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Sam Shepard’s Life and Career in Photos
Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, died July 31 after complications from Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 73.
Read his obituary here.
Days of Heaven
Shepard played The Farmer in Terrence Malick’s 1978 “Days of Heaven.”
The Right Stuff
Shepard’s role as pilot Chuck Yeager in Philip Kaufman’s “The Right Stuff” earned him an Academy Award nomination in the supporting actor category.
Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard
Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard were all smiles at the Lincoln Center Film Society’s 34th annual gala in 2006.
Shepard played Robert Rayburn in Netflix’s recent crime series “Bloodline.”
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Shepard played Jesse James’s older brother Frank in 2007 Andrew Dominik film “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”
He played Texas pastor Calvin Meyer in Jeff Nichols’s 2016 sci-fi film “Midnight Special.”
Out of the Furnace
Shepard starred opposite Christian Bale in 2013’s “Out of the Furnace” as Gerald “Red” Baze.
Shepard arrives at the Venice Film Festival in 2007 to promote “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”
Shepard starred alongside Randy Quaid, J.D. Souther, and Donnie Wahlberg in “Purgatory,” where he played Wild Bill Hickock.
Shepard played Captain George Cummings in 2005’s “Stealth.”
Shepard co-wrote the 1984 Wim Wenders film “Paris, Texas” with the late L.M Kit Carson.
Fool for Love
Shepard wrote the play, the screenplay, and starred in “Fool for Love.” The film version was directed by Robert Altman.
Shepard acted opposite Jack Nicholson in 2001’s “The Pledge.”