PV Entertainment Desk : Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Friday.
He was 91 years old.
He “passed away from natural causes” at Cedars-Sinai medical center, according to his agent John S Kelly.
Despite over 150 television and film appearances spanning six decades, including roles in the “Alien,” “The Green Mile,” “Pretty in Pink” and “The Avengers,” Stanton was not a household name — though his weathered, drooping face is instantly recognizable.
One of his rare leading roles came in the 1984 road movie “Paris, Texas” where his turn as a father suffering from amnesia helped director Wim Wenders win the 1984 Palme D’Or.
A close friend of Hollywood luminaries Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn and Marlon Brando, the drinker and smoker worked with David Lynch on TV’s “Twin Peaks.”