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[Movies] Sam Rockwell Speaks on His Role in A Single Shot
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.21.2013



ComingSoon.net recently interviewed actor Sam Rockwell on his role of John Moon in the new drama, A Single Shot. Below are some highlights.

The film opens in New York and other select cities on Friday, September 20, after a month-long run on VOD.

Rockwell on why he had fun with the part: "It's always fun to do these kinds of parts. It's real meaty stuff. I just like to do different parts. I liked the director and the actors involved and we just got lucky with all of these actors. I just like this kind of story about this guy who is off the grid and isolated."

Rockwell on his confidence in director David Rosenthal: "I think it was mainly the way he talked to me about it and the movies he referenced that we were going to be on the same page about it. He wanted to make the same kind of movie that I wanted to make. There's something about the way he talked about it. We both agreed that visually it really need to be pretty looking, like PT Anderson or Terrence Malick or Michael Cimino. It really had to have a classic look to it because it's very much a visual story—we're telling the story with images more than dialogue."

Rockwell on how he acclimated himself to playing a hunter and outdoorsman: "I did a program called Urban Pioneers where I was outdoors a lot where I did hiking and rappelling and stuff like that, but I'm a city kid, so I have to learn some of these things, but that stuff is really fun, guy stuff to do, it's really like boy camp. It's like going to the Boy Scouts. You just do all your homework and work on the dialects with the dialect coach and my acting coach and be prepared really. Learn how to shoot the gun and pick up different things you need to do. I had a guy from West Virginia tape my lines into a tape recorder, stuff like that."





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