Harry Dean Stanton

1926 - 2017

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Harry Dean Stanton (July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017) was an American actor, musician, and singer. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Stanton played supporting roles in films including Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Dillinger (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Alien (1979), Escape from New York (1981), Christine (1983), Repo Man (1984), One Magic Christmas (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), The Straight Story (1999), The Green Mile (1999), Alpha Dog (2006) and Inland Empire (2006). He had rare lead roles in Wim Wenders' Paris, Texas (1984) and in Lucky (2017), his last film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Dean Stanton has received more than 5,982,920 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Harry Dean Stanton is the 484th most popular actor (down from 452nd in 2019), the 911th most popular biography from United States (up from 923rd in 2019) and the 249th most popular American Actor.

Harry Dean Stanton was a prolific actor, and is most famous for his roles in the films "The Godfather Part II," "Cool Hand Luke," "Pretty in Pink," and "Alien."

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Among actors, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 484 out of 10,030Before him are Michael Lonsdale, Harriet Andersson, Tom Waits, Robert Carlyle, Robert Hossein, and Cillian Murphy. After him are Emma, Lady Hamilton, Jude Law, Bourvil, Lillian Gish, Karl Malden, and Gerard Butler.

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Among people born in 1926, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 51Before him are Ingrid Thulin, Margot Frank, Maria Schell, John Fowles, Valdas Adamkus, and Richard Crenna. After him are Ingeborg Bachmann, Abdus Salam, Richard Matheson, Irwin Rose, Sydney Chaplin, and Nuon Chea. Among people deceased in 2017, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 43Before him are Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Peter L. Berger, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Liliane Bettencourt, Emma Morano, and Liu Xiaobo. After him are Nicolaas Bloembergen, Danielle Darrieux, John Surtees, Adnan Khashoggi, Jonathan Demme, and Jean Rochefort.

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Among people born in United States, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 911 out of 15,968Before him are Solomon Northup (1808), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), Tom Waits (1949), Colin Powell (1937), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Robert A. Dahl (1915). After him are George F. Kennan (1904), Melvin Schwartz (1932), Willie Nelson (1933), Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), and Percy Spencer (1894).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 249Before him are Woody Harrelson (1961), Richard Dean Anderson (1950), Richard Crenna (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Burt Young (1940), and Tom Waits (1949). After him are Lillian Gish (1893), Karl Malden (1912), Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), and John Lithgow (1945).

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