Sam Elliott is an American actor. Throughout his long career since the 1960s, he’s mostly played cowboy and rancher characters due to his appearance and voice. In the 1980s, his most notable performance was in the movie Mask. The following decade, he starred in the films Gettysburg, Tombstone, and The Big Lebowski. In the 2000s, he had notable performances in the movies We Were Soldiers, The Contender, and The Golden Compass. He also portrayed General Thaddeus Ross in Hulk and appeared as The Caretaker in Ghost Rider. In the 2010s, he became more active on the small screen playing Avery Markham in Justified. As of 2016, he plays Beau Bennett in the Netflix series The Ranch.