Harry Dean Stanton

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Birth Place: West Irvine, Kentucky, USA
Birth Date: July 15, 1926
Occupation: Actor, Soundtrack

Harry Dean Stanton Biography


Prolific character actor with a drooping, weather-beaten appearance and superb acting talent that have been his ticket to appearing in over 100 films, and 50 TV episodes. Born in West Irvine, Kentucky, Stanton served as a cook in the U.S. Navy during WW II, and was on-board and LSt during the Balltle of Okinawa; he then returned to the University of Kentucky to appear in a production of "Pygmalion", before heading out to California and honing his craft at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. Stanton then toured around the US with a male choir, worked in children's theater, and then headed back to California. His first role on screen was in the tepid Tomahawk Trail (1957), but he was quickly noticed and appeared regularly in minor roles as cowboys and soldiers through the late 1950s and early 1960s. His star continued to rise and he received better roles in which he could showcase his laid-back style, such as in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Dillinger (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974), and in Alien (1979). It was around this time that Stanton came to the attention of director Wim Wenders, who cast him in his finest role yet as Travis in the moving Paris, Texas (1984). Next indie director Alex Cox gave Stanton a role that really brought him to the forefront, in the quirky cult film Repo Man (1984).Stanton was now heavily in demand, and his unique look got him cast as everything from a suburban father in the mainstream Pretty in Pink (1986) to a soft-hearted, but ill-fated, private investigator in Wild at Heart (1990) and a crazy yet cunning scientist in Escape from New York (1981). Apart from his film performances, Stanton is also an accomplished musician, and "The Harry Dean Stanton Band" and their unique spin on mariachi music have been playing together for well over a decade. They have toured internationally to rave reviews. Stanton became a cult figure of cinema and music and when Deborah Harry sang the lyric "I want to dance with Harry Dean..." in her 1990s hit "I Want That Man", she was talking about him.As he moved into the time in his life when most other people would be calling it a day, Harry Dean Stanton has remained consistently active on screen, most recently appearing in films including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Green Mile (1999) and The Man Who Cried (2000). A true gem amongst character actors, and with an on screen presence capable of adding that something extra to any production.

Harry Dean Stanton Movies / TV-Shows


Sick of it All (2017)
Twin Peaks (2017)
Lucky (2017)
9 Full Moons (2013)
Carlos Spills the Beans (2013)
Getting On - Fiese alte Knochen (2013)
The Last Stand (2013)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Rango (2011)
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Alice (2009)
The Open Road (2009)
Chuck (2007)
The Good Life (2007)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Alien Autopsy (2006)
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)
Inland Empire (2006)
Big Love (2006)
Alpha Dog - Tödliche Freundschaften (2006)
The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
Chrystal (2004)
The Big Bounce (2004)
Bukowski: Born into This (2003)
Two and a Half Men (2003)
Anger Management (2003)
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003)
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
Sonny (2002)
Alien Evolution (2001)
The Animal (2001)
The Pledge (2001)
Sand (2000)
In stürmischen Zeiten (2000)
The Straight Story (1999)
The Green Mile (1999)
The Mighty (1998)
A Civil Action (1998)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
She's So Lovely (1997)
Fire Down Below (1997)
Midnight Blue (1997)
Down Periscope (1996)
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Playback (1996)
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
Spiel mit dem Feuer (1995)
Blue Tiger (1994)
Against the Wall (1994)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Man Trouble (1992)
Payoff (1991)
Wild at Heart (1990)
The Fourth War (1990)
Twister (1989)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Slam Dance (1987)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
UFOria (1985)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Fool for Love (1985)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Repo Man (1984)
Die rote Flut (1984)
The Bear (1984)
Christine (1983)
I Want to Live (1983)
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Grosse Märchen mit grossen Stars (1982)
Die Klapperschlange (1981)
Einer mit Herz (1981)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Death Watch (1980)
The Black Marble (1980)
Wise Blood (1979)
The Rose (1979)
Alien - Das unheimliche Wesen aus einer fremden Welt (1979)
Stunde der Bewährung (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Duell am Missouri (1976)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976)
92 in the Shade (1975)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Mitgiftjäger (1975)
Rafferty und die wilden Mädchen (1975)
Zandy's Bride (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Cockfighter (1974)
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Jagd auf Dillinger (1973)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Cisco Pike (1972)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
The Rebel Rousers (1970)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Adam-12 (1968)
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
The Long Ride Home (1967)
Der Marshall von Cimarron (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The High Chaparral (1967)
In der Hitze der Nacht (1967)
Mannix (1967)
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Big Valley (1965)
Verrückter wilder Westen (1965)
Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Daniel Boone (1964)
The Fugitive (1963)
Petticoat Junction (1963)
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
The Virginian (1962)
Combat! (1962)
Hero's Island (1962)
How the West Was Won (1962)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Rawhide (1959)
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
The Untouchables (1959)
Bonanza (1959)
Anwalt der Gerechtigkeit (1959)
Bat Masterson (1958)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
Westlich von Santa Fe (1958)
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)
Abenteuer im wilden Westen (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Disney-Land (1954)
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