Harry Dean Stanton dies

Posted September 17, 2017

Veteran American actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91.

He appeared in Ridley Scott's Alien as a Nostromo crew member, and continued to make waves in John Carpenter's Escape From New York and Repo Man directed by Alex Cox. Stanton was a fixture in Lynch's work, appearing in Wild at Heart (1990), Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), the 1993 miniseries Hotel Room, The Straight Story (1999) and Inland Empire (2006).

"The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us", his close friend and frequent collaborator David Lynch said in a statement on Friday.

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Stanton's star rose among film fans to the point that Roger Ebert once said famously, "No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad". "Everyone loved him, and with good reason". He had a terribly memorable role in "The Green Mile", the Frank Darabont adaptation of the Stephen King novel, in which Stanton played a quirky inmate who acted as the condemned prisoner for dry runs of executions by electric chair. In the film, Stanton stars as a 90-year-old atheist seeking enlightenment. There was a great one.

LOS ANGELES | For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers. "There's nobody like Harry Dean", Lynch said Friday evening, joining a chorus of praise for the actor. "May you rest in peace". In the early 2000s, it had punctured the small screen as the leader of a sect of polygamous for four seasons in the series Big Love.

Among his final roles, he played Sheriff Lloyd in Frank and Ava, which is now in post-production, and Carl Rodd on the reboot of the TV series Twin Peaks.

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For quite a long time Stanton lived in a little, rumpled house neglecting the San Fernando Valley, and was an apparatus at the West Hollywood point of interest Dan Tana's. It was just the beginning of a run in the 1980s when Stanton would take more prominent roles in some staple films of the 1980s.

After Navy benefit in the Pacific amid World War II, he put in three years at the University of Kentucky and showed up in a few plays. "Loads of love to you wherever you are now!".

Harry Dean Stanton wasn't a leading man type, but he was versatile and could play complex characters in any genre. Hellman stated that Stanton "had the same quality as all great actors", and shared an anecdote about Stanton's drive as an actor: "I think Harry summed it up best himself when he told me some advice Jack had given him".

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