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Poll: Remembering Sam Shepard

Acclaimed actor, playwright and director Sam Shepard has passed away due to complications from ALS. While probably best known for his role as Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff, Shepard was a talented playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "Buried Child" and was nominated for two others. He also won 10 Obie (Off-Broadway) Awards, winning every one he was nominated for and he was companion to Jessica Lange for 27 years, producing two children and five film projects together.

Which of Shepard's most well-known roles will you remember him for?

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    Sam Shepard in Days of Heaven (1978)

    The Farmer in Days of Heaven (1978)
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    Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard in Frances (1982)

    Harry York in Frances (1982)
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    Sam Shepard in The Right Stuff (1983)

    Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983)
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    Sam Shepard in Steel Magnolias (1989)

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    Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard in Thunderheart (1992)

    Frank Coutelle in Thunderheart (1992)
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    Julia Roberts and Sam Shepard in The Pelican Brief (1993)

    Thomas Callahan in The Pelican Brief (1993)
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    Sam Shepard in Black Hawk Down (2001)

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    Sam Shepard in Don't Come Knocking (2005)

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    Sam Shepard in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

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    Sam Shepard in Felon (2008)

    Gordon in Felon (2008)
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    Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brothers (2009)

    Hank Cahill in Brothers (2009)
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    Sam Shepard in Purgatory (1999)

    Sheriff Forrest/Wild Bill Hickock in Purgatory (1999)
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    Dermot Mulroney and Sam Shepard in Inhale (2010)

    James Harrison in Inhale (2010)
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    Sam Shepard in Blackthorn (2011)

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    Sam Shepard in Mud (2012)

    Tom in Mud (2012)
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    Sam Shepard in Safe House (????)

    Harlan Whitford in Safe House (????)
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    Sam Shepard in August: Osage County (2013)

    Beverly Weston in August: Osage County (2013)
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    Christian Bale and Sam Shepard in Out of the Furnace (2013)

    Gerald 'Red' Baze in Out of the Furnace (2013)
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    Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, and Michael C. Hall in Cold in July (2014)

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    Sam Shepard in Bloodline (2015)

    Robert Rayburn in Bloodline (2015)
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    Sam Shepard in Midnight Special (2016)

    Calvin Meyer in Midnight Special (2016)
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    Paris, Texas (1984)

    I prefer his writing, like the Palme d'Or-winning Paris, Texas (1984)

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