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Sam Elliott apologizes for ‘Power of the Dog’ rant

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Actor Sam Elliott apologized Sunday for extensively criticized remarks he made about Jane Campion’s Oscar-winning movie “The Energy of the Canine.”

Throughout a panel for Deadline’s Contenders TV convention in Los Angeles, the veteran performer walked again his comments comparing cowboys within the Netflix western to Chippendales dancers and criticizing “all these allusions to homosexuality all through the f— film.”

“That film struck a chord with me, and in making an attempt to inform [‘WTF’ podcast host Marc Maron] how I felt concerning the movie, I wasn’t very articulate about it,” Elliott mentioned Sunday.

“I mentioned some issues that damage individuals, and I really feel horrible about that. The homosexual group has been unbelievable to me my total profession — and I imply my total profession, from earlier than I received began once I was on this city.”

Not lengthy after Elliott disparaged her and her film on Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Campion deemed the “1883″ star’s statements sexist and called him “just a little little bit of a b—.” Moreover, Benedict Cumberbatch — who stars in “The Energy of the Canine” as merciless rancher Phil Burbank — extrapolated Elliott’s “very odd” diatribe to “an enormous intolerance throughout the world at massive in direction of homosexuality nonetheless.”

The acclaimed interval drama led this yr’s Oscar nominees with 12 nods, whereas Campion took residence the prize for directing.

At Sunday’s Deadline occasion, Elliott acknowledged the homosexual of us who’ve helped him navigate the leisure trade, together with his “expensive pal” and expertise agent “of a lot of years.”

“I’m sorry that I damage any of these pals and somebody that I beloved and anybody else by the phrases that I used,” Elliott continued.

“I additionally advised [Maron] that I assumed Jane Campion was a superb director, and I need to apologize to the forged of ‘The Energy of the Canine’ — sensible actors, all — specifically, Benedict Cumberbatch. I can solely say that I’m sorry, and I’m. I’m.”

After Elliott mentioned his piece, his “1883″ co-star Religion Hill chimed in to vouch for his “superb character.”

“Can I say one thing?” Hill mentioned. “On set … if [Elliott] mentioned one thing to anybody which will have been taken offensively — which … most individuals would by no means assume it might be offensive — he would … go over and sit down and apologize.”