Hollywood has lost one of its stars, Harry Dean Stanton is off this Friday. The actor was particularly known for his role as a father with amnesia in Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders palme d’or at the Cannes film festival in 1984.
“The magnificent Harry Dean Stanton has left us. There is no such person as Harry Dean. Everyone loved it. And for good reason. It was a excellent actor (even beyond excellent) and it was a very nice person. We’ll miss you. “wrote the film director David Lynch on Twitter in tribute to his friend that he had found on the set of Twin Peaks this year. Harry Dean Stanton passed away on Friday, September 15 at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, of “natural death,” said his agent to the site People.
A 91-year-old actor leaving a great career behind him, his filmography has no less than 250 projects. Harry Dean Stanton was best known for his supporting roles, he has turned to the greatest filmmakers. We could see in The Godfather II and Coup de coeur de Francis Ford Coppola, Alien – the eighth passenger of Ridley Scott, The last temptation of Christ of Martin Scorsese, She’s so lovely, and Alpha Dog by Nick Cassavetes,… It has worked several times with David Lynch, and he had also won a role in the hit film The Green Line of Franck Darabont or even in Avengers, Joss Whedon.
Harry Dean Stanton was shining as the first plan. In 1984, Wim Wenders had chosen to portray the lead role of his film Paris, Texas. He played a father with amnesia who wanders in the desert of Texas. An interpretation awarded by the palme d’or at the Cannes film Festival. The actor was also shown on the small screen. In the 2000s, he has played for 4 seasons Roman Grant, the leader of a sect polygamous.
Since the announcement of his death, the reactions are many on the social networks. “He was an exceptional man and I am honored to have had the chance to share the screen with him “, wrote Mark Ruffalo. For Olivia Wilde, Harry Dean Stanton was the ” definition of cool “.