Sam Elliott

Samuel Pack "Sam" Elliott (born August 9, 1944) is an American actor. His rangy physique, thick horseshoe moustache, and deep, resonant voice (with a Western twang/drawl) match the iconic image of a cowboy or rancher, and he has often been cast in such roles.

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Up in the Air (2009)

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Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman who causes him to rethink his transient life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Anna Kendrick  •  Jason Bateman

The Final Cut (1995)

A former bomb squad leader comes out of retirement to investigate a series of bombings plaguing Seattle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Christian
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Kelly Benson  •  Anne Ramsay

A former bomb squad leader comes out of retirement to investigate a series of bombings plaguing Seattle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Christian
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Kelly Benson  •  Anne Ramsay

The Golden Compass (2007)

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

The Big Lebowski (1998)

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Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  John Goodman  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Julianne Moore

Barnyard (2006)

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  Kevin James  •  Sam Elliott  •  Danny Glover

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  Kevin James  •  Sam Elliott  •  Danny Glover

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot Sundance Kid. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Strother Martin

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot Sundance Kid. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Strother Martin

Fail Safe (2000)

Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Walter Cronkite  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Noah Wyle  •  Brian Dennehy

Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Frears
CAST:  Walter Cronkite  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Noah Wyle  •  Brian Dennehy

Gettysburg (1993)

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronald F. Maxwell
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Tom Berenger  •  Martin Sheen  •  Sam Elliott

Ghost Rider (2007)

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Eva Mendes  •  Wes Bentley  •  Donal Logue

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Eva Mendes  •  Wes Bentley  •  Donal Logue

Hulk (2003)

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Sam Elliott  •  Josh Lucas

Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers massive radiation exposure in his laboratory that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Jennifer Connelly  •  Sam Elliott  •  Josh Lucas

Road House (1989)

The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowdy Herrington
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Sam Elliott  •  Ben Gazzara

The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowdy Herrington
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Kelly Lynch  •  Sam Elliott  •  Ben Gazzara

Rush (1991)

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lili Fini Zanuck
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Sam Elliott  •  Max Perlich

Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lili Fini Zanuck
CAST:  Jason Patric  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Sam Elliott  •  Max Perlich

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

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Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

The Alibi (2006)

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

Con man Ray Elliot decides to leave crime behind to start a company that sells fake alibis to clients who have been unfaithful to their significant others. It seems that the streetwise Ray has found his calling, until he unexpectedly becomes a murder suspect in a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matt Checkowski  •  Kurt Mattila
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Steve Coogan  •  Jerry O'Connell  •  Jon Polito

The Contender (2000)

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Christian Slater

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Lurie
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Joan Allen  •  Jeff Bridges  •  Christian Slater

Tombstone (1993)

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sam Elliott  •  Bill Paxton

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George P. Cosmatos
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Val Kilmer  •  Sam Elliott  •  Bill Paxton

We Were Soldiers (2002)

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Wallace
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Sam Elliott

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randall Wallace
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Sam Elliott

Mask (1985)

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Estelle Getty  •  Laura Dern

A boy with a massive facial skull deformity and biker gang mother attempts to live as normal a life as possible under the circumstances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Sam Elliott  •  Eric Stoltz  •  Estelle Getty  •  Laura Dern

The Games (1970)

From Great Britain, the United States, France, Italy, Australia and behind the Iron Curtain. They are the most superbly conditioned animals in the world. They are also the pawns of powerful nations, the victims of dangerous drugs and the object of many men's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Michael Crawford  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Stanley Baker

From Great Britain, the United States, France, Italy, Australia and behind the Iron Curtain. They are the most superbly conditioned animals in the world. They are also the pawns of powerful nations, the victims of dangerous drugs and the object of many men's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Michael Crawford  •  Ryan O'Neal  •  Charles Aznavour  •  Stanley Baker

Buffalo Girls (1995)

The bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged cowgirl, is searching not only for her long-lost daughter, but the Wild West she once knew. Jane traverses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Hardy
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jack Palance

The bold escapades of tough-talking Calamity Jane Canary and her illustrious cohorts. It's the waning days of the Wild West and Jane, the rough 'n' rugged cowgirl, is searching not only for her long-lost daughter, but the Wild West she once knew. Jane traverses ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rod Hardy
CAST:  Melanie Griffith  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Peter Coyote  •  Jack Palance
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