In 50 years of acting, this is the first time Sam Elliott has ever heard his name mentioned alongside “Oscar nominee.”
“I think the thing off the top of my head might be, ‘It’s about f*cking time,’” joked Sam Elliott, in an interview with Deadline. “Beyond that, it’s really about the work; it’s just about the creative process. It’s great to be recognized for that, that’s really all it’s about.”
He was nominated for his role as Jackson Maine’s brother and manager Bobby in the critically-acclaimed movie A Star Is Born, which received a total of 8 Oscar nominations including Best Picture.
Elliott has starred in, among others roles, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Up In The Air, Road House, Big Lebowski and the popular Netflix series The Ranch.
Despite, his impressive career, Elliott remains humbled.
“I think my biggest takeaway is just how fortunate I am. Number one, to still be in the game, but to have an opportunity to work with two people like Bradley and Stefani (Lady Gaga), it’s just extraordinary. Fifty years into the game and all of a sudden to have anything to do with this, to be connected with a film like this, it’s just a wonderful gift.”