Sam Shepard filmography

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Sam Shepard filmography
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Shepard on the set of Stealth in 2004
Samuel Shepard Rogers III

(1943-11-05)November 5, 1943
DiedJuly 27, 2017(2017-07-27) (aged 73)
  • Actor
  • screenwriter
  • director
  • playwright
  • author
Years active1962–2017

Sam Shepard was an American actor, screenwriter, playwright, director and author. The following is his screen filmography as an actor, screenwriter, and director. Shepard was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Chuck Yeager in the film The Right Stuff (1983). The following year, he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing Paris, Texas (1984). For his role in the television film Dash and Lilly (1999), he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.


As actor


1970Brand XUnknown
1978 Renaldo and Clara RodeoAlso co-writer
1978 Days of Heaven The Farmer
1980 Resurrection Cal Carpenter
1981 Raggedy Man Bailey
1982 Frances Harry York
1983 The Right Stuff Chuck Yeager
1984 Country Gilbert "Gil" Ivy
1985 Fool for Love EddieAlso writer
1986 Crimes of the Heart Doc Porter
1987 Baby Boom Dr. Jeff Cooper
1989 Steel Magnolias Spud Jones
1990 Bright Angel Jack
1991 Voyager Walter FaberAlso narrator
1991 Defenseless Detective Beutel
1992 Thunderheart Frank Coutelle
1993 The Pelican Brief Thomas Callahan
1994 Safe Passage Patrick Singer
1995 The Good Old Boys Snort Yarnell
1997 The Only Thrill Reece McHenry
1998 Curtain Call Will Dodge
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Arthur Chambers
2000 Hamlet Ghost
2000 All the Pretty Horses J.C. Franklin
2001 The Pledge Eric Pollack
2001 Swordfish James Reisman
2001 Black Hawk Down William F. Garrison
2002 Leo Vic
2003Blind HorizonSheriff Jack Kolb
2004 The Notebook Frank Calhoun
2005 Don't Come Knocking Howard SpenceAlso co-writer
2005 Stealth George Cummings
2006 Bandidas Bill Buck
2006 Walker Payne Syrus
2006 The Return Ed Mills
2006 Charlotte's Web NarratorVoice
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Frank James
2008 The Accidental Husband Wilder Lloyd
2008 Felon Gordon Camrose
2009 Brothers Hank Cahill
2010 Fair Game Sam Plame
2010 Inhale James Harrison
2011 Blackthorn Butch Cassidy
2012Shepard & DarkHimselfDocumentary
2012 Darling Companion Sheriff Morris
2012 Safe House Harlan Whitford
2012 Killing Them Softly Dillon
2012 Mud Tom Blankenship
2013 Savannah Mr. Stubbs
2013 August: Osage County Beverly Weston
2013 Out of the Furnace Gerald "Red" Baze
2014 Cold in July Ben Russell
2015 Ithaca Willie Grogan
2016 Midnight Special Calvin Meyer
2016 In Dubious Battle Mr. Anderson
2017 Never Here Paul StarkFinal film role
2019 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Himself


1995 The Good Old Boys Snort YarnellTelevision film
1996Lily DalePete DavenportTelevision film
1999 Streets of Laredo Pea Eye Parker3 episodes
1999 Purgatory Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickok Television film
1999 Dash and Lilly Dashiell Hammett Television film
2000One KillMajor Nelson GrayTelevision film
2000 Great Performances NarratorVoice, Episode: "Kurosawa"
2001After the HarvestCaleb GareTelevision film
2001 Shot in the Heart Frank Gilmore Sr.Television film
2007 Ruffian Frank Whiteley Television film
2010Tough Trade(Role unknown)Pilot
2014 Klondike Father Judge 3 episodes
2015–2017 Bloodline Robert Rayburn7 episodes

As writer


1969 Me and My Brother Co-writer
1970 Zabriskie Point Co-writer
1972 Oh! Calcutta! Sketch contributions
1978 Renaldo and Clara Co-writer
1981Savage/LoveShort film
1982 Tongues Short film
1984 Paris, Texas Co-writer
1985 Fool for Love
1988 Far North Also director
1994 Silent Tongue Also director
1994 Curse of the Starving Class
1999 Simpatico
2005 Don't Come Knocking Co-writer
2007Fool for LoveShort film


1974ITV Saturday Night TheatreEpisode: "Geography of a Horse Dreamer"
1984 American Playhouse Episode: "True West"
1986Den sultende klasses forbannelseNorwegian adaptation of Curse of the Starving Class
1991Autèntic oestSpanish adaptation of True West
1991Loucos Por AmorPortuguese adaptation of Fool for Love
1995O Verdadeiro OestePortuguese adaptation of True West
1996Pazzo d'amoreItalian adaptation of Fool for Love
2002 True West Adaptation of True West
2004See You in My DreamsAdapted from Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles

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