Like wine, some things just get better with time.

Whether you know Sam Elliott from his days as a cowboy on the TV series The Sacketts or from his current role in the blockbuster ”A Star is Born”, this Hollywood heartthrob has certainly captured our hearts over the years.

Throughout the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, Sam Elliott was one of the most sought-after people to work with, not just because of his charm, good looks, and a voice to die for – but because of his incredible talent.

We can truly agree that Sam Elliott has aged like a fine wine.

So let’s check out these younger photos of this wonderful man!

1. Yearbook, 1965

Sam Elliott’s college yearbook photo at Clark College. Sam Elliott moved with his family to Portland when he was 13, and Elliott graduated from David Douglas High School in 1962.

He also got a degree from Clark College in Vancouver.

2. Mission: Impossible

Photo taken on the set of Mission: Impossible, a TV series that Elliott was a part of from 1970 to 1971.

This photo was taken in 1970 to be exact, where Sam Elliott was about 26 years old.

3. Sam the Card Player

Sam played a small role as Card Player #2 in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).

4. Frogs (1972)

Seeing Sam Elliott without his mustache is like seeing a leopard without its spots, but he made a rare clean shaven appearance in a 1972 horror movie called Frogs, a nature-runs-amok story about a large group of amphibians getting revenge for the pollution of their swamp.

5. “Mannix” (TV Episode 1973)

The handsome actor made a guest appearances on Mannix in the episode “Little Girl Lost”. Do you recognize him?

6. Murder in Texas (1981)

Sam Elliott with Farrah Fawcett in “Murder in Texas” … excellent made-for-tv-movie, based on the book by Ann Rule.

7. In 1976’s “Lifeguard”…

Help! I’m drowning! Everyone remembers Lifeguard the best due to a shirtless Sam Elliott in lifeguard shorts….

8. Once an Eagle

Based on the Anton Myrer novel, this miniseries charts thirty years in the careers of two military men, from the outbreak of WWI to the aftermath of WWII.

Sam Elliott was a part of the series from 1976 to 1977. This photo was taken in 1976 in his soldier uniform per his character at the time.

9. Aspen (1977)

Sam Elliott and Perry King play one of the greatest parts of their careers in this compelling drama situated in the Colorado Mountains.

10. Mask (1985)

What a dream team.!Taken in 1985 for the film Mask, Elliott poses next to a younger Cher.

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