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Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood's Zen Rebel

Joseph B. Atkins


Harry Dean Stanton (1926--2017) got his start in Hollywood in TV productions such as Zane Grey Theater and Gunsmoke. After a series of minor parts in forgettable westerns, he gradually began to get film roles that showcased his laid-back acting style, appearing in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), The Godfather: Part II (1974), and Alien (1979). He became a headliner in the eighties -- starring in Wim Wenders's moving Paris, Texas (1984) and Alex Cox's Repo Man (1984) -- but it was his extraordinary skill as a character actor that established him as a revered cult figure an ... More

Keywords: Pretty in Pink, New Hollywood, Rebecca De Mornay, Cool Hand Luke, Pygmalion, Gunsmoke, Jack Nicholson, Francis Ford Coppola, Sam Peckinpah, Martin Scorsese

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813180106
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813180106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph B. Atkins, author