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


Twin Peaks (2017)
Lucky (2017)
Sick of it All (2017)
Getting On (2013)
The Last Stand (2013)
9 Full Moons (2013)
Carlos Spills the Beans (2013)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (2012)
Avengers Assemble (2012)
This Must Be the Place (2011)
Rango (2011)
Alice (2009)
The Open Road (2009)
Chuck (2007)
The Good Life (2007)
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
Being Michael Madsen (2007)
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)
Inland Empire (2006)
Big Love (2006)
Alpha Dog (2006)
Alien Autopsy (2006)
You, Me and Dupree (2006)
The Wendell Baker Story (2005)
The Big Bounce (2004)
Chrystal (2004)
Bukowski: Born into This (2003)
Anger Management (2003)
Two and a Half Men (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)
The Man Who Cried (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)
Dead Man's Walk (1996)
Playback (1996)
Down Periscope (1996)
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
Never Talk to Strangers (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)
Wenn Träume wahr wären (1985)
Fool for Love (1985)
Paris, Texas (1984)
Repo Man (1984)
Red Dawn (1984)
The Bear (1984)
Christine (1983)
I Want to Live (1983)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
Young Doctors in Love (1982)
One from the Heart (1981)
Escape from New York (1981)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Death Watch (1980)
The Black Marble (1980)
Wise Blood (1979)
The Rose (1979)
Alien (1979)
Straight Time (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Laverne & Shirley (1976)
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
92 in the Shade (1975)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
The Fortune (1975)
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins (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)
Adam-12 (1968)
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
Day of the Evil Gun (1968)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Cimarron Strip (1967)
The High Chaparral (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Mannix (1967)
A Time for Killing (1967)
Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
The Big Valley (1965)
The Wild Wild West (1965)
Daniel Boone (1964)
Fistful of Dollars (1964)
The Fugitive (1963)
The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
Petticoat Junction (1963)
The Virginian (1962)
Combat! (1962)
Hero's Island (1962)
How the West Was Won (1962)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
The Jayhawkers! (1959)
The Untouchables (1959)
Bonanza (1959)
Lock Up (1959)
Rawhide (1959)
Bat Masterson (1958)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958)
The Rifleman (1958)
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957)
Zane Grey Theater (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Gunsmoke (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)
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