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Will Sampson

Highest Rated:   95% The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Lowest Rated:   0% Firewalker (1986)
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Birthplace:   Houston, Texas, USA
A full-blooded Muscogee-Creek Indian, Will Sampson spent most of his adult life as a successful artist. The towering Sampson was spotted at an art show by an assistant to actor/producer Michael Douglas; Douglas then cast Sampson in the important role of enigmatic sanitarium inmate Chief Bromden in the 1976 Oscar-winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It was the beginning of a ten-year acting career that would embrace both films (Buffalo Bill and the Indians, The Outlaw Josey Wales) and television. In the latter medium, Will Sampson had a recurring role on the Robert Urich private eye series Vegas (1978-1981), and starred as a taciturn Native American police officer in the 1977 TV pilot film Relentless.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
0% Firewalker
  • Tall Eagle
1986
37% Poltergeist II: The Other Side
  • Taylor
1986
73% Insignificance
  • Elevator Attendant
1985
No Score Yet Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
  • Clarence's Father
1980
No Score Yet Fish Hawk
  • Fish Hawk
1979
No Score Yet Standing Tall
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Vega$
  • Actor
1978
15% Orca - The Killer Whale
  • Umilak
1977
20% The White Buffalo
  • Crazy Horse / Worm
1977
No Score Yet The Hunted Lady
  • Actor
1977
95% The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • Ten Bears
1976
82% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
  • William Halsey
1976
95% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Chief Bromden
1975

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