Tributes Pour In As Cult Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91 Tributes Pour In As Cult Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91
The weekend begins with sad news today, as it has been confirmed that Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday in Los Angeles.   The... Tributes Pour In As Cult Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91

The weekend begins with sad news today, as it has been confirmed that Harry Dean Stanton passed away yesterday in Los Angeles.

Source: 20th Century Fox

 

The renowned character actor and musician had a career that spanned 6 decades, consisting of memorable supporting roles of offbeat characters. He found mainstream success in the 80’s, following his breakthrough performance as Travis, the lead in Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas. Which was incidentally a role offered to him by the screenwriter of the film, Sam Shepard – who also unfortunately passed away earlier this year.

Tributes from many colleagues and fans were posted on Twitter following the news of Stanton’s passing…

 

 

Twin Peaks star Madchen Amick also posted this rather beautiful video of Harry Dean Stanton singing, during the show’s production of the third season.

In recent years he found a resurgence following appearances in TV shows such as HBO’s Big Love and Two & A Half Men, and cameos in the films Seven Psychopaths and The Avengers. Culminating in a much praised reprisal of Carl Rodd in Twin Peaks – The Return.

The World War II Navy veteran’s is also notable for appearing in films such as, The Godfather Part II, Alien, Cool Hand Luke and Repo Man. One of his last completed works, Lucky, directed by John Carroll Lynch, scheduled for its UK premiere at the London Film Festival on October 9th. With some citing Stanton’s performance in the film as ‘career-defining’.

 

 

 

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