

    These awards show that precede the Oscars are all foretelling in that the actor that wins the most: SAG, Golden Globes, etc., all leading up to the grand daddy of them all the Oscars, you know who's going to win the Oscar....except Eddie Murphy. lol

  • Tyler McDonald
    Tyler McDonald Year ago

    Sam Rockwell should be an Avenger... maybe ant man.

  • Ingridb7
    Ingridb7 Year ago +2

    He's so handsome 😍

  • Brendissimo
    Brendissimo Year ago

    He's delivered some really low-key excellent performances in the last 20 years, and seems like a cool guy. Good choice of guest!

  • Bedgypooks
    Bedgypooks Year ago

    Colbert has to bring up how he's a racist character 4 times, then ask about how that character is trying to have redemption. Fuck you Stephen. Grow up.

  • MyUser Name
    MyUser Name Year ago

    Saw the movie yesterday with my mom and brother! Weird ending but well, quite liked it

  • Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Bruno'sBaBySquirrel Year ago +1

    Colbert talks too much lately.
    What is with all these hosts in the USA that feel like the spotlight should be on them? It is Sam's moment to shine, shut it Colbert, let your guests talk.

  • alexandra Iltanen

    Lov him

  • Samriddhi Sharma
    Samriddhi Sharma Year ago

    It's an amazing movie.

  • Retro Reaktor
    Retro Reaktor Year ago

    When did the Atari2600 graphics become 16-bit? LOL

  • Grant Witham
    Grant Witham Year ago

    SAM was way way better in a way way better movie - The Way Way Back

  • Toni-Anita Edwards
    Toni-Anita Edwards Year ago +2

    I love Sam. I wish this guy would let him talk though!

  • Dareis Nogod
    Dareis Nogod Year ago

    I could have done a better interview than this. colBERTT talks too much, as usual. Seems to be hung up on himself, like JOTUS.

  • Chip yard
    Chip yard Year ago

    First nomination? That's wrong, he's always outstanding.

  • Tyler West
    Tyler West Year ago

    Clean framework will frequency situation mere relative little distance commission.

  • Ryan Gorgoni
    Ryan Gorgoni Year ago +1

    sigh. i wish colbert could just do a talk show, but he has to inject politics into it.

  • Mandana Ashrafi
    Mandana Ashrafi Year ago

    the movie was truly amazing. They took it to the next level !!!!!