Monday Monologues: Sam Rockwell talks about getting naked in “The Journal”

Part of a continuing series of Monday Monologues.

Journal is from Eric Bogosian’s 100 Monologues and is performed for us by Sam Rockwell. It’s from Drinking In America first performed by Bogosian at the American Place Theater, 1986, Wynn Handman, director. Rockwell’s character reads from the journal entry he has just written where his imagination runs wild.

Sam Rockwell was recently on Broadway in Sam Shepard’s explosive Fool for Love directed by Daniel Aukin. The production began at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Summer 2014. Rockwell has become known for playing bad guys and oddballs. Sam Rockwell is a versatile actor who’s earned notice for his work in both indies and mainstream fare. He’s turned in memorable supporting performances in such films as The Green Mile and Frost/Nixon and has star credits in Moon, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Iron Man 2. Rockwell made his acting debut at age 10 and got his first big break while still in high school. He trained at the acclaimed William Esper studio and was able to focus on his acting career after landing a commercial. He’s also a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company.

Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell

I’m happy that I’m finally getting some lines in my face. I always looked too young for the kind of roles I wanted. It was constraining. My face didn’t fit my innards until I reached 40. But after 40, you want to reverse the ageing process. That’s complicated for me because I spent so many years wanting to be older. – Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell and Eric Bogosian in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Sam Rockwell and Eric Bogosian in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

About Sam Rockwell On Stage

Fool for Love [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival, 2015
Eddie

A Behanding In Spokane [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Mervyn

The 24 Hour Plays 2006 [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2006
Man A

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot [Off-Broadway]
2005
Judas Iscariot

The 24 Hour Plays 2004 [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2004
Sam

The 24 Hour Plays 2003 [Broadway]
Special Benefit Production, 2003
Larry

Goose-pimples [Off-Broadway]
1997-8
Vernon

Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love [Off-Broadway]
1991
Robert

You can learn more about the @100Monologues series by visiting the current Kickstarter campaign . What they are creating is an amazing resource for not only audiences, but for the actors who perform for them, and are always in search of dramatic monologue materials for their own auditions.

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