Legendary Sam Elliott Blasts MCU Star Benedict Cumberbatch

Sam Eilliot and Virgil Earp

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Hollywood superstar Sam Elliot absolutely hates Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Power of the Dog (2021), calling the Oscars frontrunner a “piece of s ***!”

benedict cumberbatch in power of the dog
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Director Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dogfeaturing Marvel legends Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirstin Stewart, picked up 12 Oscar nominations (including Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch), but Paramount’s 1883 (a prequel to Yellowstone) Sam Elliot (Tombstone, Road House) is not a fan.

Elliot claims that The Power of the Dog was about “bowties and not much else” in a recent interview with the WTF podcast:

Marc Maron: Did you see Power of the Dog, did you see that movie?
Sam Elliott: Yeah do you wanna talk about that piece of shit?
Marc: [ohh noo] You did not like that one?
Sam: F *** no.

Sam Elliot has been in countless American West films, including Tombstone (1993). He even appeared as a cowboy in the Coen Brother’s infamous The Big Lebowski (1998) film – which has nothing to do about the old west!

Elliot even earned screentime in one of the greatest, most iconic westerns of all time: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).

Sam Eilliot in The Big Lebowski
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This cowboy aficionado claimed Cumberbatch’s The Power of the Dog contended that due to production taking place in director Jane Campion’s native New Zealand left the Yellowstone actor “rubbed… The wrong way.”

The actor stated:

“You want to talk about that piece of s ***? “There was af ****** full-page ad out in the LA Times, and there was a review, not a review, but a clip, and it talked about the ‘evisceration of the American myth. And I thought, ‘What the f ***? What the f ***? ‘”

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

jesse plemmons (left) and benedict cumberbatch (right) in the power of the dog
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Elliot continues:

“What the f *** does this woman from down there know about the American West? Why the f *** did she shoot this movie in New Zealand and call it Montana? And say this is the way it was? That f ****** rubbed me the wrong way… Where are we in this world today? ”

Jane Campion (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch (right)
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The Netflix movie has been praised by many for its bold cinematic choices and underlying story tones. While some call it “flat,” others call The Power of the Dog “Moving,” nonetheless earning 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Director.

Sam Elliot as Shea Brennan
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Despite Sam Elliot’s opinions about the Netflix movie, The Power of the Dog is on track for numerous Oscar wins. We’ll have to see what the Academy ultimately thinks about the picture, which sports a rating of 6.9 / 10 on IMDb and 94% on Rotten Tomoates.

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Every Marvel fan eagerly awaits the arrival of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), starring the Marvel character Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch).

(LR) Rachel McAdams as Christina Palmer, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez AKA Miss America in Multiverse of Madness Trailer
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From the mind of director Sam Raimi, Marvel has promised a mind-boggling Multiverse adventure this May, with countless memorable cameos of iconic characters reportedly appearing in the Marvel movie, including Tom Cruise’s Superior Iron Man, Ghost Rider, Wolverine, and even more!

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch Break the Rules Enemy in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness with benedict Cumberbatch
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The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than iconic characters / Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord / Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Hawkeye / Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), and Captain Marvel / Carol Danvers (Brie Larson).

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch (left) and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange (right) team up in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer
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Tom Holland’s Avenger is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate Bishop, Ms. Marvel / Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more – especially with his next Spider-Man trilogy that’s currently in the works.

More on The Power of the Dog

Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank
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The official description of The Power of the Dog reads:

A domineering but charismatic rancher wages a war of intimidation on his brother’s new wife and her teen son – until long-hidden secrets come to light.

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