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On the Lot: Remembering Sam Shepard

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Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York, Thursday, Sept, 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) Charles Sykes/AP

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer prize winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and director, passed away last Thursday. News of his death broke this morning. His work spans over half a century, but perhaps his most iconic role was in "The Right Stuff," where he plays the legendary test pilot, Chuck Yeager: 


Vanity Fair's Hollywood correspondent reflects with A Martinez on Shepard's legacy, for this week's On the Lot.

Plus, Dunkirk dominated the box office once again, but there's another Oscar contender in its midst: Kathyrn Bigelow's "Detroit."


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