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Sam Elliott Western Roles

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List of Western movies/films with performances by Sam Elliott, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Sam Elliott Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Sam Elliott Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Sam Elliott has become known for playing characters in Western movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

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This list answers the questions, "What Western movies has Sam Elliott been in?" and "What are the best Sam Elliott Western roles?"

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  • Paul Newman, Robert Redford


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws...  more

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  • Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross


    Directed byReynaldo Villalobos

    Conagher is a 1991 Turner Network Television western film based on a Louis L’Amour novel of the same name, starring Sam Elliott as Conn Conagher, an honest, hardworking cowboy who learns that his...  more
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  • Sam Elliott, Donald Moffat


    Directed byPeter Levin

    Gone to Texas is a 1986 biography drama history war western film written by Frank Q. Dobbs and John Binder and directed by Peter Levin....  more
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  • Sam Elliott, James Whitmore


    Directed byRichard T. Heffron

    I Will Fight No More Forever is a 1975 made-for-television movie starring James Whitmore as General Oliver O. Howard and Ned Romero as Chief Joseph. It is a dramatization of Chief Joseph's resistance...  more
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  • Sam Elliott, Vera Miles


    Directed byGary Nelson

    Molly and Lawless John is a 1972 American film directed by Gary Nelson. It stars Vera Miles and Sam Elliott. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1973....  more
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  • Sam Elliott, Linda Fiorentino


    Directed byP. J. Pesce

    The Desperate Trail is a 1995 action, crime fiction, drama, thriller, western film written by P.J. Pesce and Tom Abrams and directed by P.J. Pesce....  more
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  • Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson


    Directed byStephen Frears

    The Hi-Lo Country is a 1998 classic American Western-drama film directed by Stephen Frears, starring Billy Crudup, Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Cole Hauser, Sam Elliott, Patricia Arquette, Enrique...  more
  • Sam Elliott, Kate Capshaw


    Directed byRobert Day

    The Quick and the Dead is a 1987 television movie, based on the 1973 novel by Louis L'Amour, directed by Robert Day and starring Sam Elliott, Tom Conti, Kate Capshaw, Kenny Morrison and Matt Clark....  more
  • Directed byJohn Kent Harrison

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  • Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott


    Directed byRobert Totten

    The made-for-television western The Sacketts combines the plotlines from two seperate Louis L'Amour novels, The Daybreakers and The Sacketts. In this film, the three Tennessee-raised Sackett brothers...  more
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  • Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott


    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    The Shadow Riders is a 1982 American Western television film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Dominique Dunne, and Katharine Ross. Based on the novel of the same...  more
  • Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell


    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

    Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn,...  more

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  • Sam Elliott, R. Lee Ermey


    Directed byJohn Kent Harrison

    You Know My Name is a 1999 made-for-television movie, written and directed by John Kent Harrison. Its plot is based on the real-life story of lawman and gunslinger Bill Tilghman, who also became...  more