Legends go to heaven, and so did Harry Dean Stanton. He was an all-time favorite, and fans can’t believe they lost their idol. Americans grieve after the loss of the legend, and people across the country send their thoughts and prayers. We all remember Stanton as the awesome actor with deadpan voice. Now he is up there with other legends.
Harry Dean Stanton died at 91 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, as confirmed by his agent John S. Kelly. The actor died of natural causes, and the agent didn’t provide more details about Stanton’s death.
Moviegoers loved Stanton. His movies were some of the best things America has ever seen. His fellow actors and directors loved him, too. Harry Dean Stanton was the actor you want in your team, and many believe that he could bring life to every script. Roger Ebert shares the same opinion, and we respected Stanton’s acting.
Hollywood couldn’t breathe without Harry Dean Stanton. Celebrities remember Stanton as a drinker and smoker who had million stories to tell. Young stars wanted to be like him. Stanton spent much time with Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez. “I don’t act like their father, I act like their friend,” Stanton said in one of his interviews.
Stanton appeared in over 200 movies and TV shows. His career started back in the mid 1950s. Americans recognized his magic in “Cockfighter,” “Two-Lane Blacktop,” and “Cisco Pike.” We loved “The Godfather Part II” and “Alien.” Stanton was amazing in “Pretty in Pink.” Some of Stanton fans preferred the TV shows he starred in, including “Laverne & Shirley,” “Adam-12” and “Gunsmoke.” We also saw him in “Two and a Half Men,” “The Avengers” and “The Last Stand.” Such a wonderful job.
“I worked with the best directors. Martin Scorsese, John Huston, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock. Alfred Hitchcock was great,” Harry Dean Stanton once said. Some thought that he could easily be a director himself, but Stanton thought that it’s too much work.
What’s your favorite Harry Dean Stanton character? Do you like his work in the movies? Was Stanton supposed to be a director? What king of movies would he sign to?
H/T World Politic US