Vale: Harry Dean Stanton

Veteran US character actor, best known for Paris Texas and Big Love, has died.

Veteran US character actor Harry Dean Stanton, best known for Paris Texas and Big Love, has died aged 91.

He died on Friday on Hospital in Los Angeles.

Stanton amassed nearly 200 acting credits, according to IMDb.

He recently appeared in the revival of Twin Peaks having partnered with David Lynch through the years in films like Wild at Heart and Inland Empire. He also worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, John Hughes, Martin Scorsese and Terry Gilliam.

Stanton, born in Kentucky in 1926, served in the Navy in World War II before beginning his screen career in the 1950s.

Film credits included Cool Hand Luke, Paris Texas, The Green Mile, Pretty in Pink, The Last Temptation of Christ, Alien, The Godfather Part II, Twister and Repo Man.

TV credits, dominated by TV westerns, include Chuck, Dead Man’s Walk, Laverne & Shirley, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Petticoat Junction, Gunsmoke, Daniel Boone, Mannix, The Virginian, The Big Valley, The Wild Wild West, The Fugitive, Rawhide, Bonanza, Laramie, Have Gun Will travel, The Lawless Years, The Untouchables, Gunslinger, The Rifleman, The Texan and Bat Masterson.

Yet to be released are the features Lucky and Frank and Ava.

David Lynch said, “The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us. There went a great one. There’s nobody like Harry Dean.

“Everyone loved him. And with good reason,” Lynch said. “He was a great actor (actually beyond great) — and a great human being — so great to be around him!!!”

Source: NY Daily News

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