Sam Rockwell is finished playing racists.
The actor won an Oscar for his portrayal of a racist small-town cop in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and previously played a racist in “The Green Mile”. Next, Rockwell stars as a disillusioned former one-eyed Nazi war hero in the satire “Jojo Rabbit”. He tells “Late Night With Seth Meyers” he’s “hit his cap” on playing racists.
“Somebody’s gotta play them, but I’m done with that,” he says. “I’ve filled my quota.”
The actor assures audiences Taika Waititi’s movie is “very anti-Hitler”, calling it a “funny, yet poignant film”. The film recently took home the People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival last month.
“Jojo Rabbit” arrives in theatres on Oct. 18.