History Music / SamShepard

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Did we mention that he was also an actor? He claimed to act simply to fund his playwriting career, but if you've ever seen one of his films, you know that he was a damn fine actor for someone who only really dabbled. He was nominated for an AcademyAward for his portrayal of Chuck Yeager in ''Film/TheRightStuff''. (Think about that -- ''Chuck freakin' Yeager''. And he ''nailed'' it.) You may also recognize him from ''Film/BlackHawkDown'', ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord'', or any number of other bit character roles he took over the years. (His choices in this regard seemed to defy categorization -- e.g., he was DollyParton's husband in ''Steel Magnolias'', like maybe tenth or eleventh in the cast of characters. But that's Sam for ya.)

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Did we mention that he was also an actor? He claimed to act simply to fund his playwriting career, but if you've ever seen one of his films, you know that he was a damn fine actor for someone who only really dabbled. He was nominated for an AcademyAward for his portrayal of Chuck Yeager in ''Film/TheRightStuff''. (Think about that -- ''Chuck freakin' Yeager''. And he ''nailed'' it.) You may also recognize him from ''Film/BlackHawkDown'', ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord'', or any number of other bit character roles he took over the years. (His choices in this regard seemed to defy categorization -- e.g., he was DollyParton's husband in ''Steel Magnolias'', ''Film/SteelMagnolias'', like maybe tenth or eleventh in the cast of characters. But that's Sam for ya.)
31st Jul '17 5:32:03 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/AllThePrettyHorses''



* ''{{Hamlet}} 2000''

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* ''{{Hamlet}} ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}} 2000''


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* ''Film/TheNotebook''


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* ''Film/{{Stealth}}''
31st Jul '17 4:36:17 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''




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* ''Film/SteelMagnolias''
* ''Film/{{Swordfish}}''



* MoneyDearBoy: Say he only acts to help fund his plays.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Say Always said he only acts took up acting to help fund his plays.
31st Jul '17 4:32:19 PM Mdumas43073
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To recap: cowboy, psychedelic rock drummer, playwright extraordinaire, actor (when he felt like it) and lived with one of the most beautiful actresses, ever.

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To recap: cowboy, psychedelic rock drummer, playwright extraordinaire, actor (when he felt like it) it), and lived with one of the most beautiful actresses, ever.
31st Jul '17 4:23:35 PM Mdumas43073
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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he kept privately was no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Music/CharlesMingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith before shacking up with Creator/JessicaLange. The level of talent his productions attracted was also very high; for instance, his 2000 play ''The Late Henry Moss'' premiered with Creator/NickNolte, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]] in the cast.

To recap: cowboy, psychedelic rock drummer, playwright extraordinaire, actor (when he feels like it) and lived with one of the most beautiful actresses, ever.

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And of course that's just his professional life; the company he kept privately was no less awesome. When Shepard first moved to New York, he lived with Charles Mingus Jr. (yes, the son of ''that'' Music/CharlesMingus). He was briefly involved with PunkRock legend Patti Smith Music/PattiSmith before shacking up with Creator/JessicaLange. The level of talent his productions attracted was also very high; for instance, his 2000 play ''The Late Henry Moss'' premiered with Creator/NickNolte, Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/WoodyHarrelson, and [[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheech Marin]] in the cast.

To recap: cowboy, psychedelic rock drummer, playwright extraordinaire, actor (when he feels felt like it) and lived with one of the most beautiful actresses, ever.
31st Jul '17 4:22:17 PM Mdumas43073
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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 July 27, 2017) was an American playwright, actor, director, screenwriter, musician, and perhaps the biggest badass you've never heard of. Let's just start at the beginning.

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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 July 27, 2017) was an American playwright, actor, director, screenwriter, short-story author, musician, and perhaps the biggest badass you've never heard of. Let's just start at the beginning.
31st Jul '17 12:31:12 PM Mdumas43073
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Drumming for a reasonably successful rock band is a career in and of itself for most, but for Shepard, this was barely a hobby. He was highly involved in New York City's off-off-Broadway theatre scene in the 60s and early 70s. His best known plays came during the late '70s and early '80s, at which time he had relocated to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Some of his most notable works of the period are ''Curse of the Starving Class'', ''Theatre/BuriedChild'' (for which Shepard won a PulitzerPrize) and ''True West''. At the same time, he was collaborating with no less than Music/BobDylan, helping him with his film ''Renaldo and Clara'' and co-writing Dylan's song "Brownsville Girl."

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Drumming for a reasonably successful rock band is a career in and of itself for most, but for Shepard, this was barely a hobby. He was highly involved in New York City's off-off-Broadway theatre scene in the 60s '60s and early 70s. '70s. His best known best-known plays came during were written in the late '70s and early '80s, at which time he had relocated to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Some of his most notable works of the period are ''Curse of the Starving Class'', ''Theatre/BuriedChild'' (for which Shepard won a PulitzerPrize) and ''True West''. At the same time, he was collaborating with no less than Music/BobDylan, helping him with his film ''Renaldo and Clara'' and co-writing Dylan's song "Brownsville Girl."
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** To give you an idea of just how immune he is, he mentioned once in an interview that his drug of choice in the 60s was methedrine [[note]]Reason given: he loved the sparks in his heels every time he took a step[[/note]]. A few google searches later and you realize he was a casual user of ''methamphetamine''.

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** To give you an idea of just how immune he is, he mentioned once in an interview that his drug of choice in the 60s '60s was methedrine methedrine.[[note]]Reason given: he loved the sparks in his heels every time he took a step[[/note]]. step.[[/note]] A few google Google searches later later, and you realize he was a casual user of ''methamphetamine''.
31st Jul '17 9:22:11 AM Mdumas43073
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Drumming for a reasonably successful rock band is a career in and of itself for most, but for Shepard, this was barely a hobby. He was highly involved in New York City's off-off-Broadway theatre scene in the 60s and early 70s. His best known plays came during the late '70s and early '80s, at which time he had relocated to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Some of his most notable works of the period are ''Curse of the Starving Class'', ''Theatre/BuriedChild'' (for which Shepard won a Pulitzer) and ''True West''. At the same time, he was collaborating with no less than Music/BobDylan, helping him with his film ''Renaldo and Clara'' and co-writing Dylan's song "Brownsville Girl."

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Drumming for a reasonably successful rock band is a career in and of itself for most, but for Shepard, this was barely a hobby. He was highly involved in New York City's off-off-Broadway theatre scene in the 60s and early 70s. His best known plays came during the late '70s and early '80s, at which time he had relocated to UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. Some of his most notable works of the period are ''Curse of the Starving Class'', ''Theatre/BuriedChild'' (for which Shepard won a Pulitzer) PulitzerPrize) and ''True West''. At the same time, he was collaborating with no less than Music/BobDylan, helping him with his film ''Renaldo and Clara'' and co-writing Dylan's song "Brownsville Girl."
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