Sam Elliott interview: The actor on Hollywood versus indie film decision-making (VIDEO).

Sam Elliott on How Decision-Making Differs in Hollywood vs. the Indie Scene

Sam Elliott on How Decision-Making Differs in Hollywood vs. the Indie Scene

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Feb. 3 2015 2:40 PM

Sam Elliott on How Decision-Making Differs in Hollywood vs. the Indie Scene

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PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Rhea Perlman, Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Martin Starr, and Malin Akerman of 'I'll See You in My Dreams' pose for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Veteran actor Sam Elliott has three films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including the romantic comedy I’ll See You in My Dreams.

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In addition to discussing his beloved cowboy persona and his work alongside co-star Blythe Danner and director Brett Haley, Elliott spoke openly with us about what it’s like to work in Hollywood versus in the independent film scene.

Slate Sessions video edited by Anne Marie Lindemann. Interview booked by Raquel Bruno. Executive produced by Ayana Morali.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.

Anne Marie Lindemann is a video producer and designer based on New York.