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If you know who he was, you know he was the best of a character actor.  For those that don't , he was in these films.  Cool Hand Luke, In the Heat of the Night, The God Father part 2, Repo Man, Private Benjamin, The Black Marble and on and on. Around 70 of them.  Oh don't forget TV "Twin Peaks"

 

He died today at 91.  He was a movie star who could actually act.  And he looked like a real person.  He died today and I'm sad.

 

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/harry-dean-stanton-dead-dies-big-love-twin-peaks-1202560703/

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Played the dad in Pretty in Pink....

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A great actor. RIP

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Wonderful character actor. Long life, may he be in peace. 

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what does a real person look like?  

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@Blingqueen023 wrote:

what does a real person look like?  


Like Harry Dean Stanton.

 

Didn't know he was that old - RIP.

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Harry Dean Stanton,

Image result for rest in peace images

 

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For those who used to watch Big Love on HBO about the polygamist (Bill Paxton), Harry was in that show also.   He's with Bill Paxton now.....   Smiley Sad

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HDS

 

A career that began in the 1950s and ended this year.  He was still working in 2017.

 

One of the reliable.

 

Godspeed.

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every role he played was different and believable.  One of his early films was in Cool Hand Luke.  He played in a comedy Kelly's Heroes, then played a gay hitchhiker in Two Lane Blacktop, then he played a dognapper (that's right) in The Black Marble, but he really hit it big in a romantic role in Paris, Texas.  He had a large cult following started by movie called the Repo Man.  He was in Alien.  The God Father Part 2.  You name a movie, Stanton was in some way or another.  An actor that always worked. Too homely looking to be a leading man and too talented to ignore.