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Old 15 September 2017, 21:57
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Harry Dean Stanton passes away at 91

One of the best character actors ever, I still see him pop up in movies and on TV shows that I've never seen before. He was also a WWII Navy Veteran with service in the Pacific.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/m...ead-actor.html

He was in so much stuff, even the roles in bigger movies tend to get overlooked somewhat. I'd forgotten that he played an FBI Agent in the Godfather II.

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Old 15 September 2017, 22:31
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Old 15 September 2017, 22:33
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He also played the part of Brain in Escape from New York.
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Old 16 September 2017, 10:09
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Great, great character actor--The Green Mile, RIP sir.
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Old 16 September 2017, 10:57
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Rest In Peace... Alien and Red Dawn are my favorites
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He was one of those actors that you never realized how many movies he was in until you actually had a reason to check.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Stanton!
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Old 16 September 2017, 12:29
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He was one of those actors that you never realized how many movies he was in until you actually had a reason to check.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Stanton!

Very much so. A hardcore drinker & chain smoker. Lives until 91. Wow.
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Old 16 September 2017, 13:47
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There didn't seem to be any pretense with the guy, just going about his business and enjoying life. He actually turned down a lot of what might have been bigger roles that would have made him a bigger "star", but I read that he didn't want to devote as much time to some of the movies and TV series that were presented to him, thinking that they would have taken up too much of his time.

Would have interfered with his smoking and whiskey drinking.
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Old 16 September 2017, 22:37
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Great Actor. Very saddened of this news, but fortunate to have witnessed his craft on screen..
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Rest In Peace... Alien and Red Dawn are my favorites
Same here. I enjoyed his role in both of these movies as well.

Rest In Peace, Sailor.
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Old 17 September 2017, 00:57
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Loved him as Toot the greazy-haired "old gank" in Green Mile.

"Yeah! I want a fried chicken dinner with gravy on the taters, I want to shit in your hat, and I got to have Mae West sit on my face, because I am one horny motherfucker!"

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Would have interfered with his smoking and whiskey drinking.
And banging Rebecca DeMornay.....
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Can't believe no one has mentioned "Repo Man"! That was the first that came to mind.

RIP, Sailor. Fair winds and following seas.
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For a very long time he's been considered an 'actor's actor.' Loved him. Check him out in "Rancho Deluxe," by Tom McGuane.
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Old 18 September 2017, 08:12
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He was also in "Down Periscope" as the civi-wearing engineer guy scaring the hell out of the non-diesel sub Sailors with the string trick as the sub descended. Rest in Peace sir!
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