Harry Dean Stanton, Twin Peaks and Alien Actor, Dies at 91

17 September, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Harry Dean Stanton, Actor and WWII Veteran, Dies at Age 91

However, as time went on he found himself making notable appearances in films such as Alien, Escape from NY, and Repo Man. 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).

Kelly said that Stanton, remembered by many as a "cult actor", had died of natural causes.

Outside of his Hollywood life he was a skilled musician, and he spent time playing harmonica and guitar in his own band, the Harry Dean Stanton Band.

Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, described Stanton as "incomparable" while Lynch labelled him a "great one". He was a great actor (actually beyond great) - and a great human being - so great to be around him! For Olivia Wilde, Harry Dean Stanton was the " definition of cool ".

Harry Dean Stanton was shining as the first plan.

Stanton played character roles much of his life, but stepped out in the spotlight in 1984, for his first leading role in Wim Wenders' "Paris, Texas". Andie's dad tried, he really did, and Stanton was just so honest in this role you couldn't help but want to hug him a million times over even when his daughter was having an angsty moment.

The quintessentially American actor was hired by such famed directors as Francis Ford Coppola (1974's The Godfather: Part II), John Huston (1979's Wise Blood), Robert Altman (1985's Fool for Love), Martin Scorsese (1988's The Last Temptation of Christ), John Frankenheimer (1990's The Fourth War) and Frank Darabont (1999's The Green Mile).

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"The Alien family mourns the loss of Harry Dean Stanton".

Harry Dean Stanton played hooligans and codgers, erraticisms and failures. The actor was friends with Bob Dylan, Hunter S. Thompson (at whom's funeral he sang), Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson (at whose wedding he served as best man and with whom he lived post-divorce).

He had also had roles in films such as the 80s coming of age romantic comedy, Pretty In Pink, in which he played the father of Molly Ringwald's character.

Stanton, who right off the bat in his vocation utilized the name Dean Stanton to stay away from perplexity with another performing artist, experienced childhood in West Irvine, Kentucky and said he started singing when he was a year old.

And, finally, the official Twitter account for the film tweeted out a lovely dedication to its star, which you can read below.

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