NEWS OF THE WEEK: Sam Elliott apologises for controversial comments about The Power of the Dog

During an appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast in early March, the A Star Is Born actor called director Jane Campion's film a "piece of s**t" and criticised how it deconstructs the classic cowboy stereotype, comparing the ranchers to Chippendale dancers. Appearing at Deadline's Contenders TV event recently, Elliott issued an apology to Campion and the cast of the movie. "I told the WTF podcaster that I thought Jane Campion was a brilliant director, and I want to apologise to the cast of The Power of the Dog, brilliant actors all.”

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