Paris, Texas star Harry Dean Stanton has died

Paris, Texas star Harry Dean Stanton has died

Paris, Texas star Harry Dean Stanton has died

The beginning of the weekend brings sad news as veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton died at age 91.

His agent, Jolly Kelly told that he died at the Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Friday.

In recent years Stanton played the polygamist patriarch in HBO's Big Love, voiced a role in Depp's animated feature, Rango, and reunited with his frequent collaborator David Lynch, playing Carl Rodd in the revival of Twin Peaks.

Lynch, who also cast Stanton in films including Wild At Heart and Inland Empire, released a statement following news of his death, saying, "There went a great one". He also stars with Lynch in the upcoming film "Lucky", the directorial debut of actor John Carroll Lynch, which has been described as a love letter to Stanton's life and career.

Actor Harry Dean Stanton arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Rango" at Regency Village Theater on February 14, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. For Olivia Wilde, Harry Dean Stanton was the " definition of cool ". Rest in peace, Harry Dean'. But certainly the most prominent was his first lead role in Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

"Harry, I've got this part for you". Everyone loved him. And with good reason.

And, finally, the official Twitter account for the film tweeted out a lovely dedication to its star, which you can read below. He was ninety-one years old.

Among his final roles, he played Sheriff Lloyd in Frank and Ava, which is now in post-production, and Carl Rodd on the reboot of the TV series Twin Peaks.

The late faultfinder Roger Ebert once said no motion picture can be through and through bad in the event that it incorporates Stanton in a supporting part, and the wide clique of fans that included chiefs and his kindred on-screen characters felt the same.

Lynch appeared in the 2012 documentary "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction".

Director Monte Hellman, who made 1996's Ride in the Whirlwind, 1971's Two-Lane Blacktop, and 1974's Cockfighter with Stanton, spoke with Variety, revealing that he and Stanton met through actor Jack Nicholson "when they were roommates".

The actor plays a sympathetic, complicated father to Molly Ringwald's main character.

Director and actor Samuel West tweeted: "Harry Dean Stanton in PARIS, TEXAS".

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