Sam Shepard

Highest Rated:
100%     The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose (2006)
Lowest Rated:
6%     The Accidental Husband (2009)
Birthday:
Nov 5
Birthplace:
Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA
Bio:


A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (for 1979's Buried Child), an Oscar-nominated actor, and a director and screenwriter to boot, multi-talented Sam Shepard has made a career of plumbing the darker depths of middle-American rural sensibilities and Western myths. The son of a military…

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% Cold in July
  • Ben Russell
$0.4M 2014
Klondike
  • Father Judge
-- 2014
8% Savannah
  • Mr. Stubbs
$36.7k 2013
64% August: Osage County
  • Beverly Weston
$37.7M 2013
92% Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
  • Actor
-- 2013
53% Out of the Furnace
  • Gerald "Red" Baze
$11.3M 2013
98% Mud
  • Tom Blakenship
$21.6M 2013
86% Shepard & Dark
  • Actor
$9.7k 2013
53% Safe House
  • Harlan Whitford
$126.1M 2012
75% Killing Them Softly
  • Dillon
$15.0M 2012
22% Darling Companion
  • Sheriff Morris
$0.8M 2012
75% Blackthorn
  • James Blackthorn
$0.2M 2011
79% Fair Game
  • Sam Plame
$9.5M 2010
39% Inhale
  • James Harrison
$3.0k 2010
62% Brothers
  • Hank Cahill
$28.5M 2009
6% The Accidental Husband
  • Wilder
-- 2009
Walker Payne
  • Actor
-- 2008
61% Felon
  • Gordon Camrose
-- 2008
65% Patti Smith: Dream of Life
  • Actor
-- 2008
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur
  • Actor
-- 2008
Ruffian
  • Frank Whitely
-- 2007
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Frank James
$3.8M 2007
Holy Modal Rounders...Bound to Lose
  • Actor
-- 2007
100% The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose
  • Actor
-- 2006
62% Bandidas
  • Bill Buck
-- 2006
78% Charlotte's Web
  • Narrator
$82.5M 2006
33% Trudell
  • Actor
-- 2006
16% The Return
  • Ed Mills
$7.7M 2006
42% Don't Come Knocking
  • Screenwriter
  • Howard
$0.3M 2006
13% Stealth
  • Captain George Cummings
$31.7M 2005
52% The Notebook
  • Frank Calhoun
$81.0M 2004
90% This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss
  • Actor
-- 2004
Blind Horizon
  • Sheriff Kolb
-- 2003
43% Leo
  • Vic
-- 2002
78% The Pledge
  • Eric Pollack
$18.9M 2001
76% Black Hawk Down
  • Garrison
$108.6M 2001
80% Shot in the Heart
  • Actor
-- 2001
After the Harvest
  • Caleb Gare
-- 2001
26% Swordfish
  • Senator Reisman
$68.8M 2001
Kurosawa
  • Narrator
-- 2001
32% All the Pretty Horses
  • J.C. Franklin
$14.7M 2000
Curtain Call
  • Will Dodge
-- 2000
55% Hamlet
  • Ghost
-- 2000
One Kill
  • Major Nelson Gray
-- 2000
25% Simpatico
  • Actor
-- 1999
Dash and Lilly
  • Dashiell Hammett
-- 1999
40% Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Arthur Chambers
-- 1999
Purgatory
  • Sheriff Forrest
-- 1999
The Only Thrill
  • Reece McHenry
-- 1998
Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself
  • Actor
-- 1997
Lily Dale
  • Actor
-- 1996
The Good Old Boys
  • Snort Yarnell
-- 1995
Streets Of Laredo
  • Pea Eye Parker
-- 1995
54% Safe Passage
  • Patrick
-- 1995
Silent Tongue
  • Director
-- 1994
52% The Pelican Brief
  • Thomas Callahan
-- 1993
87% Thunderheart
  • Frank Coutelle
-- 1992
Defenseless
  • Beutel
-- 1991
80% Bright Angel
  • Jack
-- 1991
63% Homo Faber (Voyager)
  • Walter Faber
-- 1991
67% Steel Magnolias
  • Spud Jones
-- 1989
17% Far North
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1988
81% Baby Boom
  • Cooper
-- 1987
81% Crimes of the Heart
  • Doc Porter
-- 1986
True West
  • Screenwriter
-- 1986
75% Fool for Love
  • Eddie
  • Screenwriter
-- 1985
100% Paris, Texas
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
-- 1984
100% Country
  • Gil Ivy
-- 1984
98% The Right Stuff
  • Chuck Yeager
-- 1983
93% Frances
  • Harry York
-- 1982
83% Raggedy Man
  • Bailey
-- 1981
100% Resurrection
  • Cal
-- 1980
94% Days of Heaven
  • The Farmer
-- 1978
40% Renaldo and Clara
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
-- 1978
Bronco Bullfrog
  • Jo
-- 1972
Me and My Brother
  • Screenwriter
-- 1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Klondike
2014
  • Father Judge
2014
Great Performances
2000-2014
  • Actor

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Quotes from Sam Shepard's Characters

    • Beverly Weston:
      Life is very long. T.S. Elliott. Not the first person to say it, certainly not the first person to think it, but absolutely god damn night.
    From August: Osage County. Submitted by Alyssa B (6 months ago)

    • Beverly Weston:
      My wife takes pills, and I drink. That's the little deal we've struck - a little paragraph in our marriage contract.
    From August: Osage County. Submitted by Alyssa B (6 months ago)