Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Sam Rockwell says racist cop role in film is one of his greatest

Sam Rockwell believes his character in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the 'one of the greatest' roles he has played

PTI February 21, 2018 09:52:34 IST
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Sam Rockwell says racist cop role in film is one of his greatest

Sam Rockwell, who is raking in all the laurels for his performance in the Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri believes his character was the "one of the greatest" roles he has played till date.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Sam Rockwell says racist cop role in film is one of his greatest

Sam Rockwell (L) and Frances McDormand in a still from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Image: Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rockwell, 49, has won a Golden Globe, a Bafta and is a frontrunner to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Jason Dixon, a racist police officer, in the black comedy.

"This is certainly one of the greatest parts I've ever had, it compares to some stuff I've done on stage maybe. I've done a lot of great parts, and Martin created a Frankenstein's monster of acting in this part," the actor said at the Baftas backstage, according to FemaleFirst.

He also talked about the open ending of the film and said he does not think Dixon gets a full redemption story. "He has a lot of work to do even at the end of the movie. Dixon and Mildred (Frances McDormand) probably need a lot of therapy. I don't think they are quite done, it's a beautifully challenging role," Rockwell said.

McDormand has also fetched the Golden Globe for Best Actress — Motion Picture Drama and for her maiden Best Actress Bafta for the role of Mildred Hayes in the film.

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