Harry Dean Stanton
The actor who came to prominence in the film 'Paris, Texas' (1984), which was specifically written for him by the playwright Sam Shepard when the actor mentioned that he was sick of the roles he was playing.
July 14, 1926
September 15, 2017
Harry Dean Stanton rose to fame with his performances in ‘Alien’ (1979), ‘The Green Mile’ (1999), and ‘Repo Man’ (1984). His last film was ‘Lucky’ (2017′ as a 90-year-old atheist.
When he was starting out, he opted to use Dean Stanton to distinguish himself from another actor named Harry Stanton who co-starred with him in ‘Petticoat Junction’ (1963) and ‘The Green Mile’ (1999), whose character was named Dean Stanton.
He worked as a US Navy cook during the Battle of Okinawa during the World War II.