Prolific American Actor Harry Dean Stanton Has Passed Away at 91

September 16, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton

Sad news to report about a very talented, beloved actor. Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91 (report via The Guardian) at a hospital in Los Angeles. Stanton has a legendary, prolific actor who appeared in over 100 different roles throughout the years. Many may recognize him because he's probably been in something you've seen, or a movie you love, there's no question about it. Roger Ebert even created the "Stanton-Walsh Rule", saying: "No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Stanton most recently appeared on the new "Twin Peaks" show, playing Carl Rodd, and has a film out this year (titled Lucky). He also dabbled in writing and music, but ended up sticking to acting.

Here's a few loving remembrances posted on Twitter over the weekend talking about Harry Dean Stanton:

Harry Dean Stanton was born in 1926 in rural Kentucky, and was the son of tobacco farmer. He served as a cook in the navy during WWII, and then studied journalism in college before dropping out to attend acting classes at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1949. Stanton has appeared in so many films, including: Cool Hand Luke, Two-Lane Blacktop, The Godfather: Part II, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Dillinger, Alien, Death Watch, Escape from New York, Paris Texas, Repo Man, The Last Temptation of Christ, Twister, Wild at Heart, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Green Mile, Alpha Dog, Inland Empire, Rango, This Must Be the Place, The Avengers, Seven Psychopaths, 9 Full Moons, and Lucky most recently. He never earned any Academy Award or Golden Globe nominations. Another legendary actor is gone. Rest in Peace, Sir Stanton.

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Stole every scene he was in. Even when he was in a shitty movie, he was always on point.

grimjob on Sep 16, 2017


In his later career, his work as a character actor was supreme. Right up there with the best of them.

DAVIDPD on Sep 17, 2017

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