what is he?

zeph’s pop culture quiz #19
What is he?
What is the man in the picture?
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UPDATE and solution (14 March 2012):
Again Alexander Rabitsch did it way faster than I am able to update: ‘He’s a miner … not a ’49-er, but a sci-fi miner, played by Sam Rockwell … the movie’s called Moon …’ That is so, and the answer is not only correct but a wise one, too: What I had in mind as an answer would’ve been a complete spoiler! So, go and watch Moon,’ directed by Duncan Jones (2009). And if you’re already at it, watch Mr Jones’ [who is David Bowie’s offspring, btw] excellent Source Code (2011) as well.

JONES, DUNCAN. 2009. Moon [motion picture]. Hollywood: Sony Pictures Classics.
JONES, DUNCAN. 2011. Source code [motion picture]. Universal City: Summit Entertainment.
  • Alexander Rabitsch Monday, 12th March 2012 at 14:30

    he´s a miner … not a ´49-er, but a sci-fi miner, played by sam rockwell … the movie´s calles moon …

    • zephyrin_xirdal Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at 22:48

      This is absolutely correct, congrats! Not only correct, but wise as well, no spoilers at all :)