Harry Dean Stanton, star of countless classic films, dies age 91

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

Harry Dean Stanton Dead: 'Twin Peaks' and 'Big Love' Actor Dies at 91

Stanton was the subject of a 2012 documentary, Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction in which he described his spirituality this way: "I'm big into Eastern concepts".

The legendary actor, whose acting career spanned over six decades, passed away peacefully from "natural causes".

Showtime's Twin Peaks revival recently concluded its third season, with no plans to bring it back for yet another season.

Harry was born July 14, 1926, in Irvine, Kentucky.

Stanton worked with many of Hollywood's most notable directors, including Frances Ford Coppola ("The Godfather Part Two" and "One From the Heart"), Sam Peckinpah ("Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"), Martin Scorsese ("The Last Temptation of Christ"), Ridley Scott ("Alien"), and Lynch ("Wild at Heart", "The Straight Story", and "Inland Empire"). I told him I wanted to play something of some beauty or sensitivity. The critic Roger Ebert once wrote that Mr. Stanton was one of two character actors (the other was M. Emmet Walsh) whose presence in a movie guaranteed that it could not be "altogether bad". In 1984, Wim Wenders had chosen to portray the lead role of his film Paris, Texas. Of course (spoiler alert) Stanton gets eaten by the Alien monster, and that's the way it was until 1984, when he starred in Paris, Texas and the cult classic Repo Man.

Hamill posted a black and white photograph of Stanton on Twitter, writing alongside it: "Sad to say goodbye to the incomparable Harry Dean Stanton - so profoundly authentic in every role he inhabited".

Lucky isn't just a supporting role for Stanton, but a major leading position.

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"Everyone loved him. And with good reason", Lynch said.

"As a person, Harry Dean is just so handsome".

Twin Peaks creator paid a tribute to him by saying "The great Harry Dean Stanton has left us".

Harry Dean Stanton was shining as the first plan.

"Harry Dean Stanton was a wonderful man, kind and full of humor". Deborah Harry, whom he also dated, recorded a 1989 song for him, "I Want That Man". He also was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving as a cook aboard a ship during the Battle of Okinawa. He was a great actor (actually beyond great) and a great human being- so great to be around him!

His long list of cast credits included roles in TV series ranging from "Gunsmoke" to "Big Love".

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