An outstanding actor Samuel Pack Elliott or just Sam Elliott was born on August 9, 1944 in Sacramento, California. His father worked in a United States federal executive department and his mother worked as a training instructor. He moved with his family to Oregon and attended there a David Douglas High School.

After high school, Sam Elliott moved to Vancouver, Washington and enrolled to Clark College. While he was a student, he participated in a musical Guys and Dolls. He coped with his role very well, and everyone told him that he should become an actor. Apparently, he did not mind, so after graduation from Clark College, he moved to Los Angeles and continued his education at the California State University, where he studied acting. Sam also served in the California Army National Guard, so that gave him a great bearing and discipline.

Sam Elliott had a specific appearance, he has a thick moustache, good posture and confident voice. All of that made him perfect candidate for westerns. Therefore, it is not surprising, that his first role was in 1969 in a western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, directed by George Roy Hill. Elliott had there an episodic role of a Card Player, however that was enough to be noticed by producers and directors as a perspective western actor and TV star.

In 1970, Sam Elliott received more interesting role of Richie Robinson in a film The Games. Since that time, every year Sam was involved in some films, movies or TV series. He frequently played episodic or minor roles, and sometimes he was a lead actor. Here is a short list of movies where he played since 1970: Molly and Lawless John (1972), Molly and Lawless John (1972) I Will Fight No More Forever (1975), The Legacy (1978), The Blue Lightning (1986), The Quick and the Dead (1987), Shakedown (1988), Road House (1989), Sibling Rivalry (1990), The Final Cut (1995), The Desperate Trail (1995), Adventures of Mowgli (1996) and many others.

In 1991, Sam received his first nomination on Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Miniseries or Television Film. This nomination he got for his outstanding portraying of Conn Conagher in a western film Conagher. So, this time his cowboy appearance came in handy.

His next successful role was in the film Buffalo Girls, where he played Wild Bill Hickok. For this role, he was nominated on Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and on Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Now Sam Elliott is a wealthy person. As of 2015 his approximate net worth was 10 million dollars. One of Sam’s quotes sad “I think anytime you can affect people in general, in a positive way, then you're a lucky individual”. Sam Elliott can consider himself as a lucky man. He is a married person. His wife is an actress Katharine Ross. They married in 1984 and until now, they keep their love burning. They both wanted children, and in 1984, Katharine gave a birth to a beautiful daughter Cleo Rose Elliott.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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