In his early lean years, Sam Elliott was one of two cowboys who called themselves Gabe and Paul, I think. We just got Sunday Houston Astro games out in West Texas. They appeared as representatives of some product, possibly beer, during the telecasts. He had such a distinctive voice which is the reason we remember him. I, once, ...
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The Catholic church happened to The Golden Compass
(2007), as far as I'm concerned. It did incredible at the box office. Incredible. It took $85m in the States. The Catholic church... lambasted them, and I think it scared New Line off.
In The Big Lebowski
(1998), his strange cowboy character admonishes The Dude (played by Jeff Bridges
) for using "cusswords." When recalling anecdotes for the book "I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski, and What Have You" from that film, Elliott used by far the most profanities of any cast member.
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