Famous Hollywood actor was just found dead in his Los Angeles home. Prayers for his family and friends during their time of loss.
He is a prolific actor known for his roles in movies including “Repo Man” and “Cool Hand Luke.” He was also on the TV show “Big Love.” Harry Stanton passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, according to the Associated Press.
Stanton was 91 at the time of his death and had an incredible career in the acting business. He was born in West Irvine, Kentucky and grew up singing. At a pretty young age he was forced to choose between music and acting.
He eventually decided that he wanted to pursue a career in acting, but it wasn’t as easy as some think. Stanton went through many struggles before his name became known across the world for his skill.
Some of Stanton’s first movie roles included “The Wrong Man” and turns in “Tomahawk Trail” and “The Proud Rebel” as Dean Stanton. He was also featured on several TV shows as well. Some including “The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.”
That’s when he started landing roles for higher-profile movies such as “Aliens,” “Private Benjamin” and “Escape From New York.” It wasn’t until many years later in 1984 that he landed a role for “Paris, Texas” that made him a star overnight.
“Paris, Texas” stars Stanton as a wanderer with amnesia who finds and reconnects with his family. Directed by Wim Wenders, the film proved extremely well-received, winning the Palme d’Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the BAFTA Award for best director. It holds an impressive 100 percent fresh rating on the movie review site RottenTomatoes.com. -Legacy
After Paris things only continued to look up for Stanton. For instance, starring in the cult classic “Repo Man.” He played a hard-to-love father in “Pretty in Pink.”
Some others include “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “Wild at Heart,” “The Green Mile” and more.
Being the incredible and legendary star that he is, Stanton has been honored with the annual Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival in Lexington, Kentucky. He was also the subject of the 2013 documentary “Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction.” It was a huge hit.
Stanton was a true legend, and he will be missed.