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Sam Elliott Recently Celebrated His Birthday & Fans Claim He’s Hollywood’s Most Handsome 78-Year-Old

Sam Elliott has a slim body, an amazing mustache, and an extremely powerful voice, yet underneath his tall stature and silver hair sits a man brimming with knowledge and wisdom.

The “Road House” actor has honored the business with years of playing varied parts such as a biker, soldier, and gun-slinging cowboy in cult favorites since he began his movie career over five decades ago. He is also a fan favorite due to his distinctive voice.

The actor has acted in some of our favorite films, earning him a slew of awards and subsequent success in the industry. Aside from his professional accomplishments, the actor had enough to celebrate in August as he turned 78.

Elliott said in an interview years later that his dad had dismissed his goal to become a celebrity by informing him he didn’t have a chance.

Elliott’s father passed away when he was 18, and the actor admits that his father’s death may have been a double-edged sword. It was difficult for him, but it also fueled his determination to pursue a profession in movies, possibly to prove his father wrong.

And he proved him incorrect! In 1967, he made his film debut in “The West Way,” followed by a less notable appearance as a card player in the 1969 picture “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” He hasn’t stopped since.

The actor’s stakes were radically different in the 1970s. With his performances as a guest star in the Western film “Gunsmoke,” he gradually rose through the ranks. Later, he played Pickett Smith in 1972’s “Frogs” before obtaining his breakout role as Rick Carlson in 1976’s “Lifeguard.”

In the 1980s, he cemented his legendary performances by appearing in the miniseries “Murder in Texas” with his future wife, Katharine Ross. Other 1980s acting credits include portraying Gar with Cher in “Mask.”

In 1989, he appeared in the Christmas picture “Lancer” as a hard-nosed, rough-around-the-edges yet eventually sympathetic father figure, adding to his never-ending run of popular films.

Elliott rose to prominence in the 1990s when he received the inaugural Primetime Emmy Award for his portrayal as Wild Bill Hickok in “Buffalo Girls.” He was also nominated for best supporting actor in a limited series or film for the role.

In the late 1990s, he experimented in voice parts, narrating the plot of “The Big Lebowski,” and in the early 2000s, he continued to make history as Command Sergeant Major Bail L. Plumley in “We Were Soldiers” and General Thaddeus Ross in “Hulk.”

Elliott was cast as Blythe Danner’s character’s love interest in Brett Haley’s 2015 film “I’ll See You in My Dreams.” Elliott and Haley got along so well that the filmmaker quickly made a film for Elliott called “The Hero,” which has several sequences that reflect the actor’s life outside of playing.

The cinematic superstar has kept on leading the way in Hollywood, appearing in films such as “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” and “A Star Is Born.”

Despite his brilliant job, Elliott believes that family is more valuable to him. For nearly four decades, the actor has been married to “The Graduate” actress Katharine Ross and is the father of their sole daughter Cleo Rose.

The actor will be 78 years old on August 9, 2022. Fans who have known and admired him over the years praised the legend, dubbing him “Hollywood’s most attractive 78-year-old.”

Fans praised the actor for looking so wonderful at his age in the comments section of a Facebook post commemorating the actor’s big day.

One fan stated that Elliott was one of the most attractive 78-year-old men alive today. They then wished the actor a happy birthday and a wonderful day.

A second fan said Elliott was more gorgeous now than ever and wished him a good day, while a third said the actor had the sexiest voice ever.

Regardless of his age, most of the admirers who celebrated his birthday thought that the actor’s appearance and voice were some of his most exquisite attributes, in addition to his outstanding acting skill. Aside from his features and voice, the actor’s most distinguishing attribute is his mustache.

He was recognized as a prominent member of the International Mustache Hall Of Fame for his facial hair, which he had cultivated for years.

Other notable names on the list include the 26th President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt, American writer and comedian Mark Twain, and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

While many people do not think a mustache to be a big issue, Elliott has landed himself in the spotlight numerous times owing to his facial hair.

During an interview, he said that someone once approached him and presented an online contest between him and Tom Selleck to see who had the finest mustache.

Elliott also had a moment in “The Hero” in which a fan approaches him and tells him how much she admires his facial hair. While the actor accepts the praises graciously, he is perplexed by the hubbub surrounding his mustache.

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