Finding The Money
Before a star makes it to Hollywood, they usually experience financial constraints. This was no different for Sam Elliott. In order to pay his bills, he took on construction work, which he did on a part-time basis. This way, he was still making money while auditioning for roles.
An Outdoors Kid
Elliott was born in Sacramento in 1944. Thought Elliott spent the greater part of his childhood in Oregon. His father, Henry, was an employee at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. At the age of 9, Sam knew he wanted to pursue acting as a career despite enjoying time outdoors with his father. However, his father did not support Sam’s dream of becoming an actor, believing it wasn’t a good career path. This would negatively impact their relationship.