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The filmography of American actor Sam Elliott includes nearly 100 credits in both film and television. He came to prominence for his portrayal of gruff cowboy characters in various Western films and series, making early minor appearances in The Way West (1967) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). He went on to appear in several horror films, such as Frogs (1972) and The Legacy (1978), and appeared in various television series. His film breakthrough was the drama Mask (1985), in which he co-starred with Cher. He would reprise his Western image in 1991's television film Conagher, for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, followed by his role portraying Virgil Earp in Tombstone (1993). He also appeared in Gettysburg (1993), in which he played Brigadier General John Buford. He earned his second Golden Globe nomination for his supporting portrayal of Wild Bill Hickok in the miniseries Buffalo Girls (1995). He had a minor role in the comedy The Big Lebowski (1998), and later had supporting roles in the fantasy The Golden Compass (2007) and the drama Up in the Air (2009).

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