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)
The Last Stand (2013)
9 Full Moons (2013)
Carlos Spills the Beans (2013)
Getting On (2013)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Rango (2011)
The Open Road (2009)
Alice (2009)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
The Good Life (2007)
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Chuck (2007)
Inland Empire (2006)
Big Love (2006)
Alpha Dog (2006)
Alien Autopsy (2006)
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)
Sinä, minä ja Dupree (2006)
The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
Chrystal (2004)
The Big Bounce (2004)
Anger Management (2003)
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003)
Bukowski: Born into This (2003)
Miehen puolikkaat (2003)
Sonny (2002)
The Short Films of David Lynch (2002)
Alien Evolution (2001)
The Pledge (2001)
The Animal (2001)
Sand (2000)
Mies joka itki (2000)
The Straight Story (1999)
Vihreä maili (1999)
Ystävykset (1998)
A Civil Action (1998)
Pelkoa ja inhoa Las Vegasissa (1998)
She's So Lovely (1997)
Tappava salaisuus (1997)
Midnight Blue (1997)
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Down Periscope (1996)
Playback (1996)
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
Blue Tiger (1994)
Muuria vasten (1994)
Man Trouble (1992)
Twin Peaks - tuli kulje kanssani (1992)
Verivelka (1991)
The Fourth War (1990)
Wild at Heart (1990)
Twister (1989)
Dream a Little Dream (1989)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Slam Dance (1987)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Fool for Love (1985)
UFOria (1985)
Repo Man (1984)
Red Dawn (1984)
The Bear (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Christine (1983)
I Want to Live (1983)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
Suoraan sydämestä (1981)
Escape from New York (1981)
Tyttö joka kävi intin (1980)
Death Watch (1980)
Mustaa marmoria (1980)
Wise Blood (1979)
The Rose (1979)
Alien (1979)
Isku selkään (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
The Fortune (1975)
Kekseliäät kaksoset (1975)
Tunteet kuumina (1975)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Cockfighter (1974)
Where the Lilies Bloom (1974)
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)
Dillinger (1973)
Cisco Pike (1972)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
The Rebel Rousers (1970)
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Adam-12 (1968)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Karjatila High Chaparral (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Mannix (1967)
Cimarron Strip (1967)
The Long Ride Home (1967)
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
The Big Valley (1965)
The Wild Wild West (1965)
Daniel Boone (1964)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Petticoat Junction (1963)
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
The Fugitive (1963)
Virginialainen (1962)
Näin valloitettiin Villi Länsi (1962)
Combat! (1962)
Hero's Island (1962)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
The Untouchables (1959)
Bonanza (1959)
Lock Up (1959)
Rawhide (1959)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)
The Rifleman (1958)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
Bat Masterson (1958)
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)
Väärä mies (1956)
Zane Grey Theater (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)
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