June 19, 2018

Actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91 after decades-long career

17 September 2017, 01:12 | Clyde Nash

Harry Dean Stanton Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and 'Big Love' Actor Dies at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, Actor and WWII Veteran, Dies at Age 91

Our thoughts are with Harry's friends and family during this hard time. 'Roger Ebert once said, "No movie featuring Harry Dean Stanton can be altogether bad.' That is the power of a truly extraordinary actor".

Showtime's Twin Peaks revival recently concluded its third season, with no plans to bring it back for yet another season.

The personality fit into the visions of a diverse array of some of the 20th century's most creative directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, John Hughes, Martin Scorsese, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch. 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".

Jon Cryer, who worked with Stanton on Pretty in Pink, tweeted, "Was an honor, man" with a black-and-white photograph of the two on set in 1986.

Stanton, who early in his career used the name Dean Stanton to avoid confusion with another actor, grew up in West Irvine, Kentucky, and said he began singing when he was a year old.

Stanton's final role, "Lucky", was directed by John Carroll Lynch in his directorial debut.

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Famous for his scruffy looks, mumbling speaking style and deadpan demeanour, Stanton was often cast in eccentric, oddball roles, but achieved fame for memorable roles in "The Godfather Part II", "Alien", "Cool Hand Luke", "Repo Man" and "Paris, Texas".

David Lynch, the creator of Twin Peaks, issued a statement on Harry's passing, saying: 'The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us.

Harry Dean Stanton played hooligans and codgers, erraticisms and failures.

Tributes have been paid to actor Harry Dean Stanton who starred in a number of classic films. I'm a good bro, too.

"Harry, I've got this part for you".

Stanton was born in Kentucy to a tobacco farmer, living a rural life before heading off to be a cook in the Navy in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He studied journalism and radio at the University of Kentucky before moving to California to ideal his craft at the Pasadena Playhouse. He had a long-running role in the HBO series Big Love, playing "prophet" Roman Grant. Many remembered him as a brilliant character actor; others recalled how warm, humorous, and welcoming he was.

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