Sam Rockwell Reveals He Channeled Bill Murray For His Jojo Rabbit Character

Sam Rockwell had a lot to celebrate at the 2020 Golden Globes.

On Sunday evening, the Jojo Rabbit actor and his partner Leslie Bibb hit the red carpet at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Not only was the veteran actor nominated for his work in Fosse/Verdon, but two of his films—Jojo Rabbit and Richard Jewell—were up for different prizes.

“Congratulations! You’ve got several nominations if you look at it,” Ryan Seacrest noted during his exclusive chat with Rockwell.

“In a way, you could look at it that way,” the 51-year-old actor expressed. “We got Fosse/Verdon, we got Jojo Rabbit and Kathy Bates is here for Richard Jewell.”

Still, all of these big nominations didn’t come about without hard work. As Rockwell portrayed famed choreographer Bob Fosse in the FX drama, he made sure to highlight that he went through “a lot of training” for the role.

“A lot of training. I’m a half-assed break dancer,” the Oscar winner added. “The choreographers made it happen.”

Rockwell was equally humble when discussing his work in Jojo Rabbit. Specifically, he praised filmmaker Taika Waititi for his work both acting in and directing the complicated dramedy.

“Taika’s great at comedy,” Rockwell continued. “It was like Bill Murray as a gay Nazi, that’s pretty much what I did.”

Rockwell may not have won a Golden Globe this year, but his performances were more than memorable. Be sure to check them out!

Watch E! News Monday at 7 a.m. for a recap of the biggest 2020 Golden Globes moments followed by Pop of the Morning at 11 a.m.

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