Harry Dean Stanton, Actor and WWII Veteran, Dies at Age 91

Harry Dean Stanton, Actor and WWII Veteran, Dies at Age 91

Kelly gave no further details on the cause. He came from a musical family and said that he was at one point faced with the decision of pursuing a career as a singer or an actor.

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.

The actor had appeared in hit films, including "Repo Man", "Cool Hand Luke", and "Paris, Texas", as well as the recent reboot of television's "Twin Peaks". He also starred on HBO's Big Love.

I shamefully admit that my first memories of Stanton are from Pretty in Pink, but what else would you expect from a girl who grew up during the '80s and '90s.

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In the ensuing two decades, Stanton secured a string of tiny roles in TV shows and low-budget films, including The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Gunsmoke and Johnny Ringo.

Mark Ruffalo tweeted a video of a deleted Avengers scene that featured him and Stanton talking about the Hulk's powers and how he could contribute good to the world. "Martin Scorsese, John Huston, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock". Ultimately, Stanton decided it was "too much work" to be a leading man.

The 1984 film Paris, Texas opens on a thin, weathered man wearing an old suit and a red baseball cap, wandering the desert with an empty water jug.

Stanton never wedded, despite the fact that he had an involved acquaintance with performing artist Rebecca De Mornay, 35 years his lesser.

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The film won the grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival and provided the actor with his first star billing, at age 58. 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.

His legend would only grow.

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012), Lynch asked Stanton how he would like it to be remembered.

Writer and director David Lynch said in a statement that Stanton was a great human being as well as a great actor. Harry Dean Stanton was best known for his supporting roles, he has turned to the greatest filmmakers. He's got this easygoing nature. Lynch, in turn, said: "Yep!" As a musician, he can sing so beautifully tears just flow out of your eyes.

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"The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us.There went a great one".

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