In a rare interview, Sam Shepard talked about his unpredictable film choices, his rejection of memoir-writing and web-browsing, and his work with the think tank at the Santa Fe Institute. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright also explained why he hasn’t written more screenplays, and why he’s never worked with that other great icon of American Westerns, Clint Eastwood.
GQ: Do you use the Internet at all?
Sam Shepard: No, I don’t have a computer. I don’t have an Internet, I don’t have the e-mail, I don’t have any of that shit. I do have a phone.
GQ: And your kids let you get away with not having e-mail?
Sam Shepard: Oh, yeah. They just kind of laugh at me, like I fell off the horse a long time ago.
I don’t have an Internet.
This is important.