Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott

  • Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Marmaduke (2010)
  • Birthday: Aug 9, 1944
  • Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Through a cruel twist of fate, American actor Sam Elliott came to films at just the point that the sort of fare in which he should have thrived was dying at the box office. A born cowboy star if ever there was one, the stage-trained Elliot made his debut in a tiny role in the 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Within a few years, the western market had disappeared, and Elliot had to settle for standard good-guy roles in such contemporary films as Lifeguard (1976). Never tied down to any one type, Elliot's range has embraced sexy "other men" (Sibling Rivalry [1989]) and vicious rapist/murderers (the TV movie A Death in California [1986]). Still, one yearned to see Elliot playing frontiersmen; fortunately, the western genre had not completely disappeared on television, and Elliot was well-served with such hard-riding projects as The Sacketts (1977), I Will Fight No More Forever (1981), The Shadow Riders (1982), Houston: The Legend of Texas (1986) and Conagher (1991), in which he appeared with his wife, actress Katherine Ross. When westerns began showing up on the big screen again in the 1990s, Elliot was there, prominently cast as Virgil Earp in Tombstone (1993) and the made-for-cable sagebrusher The Desperate Trail (1995). Awarded Bronze Wrangler trophies for his involvement in Conagher, The Hi-Lo Country, and You Know My Name, Elliot also made an impression on Cohen Brothers fans with a memorable performance as the laid back Stranger in the cult hit The Big Lebowski. A featured role in the 2000 made for television remake Fail Safe found Elliot hanging up his duster to revisit rising Cold War tensions, and later that same year he would finally make the leap into the new millennium with his role as a presidential aid in Rod Lurie's Oscar-nominated hit The Contender. Rewarded with a double hernia as a result of his intense training efforts to prepare for a role in the 2002 Vietnam War drama We Were Soldiers, the then fifty-seven-year-old endured the pain through the entire production and put of surgery until shooting had wrapped. Though Elliot would remain in the armed forces to portray a military general hell-bent on destroying the Hulk in 2003, his onscreen authority would weaken somewhat when he was cast as a cancer-riddled Marlboro Man in the 2005 comedy Thank You for Smoking. After traveling to the far corners of the globe to carry out a little vigilante justice in the 2006 made for television thriller Avenger, Elliot would next break a little new ground by venturing into the world of animation by lending his distinctive voice to the character of Ben the Cow in Steve Oedekerk's rural family romp Barnyard. He co-starred with Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig in The Golden Compass (2007), a film adaptation of the first installment of the wildly successful book series from author Philip Pullman. In 2009 he took on a role in the award winning comedy drama Up in the Air, and co-starred as an eccentric billionaire in director Tony Krantz's The Big Bang in 2011. He joined Robert Redford and Julie Christie to play a supporting role in 2012's comedy drama The Company You Keep.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

76% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot Calvin Barr 2019
No Score Yet The Chainsaw Artist Actor 2019
No Score Yet Lady and the Tramp Trusty 2019
No Score Yet I Am Patrick Swayze Actor 2019
90% A Star Is Born Bobby 2018
77% The Hero Lee Hayden $4.1M 2017
47% Rock Dog Fleetwood Yak $9.5M 2017
No Score Yet Audubon John James Audubon 2017
76% The Good Dinosaur Butch $123.1M 2015
66% Digging For Fire Pop Pop $0.2M 2015
91% Grandma Karl 2015
93% I'll See You in My Dreams Bill 2015
59% Draft Day Coach Moore $21.2M 2014
54% The Company You Keep Mac Mcleod $5.2M 2013
19% The Big Bang Simon Kestral 2011
No Score Yet November Christmas Jess Sanford 2010
9% Marmaduke Chupadogra $33.7M 2010
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
12% Did You Hear About the Morgans? Clay Wheeler $29.6M 2009
91% Up in the Air Maynard Finch $83.8M 2009
42% The Golden Compass Lee Scoursby $70.2M 2007
26% Ghost Rider Caretaker $115.9M 2007
22% Barnyard Ben $72.7M 2006
No Score Yet Avenger Calvin Dexter 2006
86% Thank You for Smoking Lorne Lutch $24.9M 2006
57% Lies & Alibis The Mormon 2006
62% Hulk General `Thunderbolt' Ross $132.2M 2003
70% Off the Map Charley $1.3M 2003
63% We Were Soldiers Plumley $78.1M 2002
No Score Yet Pretty When You Cry Det. Lukas Black 2001
76% The Contender Kermit $16.2M 2000
100% Fail Safe Congressman Raskob 2000
No Score Yet You Know My Name Executive Producer Bill Tilghman 1999
71% Rush Dodd 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Jim Ed Love 1998
83% The Big Lebowski The Stranger 1998
No Score Yet Texarkana Actor 1998
No Score Yet Rough Riders Bucky O'Neill 1997
No Score Yet Once There Was a Ballpark Actor 1997
No Score Yet Adventures of Mowgli Kaa (Voice in the English-language version) 1996
No Score Yet Dogwatch Charlie Falon 1996
No Score Yet Dog Watch Actor 1996
No Score Yet Blue River Henry Howland 1995
No Score Yet El Guardabosque, el Cocinero y el Hoyo en el Cielo Bill Bell 1995
No Score Yet Buffalo Girls Wild Bill Hickok 1995
No Score Yet Woman Undone Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Desperate Trail Marshall Bill Speakes 1994
73% Tombstone Virgil Earp 1993
80% Gettysburg Gen. John Buford 1993
No Score Yet Conagher Conn Conagher 1991
No Score Yet Woman Undone Ross Bishop 1991
22% Sibling Rivalry Charles Turner Jr. 1990
67% Prancer John Riggs 1989
38% Road House Wade Garrett 1989
63% Shakedown Richie Marks 1988
23% Fatal Beauty Mike Marshak 1987
No Score Yet The Quick and the Dead Con Vallian 1987
No Score Yet Gone to Texas Sam Houston 1986
No Score Yet The Blue Lightning Harry Wingate 1986
93% Mask Gar 1985
No Score Yet The Shadow Riders Dal Traven 1982
No Score Yet Murder in Texas Dr. John Hill 1981
No Score Yet The Sacketts Tell Sackett 1979
No Score Yet Wild Times Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Legacy Pete Danner 1978
No Score Yet Lifeguard Rick Carlson 1976
No Score Yet Once an Eagle Sgt. Sam Damon 1976
No Score Yet I Will Fight No More Forever Captain Wood 1975
29% Frogs Pickett Smith 1972
No Score Yet Molly and Lawless John Johnny Lawler 1972
No Score Yet The Games Richie Robinson 1970
90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Card Player 1969
No Score Yet The Adventures of Mowgli Actor 1967

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

63% The Ranch
2016
Beau
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
97% Justified
2010-2015
Avery Markham
  • 2015
92% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Robot Chicken
2005
Narrator
  • 2012
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Doug Dr. Doug Lane
  • 2011
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Cory Soames
  • 1972

QUOTES FROM Sam Elliott CHARACTERS

General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Gentlemen, release.
F-22 Pilot
Gamma charge away.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
You are cleared to fire on target, Legend.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
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
I think I can come back around for a gun attack.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Acquire a clear target. Fire at will.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Tango Flight, do you have eyes on the target ?
Comanche Pilot
Tango One, I have him in the rocks.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Salvo all. Turn it into a parking lot.
Comanche Pilot
T - bolt, your parking lot is ready. We`re bingo for fuel and ammo. R.T.B.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Hit it again !
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Hit it again!
Dr. David Banner
All right... I`ll go ! You just watch me go !
Dr. David Banner
All right... I`ll go! You just watch me go!
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Hit it.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Hit it.
Arlo
He likes you.
Nash
Ha ha! Imagine that Ramsey. Are you interested to face?
Ramsey
Nash! Boundaries! This is my personal bubble.
Nash
Nah, that ain't your bubble, this is your bubble!
Butch
Nash! Get out of your sister's bubble!
Butch
"Don't overthink it, kid"
Butch
Don't overthink it, kid
Butch
Don't overthink it, kid.
Butch
If you ain't scared, you ain't alive.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Tango Flight, do you have eyes on the target ?
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Tango Flight, do you have eyes on the target?
Comanche Pilot
Tango One, I have him in the rocks
Comanche Pilot
Tango One, I have him in the rocks.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Salvo all. Turn it into a parking lot.
General `Thunderbolt' Ross
Salvo all. Turn it into a parking lot.
Comanche Pilot
T - bolt, your parking lot is ready. We`re bingo for fuel and ammo. R.T.B.
Comanche Pilot
T-bolt, your parking lot is ready. We`re bingo for fuel and ammo. R.T.B.
John Riggs
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
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
You got a skinny little runt named Dalton working here?
Wade Garrett
A man puts a gun in yer face, you got two choices - stand there 'n die or kill the motherfucker!
Wade Garrett
I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead.
Wade Garrett
The Double Douche!
Wade Garrett
That gal's got entirely too many brains to have an ass like that.
Wade Garrett
This place has a sign hangin' over the urinal that says, "Don't eat the big white mint".
The Stranger
Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes, well, the bar eats you.
The Stranger
There's just one thing, dude.
The Dude
What's that?
The Stranger
Do you have to use so many cuss words?
The Dude
What the fuck you talkin' about?
Chupadogra
Something tells me it's not to late to be the real you.
SGM Basil Plumley
What are you, the f*cking weatherman.
Caretaker
The thing about legends is...sometimes they're true.
Caretaker
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
Any man who's got the guts to sell his soul for love...got the power to change the world.
Dag the Coyote
Ben! How are you, Ben? We would've said hello had we seen ya.
Ben the Cow
Put the hen down, Dag.
Dag the Coyote
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
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
You alll right?
Caretaker
You all right?
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
Yeah, I'm good. I feel lke my skull is on fire, but I'm good.
Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
Yeah I'm good, feels like my skull's on fire, but I'm good.
The Stranger
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.
The Stranger
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you.
The Stranger
Darkness warshed over the Dude - darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night.
The Stranger
The dude abides...
Lorne Lutch
You look like a nice enough fella. What are you doing working for these assholes?
Nick Naylor
I'm good at it. Better at doing this than I ever was at doing anything else.