Most recently he appeared in Twin Peaks: The Return, continuing the storyline of the character he portrayed in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and he will also be appearing in John Carroll Lynch's Lucky, which arrives in theaters this fall.
Stanton passed away Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Stanton was a favorite of the late film critic Roger Ebert, who said that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad". "He has this pride in appearing to not have to work hard to be good", says Sophie Huber, who directed a 2012 documentary about Stanton. In fact, the Hollywood Reporter, which calls Stanton the "quintessential American actor", argues he was memorable in pretty much every role he took.
With three acting credits this year alone (not including the upcoming "Frank and Ava"), Stanton never slowed down despite his advanced age.
The 91-year-old actor became popular through his appearance in several cult and indie films, including Escape From New York, Cockfighter and Two-Lane Blacktop.
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"There went a great one".
Since 2011, the Kentucky city of Lexington each year has hosted a Harry Dean Stanton Festival. "May you rest in peace".
"'Paris, Texas' allowed me to play empathy", Stanton told a questioner, "and I'm spelling that with a capital C". He also was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving as a cook aboard a ship during the Battle of Okinawa.
After the success of "Paris, Texas", more notable roles followed for Stanton. He was 91. Pictured: Stanton poses for a portrait for the film "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction" at Dan Tana's Restaurant on August 22, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. "I don't want to deal with any consciousness afterward". Occasionally you would hear Stanton sing; music was his other love - he sang and played harmonica onstage and off.
HBO also paid tribute to Stanton, who played Roman Grant on their series Big Love.
In his down time, Stanton played poker with John Huston (Anjelica's father) and golfed with his friend Jack Nicholson, with whom he lived for a period in a Laurel Canyon house in the '60s.