Throughout his career we can track the influence Sam’s idols have had on him. For Michael Jackson, and Kevin Bacon we just have to look at his moves in Charlie’s Angels, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Michael has got nothing on him. Where the theory falls apart is with, "Judd what his name?" Where do we find the Judd Nelson in Sam’s work? The best is yet to come.
Roger Ebert in his review of the film Choke called Sam Rockwell, "the latter day version of Christopher Walken." It's easy to draw comparisons to Christopher Walken when talking about Sam Rockwell. They are both known for playing eccentric, quirky, unbalanced characters. They both have a delivery that is very identifiable. They both really love to dance. They're also both on Broadway right now in the same play.
Sam Rockwell is annoying. Has he ever been bad or even average in any movie? No. Do you know anyone who doesn’t like him? No. That’s annoying. Most of us walk around in a state of un-constructive criticism. We fall easily into certain types: The miserable type, the drama queen, or the woe is me guy. Finding flaws in people is what we do. Most actors’ flaws are so apparent that you can’t help but feel sorry for the poor bastards. As an actor, Sam doesn’t have any flaws, not a weakness. He dances well. It pisses me off.