STANTON A PROLIFIC CHARACTER
Harry Dean Stanton, the craggy-face character actor with the deadpan voice who became a cult favourite through his turns in Paris, Texas, Repo Man and many other films and TV shows, died Friday. He was 91.
Stanton died of natural causes in Los Angeles, said his agent John S. Kelly.
Never mistaken for a leading man, Stanton was an unforgettable presence to moviegoers, fellow actors and directors, who recognized that his quirky characteriza- tions could lift the most ordinary script.
He was widely loved in Hollywood — a drinker, smoker and straight talker with a million stories who hung out with Jack Nicholson and Kris Kristofferson among others, and was a hero to younger stars like Rob Lowe and Emilio Estevez.
Stanton never married, although he had a long relationship with actress Rebecca De Mornay.
Harry Dean Stanton