The Spotlight: An Oscar favorite, Sam Rockwell says he's just in it for the parties 

The Spotlight: An Oscar favorite, Sam Rockwell says he's just in it for the parties 

(image via FOX Searchlight)

Sam Rockwell is sitting pretty as awards season heats up.

FOX Searchlight's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" looks to be a strong Oscar contender and Rockwell could be a big reason why.

Along with leading lady Frances McDormand (Fargo), word is Rockwell has a great shot of scoring the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The prospect doesn't seem to impress him.

"I've almost been to the prom a couple times," Rockwell told David Poland of DP/30. "You know, some of these are just fun parties. I went to the Golden Globes once, I presented, and there's this area where everyone goes out to smoke cigarettes and that's actually where you maybe get to have a conversation with Robert Duvall or somebody like that. You get to say hi to Gene Hackman or somebody. Or you just see old friends. You see people you know. 

"Some of these people are famous and some of them aren't. But they're fellow actors so it's comforting to be around them. Ultimately it's a way for the movie to get seen. It's asses in seats and fun parties. That's the way you've got to look at it."

Besides the obvious benefit to his bank account, winning an Oscar would also mean a pretty packed schedule. Not a concern for Rockwell.

"It's not so much that I worry about not working," Rockwell said. "I worry about doing the right things. I want to do good stuff. I want to continue to do the kind of stuff my heroes did. So that gets a little trickier, making choices, when you have more options."

Rockwell joked that he wouldn't think twice of jumping over to theatre if the right film opportunity wasn't lining up for him.

"I'll do something. You can't be too precious about going to work. You've got to just go to work sometimes. You can be picky, but yea.

"I'm picky. I'm pretty picky. But I like to work, too."


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