Sam Shepard

Actor · Writer · Director
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Samuel Shepard Rogers III, known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most won by any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. read more

Samuel Shepard Rogers III, known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most won by any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He received the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."

Birth Name

Samuel Shepard Rogers

Born

Friday, 05 November 1943

Died

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Actor Filmography

It Takes a Lunatic Self 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Writer 2019
Never Here Paul Stark 2017
California Typewriter Himself 2017
In Dubious Battle Mr. Anderson 2017
Midnight Special Calvin Meyer 2016
Ithaca Willie Grogan 2015
Bloodline Robert Rayburn 2015
Cold In July Russel 2014
Klondike Father Judge 2014
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

It Takes a Lunatic Self 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese The Writer 2019
Never Here Paul Stark 2017
California Typewriter Himself 2017
In Dubious Battle Mr. Anderson 2017
Midnight Special Calvin Meyer 2016
Ithaca Willie Grogan 2015
Bloodline Robert Rayburn 2015
Cold In July Russel 2014
Klondike Father Judge 2014
August: Osage County Beverly Weston 2013
Out Of The Furnace Gerald 'Red' Baze 2013
Mud Tom 2013
Savannah Mr. Stubbs 2013
Gold Rush: The Dirt Self 2012
Killing Them Softly Dillon 2012
Shepard & Dark 2012
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Himself 2012
Darling Companion Sheriff Morris 2012
Safe House Harlan Whitford 2012
Blackthorn James 2011
Fair Game Sam Plame 2010
Inhale James Harrison 2010
Brothers Hank Cahill 2009
Felon Gordon 2008
One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur Himself 2008
The Accidental Husband Wilder 2008
Patti Smith: Dream Of Life Himself 2008
The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose Himself 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Frank James 2007
Ruffian Frank Whiteley 2007
Charlotte's Web The Narrator (voice) 2006
The Return Ed Mills 2006
Wanderlust Himself 2006
Walker Payne Syrus 2006
Bandidas Bill Buck 2006
Don't Come Knocking Howard Spence 2005
Stealth Capt. George Cummings 2005
Trudell Himself 2005
The Notebook Frank Calhoun 2004
Blind Horizon Sheriff Jack Kolb 2003
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs the Late Henry Moss Himself 2003
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick Himself 2002
Leo Vic 2002
Black Hawk Down Garrison 2002
Shot In The Heart Frank Gilmore, Sr. 2001
Swordfish Senator Reisman 2001
After the Harvest Caleb Gare 2001
The Pledge Eric Pollack 2001
All The Pretty Horses J.C. Franklin 2000
Snow Falling On Cedars Arthur Chambers 1999
Simpatico 1999
Dash and Lilly Dashiell Hammett 1999
Purgatory Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock 1999
It All Came True Will Dodge 1998
The Only Thrill Reece McHenry 1997
Lily Dale Pete Davenport 1996
Streets of Laredo Pea Eye, Pea Eye Parker 1995
The Good Old Boys Tarnell 1995
Safe Passage Patrick 1995
The Pelican Brief Thomas Callahan 1993
Thunderheart Frank Coutelle 1992
Defenseless Det. Beutel 1991
Voyager Walter Faber 1991
Bright Angel Jack 1990
Steel Magnolias Spud Jones 1989
Baby Boom Dr. Jeff Cooper 1987
Crimes Of The Heart Doc Porter 1986
Fool For Love Eddie 1985
Country Gil Ivy 1984
Paris, Texas (unconfirmed) 1984
The Right Stuff Chuck Yeager 1983
Frances Harry York 1983
Raggedy Man Bailey 1981
Resurrection Cal 1980
Days Of Heaven The farmer 1978
Renaldo and Clara Rodeo 1978
Arena Himself 1975
Great Performances Narrator, Self 1972
Brand X 1970
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself - Guest Performer 1967

Director Filmography

2000 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1999 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
1984 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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