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Mon, Jul 10, 2017 12:13 AM

Live Poll: In Memory of Harry Dean Stanton

Weather-beaten character actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at 91 years old. Though he didn't begin acting in films until he was almost 30, his career, which started with small TV parts in the '50s, has now spanned 63 years and nearly 200 titles.

Per the trivia section on his IMDb page, celebrated critic Roger Ebert so admired him that he created the "Stanton-Walsh Rule," which states that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Ebert later admitted that Dream a Little Dream (1989), in which Stanton appeared, was a "clear violation" of this rule, though perhaps it is just the exception that proves the rule.

While he almost exclusively played supporting roles, Stanton is the star of his last film, named for his character, Lucky. It follows the spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Which of his well-known characters is most memorable for you?

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068281775
Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/LHD8o9wgJcg/

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3 years ago

Travis Henderson probably his best, Repo Man most likeable .

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3 years ago

All the photos are in now.

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3 years ago

BUMP

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3 years ago

Dissed!

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3 years ago

Harry Dean has died. I am updating the list intro accordingly. If an admin could update this post, I'd appreciate it.

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Jen,

Sorry to hear of Harry Dean's passing. I've updated your original post based on your list. Please verify that I did what you intended.

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Thank you Dan.

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3 years ago

Travis from Paris, Texas, although his performances in many of these films are etched in my memory.

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Travis was the most relatable character for me!

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3 years ago

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3 years ago

Brett.

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3 years ago

Typo: "Christie" for Christine

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Thanks. Fixed.

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3 years ago

Live Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/LHD8o9wgJcg/?ref_=po_fp  R.I.P., Mr Stanton