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Legendary Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies At 91

17 September, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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Stanton made a second career of music, playing regularly in Los Angeles and sometimes touring with the Harry Dean Stanton Band, in which he sang and played guitar and harmonica.

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".

As the news of his death broke, his co-stars and friends took to social media to share their memories of the legendary actor, who returned to play Carl Rodd in the new series of Twin Peaks this year. Stanton died of natural causes. "It's one of those actors who knows that his face is part of story", said novelist and actor at Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012). Stanton's agent said that he will be survived by the "family and friends who loved him". His long, distinguished career will stand as a monument to one of the greatest character actors to ever grace the screen. For Olivia Wilde, Harry Dean Stanton was the " definition of cool ".

"Thank you, Harry Dean". While films such as "Repo Man" gave him the opportunity to use his unique abilities to be quick and playful, "Paris, Texas" was a somber film that allowed him to be spellbinding in the quietest of ways. "(...) You'll really miss us", he wrote in a statement.

"I worked with the best directors", Stanton told the AP in a 2013 interview, given while chain-smoking in pajamas and a robe.

Among his final roles, he played Sheriff Lloyd in Frank and Ava, which is now in post-production, and Carl Rodd on the reboot of the TV series Twin Peaks. There is no such person as Harry Dean.

Though he often played inmates such as Tramp in "Cool Hand Luke" and Toot-Toot in "The Green Mile", he was a struggling suburban single dad in "Pretty in Pink" and the biblical Saul in "The Last Temptation of Christ".

Stanton continued to work steadily through the 1990s and 2000s, averaging two or three films a year - of variable quality, it has to be admitted.

Stanton was phlegmatic about his place in the film industry eco-system, telling the Observer: "In the end, you end up accepting everything in your life - suffering, horror, love, loss, hate - all of it".

Our thoughts are with Harry's friends and family during this hard time. "I don't want to deal with any consciousness afterward".


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