Vet­eran ac­tor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

The Philippine Star - - WORLD NEWS -

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Harry Dean Stanton, whose scruffy looks and off-beat de­meanor made him a fa­vorite of di­rec­tors seek­ing a char­ac­ter ac­tor to add ec­cen­tric­ity or melan­choly to the screen, died on Fri­day from nat­u­ral causes, his agent said. He was 91.

Stanton, who ap­peared in some 70 movies and many tele­vi­sion shows in­clud­ing “Repo Man,” “Paris, Texas” and most re­cently David Lynch’s re­boot of tele­vi­sion’s “Twin Peaks,” died peace­fully at Cedars Si­nai hos­pi­tal in Los Angeles, his agent John Kelly said in a state­ment.

Stanton’s fi­nal on-screen role can be seen in the up­com­ing film “Lucky.”

In a ca­reer span­ning 60 years, Stanton’s roles were not al­ways big but were mean­ing­ful and could add a spe­cial quirk or fla­vor to a film. Some­times he said very lit­tle in his roles, but with a long, craggy face high­lighted by un­kempt hair and sad, droopy eyes, Stanton had a strong phys­i­cal pres­ence and made a point of not over­act­ing.


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