SAM SHEPARD (Arthur Chambers)

An award-winning writer, director, producer and actor, SAM SHEPARD (Arthur Chambers) has worked in virtually every medium, including film, television and the stage. The film version of his play about horse-racing, Simpatico, will open in theaters this fall, starring Sharon Stone and Nick Nolte.

As an actor, Shepard's film credits include: an Oscar® nominated performance in The Right Stuff, as well as All The Pretty Horses; Hamlet; Safe Passage; The Pelican Brief; Steel Magnolias; Baby Boom; Crimes of the Heart; Fool For Love; Paris, Texas; Country; Frances and Days of Heaven.

On television, he has starred in Dash & Lilly, for which he received an Emmy nomination as Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie; Purgatory, one of the highest-rated films on TNT; Lily Dale; The Good Old Boys and Streets of Laredo.

Shepard's writing credits include numerous acclaimed and award-winning plays, such as Buried Child, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979; Simpatico; True West; Curse of the Starving Class; and Fool For Love; as well as the feature film screenplays Far North; Fool For Love; Paris, Texas; Zabriskie Point; and Me and My Brother.

As a director, Shepard has helmed Silent Tongue and Far North.

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