Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton passed away from natural causes earlier today, as reported by multiple sources including THR. Of course (spoiler alert) Stanton gets eaten by the Alien monster, and that's the way it was until 1984, when he starred in Paris, Texas and the cult classic Repo Man.
Actor Harry Dean Stanton was cast in supporting roles for decades, and his weather-beaten face became a fixture on-screen for more than a half-century.
A 91-year-old actor leaving a great career behind him, his filmography has no less than 250 projects.
Stanton played a man reconnecting with his family after being presumably lost for four years, and earned critical attention immediately. "After all these years, I finally got the part I wanted to play", THR quotes Stanton as saying of that film. A faction most loved since the '70s with parts in "Cockfighter", "Two-Lane Blacktop" and "Cisco Pike", his more popular credits went from the Oscar-winning epic "The Godfather Part II" to the science fiction great "Outsider" to the teenager flick "Beautiful in Pink", in which he played Molly Ringwald's dad. There's nobody like Harry Dean. I am devastated. I loved Harry Dean. "May you rest in peace".More news: Apple will sell 4K movies via iTunes, and upgrade your HD purchases
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Harry Dean Stanton graced the silver screen for almost seven decades. Deborah Harry, whom he also dated, recorded a 1989 song for him, "I Want That Man". He most recently appeared as Carl Rodd in the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks.
Stanton has participated in more than 70 films and several or television series, including Twin Peaks, David Lynch.
After the success of "Paris, Texas", more notable roles followed for Stanton.
Stanton, a Kentucky native born in 1926, also served in the Navy during World War II. That's Stanton, in his first lead role - at age 58. 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".