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Sam Rockwell was first introduced to performing Martin McDonagh’s words when he was cast in McDonagh’s play, “A Behanding in Seattle”. It’s one the the topics we covered when I spoke to both men on October 6, 2012. What I really wanted to get to, though, was how as a writer and director McDonagh used a violent film to successfully demonstrate the futility of violence. His answer was as piquant as it was thoughtful. As for Rockwell, his equally piquant yet trenchant observations about his reaction to handling a fake gun spoke volumes about the darker side of the human psyche. His willingness to play a woman in McDonagh’s next film spoke volumes, too. But what I really liked was the surprise they both showed when I asked about a particular military nametag that I noticed in a pivotal scene.