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Iconic Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At The Age Of 91

17 September 2017

United States character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91.

John Carpenter, who directed Harry Dean in the movie Escape from NY tweeted and said "Harry Dean was a wonderful man, kind and full of humor". Stanton would make some sizeable television appearances as well, including that of Roman Grant on HBO's Big Love, not to mention recently reprising his Twin Peaks role as Carl Rodd on the series revival from Showtime this year.

When Stanton wasn't acting, he sang and played guitar in a Tex-Mex band that played around Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Stanton was a favorite of the late film critic Roger Ebert, who said that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad". In a statement, the actor's rep said that he is survived by his family and all of those people who love him.

Despite a number of relationships, notably with Rebecca DeMornay in the early 1980s, Stanton never married, and is not known to have had any children. Stanton also became friends with Marlon Brando, another actor from Missouri Breaks, and they engaged in long phone calls for years before Brando's death in 2004. There's nobody like Harry Dean.

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Harry Dean Stanton was shining as the first plan. "I was telling him I was sick of the roles I was playing", Stanton later recalled, "I told him I wanted to play something of some beauty or sensitivity".

By his mid-80s, the Lexington Film League in his native Kentucky had founded the Harry Dean Stanton Fest and filmmaker Sophie Huber had made the documentary "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction", which included commentary from Wenders, Sam Shepard and Kristofferson. "Loads of love to wherever you are now!"

In his last film "Lucky", which is slated for release later this month, Stanton played a 90-year-old atheist in a small desert town inhabited by quirky characters.

After the success of "Paris, Texas", more notable roles followed for Stanton. Expectedly, Hollywood was quick to mourn Stanton's passing and honor his legacy.

Born in West Irvine, Kentucky, Stanton served in the Navy during WWII, and then attended the University of Kentucky, studying journalism and radio. "I don't want to deal with any consciousness afterward".

Iconic Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At The Age Of 91