Stanton's impressive career spanned from the 1950s to today, with recent roles in the "Twin Peaks" revival and the film "Lucky," which is scheduled for release September 29th.
He was also a musician, singing and playing guitar with The Harry Dean Stanton Band. And he was a World War II veteran, reportedly serving in the U.S. Navy during the Battle of Okinawa.
Stanton is probably best known for appearing in dozens of films and TV shows, including "The Godfather Part II," "Pretty in Pink," "The Green Mile," "Wild at Heart," "Alien," "Escape from New York," "Repo Man," "Cool Hand Luke," and HBO's "Big Love."
Stanton's final role, "Lucky," was directed by John Carroll Lynch in his directorial debut. Stanton has the title role of Lucky, a 90-year-old fiercely independent atheist searching for enlightenment.
According to TMZ, Stanton never married, but he is survived by some family members.
RIP to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. Impossible to cover his legacy in brief but here's a few favs: 'Alien', 'Paris Texas', 'Repo Man'. pic.twitter.com/tKglu0Bemv
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) September 15, 2017
Harry Dean Stanton was the definition of cool. On Alpha Dog, he wouldn't leave a room w/o saying, "Love ya. Mean it." Such a great guy. RIP
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 15, 2017
Harry Dean Stanton was a wonderful man, kind and full of humor. He was also a great actor. Goodbye, Harry Dean. Rest in peace.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) September 15, 2017
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