#SPOTTED: SAM ROCKWELL IN TORONTO FOR “POLTERGEIST”
Easily one of Hollywood’s finest working Actors today, Sam Rockwell’s Career has been defined by unconventional role choices, often veering to the quirky and off-center. At once, there are few who can play such roles with depth and dimension as he. Time and time again he has mesmerized Moviegoers with his spirited and compassionate portrayals, whether it be Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Moon, Matchstick Men or this year’s amazing Water Park-Comedy, The Way, Way Back.
Although this certainly isn’t his first time in Toronto, having attended TIFF on multiple occasions in recent years for Films like Conviction and Seven Psychopaths, the Actor currently is hard at work in a Remake of 1982 Horror Classic, Poltergeist. Rockwell takes-on the renamed role of Eric Bowen, originally played by Craig T. Nelson, in the Story about a Family haunted by Ghosts in their home. The upcoming release, directed by Gil Kenan, also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris and Jane Adams.
The Social Media-shy Actor just celebrated his 45th Birthday in Toronto last weekend, spotted out for pre-Birthday Drinks, and he appeared to be off to the Gym today solo with Knapsack in-tow earlier. We spotted him last weekend also, out and about with flowers in-hand, perhaps for a visiting longtime Actress Girlfriend, Leslie Bibb?
Rockwell was more-than-kind, giving us an ultra-rare Photo Op (believe me, we tried in previous years!) and we made sure to wish him a Happy Belated Birthday, which he was appreciative of the gesture. Basically, we love Sam Rockwell and he stands as one of our all-time Favourites, so this moment was extra-special! He is everything I imagined he’d be.
Poltergeist, due for a 2014 release via 20th Century Fox, continues to film in Toronto through early December.
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(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong/Fox Searchlight)