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Last updated 7/19/2017 at Noon

I mentioned the actor Sam Elliott in this space a couple of months ago, for reasons I can’t remember. I have affection for any number of actors, some more than others. Elliott is just one.

First things first, though: Sam Elliott is not an icon, or an archetype, or a legend. You can make a case for all three, but Sam Elliott is an actor. Wanted to be an actor, became an actor, stays an actor. He’s made a career out of it.

I feel obliged to note the distinction, if only to point out the obvious: He wasn’t born with that moustache. The now-famous Sam Elliott cameo (e.g., “The Big Leb...

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