The man who once told you what’s for dinner is back to weigh in on the 2020 presidential race.
Actor Sam Elliott, famous for his roles in “The Big Lebowski” and “The Ranch and as the voice of the “Beef, it’s what’s for dinner” ads, is voicing a new commercial for Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. The new ad debuted during Game 1 of World Series Tuesday.
The “There Is Only One America” ad features Elliott’s silky baritone over top of the “Star Spangled Banner” as shots of the nation’s grandeur play alongside Biden campaigning. The ad strikes a hopeful tone as Biden pitches himself as the man to mend the nation’s growing divisions.
“There is only one America,” Elliott says in the ad. “There are no Democratic Rivers. No Republican mountains. Just this great land and all that’s possible on it with a fresh start. Cures we can find. Futures we can shape. Work to reward. Dignity to protect. There is so much we can do if we choose to take on problems and not each other. And choose a president who brings out our best. Joe Biden doesn’t need everyone in this country to always agree. Just to agree we all love this country and go from there.”
Elliott isn’t the first celebrity to literally lend his voice to help Biden. Samuel L. Jackson also narrated an ad for the former vice president. That ad focused on fighting against voter suppression and was released earlier this month.
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Sam Elliott began to trend on Twitter after the ad ran Tuesday night. People were excited to hear his reassuring dulcet timbre discussing the upcoming election.
Though the ad didn’t ring as true for everyone. There were a lot of people who felt the ad over sold what Biden could deliver.
Sam Elliott speaks his mind on Trump, politics
Elliott looks like the cowboy characters he’s played by he’s far from the quiet, taciturn tough guy he plays. He often discusses his feelings on different topics, and he’s been very open about his feelings on Donald Trump. He has gone after the president on multiple occasions.
“I think Trump won because he didn’t have someone running against him that was electable. But he spoke to that vast whole out there that had been neglected forever,” Elliott said in a 2017 interview. “I’m not saying anything new; we all know the truth of it. But god, just the fact that this guy could get elected president is mind-boggling.”
He bristled when asked if his Netflix show “The Ranch” spoke to the same white and rural people Trump courted to win the 2016 election. Elliott said that the entertainment industry has often looked down on middle America and only focused on the coasts. But to say rural Americas, by virtue of their location, are Trump supporters is unfair, he told CNN.
“You’re talking about them not being very smart if they’re going to get in (the Trump) camp as far as I’m concerned,” he said in 2016.