Cheers To An Icon: Legendary Actor And Quintessential Cowboy Sam Elliot Turns 74 Today

Date August 9, 2018

Mustaches in Hollywood were once a dime a dozen but now, only so many actors wear them. Veteran actor Sam Elliot with his signature mustache is likely to be unrecognizable without it.

© Mask (1985) / Universal Studios

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He shot into the limelight with his 1985 supporting role in “Mask,” then wowed fans playing Virgil Earp in "Tombstone" (1993) and was equally remarkable alongside Patrick Swayze in “Road House” (1989).

In the political drama “The Contender” (2000), Elliot plays Kermit Newman, White House Chief of Staff. His southern drawl singles him out as the quintessential cowboy.

© Mask (1985) / Universal Studios

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Today, Elliot is celebrating his 74th birthday. The actor was born in Sacramento, CA in 1944. Fans of the star are sending in their messages on social media.


One fan even shared this throwback picture of Elliot in his hey days when he did not have that iconic moustache.

Elliot’s most recent film, “The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot” is in post-production and is set for release at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. Congratulations to Sam Elliot on his birthday and we all look forward to the new film.

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