Harry Dean Stanton…Cult character actor and honorary melon farmer dies aged 91

Posted: 16 September, 2017 in Obituary, Uncategorized
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censored repo man Harry Dean Stanton, the veteran American actor who ballasted generations of independent and cult films, has died aged 91. The subject of the late critic Roger Ebert’s Stanton Walsh Rule — No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad — Stanton was famed for his ability to project his hangdog, laconic charm into minor roles, which ensured he worked continuously for over six decades. Directors who cast him include David Lynch, Sam Peckinpah, Ridley Scott, Alex Cox and Wim Wenders, but he was never nominated for an Oscar or any of the other principal acting awards.Alex Cox’s Repo Man was inspirational to this website, by cining the term ‘melonfarmer’ as an overdub for ‘motherfucker’ in a TV edit of the movie. The video clip shows Harry Dean Stanton being ‘flipped’ over by his boss.


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