Sam Elliott Was Being a ‘B—’ With ‘Power of the Dog’ Comments According to Director Jane Campion


Sam Elliott has some words of wisdom from Jane Campion, director of Jane Campion’s scathing criticisms about her film. Power of the Dog.

 “I think it’s really unfortunate and sad for him because he’s really hit the trifecta of misogyny and xenophobia and homophobia. I don’t like that. I think he was being a little bit of a b-i-t-c-h. Plus he’s not a cowboy, he’s an actor,”During a conversation with Elliott, she spoke of Elliott. DeadlineRed carpet at the DGA Awards on Saturday night

Elliott was a big newsmaker after appearing on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. He ripped the film to pieces in his review, complaining that it didn’t accurately portray the American West from the director’s perspective. 

“What the f––k does this woman — she’s a brilliant director, by the way, I love her work, previous work — but what the f––k does this woman from down there, New Zealand, know about the American West?”He asked per IndieWire. “And why in the f––k does she shoot this movie in New Zealand and call it Montana and say, ‘This is the way it was.’ That f––king rubbed me the wrong way, pal.”

He added that Campion’s interpretations of the male figures were not true because of his Texas upbringing. “The myth is that they were these macho men out there with the cattle. I just come from fucking Texas, where I was hanging out with families, not men, families, big, long, extended, multiple-generation families,”He said.

“They’re all running around in chaps and no shirts. There’s all these allusions to homosexuality throughout the f––king movie,”He continued.

Campion laughed about how to handle it in traditional western fashion. “When [Elliott] gets out of hair and makeup, I’ll meet him down at the OK Corral on the set with Doctor Strange, and we will shoot it out,”She said this while mentioning the Power of the Dog star Benedict Cumberbatch. She concluded by saying, “Look, the West is a mythic space and there’s plenty of room on the range.”