7 Times Sam Elliott was the Most Gracious Host

With a host like Sam Elliott, you may never want to leave.

Moving from a big city like New York City to a small town in Wyoming isn’t easy. And for Paul (Hugh Grant) and Meryl (Sarah Jessica Parker) Morgan in Did You Hear About the Morgans?—it’s more than a culture shock. Their lives depend on blending into their new surroundings. Luckily for them, Sheriff Clay Wheeler (Sam Elliott) takes them under his wing, protecting them from the bad guys, and going out of his way to make them feel right at home. Here are our favorite moments from the film where Sam Elliott proved he was the host that makes you feel at home.


1. Makes a suave introduction.

His words put you right at ease.


2. Keeps the conversation flowing.

And gives it to you straight.


3. Introduces their guests to new things.

While keeping their interests in mind.


4. Respects others’ life decisions.

And holds back their personal feelings.


5. Keeps a sense of humor.

And doesn’t laugh at the expense of others.


6. Always there when you need to talk.

And provides sound advice. 


7. Knows when to hold their tongue.

And minds their own business.