Saturday, 18 November, 2017

'Godfather II,' 'Alien' actor Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, Actor and WWII Veteran, Dies at Age 91 Harry Dean Stanton Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and 'Big Love' Actor Dies at 91
Elaine Woods | 17 September, 2017, 00:54

His long, distinguished career will stand as a monument to one of the greatest character actors to ever grace the screen.

Stanton passed away Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Stanton worked, over 60 years, for some of most renowned directors of Hollywood like Francis Ford Coppola in The Godfar:Part II; Wim Wenders in Paris, Texas; Sam Peckinpah in Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid; Martin Scorsese in The last temptation of Christ, and Ridley Scott in Alien.

For many years, Stanton played lesser-billed characters. While films such as "Repo Man" gave him the opportunity to use his unique abilities to be quick and playful, "Paris, Texas" was a somber film that allowed him to be spellbinding in the quietest of ways.

"He played particular roles and was a natural in them", said Mills, who recalled how feeble Stanton was when he appeared at the Lexington festival in 2014 with actress Michelle Phillips. TCM is owned by CNN's parent company, Time Warner.

Stanton may be most famous for playing Molly Ringwald's dad in the 1986 John Hughes classic "Pretty In Pink".

"The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us", Lynch said Friday.

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"There went a great one". There is no such person as Harry Dean. Everyone loved him. And with good reason.

Hamill posted a black and white photograph of Stanton on Twitter, writing alongside it: "Sad to say goodbye to the incomparable Harry Dean Stanton - so profoundly authentic in every role he inhabited". 'Roger Ebert once said, "No movie featuring Harry Dean Stanton can be altogether bad.' That is the power of a truly extraordinary actor". There will be a Harry tribute when I get off.

He told the Australian newspaper he had changed by adhering to Eastern mysticism, which helped him become more self-aware and less angry.

Ed Begley Jr tweeted: "Just lost my friend of the past 45 years". Acting won, but many years of struggle would pass before Stanton would become a household name. I remember on Two-Lane Blacktop, he thought he should have been cast in the Warren Oates part.

"As a person, Harry Dean is just so handsome". Loved him. So much. OMG.

Born July 14, 1926 in Kentucky, he was the oldest of three children of a mother a hairdresser and father, a baptist, a farmer of tobacco, which did not agree: "My mother wanted to leave the family nest".

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