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March 12, 1985 | MORGAN GENDEL, Times Staff Writer
When Sam Elliott first met with director Peter Bogdanovich, he was sure that a coveted role in "Mask" would be his--just as sure as he knew sitting across from George Lucas a few years ago that he would never be Indiana Jones. Sometimes, Elliott said the other day, you know right away if a role is yours or if you can kiss it goodby. The tougher question is, what do you do when even the good roles don't seem to help?
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December 6, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Sam ELLIOTT has played his share of hardscrabble characters, plenty of them in the Old West. But the 63-year-old actor, famous for his bushy handlebar mustache and mane of silver hair, says that there is an emotional through line connecting his body of work, uniting the cowboys, military men and rebel bikers who have populated his 40-year career.
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June 30, 1991 | BART MILLS, Bart Mills is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles
What makes Sam Elliott an interesting actor is the glint of monomania behind his straight-arrow stare, the hint of obsessiveness behind his slow smile. The bee in Elliott's bonnet all his career has been reviving the Western. "Westerns are stuff from the heart, dealing in basic values, showing you an ideal way to conduct yourself," Elliott said, and he has said it a thousand times.
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August 21, 1999
Sam Elliott plays an Oklahoma lawman, circa 1920s, so legendary that TNT titled the western "You Know My Name." (It's Bill Tilghman.)
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August 21, 1999 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long, lean, gruff and tough, Sam Elliott has a leisurely drawl and laser-like stare that is ideal for a figure of the Old West. In the mighty fine TNT biopic "You Know My Name," the appealing actor again stands tall in one of the choice roles of his career.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1999
Sam Elliott plays an Oklahoma lawman, circa 1920s, so legendary that TNT titled the western "You Know My Name." (It's Bill Tilghman.)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2007 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Sam ELLIOTT has played his share of hardscrabble characters, plenty of them in the Old West. But the 63-year-old actor, famous for his bushy handlebar mustache and mane of silver hair, says that there is an emotional through line connecting his body of work, uniting the cowboys, military men and rebel bikers who have populated his 40-year career.
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September 4, 1988
The only movie detective to this date that has used the . 45 magnum was Sam Elliott's character, Ritchie Marks, in the film "Shakedown." WHITNEY BAIN Universal City
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December 21, 1996
Tom Berenger will portray Theodore Roosevelt in "Rough Riders," a four-hour TV movie for TNT about the future president's charge up San Juan Hill during the Spanish American War. The movie, to be shown on the cable network in 1997, also will star Gary Busey, Sam Elliott, Chris Noth, Illeana Douglas, Brian Keith and George Hamilton.
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August 21, 1999 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long, lean, gruff and tough, Sam Elliott has a leisurely drawl and laser-like stare that is ideal for a figure of the Old West. In the mighty fine TNT biopic "You Know My Name," the appealing actor again stands tall in one of the choice roles of his career.
NEWS
June 30, 1991 | BART MILLS, Bart Mills is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles
What makes Sam Elliott an interesting actor is the glint of monomania behind his straight-arrow stare, the hint of obsessiveness behind his slow smile. The bee in Elliott's bonnet all his career has been reviving the Western. "Westerns are stuff from the heart, dealing in basic values, showing you an ideal way to conduct yourself," Elliott said, and he has said it a thousand times.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1985 | MORGAN GENDEL, Times Staff Writer
When Sam Elliott first met with director Peter Bogdanovich, he was sure that a coveted role in "Mask" would be his--just as sure as he knew sitting across from George Lucas a few years ago that he would never be Indiana Jones. Sometimes, Elliott said the other day, you know right away if a role is yours or if you can kiss it goodby. The tougher question is, what do you do when even the good roles don't seem to help?
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June 22, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
How the West Was Rerun: Saddle up, TV buckaroos. Reruns of "Bret Maverick," the '81-'82 series starring James Garner as an 1880s Arizona rancher and saloon owner, will be riding onto the airwaves starting July 6 on NBC at 8 p.m. NBC will also bring back "The Yellow Rose" a 1983-84 soap opera starring Cybill Shepherd and Sam Elliott that was set on a contemporary Texas ranch. It will follow "Bret Maverick" at 9 p.m. NBC is moving "Midnight Caller" from 10 p.m. Tuesdays to 10 p.m.
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June 13, 1988
Some Films From Louis L'Amour Novels or Screenplays 1. Hondo (1953), with John Wayne 2. East of Sumatra (1953), with Jeff Chandler 3. The Burning Hills (1956), with Tab Hunter 4. The Tall Stranger (1957), with Joel McCrea 5. Heller in Pink Tights (1960), with Sophia Loren 6. Taggart (1964), with Tony Young 7. Kid Rodelo (1966), with Don Murray 8. Catlow (1971), with Yul Brynner 9. The Sacketts (1979), with Sam Elliott* 10.Down the Long Hills (1986) with Bruce Boxleitner* * Made for television.
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