Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott

Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)

Lowest Rated: 9% Marmaduke (2010)

Birthday: Aug 09, 1944

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

Possessing rugged good looks and a rich, deep voice, Sam Elliott went from playing the quintessential cowboy to portraying thoughtful, sage characters throughout his long career. Born in Sacramento, California, he spent most of his youth in Portland, Oregon. After dropping out of college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Roles in television shows such as "The Felony Squad" (ABC, 1966-69) and "The F.B.I." (ABC, 1965-74), as well as a bit part in the Paul Newman-Robert Redford vehicle "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969), soon followed. He landed a recurring role on the hit "Mission: Impossible" (CBS, 1966-73) that kicked off a long period of steady work. Elliott made regular guest appearances on many of the police dramas of the '70s, including "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS, 1968-80) and "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC, 1972-77). He experienced his first true breakthrough with the film "Lifeguard" (1976), playing a beach bum who reevaluates his life after attending his high school reunion. The actor also took advantage of the television miniseries craze, starring in "Once an Eagle" (NBC, 1976) and "Aspen" (NBC, 1977). His looks, including his trademark thick mustache, made him a natural for cowboy roles. He teamed with Tom Selleck for a pair of TV films based on Louis L' Amour books, "The Sacketts" (NBC, 1978) and "The Shadow Riders" (CBS, 1982), which became some of his most memorable roles in the genre. Not one to be boxed in, he diversified his resume by playing Farrah Fawcett's abusive husband in "Murder in Texas" (NBC, 1981) and Cher's love interest in "Mask" (1985). He added another archetype to his repertoire - the elder, male mentor - when he joined Patrick Swayze for the surprise hit "Road House" (1989). He continued mixing roles in Westerns like "Tombstone" (1993) and "Buffalo Girls" (CBS, 1995), with more traditional dramas such as "Rush" (1991). The Coen brothers found a perfect use for Elliott's voice and persona when they cast him as The Stranger, the narrator of their classic Jeff Bridges comedy "The Big Lebowski" (1998). The actor branched out into other genres as well with roles in the superhero films "Hulk" (2003) and "Ghost Rider" (2007), in addition to the fantasy epic "The Golden Compass" (2007). He continued making appearances on television, taking memorable roles on "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15), "Grace and Frankie" (Netflix, 2015-), and "Justified" (FX, 2010-15), the latter of which earned him a Critics' Choice Award. He stepped into a series regular role when he joined Ashton Kutcher and Debra Winger for "The Ranch" (Netflix, 2016-) playing the irascible patriarch of the show's ranching family, Beau Bennett. Bradley Cooper tabbed Elliott, along with Lady Gaga, for his directing debut "A Star Is Born" (2018). The actor played the older brother of Cooper's spiraling singing star. The role earned Elliott his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
65% 51% Lady and the Tramp Trusty (Voice) - 2019
75% 50% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot Calvin Barr (Character) - 2018
90% 79% A Star Is Born Bobby (Character) $215.3M 2018
78% 59% The Hero Lee Hayden (Character) $4.1M 2017
47% 47% Rock Dog Fleetwood Yak (Voice) $9.4M 2016
76% 65% The Good Dinosaur Butch (Voice) $123.1M 2015
93% 68% I'll See You in My Dreams Bill (Character) $7.4M 2015
64% 41% Digging for Fire Pop Pop (Character) $119.4K 2015
91% 67% Grandma Karl (Character) $7M 2015
59% 65% Draft Day Coach Moore (Character) $28.8M 2014
54% 45% The Company You Keep Mac Mcleod (Character) $5.1M 2012
No Score Yet 67% November Christmas Jess Sanford (Character) - 2010
19% 25% The Big Bang Simon Kestral (Character) - 2010
9% 42% Marmaduke Chupadogra (Voice) $33.6M 2010
91% 79% Up in the Air Maynard Finch (Character) $83.8M 2009
12% 27% Did You Hear About the Morgans? Clay (Character) $29.6M 2009
42% 51% The Golden Compass Lee Scoresby (Character) $70.1M 2007
26% 48% Ghost Rider Caretaker (Character) $115.8M 2007
22% 52% Barnyard: The Original Party Animals Ben the cow (Voice) $72.6M 2006
No Score Yet 27% Avenger Calvin Dexter (Character) - 2006
57% 54% Lies & Alibis The Mormon (Character) - 2006
86% 87% Thank You for Smoking Lorne Lutch (Character) $24.8M 2005
70% 84% Off the Map Charley Groden (Character) $1.3M 2003
62% 29% Hulk General Ross (Character) $132.1M 2003
63% 84% We Were Soldiers Sgt-Maj. Basil Plumley (Character) $78.1M 2002
No Score Yet 39% Pretty When You Cry Detective Lukas Black (Character) - 2001
76% 73% The Contender Kermit Newman (Character) $17.8M 2000
100% 79% Fail Safe Congressman Raskob (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 82% You Know My Name Bill Tilghman (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Jim Ed Love (Character) $163.8K 1998
83% 93% The Big Lebowski The Stranger (Character) $17.4M 1998
No Score Yet 75% Rough Riders Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 0% Woman Undone Ross Bishop (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Watch Charlie Falon (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 78% The Adventures of Mowgli Kaa (Voice) - 1996
No Score Yet 67% Buffalo Girls Wild Bill Hickok (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 22% Blue River Henry Howland (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 100% The Final Cut John Pierce (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 56% The Ranger, the Cook and a Hole in the Sky Bill Bell (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 48% The Desperate Trail Marshall Bill Speakes (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Lyn Cutter (Character) - 1993
74% 94% Tombstone Virgil Earp (Character) $55.9M 1993
77% 89% Gettysburg Brig. Gen. John Buford (Character) - 1993
71% 72% Rush Dodd (Character) $6.6M 1991
No Score Yet 76% Conagher Conn Conagher (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1991
22% 30% Sibling Rivalry Charles Turner Jr. (Character) $16.8M 1990
39% 66% Road House Wade Garrett (Character) $27.4M 1989
67% 58% Prancer John Riggs (Character) $18.1M 1989
63% 40% Shakedown Richie Marks (Character) $9.3M 1988
No Score Yet 64% The Quick and the Dead Con Vallian (Character) - 1987
23% 42% Fatal Beauty Mike Marshak (Character) $10.8M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Lightning Harry Wingate (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 15% Houston: The Legend of Texas Sam Houston (Character) - 1986
93% 83% Mask Gar (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travis McGee: The Empty Copper Sea Travis McGee (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 71% The Shadow Riders Dal Traven (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Texas Dr. John Hill (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 79% The Sacketts Unknown (Character) - 1979
60% 23% The Legacy Pete Danner (Character) - 1979
40% 74% Lifeguard Rick Carlson (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 78% I Will Fight No More Forever Captain Wood (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Detective Charlie Bronski (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 59% Die, Darling, Die Luther Wilkes (Character) - 1973
29% 24% Frogs Pickett Smith (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 20% Molly and Lawless John Johnny Lawler (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Challenge Bryant (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on the Wayne Ensign William "Bill" Sandover (Character) - 1970
90% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Card Player No. 2 (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Honor Guard Narrator 2020
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 71% The Ranch Beau (Character) 2016-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
88% 90% Grace and Frankie Phil (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Big John Tanner (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
97% 95% Justified Avery Markham (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2015
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rough Riders Unknown (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Wild Bill Hickok (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death in California Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Rose Chance McKenzie (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Times Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sacketts Tell Sackett (Character) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aspen Unknown (Character) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Michael Gregory (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Ken Johnson (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Bill Saunders (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Rick Price (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Cory Soames (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Marine Leader (Guest Star) 1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lancer Unknown (Guest Star) 1969

QUOTES FROM Sam Elliott CHARACTERS

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Gentlemen, release.

F-22 Pilot says: Gamma charge away.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: You are cleared to fire on target, Legend.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Okay, you`ve got him now. Take him on a ride to the top of the world. Let`s see what the thin air will do for him.

F-22 Pilot says: I think I can come back around for a gun attack.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Acquire a clear target. Fire at will.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Tango Flight, do you have eyes on the target ?

Comanche Pilot says: Tango One, I have him in the rocks.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Salvo all. Turn it into a parking lot.

Comanche Pilot says: T - bolt, your parking lot is ready. We`re bingo for fuel and ammo. R.T.B.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Hit it again !

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Hit it again!

Dr. David Banner says: All right... I`ll go ! You just watch me go !

Dr. David Banner says: All right... I`ll go! You just watch me go!

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Hit it.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Hit it.

Arlo says: He likes you.

Nash says: Ha ha! Imagine that Ramsey. Are you interested to face?

Ramsey says: Nash! Boundaries! This is my personal bubble.

Nash says: Nah, that ain't your bubble, this is your bubble!

Butch says: Nash! Get out of your sister's bubble!

Butch says: "Don't overthink it, kid"

Butch says: Don't overthink it, kid

Butch says: Don't overthink it, kid.

Butch says: If you ain't scared, you ain't alive.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Tango Flight, do you have eyes on the target ?

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Tango Flight, do you have eyes on the target?

Comanche Pilot says: Tango One, I have him in the rocks

Comanche Pilot says: Tango One, I have him in the rocks.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Salvo all. Turn it into a parking lot.

General `Thunderbolt' Ross says: Salvo all. Turn it into a parking lot.

Comanche Pilot says: T - bolt, your parking lot is ready. We`re bingo for fuel and ammo. R.T.B.

Comanche Pilot says: T-bolt, your parking lot is ready. We`re bingo for fuel and ammo. R.T.B.

John Riggs says: You tear apart the babies rattle, and you see what makes the noise inside. But there is a veil covering the unseen world, which not the strongest man could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love and romance, can push aside that curtain and view the beauty and the glory beyond. Is it all real? Virginia, in all this world, there is nothing else real in the body...Santa Claus, thank god he lives. And lives forever, a thousand years from now, ten times ten thousand years from now, and he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

General "Thunderbolt" Ross says: One more thing, if you ever... come within a thousand yards of my daughter again, I'll put you away for the rest of your natural life.

Wade Garrett says: You got a skinny little runt named Dalton working here?

Wade Garrett says: A man puts a gun in yer face, you got two choices - stand there 'n die or kill the motherfucker!

Wade Garrett says: I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead.

Wade Garrett says: The Double Douche!

Wade Garrett says: That gal's got entirely too many brains to have an ass like that.

Wade Garrett says: This place has a sign hangin' over the urinal that says, "Don't eat the big white mint".

The Stranger says: Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes, well, the bar eats you.

The Stranger says: There's just one thing, dude.

The Dude says: What's that?

The Stranger says: Do you have to use so many cuss words?

The Dude says: What the fuck you talkin' about?

Chupadogra says: Something tells me it's not to late to be the real you.

SGM Basil Plumley says: What are you, the f*cking weatherman.

Caretaker says: The thing about legends is...sometimes they're true.

Caretaker says: It's said that the West was built on legends...and that legends are a way of understanding things greater than ourselves. Forces that shape our lives. Events that defy explanation. Individuals whose lives soar to the heavens...or fall to the earth. This is how legends are born.

Caretaker says: Any man who's got the guts to sell his soul for love...got the power to change the world.

Dag the Coyote says: Ben! How are you, Ben? We would've said hello had we seen ya.

Ben the Cow says: Put the hen down, Dag.

Dag the Coyote says: Sure, Ben. Whatever you say. We're just doin' a little courtin', that's all. You know how much we like the hens. [Chuckles evilly] You know me, lady killer.

The Stranger says: The Dude abides. I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that. It's good knowing he's out there, the Dude, takin' 'er easy for all us sinners.

Caretaker says: You alll right?

Caretaker says: You all right?

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: Yeah, I'm good. I feel lke my skull is on fire, but I'm good.

Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider says: Yeah I'm good, feels like my skull's on fire, but I'm good.

The Stranger says: Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.

The Stranger says: Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.

The Stranger says: Darkness warshed over the Dude - darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night.

The Stranger says: The dude abides...

Lorne Lutch says: You look like a nice enough fella. What are you doing working for these assholes?

Nick Naylor says: I'm good at it. Better at doing this than I ever was at doing anything else.