Harry Dean Stanton, the actor, died at the age of 91

Posted September 17, 2017

Longtime Character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91. He began attracting notice in higher-profile movies such as "Aliens", "Private Benjamin" and "Escape From New York", but it was with 1984's "Paris, Texas" that he rose to star status.

Stanton collaborated frequently with David Lynch, appearing in the director's Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks: The Return, miniseries Hotel Room, The Straight Story and Inland Empire. "I thought if I could be an actor, I could do all of it", the Twin Peaks actor said during one of his interviews for the documentary, Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland.

"He played particular roles and was a natural in them", said Mills, who recalled how feeble Stanton was when he appeared at the Lexington festival in 2014 with actress Michelle Phillips. He was a great actor -actually beyond great.

According to TMZ, Stanton never married, but he is survived by some family members.

Stanton, who right off the bat in his vocation utilized the name Dean Stanton to stay away from perplexity with another performing artist, experienced childhood in West Irvine, Kentucky and said he started singing when he was a year old. "There went the great one", filmmaker Lynch wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

LOS ANGELES | For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.

"Thank you, Harry Dean".

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Stanton, a Kentucky native born in 1926, also served in the Navy during World War II. I'm a good bro, too.

Actor Shawn Doyle, who acted with Stanton in "Big Love", tweeted a tribute to the actor.

He played a role in this year's revival of cult classic Twin Peaks.

Stanton is one of the finest character actors, gaining acclaim from some of the most respected actors and always mentioned as a talent to be admired in Hollywood. Lucky is his directorial debut, filmed past year, and in addition to Stanton, it stars director-and-sometimes-actor David Lynch (no relation to John), Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Skerritt.

Harry Dean Stanton has died, aged 91. "Loads of love to wherever you are now!"

He had especially distinguished himself in supporting roles, with few exceptions, including his unforgettable performance in Paris, Texas, where his interpretation of a father amnesiac earned Wim Wenders the palme d'or at cannes in 1984.