Sam Rockwell reveals the inspiration for his Galaxy Quest character
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If you were trying to guess who it was, it's game over, man! Game over!
In the hilarious, Star Trek-spoofing sci-fi comedy classic Galaxy Quest, Sam Rockwell gave one of the all-time great cult performances as the seemingly expendable Guy, or Crewman Number Six, arguably standing out in a movie filled with memorable roles from the likes of Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Justin Long, Robin Sachs, Tony Shaloub and Enrico Colantoni.
Despite having the genre credibility of parts in Charlie's Angels, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Iron Man 2, G-Force and Moon under his belt, Galaxy Quest remains one of his most cherished roles. Now, talking to io9 on the set of Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens, Rockwell has revealed that he based the entertainingly panicky character on... Hudson from Aliens (incidentally, another Sigourney Weaver movie).
After describing his Cowboys & Aliens character, Doc, with "I kind of serve as the Jimmy Stewart, Bill Paxton of the piece. I'm sort of like sincere but I have those moments of levity," Rockwell went on to say "I copied everything I did in Galaxy Quest from Bill Paxton in Aliens, I owe him some credit."
It makes sense now he brings it up; the attitude of "Game over, man! Game over!" makes him the perfect foil to Tim Allen's "Never give up, never surrender."
This endlessly-rewatchable cult flick just got even cooler. Just FYI...
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