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)
9 Full Moons (2013)
Carlos Spills the Beans (2013)
Getting On (2013)
The Last Stand (2013)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
Seitsemän psykopaattia (2012)
Rango (2011)
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Alice (2009)
The Open Road (2009)
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Chuck (2007)
The Good Life (2007)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Alpha Dog (2006)
Alien Autopsy (2006)
Sinä, minä ja Dupree (2006)
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)
Inland Empire (2006)
Big Love (2006)
The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
Chrystal (2004)
The Big Bounce (2004)
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003)
Bukowski: Born into This (2003)
Anger Management (2003)
Two and a Half Men (2003)
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
Sonny (2002)
The Pledge (2001)
Alien Evolution (2001)
The Animal (2001)
Mies joka itki (2000)
Sand (2000)
The Straight Story (1999)
Vihreä maili (1999)
Siviilirohkeutta (1998)
Pelkoa ja inhoa Las Vegasissa (1998)
The Mighty (1998)
Midnight Blue (1997)
She's So Lovely (1997)
Fire Down Below (1997)
Down Periscope (1996)
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Playback (1996)
Älä luota vieraisiin (1995)
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
Against the Wall (1994)
Yakuzan tiikeri (1994)
Man Trouble (1992)
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Verivelka (1991)
The Fourth War (1990)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
Twister (1989)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Slam Dance (1987)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
UFOria (1985)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Fool for Love (1985)
Red Dawn (1984)
The Bear (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Repo Man (1984)
I Want to Live (1983)
Christine (1983)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Suoraan sydämestä (1981)
Escape from New York (1981)
The Black Marble (1980)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Death Watch (1980)
The Rose (1979)
Alien (1979)
Wise Blood - levoton veri (1979)
Straight Time (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976)
Kekseliäät kaksoset (1975)
Tunteet kuumina (1975)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
The Fortune (1975)
Cockfighter (1974)
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Zandy's Bride (1974)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Dillinger (1973)
Cisco Pike (1972)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Hell's Angels - raju jengi (1970)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Adam-12 (1968)
Mannix (1967)
The Long Ride Home (1967)
Cimarron Strip (1967)
Lannistumaton Luke (1967)
The High Chaparral (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
He ratsastivat läpi luotisateen (1966)
The Big Valley (1965)
The Wild Wild West (1965)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Daniel Boone (1964)
The Fugitive (1963)
Petticoat Junction (1963)
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Virginialainen (1962)
Combat! (1962)
Rosvosaari (1962)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Lahjomattomat (1959)
Bonanza (1959)
Lock Up (1959)
Rawhide (1959)
Kuoleman kukkula (1959)
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
The Rifleman (1958)
Bat Masterson (1958)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Zane Grey Theater (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)
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