Harry Dean Stanton

Actor Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton is an American actor, musician, and singer. Stanton's career has spanned over fifty years, which has seen him star in such films as Paris, Texas, Kelly's Heroes, Dillinger, Alien, Repo Man, Pretty In Pink, The Last Temptation of Christ, Wild at Heart, The Green Mile and The Pledge. In the late 2000s, he played a recurring role in the HBO television series Big Love.
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Birthday
14 July 1926
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'Lucky' Review: The Star Who Aspired to a State of Nothingness
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Harry Dean Stanton, who died earlier this month, stars in this tribute to character actors.
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An Appraisal: Harry Dean Stanton: Fully Inhabiting Scenes, Not Stealing Them
NYTimes - 5 months
In his long career, the actor became a cult figure and an emblem of cool in films as distinct as “Alien” and “Paris, Texas.”
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Harry Dean Stanton, longtime character actor, dies at 91
CNN - 5 months
Harry Dean Stanton, the longtime character actor whose face had its own unique character, has died at 91, according to his agent, John S. Kelly.
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Actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
CNN - 5 months
Harry Dean Stanton, the longtime character actor whose face had its own unique character, has died at 91, according to his agent, John S. Kelly. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports.
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Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
Reuters.com - 5 months
(Reuters) - Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat demeanor made him a favorite of directors seeking a character actor to add eccentricity or melancholy to the screen, died on Friday from natural causes, his agent said. He was 91.
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Harry Dean Stanton, Character Actor Who Became a Star, Dies at 91
New York Times - 5 months
The gaunt, hollow-eyed Mr. Stanton had his breakthrough in “Paris, Texas.” As one critic wrote, he was able “to make everything he does seem immediately authentic.”
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Harry Dean Stanton, supporting actor who became a star, dies At 91
NPR - 5 months
After being cast mainly as an outlaw or an oddball early in his career, Harry Dean Stanton would later became a film star.
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Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91
Fox News - 5 months
Harry Dean Stanton, the character actor who appeared in such films as "Cool Hand Luke," "Kelly's Heroes," "The Godfather Part II" and "Alien," has died at age 91, Fox News has confirmed.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harry Dean Stanton
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 86
    The May 2013 Stanton festival in Lexington included an appearance by Crispin Glover, a co-star with Stanton in Wild at Heart, the 1989 comedy Twister and the Lynch-directed HBO original series Hotel Room in 1993; and a pre-release screening of the Partly Fiction.
    Stanton is the subject of a 2013 documentary titled Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, directed by Sophie Huber and featuring film clips; interviews with collaborators including Wenders, Shepard, Kris Kristofferson, and David Lynch; and Stanton's singing.
  • 2012
    Age 85
    In 2012, he had brief cameos in the superhero blockbuster The Avengers, and in the action comedy Seven Psychopaths.
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    The second annual Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival was held over a weekend in May 2012 at the Kentucky Theater and other venues in downtown Lexington.
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  • 2011
    Age 84
    In 2011, the Lexington Film League created a festival to honor Stanton in the city where he spent much of his adolescence.
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  • 2010
    Age 83
    During 2010, he appeared on the NBC show Chuck for one episode, reprising his role as a repo man from the 1984 cult film Repo Man.
  • 2003
    Age 76
    Stanton has also occasionally toured nightclubs as a singer/guitarist, playing mostly country-inflected cover tunes. He appeared in the Dwight Yoakam music video for "Sorry You Asked", portrayed a cantina owner in a Ry Cooder video for "Get Rhythm", participated in the video for Bob Dylan's "Dreamin' of You", and in 2003, appeared in the video for "Stop" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1983
    Age 56
    Playwright Sam Shepard, the movie's screenwriter, had spotted Stanton at a Santa Fe, New Mexico bar in 1983 while both were attending a film festival in that city, and the two fell into conversation. "I was telling him I was sick of the roles I was playing," Stanton recalled in a 1986 interview. "I told him I wanted to play something of some beauty or sensitivity.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1962
    Age 35
    He had a very small part in 1962's How The West Was Won as one of Charlie Gant's (Eli Wallach) gang, and followed that with a minor but eye-catching role as a poetry-reciting beatnik in the Danny Kaye film "The Man from the Diner's Club" in 1963.
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  • 1959
    Age 32
    He appears (uncredited) as a complaining BAR man in the very beginning of the Gregory Peck film Pork Chop Hill in 1959.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on July 14, 1926.
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