20 Pictures of Young Sam Elliott Throughout The Years

20 Pictures of Young Sam Elliott Throughout The Years

Sam Elliott, whose full name is Samuel Pack Elliott, is an American on-screen and voice actor. He has made a...

Sam Elliott, whose full name is Samuel Pack Elliott, is an American on-screen and voice actor. He has made a...

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Sam Elliott, whose full name is Samuel Pack Elliott, is an American on-screen and voice actor. He has made a name for himself over the years, being established in the entertainment industry with character acting. His television debut was his role as Dan Kenyon in Judd For The Defense.

Check out Sam Elliott when he was young through photos that will lead you back through time again.

I guess we are not the only ones who want to see Sam Elliott in his younger years?

Over the years, he journeyed across a variety of movies and films that landed him nominations for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Many may recognize him by his western charm and distinct features that portray his authentic character and personality. Features like his tall, slim physique and, later on, his shiny, silver hair and full mustache. It is always a great fascination seeing the progression of an acclaimed Actor, so let’s take a look at young Sam Elliot throughout his career.

Sam Elliott (Young:

1. Sam Elliott Young in 1962

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Sam Elliott, in 1962 lands at David Douglas High School dreaming about becoming an actor. Around this time, he and his father were not seeing eye to eye when it came to pursuing his passion. His father prompted him to go to college and find a more realistic job. Their dispute cost them a relationship that never got a chance to mend, as Sam’s father ended up passing away from a heart attack right before Sam graduated from High School. He adhered to his father’s wishes of going to college but also followed his dream of pursuing acting.

2.Sam Elliott in 1969 from an episode of Land Of The Giants

All of the Sam Elliott young pics show him without his world-famous mustache, which has been, without a doubt, a contributing factor to the roles he has taken up on the screen. This photo is a still that was taken in 1969 from an episode of Land Of The Giants directed by Sobey Martin. This was Sam making an appearance as a special guest on the second episode of the second season of the show.

3.Sam Elliott (1970) as Douglas Robert in season 5 of a television series called Mission: Impossible.

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This photo of Sam Elliott was taken in 1970. He was at the ripe age of 26, now integrating himself into the world of acting. At this time, he was making an appearance as a character named Douglas Robert in season 5 of a television series called Mission: Impossible. During this time, he also made a few appearances in the show Lancer playing a character named Renslo. Seeing Sam Elliott young confirms America’s urge to label him a heartthrob cowboy.

4. Sam Elliot in a western television series called Gunsmoke, playing Cory Soames (1972)

Sam Elliott’s younger years are emitted well within this photo taken by American International Pictures in 1972. Here he wears a button-down denim shirt and tight-fitted bell-bottom jeans. During this time, Sam was guest-starring in a western television series called Gunsmoke, playing Cory Soames. This was the start of his fame within western film culture, starring in several shows like Murder In Texas and The Shadow Riders.

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5. Sam Elliott in the drama film Lifeguard (1976)

Not a lot of Sam Elliott’s young pics are exposing, but when it comes to shots from the drama film Lifeguard, you can expect nothing less. This photo is from a scene in the film, shot in 1976, which centers around a Lifeguard second-guessing his life choices after going to his High School reunion and rekindling with his old crush. Lifeguard became Sam’s breakthrough film, and you can probably guess it has something to do with him being shirtless for most, if not all, of the film.

6. Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross in the film titled The Legacy (1978)

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Here is an on-screen image of Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross in the film titled The Legacy in 1978. It appears to be a very intense scene between two actors who eventually end up falling in love and getting married in real life. This film is expectedly dear to Sam because it’s where they both met, working together for the very first time. Despite the film being a thriller about a couple (played by Sam and Katharine) who ends up in a haunted British mansion, there was more than enough room for the pair to fall for each other while having fun during filming.

7. Sam Elliott with Mustaches in a show called The Yellow Rose from the year 1983 to 1984

Sam Elliott and his world-renowned mustache star in this photo of him in his younger days when he also sported long, luscious hair. This is one of his shots from a photoshoot done in the ’80s. It was signed by Sam himself, with a black marker, wishing the best to a fan named Tom. The photo was later put up for sale for over $100. During the time this photo was taken, he was starring in a show called The Yellow Rose from the year 1983 to 1984, which was the year he married Katharine Ross.

8. Sam Elliott in the historical drama film Gettysburg, smoking a pipe. (1993)

Coming into the look he is most recognized by nowadays, this throwback photo displays Sam in the historical drama film Gettysburg, smoking a pipe. This movie is about the Civil War’s most decisive battle, and Sam’s role was played as General John Buford. At this period, he was also seen as Virgil Earp in the western film Tombstone. He was 49 years old at the time of filming both movies.

9. Sam Elliott as The Stranger in the film The Big Lebowski. (1998)

In the year 1998, Sam played The Stranger, who was a character narrating the story in the film The Big Lebowski. This photo from Sam Elliott’s younger years was from a scene in the movie where he is seen having a conversation in a diner with another character. The debut of his voice acting career took place in a few commercials, but this role kickstarted Sam doing voice acting for characters in tv shows and films. Some of them include fairly known cartoons.

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10. Sam Elliott at the press conference for his movie titled The Contender. (2000)

Here, we see Sam Elliott at the press conference for his movie titled The Contender, which is a political thriller that required Sam to lose his trademark mustache to play the role of the White House Chief of Staff Kermit Newman. This photo was taken in the year 2000, the same year of the movie’s release. The press conference was during the 25th Toronto International Film Festival. Sam appears to be happy, smiling with the arm of a companion around his shoulders.

11. Sam Elliott in movie We Were Soldiers (2002)

From his time of filming the movie We Were Soldiers, Sam began growing out his signature mustache once again. In this photo, taken in 2002, Sam Elliot stands in a shot from a scene in the movie, which was about the first land battle of the Vietnam war in 1965. Sam’s role was Sargent Major Basil Plumley and is known to be one of his most hard-hitting films and performances during his younger days.

12. Sam Elliott in the film titled Thank You For Smoking. (2005)

Just like he did for a short period in his earlier years, Sam Elliott rocked long, silver hair in this photo that was taken from a scene in the film titled Thank You For Smoking. He played Lorn Lutch, a former smoker stricken with cancer. The film took a shot (no pun intended) at the tobacco industry and was released in 2005. A year later, Sam ventured into doing voice acting for an animated tv show called barnyard.

13. Sam Elliott in a movie called Parks and Recreation. (2009)

In 2009, Sam was seen in a movie called Parks and Recreation. In this photo, he is standing with an eagle perched on top of his outstretched right arm. In this same year, he had a small but important role in the movie Up In The Air, acting alongside the well famous actor George Clooney. The movie was a bit different from Sam’s usual films, being more of a comedy but also earned six Oscar nominations for its performance.

14. Sam Elliott on the cover of Cowboys and Indians premier magazine. (2007)

This is a photo of Sam Elliott later on in his career starring on the cover of Cowboys and Indians premier magazine. At this time, he was already someone recognizable by fans all around the world. This photo was taken in December 2007. This was the year he landed a huge role in the movie Ghost Rider with Nicholas Cage, playing the Caretaker. He was also seen in the action fantasy, The Golden Compass, a character named Lee Scoresby. 

15. Sam Elliott attended the AOL Build Speaker Series: Grandma at AOL’s headquarters in New York City. (2015)

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Sam Elliott attended the AOL Build Speaker Series: Grandma at AOL’s headquarters in New York City in August 2015. This year he did voice recording for the Disney animated movie The Good Dinosaur and was also seen on screen in the movie I’ll See You In My Dreams playing BIll, a leading role of a lover. He was also appearing as a regular character in the Netflix series The Ranch alongside Ashton Kutcher.

16. Sam Elliott as Lee Hayden in the 2017 film The Hero.

Sam plays Lee Hayden in the 2017 film The Hero. The story surrounds a western star aging out of his fame. His performance in this film received a lot of critical acclaim with statements that described his participation as perfect. This is one of the films Sam Elliott is most loved for. Later this same year, he was also seen in a film titled The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot, playing the leading role of Calvin Barr.

17. Sam Elliott as Bobby Maine in the award winning movie A Star Is Born. (2018)

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Sam is seen smiling as he is taking a photo with a fan out in public, which probably feels like a regular day for someone who has integrated themselves deeply into the world of acting. In 2018, which is when this photo was taken, Sam played the role of Bobby Maine in the award-winning movie A Star Is Born. His performance in the film landed him the National Board of Review Award for best-supporting actor.

18. Sam Elliott and his beautiful wife, Katharine Ross on the red carpet at the Oscars Academy awards in 2019.

Seen on the red carpet at the Oscars Academy awards in 2019 were Sam Elliott and his beautiful wife, Katharine Ross. During this time, Sam was making public appearances for his nominations for the Screen Actor’s Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor and the Academy Award for best-supporting actor.

19. Sam Elliott at the premiere of his movie All The Bright Places. (2020)

In 2020, Sam Elliott directed the tear-jerking Netflix movie All The Bright Places starring Elle Fanning and Justice Smith. In this picture, he is seen attending the premiere of the movie. At this time, he also did a narration for a campaign ad for Joe Biden as he was running for US President.

20. Sam Elliott Today

Now at the age of 77, Sam is seen living his life as a man who has climbed his way to the top on his own. Still known as the American Cowboy to this day, his most prized possessions are his wife, Katharine Ross, and his beautiful daughter Cleo Rose Elliott. He has not been seen much since attending the Oscars, but we’re all prepared to hear his sultry voice and see his outstanding mustache in any new upcoming performances.

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