Harry Dean Stanton (Movie Actor)

Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton was an American actor, musician, and singer. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Stanton played supporting roles in the films Cool Hand Luke, Kelly’s Heroes, Dillinger, The Godfather Part II, Alien, Escape from New York, Christine, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink, The Last Temptation of Christ, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, The Green Mile, Alpha Dog and Inland Empire. He was given rare lead roles in Wim Wenders’ classic Paris, Texas and Lucky, his last film.

Born: July 14, 1926, West Irvine, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: September 15, 2017, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Ashes scattered outside in Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Alma mater: University of Kentucky, Pasadena Playhouse
Occupation: Actor, musician, singer
Years active: 1954–2017
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About Harry Dean Stanton

Actor who appeared in such character-driven movies as Repo Man and Paris, Texas. His other credits include The Last Temptation of Christ, Alien, Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, and The Green Mile.

Before Fame

He attended and trained at the Pasadena Playhouse alongside classmates Dana Andrews and Tyler MacDuff.


He had a recurring role on the HBO series Big Love.

Family Life

His father was Sheridan Harry Dean Stanton, a tobacco farmer.


He appeared in the Bob Dylan music video for the song, “Dreaming of You.”

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