Terrence Malick's masterpiece stars Richard Gere and Brooke Adams as lovers who decide to con a wealthy, dying farmer, played by a young Sam Shepard, out of his land. But when Shepard marries the young woman, he starts getting healthier, and the plan goes disturbingly awry. Gorgeously photographed and impeccably acted.
Sam Shepard co-starred with Jessica Lange, who earned an Oscar nomination for playing the title role in this tragic biopic about the life of actress Frances Farmer, who endured great hardships in her lifelong struggle with mental illness.
Philip Kaufman's celebrated, all-star story about America's first astronauts is, by now, officially an American classic. Sam Shepard stars as Chuck Yeager alongside Barbara Hershey, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward and Lance Henriksen.
Wim Wenders' drama about an amnesiac who wanders out of the desert in search of his old life is one of the celebrated motion pictures of the 1980s. Sam Shepard co-wrote the screenplay to Paris, Texas along with L.M. Kit Carson.
The beloved adaptation of the hit play, about a group of fascinating, funny, emotional and powerful women who bond at their local hair salon, co-stars Sam Shepard as the husband of Dolly Parton's character. They may seem like an unlikely pair, but the two actors have earnest, natural chemistry.
Ridley Scott's immersive and intense war drama stars an enormous ensemble cast of great actors, with Sam Shepard leading the way as Major General William F. Garrison, who has to coordinate an unthinkably FUBAR situation after a simple operation explodes into death and chaos.
The biggest tearjerker of the 21st century co-stars Sam Shepard as the father of Ryan Gosling's character, as the young man falls in love with Rachel McAdams, unaware that their passion will take unexpected, tragic turns. Nicholas Sparks movies have never been Nicholas Sparksier.
Sam Shepard stars as Butch Cassidy - yes, the Butch Cassidy - in a sequel (of sorts) to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Shepard's version of the historical outlaw survived the infamous shootout, but gets caught up in one last adventure after he's robbed in an ambush. A smart, slick western that gives Shepard an opportunity to play up his rugged on-screen persona, and subvert what we think about a classic western.
Michael C. Hall kills a thief, and the thief's father - played by Sam Shepard - is looking for revenge in this acclaimed but little seen crime thriller from director Jim Mickle, adapted from a novel by Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep).
Sam Shepard played a small but pivotal role in Jeff Nichols' acclaimed drama Mud, but his reunion with the filmmaker yields an even more interesting performance. Shepard plays the leader of a cult who will stop at nothing to rescue/kidnap a boy he thinks is the messiah, and who may have supernatural powers. Smart and exceptional.