Harry Dean Stanton passed away in 2017, but he was born on July 14, 1926, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate the man. Harry Dean is a most recognizable face, because he’s starred in countless supporting movie roles, like in “Alien” (1979), “The Thing” (1982), “Escape from New York” (1981), “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” (1992), “The Pledge” (2001), and so many more.
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In Win Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” (1984), however, he plays the lead! A rare moment for sure, but one to check out. Travis (Stanton) wanders back into his brother’s life after disappearing for a few years, but he longs to connect with his daughter again.
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In “Lucky” (2017), Stanton has another lead role, as Lucky (Stanton) reflects on his existence in his tiny Southwestern town, and we meet the random cast of characters in his life.
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Image and Trailer credits: Criterion Collection, Magnolia Pictures, and Magnet Releasing