Sam Elliott

At home in Oregon: A critically acclaimed lead role for actor Sam Elliott raises the part-time Oregonian’s profile around town

By Mark Baker | Living Here | |

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in July 2017 just after Sam Elliott finished filming “A Star is Born.” He is nominated for an Oscar for his role in that film. Sam Elliott with fan Ginger Balazs outside a coffee shop in north Eugene. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard, 2017) It’s that inimitable baritone; a deep, […]

A slam dunk

By Mark Baker | Living Here | |

Ten-year-old Lauren Cullins pondered the question — “What’s the most important thing you heard him say?” “In school, we talk about bullying, but we don’t really talk about making the bully your friend. That was helpful,” the Camas Ridge Community School student said. “His speech was really inspiring, and he was really funny.” Monday was […]