Actor

Sam Shepard

  • Nov 05, 1943 - Jul 27, 2017 (age 73)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
MovieJun 12, 2019

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Sto…

Rolling Thunder Revue: A …
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese' captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, 'Rolling Thunder' is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
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2017
Sam Shepard
PersonalJuly 2017

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard passed away.
Never Here
MovieJun 18, 2017

Never Here

Disturbing events lead an artist who photographs strangers to …
Disturbing events lead an artist who photographs strangers to suspect that someone out there is watching HER. Boundaries blur between real and imaginary, crime and art, the watcher and the watched.
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2016
In Dubious Battle
MovieSep 3, 2016

In Dubious Battle

An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm …
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.
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Midnight Special
MovieFeb 12, 2016

Midnight Special

In this fantasy thriller, a boy with supernatural powers and his …
In this fantasy thriller, a boy with supernatural powers and his father are on the run. They're being pursued by both shadowy government agents and religious extremists with bad intent. Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Jaeden Martell, and Sam Shepard star.
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2015
Ithaca
MovieOct 23, 2015

Ithaca

Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best …
Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca. And Homer Macauley will grapple with one message that will change him forever. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan's 1943 novel, The Human Comedy, ITHACA is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us.
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Bloodline
TV ShowMar 20, 2015

Bloodline

Bloodline is an American Netflix original thriller–drama web …
Bloodline is an American Netflix original thriller–drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, and produced by Sony Pictures Television. The series premiered on February 9, 2015, in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, and the 13-episode first season premiered in its entirety, on Netflix, on March 20, 2015. On March 31, 2015, Bloodline was renewed for a 10-episode second season that debuted on May 27, 2016. On July 13, 2016, Netflix renewed Bloodline for a 10-episode third season, later confirmed to be the final season. The third and final season was released on May 26, 2017.
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2014
Klondike
TV ShowJan 20, 2014

Klondike

Klondike is a three-part miniseries about the Klondike Gold …
Klondike is a three-part miniseries about the Klondike Gold Rush that was broadcast by the Discovery Channel on January 20–22, 2014. Based on Charlotte Gray's novel Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, it is the Discovery Channel's first scripted miniseries. Klondike was directed by Simon Cellan Jones and stars Richard Madden as Bill Haskell, a real-life adventurer who traveled to Yukon, Canada, in the late 1890s during the gold rush.
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Cold in July
MovieJan 18, 2014

Cold in July

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both …
When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.
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Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award
Award2014

Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award

Won award for "Mud".
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nomination2014

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a …

Nominated for "August: Osage County".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2013
Out of the Furnace
MovieNov 9, 2013

Out of the Furnace

Out of the Furnace is a 2013 American action thriller film …
Out of the Furnace is a 2013 American action thriller film directed by Scott Cooper, from a screenplay written by Cooper and Brad Ingelsby. Produced by Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film stars Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Shepard.
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August: Osage County
MovieSep 9, 2013

August: Osage County

August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin …
August: Osage County tells the tale of the dysfunctional Westin clan, who all come together after the death of patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard). His wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is fighting mouth cancer and a growing dependency on pain pills, sees her entire clan return home for the services, including her sister Mattie Fae Aiken (Margo Martindale) and her husband Charles (Chris Cooper) and their son "Little" Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch). Also arriving are Violet's three daughters: Barbara (Julia Roberts) and her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor), Ivy (Julianne Nicholson), and wild child Karen (Juliette Lewis), who brings her fiance Steve (Dermot Mulroney). As the clan bickers and jokes, old truths come to the surface, jealousies flourish, and eventually each of the characters confronts some past hurt or future fear..
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Savannah
MovieAug 23, 2013

Savannah

SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and …
SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.
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2012
Shepard & Dark
MovieOct 11, 2012

Shepard & Dark

Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters.
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Mud
MovieMay 26, 2012

Mud

Mississippi adolescents Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone …
Mississippi adolescents Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are exploring along the mighty Mississippi when they stumble upon a small island inhabited by Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a desperado who claims to be on the run from brutal bounty hunters after killing a man in Texas. According to Mud, his true love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon) is awaiting his arrival in town, and together they plan to make a daring escape. Fascinated, the two boys agree to help Mud slip past his pursuers, despite the potential dangers of doing so..
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Killing Them Softly
MovieMay 22, 2012

Killing Them Softly

Livid over the fact that three low-level thieves have crashed …
Livid over the fact that three low-level thieves have crashed the entire underworld economy, the mob's top brass hires Jackie Cogan (Brad Pitt) to see that the bandits pay for their crime. The closer Cogan gets to his target, however, the more he finds his mission complicated by an alcoholic hit man who's well past his prime, incompetent gangsters, and the playboy host of the inauspicious game.
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Safe House
MovieFeb 7, 2012

Safe House

A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a …
A young CIA agent is tasked with looking after a fugitive in a safe house. But when the safe house is attacked, he finds himself on the run with his charge.
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2011
Blackthorn
MovieApr 1, 2011

Blackthorn

In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James …
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.
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2010
Fair Game
MovieMay 20, 2010

Fair Game

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is …
CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.
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2009
Brothers
MovieNov 22, 2009

Brothers

Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine …
Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Sam Cahill, a leader, an athlete, a good husband and father, welcomes his screw-up brother Tommy home from prison. He'd robbed a bank. In country, Sam's helicopter is shot down and all are presumed dead. Back home, while Sam wastes away as a prisoner in a remote encampment, Tommy tries to take care of the widow and her two children. While imprisoned, Sam experiences horrors unbearable, so when he's rescued and returns home, he's silent, detached, without affect, and he's convinced his wife and brother have slept together. Demons of war possess him; what will silence them?
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2008
Felon
MovieJul 13, 2008

Felon

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life …
A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.
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The Accidental Husband
MovieFeb 13, 2008

The Accidental Husband

When talk radio host Emma …
When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.
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Nomination2008

Outstanding Performance by a Male Act…

Nominated for "Ruffian".
Screen Actors Guild Award
2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
MovieSep 2, 2007

The Assassination of Jesse James by th…

Robert Ford, who's idolized …
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
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2006
Charlotte's Web
MovieDec 7, 2006

Charlotte's Web

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he …
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
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The Return
MovieNov 10, 2006

The Return

Joanna Mills, a tough young Midwesterner, is determined …
Joanna Mills, a tough young Midwesterner, is determined to learn the truth behind the increasingly terrifying supernatural visions that have been haunting her. Joanna has made a successful career for herself, as sales representative for a trucking company. But her private life has been difficult; estranged from her father, stalked by an obsessed ex-boyfriend, and with few friends, Joanna fears that she is losing control. She sees and feels the brutal murder of a young woman she's never met, at the hands of a heartless killer, a man who appears to be making Joanna his next target. Determined to fight back, Joanna is guided by her nightmares to the murdered woman's hometown. Once there, she will discover that some secrets can't be buried; some spirits never die; and that the murder she is trying to solve may be her own.
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Bandidas
MovieJan 18, 2006

Bandidas

In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women …
In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town.
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2005
Stealth
MovieJul 17, 2005

Stealth

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots …
Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.
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Don't Come Knocking
MovieMay 19, 2005

Don't Come Knocking

Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once …
Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust for his selfish and failed life with alcohol, drugs, and young women. If he were to die now, nobody would shed a tear over him, that's the sad truth. Until one day Howard learns that he might have a child somewhere out there. The very idea seems like a ray of hope that his life wasn't all in vain. So he sets out to find that young man or woman. He discovers an entire life that he has missed.
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2004
The Notebook
MovieMay 20, 2004

The Notebook

The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old …
The movie focuses on an old man reading a story to an old woman in a nursing home. The story he reads follows two young lovers named Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun, who meet one evening at a carnival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who disapprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. After waiting for Noah to write her for several years, Allie meets and gets engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, then, with her love for Noah still alive, stops by Noah's 200-year-old home that he restored for her, "to see if he's okay". It is evident that they still have feelings for each other, and Allie has to choose between her fiancé and her first love.
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2001
Black Hawk Down
MovieDec 18, 2001

Black Hawk Down

Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a …
Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Ranges, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen; resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed black hawks, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first black hawk crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second black hawk crash, as well as many others who were involved.
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Swordfish
MovieJun 4, 2001

Swordfish

When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation …
When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money.
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The Pledge
MovieJan 9, 2001

The Pledge

A retiring police detective pledges to catch the killer of a young …
A retiring police detective pledges to catch the killer of a young child.
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2000
Nomination2000

Outstanding Revival of a Play

Nominated for "True West".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination2000

Outstanding Broadway Play

Nominated for "True West".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Nomination2000

Best Play

Nominated for "True West".
Tony Award
1999
Snow Falling on Cedars
MovieSep 12, 1999

Snow Falling on Cedars

A Japanese-American …
A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
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Purgatory
MovieJan 10, 1999

Purgatory

An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, …
An outlaw band rides into a town that is actually Purgatory, between Heaven and Hell.
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Nomination1999

Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Nominated for "Dash and Lilly".
Golden Globe Award
Nomination1999

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Seri…

Nominated for "Dash and Lilly".
1996
Nomination1996

Best Play

Nominated for "Buried Child".
Tony Award
1995
Streets of Laredo
TV ShowNov 12, 1995

Streets of Laredo

Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo is a 1995 American Western …
Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo is a 1995 American Western television miniseries directed by Joseph Sargent. It is a three-part adaptation of the 1993 novel of the same name by author Larry McMurtry and is the third installment in the Lonesome Dove series serving as a direct sequel to Lonesome Dove (1989), ignoring the events of Return to Lonesome Dove (1993). The series is set in the 1890s.
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The Good Old Boys
MovieMar 5, 1995

The Good Old Boys

An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain …
An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.
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1994
Silent Tongue
MovieFeb 1, 1994

Silent Tongue

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits …
Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.
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1993
The Pelican Brief
MovieDec 17, 1993

The Pelican Brief

Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed. Now a college …
Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed. Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men and who is also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her that states who probably wanted to see these two men dead. He then gives it to one of his friends, who works for the FBI. When the FBI director reads it, he is fascinated by it. One of the president's men who read it is afraid that if it ever got out, the president could be smeared. So he advises the president to tell the director to drop it, which he does. But later the professor and the girl were out and he was drunk and when he refused to give her the keys, she stepped out of the car. When he started it, it blew up. She then discovers that her place has been burglarized and what was taken were her computer and her disks. Obviously, her brief has someone agitated. She then turns to her boyfriend's friend at the FBI. He agrees to come meet her but before he does, someone shoots him and takes his place. At the meeting, he was about to kill her when someone shoots him. She then decides to turn to Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, who was contacted by someone who says he has info on the killings but backed out at the last minute. He then meets her and tells her what her brief is, and basically, the man she suspects is a good friend of the president, and is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court. Grantham tells her that her brief can harm the president and although all they have are theories, he asks her to help him, but she wants to leave the country. Then Grantham's editor tells him that they have nothing, that he should drop cause the man she implicated is extremely powerful. Grantham is about to drop it when she says that she will help him. But can they stay alive?
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1992
Thunderheart
MovieApr 3, 1992

Thunderheart

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a …
A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.
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Award1992

Drama

Won American Academy Of Arts And Letters Gold Medal For …
Won American Academy Of Arts And Letters Gold Medal For Drama.
American Academy Of Arts And Letters Gold Medal
1991
Voyager
MovieMar 21, 1991

Voyager

Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip …
Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel to her home in Greece, but the rational Faber doesn't know what fate has in mind for him for past doings.
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1989
Steel Magnolias
MovieNov 5, 1989

Steel Magnolias

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, …
A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.
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1988
Far North
MovieSep 10, 1988

Far North

After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back …
After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.
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1987
Baby Boom
MovieSep 17, 1987

Baby Boom

J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known …
J.C. Wiatt is a successful New York business woman known around town as the "tiger lady." She gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country and off the bat she suspects it's money. Well it's not money, it's a baby girl. At first she doesn't accept until the lady that gives the baby to her has to catch her flight. J.C. is now stuck with an annoying baby girl. Her boyfriend doesn't like the idea of a baby living with them and he leaves her. J.C. has enough of it and takes her to meet a family ready to adopt her. She leaves but hears the baby cry while walking away and has to go back. The baby is too attached to her now and won't let her go. Later, her baby gets into mischief which causes her to get fired. Now, she sets her eyes on an old two story cottage in Vermont to get out of the New York life. When she arrives, the house needs more help than originally thought. She gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce. Her baby loves it and she decides to sell it. Pretty soon everyone wants some of the baby apple sauce. J.C. hits it big and falls in love with a local veterinarian. Was this fate or destiny?
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Samuel Walker Shepard
ChildJune 1987

Samuel Walker Shepard

Samuel Walker Shepard born.
Nomination1987

Best New Play

Nominated for "A Lie of the Mind".
Laurence Olivier Award
1986
Crimes of the Heart
MovieDec 12, 1986

Crimes of the Heart

Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives …
Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and is turning into an old maid, while Meg, who tries to make it in Hollywood as a singer/actress, has had a wild life filled with many men. Their reunion causes much joy, but also many tensions.
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Hannah Jane Shepard
Child1986

Hannah Jane Shepard

Hannah Jane Shepard born.
Nomination1986

Outstanding Play

Nominated for "A Lie of the Mind".
Drama Desk Award
Award1986

Outstanding Play

Won award for "A Lie of the Mind".
Drama Desk Award
Award1986

Outstanding Off-Broadway Play

Won award for "A Lie of the Mind".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Nomination1986

Outstanding Off-Broadway Play

Nominated for "A Lie of the Mind".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1985
Fool for Love
MovieDec 6, 1985

Fool for Love

May is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, his …
May is hiding out at an old motel in the Southwest. Eddie, his half-brother, also an old flame shows up. He threatens her metaphorically and, at times, literally drag her back into the life she had fled from. The film focuses on the couple's fluctuating past and present relationships, and the dark secrets hidden within, including one from an old man who lives near the motel (Harry Dean Stanton).
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination1985

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Paris, Texas".
BAFTA Award
1984
Country
MovieSep 28, 1984

Country

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be …
Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife decides to fight for her family.
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Paris, Texas
MovieMay 19, 1984

Paris, Texas

After an absence of 4 years, Travis Henderson suddenly …
After an absence of 4 years, Travis Henderson suddenly reappears in a deserted part of south Texas. His brother Walt fetches him and he is soon reunited with his son Hunter. He can't really explain why he's been away or why he's suddenly reappeared. Walt has been raising Travis' son Hunter and it takes a while for the two of them to get reacquainted. They eventually set off together to find Jane, Travis' wife and Hunter's mother. She is found working in a peep show in Houston but a happy family reunion isn't in the cards.
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Best Adapted Screenplay
Nomination1984

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominated for "Paris, Texas".
BAFTA Award
Best New American Play
Award1984

Best New American Play

Won award for "Fool for Love".
Obie Award
Direction
Award1984

Direction

Won award for "Fool for Love".
Obie Award
Drama
Nomination1984

Drama

Nominated for "Fool for Love".
Pulitzer Prize
1983
The Right Stuff
MovieOct 21, 1983

The Right Stuff

Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program …
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.
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Nomination1983

Drama

Nominated for "True West".
Pulitzer Prize
Nomination1983

Outstanding Play

Nominated for "True West".
Drama Desk Award
Best Supporting Actor
Nomination1983

Best Supporting Actor

Nominated for "The Right Stuff".
Academy Award
1982
Frances
MovieDec 3, 1982

Frances

Frances Farmer, a precocious Seattle teenager, takes …
Frances Farmer, a precocious Seattle teenager, takes unpopular social and political positions, to the mixed reactions of her parents. Frances becomes an actress and has some strong success in New York, but her refusal to bend her convictions and her outspoken (but sometimes naive) political expressiveness cause her difficulties, especially after she accepts a Hollywood contract. Torn between new-found success and intense feelings that she does not deserve the riches and fame she gains from the phoniness of Hollywood, Frances butts heads with studio executives and with her own mother, who revels in Frances's fame but provides Frances no emotional support. When drunken fights and arrests derail her career, Frances is sent to a psychiatric hospital with the acquiescence of her mother. What follows is a nightmare of poor treatment and psychological trauma, augmented by the increasing determination of Frances's mother to control her daughter's life.
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1981
Patti Smith
Relationship1981

Patti Smith

Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American …
Patricia Lee Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and poet who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
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Jessica Lange
Relationship1981

Jessica Lange

Jessica Phyllis Lange (; born April 20, 1949) is an American …
Jessica Phyllis Lange (; born April 20, 1949) is an American actress. She is the thirteenth actress in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, one Tony Award, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and five Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, she is the second actress in history to win the Academy Award for Best Actress after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the third actress and first performer since 1943 to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year, the fifth actress and ninth performer to win Oscars in both the lead and supporting acting categories, and is tied as the sixth most Oscar-nominated actress in history. Lange holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations in the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television category, and is the second actress with the most Golden Globe nominations in history. She is the only performer ever to win Primetime Emmy Awards in both the Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Lead Actress categories for the same miniseries. Lange has also garnered one Critics Choice Award and three Dorian Awards, making her the most honored actress by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly listed Lange among the 25 Greatest Actresses of the 1990s. In 2014, Lange was scheduled to receive a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, though she has yet to claim it.
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1980
Resurrection
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MovieSep 6, 1980

Resurrection

Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time …
Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ability to heal physical infirmities. While most people simply accept her gift, her lover (Sam Shepard) becomes mentally unbalanced and dangerous because she does not place the healings within a religious context.
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Award1980

Lifetime Achievement

Won Obie Award For Lifetime Achievement.
Obie Award
1979
Award1979

Drama

Won award for "Buried Child".
Pulitzer Prize
Award1979

Playwriting

Won award for "Buried Child".
Obie Award
1978
Days of Heaven
MovieSep 13, 1978

Days of Heaven

Bill and Abby, a young couple who to the outside world pretend …
Bill and Abby, a young couple who to the outside world pretend to be brother and sister are living and working in Chicago at the beginning of the century. They want to escape the poverty and hard labor of the city and travel south. Together with the girl Linda (who acts as the narrator in the movie) they find employment on a farm in the Texas panhandle. When the harvest is over the young, rich and handsome farmer invites them to stay because he has fallen in love with Abby. When Bill and Abby discover that the farmer is seriously ill and has only got a year left to live they decide that Abby will accept his wedding proposal in order to make some benefit out of the situation. When the expected death fails to come, jealousy and impatience are slowly setting in and accidents become eventually inevitable.
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Renaldo and Clara
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MovieJan 25, 1978

Renaldo and Clara

This epic is a mass amalgamation of three separate film-types …
This epic is a mass amalgamation of three separate film-types that is, contrary to popular opinion, coherent and a unified whole. Bob Dylan is shown in concert, often masked, during the Rolling Thunder Revue. The film also features documentary footage, including Ruben "Hurricane" Carter's struggle against the forces that have imprisoned him. The third element is fictional "role-playing" footage with Bob Dylan in the guise of guitar-strumming Renaldo and his wife Sara as his companion Clara. Ronnie Hawkins takes on the role of Bob Dylan in these sequences. The film includes footage of a visit to the grave of Jack Kerouac, an Allen Ginsberg poetry reading and various friends and acquaintances, namely David Blue (playing pinball by a swimming pool), discussing experiences on the road.
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1977
Award1977

Best New American Play

Won award for "Curse of the Starving Class".
Obie Award
1975
Award1975

Playwriting

Won award for "Action".
Obie Award
1973
Award1973

Distinguished Plays

Won award for "The Tooth of Crime".
Obie Award
1970
Jesse Mojo Shepard
ChildMay 1970

Jesse Mojo Shepard

Jesse Mojo Shepard born.
1969
O-Lan Jones
MarriageNovember 1969

O-Lan Jones

O-Lan Jones is an American actress, composer, and …
O-Lan Jones is an American actress, composer, and theater producer. She played Esmeralda in Edward Scissorhands.
  • IMDb
1968
Award1968

Distinguished Plays

Won award for "Forensic and the Navigators".
Obie Award
Award1968

Creative Arts, US & Canada

Won Guggenheim …
Won Guggenheim Fellowship For Creative Arts, US & Canada.
Guggenheim Fellowship
O-Lan Jones
Relationship1968

O-Lan Jones

O-Lan Jones is an American actress, composer, and …
O-Lan Jones is an American actress, composer, and theater producer. She played Esmeralda in Edward Scissorhands.
  • IMDb
1967
Award1967

Distinguished Plays

Won award for "La Turista".
Obie Award
1966
Award1966

Distinguished Plays

Won award for "Icarus's Mother".
Obie Award
1943
Sam Shepard
BirthNovember 1943

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard was born.
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