Samuel "Sam" Levinson (born 1985) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.
But the latest video out of the director's hands is a controversial one: early on new year's day, as the two were walking home in New York City, Levinson recorded Barkin in an encounter with a NYPD officer on the street, and Barkin appears upset as the officer puts his hands on her and moves her to the sidewalk.Levinson, 26, used Twitvid to post what appears to be cellphone footage, and Barkin, 57, began tweeting angrily about the confrontation. NYPD violent attacks & arrests of any1 they can get their hands on Very few actual protesters,just random people in the streets." Barkin's 76,000+ twitter followers had split reactions -- many were upset on her behalf, pointing her to live streaming video footage and other New Yorkers on twitter who alleged they too encountered police brutality. U ARE the violence in my city." After responding to negative comments on her 140-character opinions, Barkin tweeted one last time before finally signing off to bed: "I am sorry for that ugly end to a very difficult year. First she tweets: "Walking home...13th & 6th, police making random arrests of non protesters. "Fuck all of u, Bloomberg & every1 goose-stepping behind u. Young girl in police van screaming"I'm just trying 2 get home." She continues, "People being thrown in police vans, arrested for 'jaywalking' What happened to the NYPD of my youth? Shame shame on u all." Levinson tweets, "#NYPD Wildin out on random civilians on 5th ave Just watched a girl get arrested while trying 2 cross 13th st 2meet her bf @Occupy Wall St NYC." Shortly afterward, Barkin describes the police confrontation Levinson captured on tape: "Just threatened on my street by NYPD,cop shoved me,both hands,onto sidewalk.. Born Ellen Rona Barkin on 16th April, 1954 in Bronx, New York, USA and educated at High School of the Performing Arts, New York City, NY, she is famous for Siesta in a career that spans 1978–present.
Ellen Barkin Sam Levinson has opened up about his love for girlfriend Ellen Barkin, insisting the straight-talking veteran actress is "not that tough" in real life.
The couple's romance hit the headlines earlier this year, when it emerged the Ocean's Thirteen star, 57, was dating the 26-year-old son of famed moviemaker Barry Levinson, the director who launched her film career in 1980s film Diner.
The pair are said to have met while Sam was writing Barkin's 2010 film Operation: Endgame and the actress was subsequently cast as the lead of Sam's latest movie, Another Happy Day.
Now the young Levinson has confirmed they are dating and living together in New York, and he's adamant Barkin is nothing like the hard characters she plays onscreen.
He tells the New York Daily News: "We've been together for like, three years, under the radar.
You know, when you get to know her, she's not that tough.