Sam Elliott

Mindful leader who practiced self-awareness.

Sam Elliott
Full NameSamuel Pack Elliott


The legendary Sam Elliott, the epitome of the American cowboy, has been gracing us with his presence since his film debut in the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. His regal stature is complimented by his illustrious career, having had leading roles in television series such as The Sacketts and The Shadow Riders, and in feature films such as Mask, Road House, and Tombstone. He has also worked in cop movies such as Fatal Beauty and Shakedown, and is often cast as a tough guy. The magnanimous Elliott has been the leading star in numerous westerns, including The Yellow Rose and Gettysburg, and his marriage to Katharine Ross has only added to his legendary status.

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  • Justified
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Family Guy
  • For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • The Way West
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Tombstone
  • Robot Chicken
  • The Sacketts
  • Hawkins
  • A Star Is Born
  • Gettysburg
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • November Christmas
  • The Ranch
  • Milius
  • Fail Safe
  • The Yellow Rose
  • Up in the Air
  • American Dad!
  • Rough Riders
  • Conagher
  • Lancer
  • Mask
  • MacGruber
  • Barnyard
  • The Blue Knight
  • Aspen
  • Murder in Texas
  • Off the Map
  • We Were Soldiers
  • The Challenge
  • The Contender
  • The Quick and the Dead
  • Doc Elliot
  • Draft Day
  • Wild Times
  • I'll See You in My Dreams
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Grandma
  • Rush
  • Road House
  • The Shadow Riders
  • Lifeguard
  • The Hero
  • You Know My Name
  • Buffalo Girls

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Royalty of the Silver Screen, Tall, Thin and Wiry Sam Elliott and Katharine Juliet Ross shine with elegance and grace. Elliott began his illustrious career on the stage and first graced the silver screen in the classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Though his future wife, Ross, co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until 1978 when they filmed The Legacy together. Elliott was a sought-after actor, appearing in westerns, such as The Sacketts (1979), The Shadow Riders (1982) and The Yellow Rose (1983). He also graced non-westerns, often as a tough-guy foil. Ross was born in 1940 in Hollywood, CA. Her father was a commander in the US Navy and, due to his career, the family lived in Virginia, Palo Alto and Walnut Creek, outside of San Francisco. She attended Las Lomas High School and Diablo Valley College, where she did her first onscreen work in a student film. After moving to San Francisco, Elliott and Ross would eventually meet and embark on a Hollywood love story that continues to this day.

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