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Will Sampson is a Actor American born on 27 september 1933 at Okmulgee (USA)

Will Sampson

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Birth name Will Sampson
Nationality USA
Birth 27 september 1933 at Okmulgee (USA)
Death 3 june 1987 (at 53 years) at Houston (USA)

Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987) was an American painter and actor.

Best films

Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)

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Filmography of Will Sampson (13 films)

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Firewalker (1986)
, 1h36
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett Jr., Melody Anderson, Will Sampson, Sonny Landham, John Rhys-Davies
Roles Tall Eagle
Rating52% 2.6031152.6031152.6031152.6031152.603115
Norris and Gossett play Max Donigan and Leo Porter, two soldiers of fortune, whose adventures rarely result in any notable gain. They are befriended by an inscrutable woman of mystery Patricia (Anderson). Patricia's map leads them on a quest for treasure in Central America. The name of the movie comes from the powerful guardian of the treasure.
Poltergeist II: The Other Side, 1h30
Directed by Brian Gibson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Ghost films
Actors JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O'Rourke, Julian Beck, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein
Roles Taylor
Rating57% 2.8508952.8508952.8508952.8508952.850895
One year after the events of Poltergeist, Cuesta Verde, the Freelings' neighborhood from the first film, is being evacuated and turned into an archaeological paranormal dig, centered around the spot where the Freelings' home stood before it imploded. The excavation leads to the discovery of an underground cave by a ground crew. Its existence is revealed to psychic Tangina Barrons (Zelda Rubinstein), who tells a friend of hers, Taylor (Will Sampson), a Native American shaman. After investigating the cave for himself, Taylor realizes that Rev. Henry Kane (Julian Beck), a deceased, insane preacher, has located Carol Anne and goes to defend her.
Insignificance, 1h50
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television, Films based on plays
Actors Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis, Gary Busey, Will Sampson, Patrick Kilpatrick, Raynor Scheine
Roles Elevator Attendant
Rating65% 3.2980453.2980453.2980453.2980453.298045
The film opens on a crowded New York City street where people have gathered to watch a film crew shoot a sequence which becomes recognisable as the iconic shot of Marilyn Monroe in a white dress standing on a grate while the rush of wind caused by a huge fan to imitate the subway going by below blows her skirt up around her waist. The Actress' husband, The Ballplayer, watches with obvious discomfort as she is ogled. The Actress, rather than join him afterwards, disappears in a taxi, leaving him behind. She stops at a store and picks up a variety of toys, flashlights, and balloons.
The Mystic Warrior, 5h
Directed by Richard T. Heffron
Origin USA
Genres Historical, Western
Actors Robert Beltran, James Remar, Apollonia Kotero, Branscombe Richmond, Will Sampson, Doug Toby
Roles Wambli
Rating76% 3.843.843.843.843.84
Set in the years 1802 to 1808, the finished film focused on a young brave named Ahbleza, the son of a Matho chief. Blessed with supernatural visionary powers by the ancient Mahto seer Wanagi, Ahbleza sets about to save his people from the devastations of the future, among them the invasion of the white man. After a lengthy, truth-seeking odyssey fraught with tragedy and sacrifice, Ahbleza assumes his rightful place as spiritual leader of his tribe.
Fish Hawk
Fish Hawk (1980)
, 1h34
Directed by Donald Shebib
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Will Sampson, Don Francks, Chris Wiggins, Karen Austin, Michael J. Reynolds, James Mavor Moore
Roles Fish Hawk
Rating67% 3.3672553.3672553.3672553.3672553.367255
A young boy befriends a Native American man who has become an alcoholic after the death of his wife and children from small pox.
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story, 3h15
Directed by Paul Krasny
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Politic
Actors Michael Beck, Art Carney, Alex Karras, Telly Savalas, Will Sampson, Ronny Cox
Roles Clarence's Father
Rating71% 3.5800153.5800153.5800153.5800153.580015
L'Île d'Alcatraz est une prison à sécurité maximum construite à l'épreuve des évasions. Clarence Carnes est le détenu qui a passé le plus grand nombre d'années à l'Île d'Alcatraz. Au cours de 18 ans en prison Clarence a fait partie de deux tentatives d'évasions audacieuses: une fusillade sanglante en 1946 et une évasion en 1953 qui a causé la fermeture de la prison. Mis en liberté conditionnelle en 1973, Carnes a raconté la véritable histoire de sa vie en prison, dans un livre puis, il a servi de conseiller technique pour ce film choc.
The White Buffalo, 1h37
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Western
Themes Films about animals
Actors Charles Bronson, Jack Warden, Will Sampson, Kim Novak, Slim Pickens, Clint Walker
Roles Crazy Horse / Worm
Rating61% 3.097833.097833.097833.097833.09783
Wild Bill Hickok is haunted by his dreams of a giant white buffalo. So much that he travels the West to find the beast. Along the way, Hickok meets Crazy Horse, who is also searching the plains for the giant white buffalo, who has killed Crazy Horse's daughter. Hickok and Crazy Horse team up to kill the elusive buffalo.
Orca: The Killer Whale, 1h32
Directed by Michael Anderson, Brian W. Cook
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, Bo Derek, Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine
Roles Umilak
Rating58% 2.902182.902182.902182.902182.90218
The movie revolves around the exploits of Captain Nolan (Harris), an Irish Canadian who catches marine animals to pay off the mortgage of his boat, and return to Ireland. Nolan's crew is looking for a great white shark for a local aquarium, but a scientist named Ken (Carradine) is being targeted by the shark. An orca comes and kills the shark, saving Ken. This switches Nolan's target to the orca. While Nolan is on the journey with his crew, he tries to capture what he believes to be a bull orca, but mistakenly harpoons a pregnant female. Nolan and his crew get the orca on board, where she subsequently miscarries. The crew hoses the dead fetus overboard as the male looks on screaming.
The Outlaw Josey Wales, 2h15
Directed by Clint Eastwood, James Fargo
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke, John Vernon, Bill McKinney, John Russell
Roles Ten Bears
Rating78% 3.947863.947863.947863.947863.94786
Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood), a Missouri farmer, is driven to revenge by the murder of his wife and young son by a band of pro-Union Jayhawker militants. The Union murderers were from Senator James H. Lane's Kansas Brigade, which included Captain Terrill.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 2h3
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Western
Themes Circus films, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Paul Newman, Joel Grey, Kevin McCarthy, Harvey Keitel, Will Sampson, Allan F. Nicholls
Roles The Interpreter (William Halsey)
Rating60% 3.048223.048223.048223.048223.04822
The story begins in 1885 with the arrival of an important new guest star in Buffalo Bill Cody's grand illusion, Chief Sitting Bull of Little Big Horn fame. Much to Cody's annoyance, Sitting Bull proves not to be a murdering savage but a genuine embodiment of what the whites believe about their own history out west. He is quietly heroic and morally pure.
Crazy Mama
Crazy Mama (1975)
, 1h23
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Actors Cloris Leachman, Stuart Whitman, Ann Sothern, Linda Purl, Jim Backus, Don Most
Rating55% 2.7575552.7575552.7575552.7575552.757555
In 1958, a Long Beach, California beauty parlor run by Melba Stokes (Leachman), her mother Sheba (Ann Sothern) and daughter Cheryl (Linda Purl), is repossessed. They flee when landlord Mr. Albertson comes to demand the back rent.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 2h13
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals, Lobotomie
Actors Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, Peter Brocco
Roles Chief Bromden
Rating86% 4.3488254.3488254.3488254.3488254.348825
In 1963 Oregon, Randle Patrick "Mac" McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), a recidivist anti-authoritarian criminal serving a short sentence on a prison farm for the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl, is transferred to a mental institution for evaluation. Although he does not show any overt signs of mental illness, he hopes to avoid hard labor and serve the rest of his sentence in a more relaxed hospital environment.