Aug 2019: Vol 45, No 8

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One of the most colorful “character actors” in Hollywood, Sam Elliott, seems larger than life, both for the roles he has played on the Silver Screen and TV. At 75, he’s still the “Marlboro man” cowboy with the voice that is mellow, pure and unmistakably distinctive.

As recently as last year, his star shone brighter than ever in the blockbuster remake of “A Star Is Born,” in which he costars with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Playing Bobby Maine, the elder half-brother of Cooper’s lead character, Elliott received critical acclaim for his performance, winning the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was also nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor