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Born in Sacramento, Calif., on Aug. 9, 1944, Sam Elliott made his film debut with a bit part in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) before joining the final-season cast of "Mission: Impossible" (1973) and catching critics' eyes in the cult hit Lifeguard (1976).

His rugged looks and raw talent won him a wide variety of roles, from a leather-clad biker in Mask (1985) to a Civil War general in Gettysburg (1993). But after earning an Emmy nod for his portrayal of legendary gunfighter Wild Bill Hickock in the miniseries "Buffalo Girls" (1995) and playing a smoky stranger in The Big Lebowski (1998), Elliott broke new ground in The Contender (2000) with his critically acclaimed turn as a seasoned political adviser named Kermit.

Later films include the live-broadcast television thriller Fail Safe (2000) and the big-screen features We Were Soldiers (2002) and Thank You for Smoking (2005).

Sam Elliott in Grandma

Grandma

2015 R

Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash, as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

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  • Sam Elliott in The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski
  • Sam Elliott in The Company You Keep The Company You Keep
  • Sam Elliott in Tombstone Tombstone
  • Sam Elliott in The Golden Compass The Golden Compass
  • Sam Elliott in Up in the Air Up in the Air
  • Sam Elliott in Marmaduke Marmaduke
  • Sam Elliott in The Sacketts The Sacketts
  • Sam Elliott in Draft Day Draft Day
  • Sam Elliott in The Shadow Riders The Shadow Riders
  • Sam Elliott in Road House Road House
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  • Sam Elliott in We Were Soldiers We Were Soldiers
  • Sam Elliott in Did You Hear About the Morgans? Did You Hear About the Morgans?
  • Sam Elliott in Mask: Director's Cut Mask: Director's Cut
  • Sam Elliott in Thank You for Smoking Thank You for Smoking
  • Sam Elliott in Conagher Conagher
  • Sam Elliott in Rough Riders Rough Riders
  • Sam Elliott in Hulk Hulk
  • Sam Elliott in Ghost Rider Ghost Rider
  • Sam Elliott in The Legacy The Legacy
  • Sam Elliott in The Quick and the Dead The Quick and the Dead
  • Sam Elliott in The Desperate Trail The Desperate Trail
  • Sam Elliott in You Know My Name You Know My Name
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  • Sam Elliott in Fail Safe Fail Safe
  • Sam Elliott in Avenger Avenger
  • Sam Elliott in Fatal Beauty Fatal Beauty
  • Sam Elliott in Off the Map Off the Map
  • Sam Elliott in The Big Bang The Big Bang
  • Sam Elliott in Buffalo Girls Buffalo Girls
  • Sam Elliott in Barnyard Barnyard
  • Sam Elliott in Lies & Alibis Lies & Alibis