At that time, Nicolas Cage shared his thoughts about Stanton after they starred in "Wild at Heart".
Stanton died of natural causes on today (Friday 15 September).
He recently appeared in the revival of "Twin Peaks", which was released this summer.
Harry was born July 14, 1926, in Irvine, Kentucky.
He also appeared in films for a number of famously creative directors, including including Francis Ford Coppola, Wim Wenders, John Hughes, Martin Scorcese, Terry Gilliam and David Lynch. "I don't act like their father, I act like their friend", he once told NY magazine.
Hollywood has lost one of its stars, Harry Dean Stanton is off this Friday.
Stanton's greatest acting achievement, however, may have been his role in the film "Paris, Texas", a Palme d'Or victor at the Cannes Film Festival directed by German film legend Wim Wenders. He appeared in more than 100 films and 50 television shows, including the films "Alien" and "Repo Man" and the series "Big Love".
Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at the age of 91.
Stanton amassed almost 200 acting credits, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Harry Dean Stanton played hooligans and codgers, erraticisms and failures. Those were his better known movie roles, but he also took parts in cult favorites such as Cockfighter and Farewell My Lovely.
We'll miss you. "wrote the film director David Lynch on Twitter in tribute to his friend that he had found on the set of Twin Peaks this year".
When given a rare turn as a leading man, Stanton more than made the most of it. Stanton was a genuinely good man and an actor who put in the work and got the job done with terrific results.
During World War II he served in the navy as a cook. Andie's dad tried, he really did, and Stanton was just so honest in this role you couldn't help but want to hug him a million times over even when his daughter was having an angsty moment.
Longtime Character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at 91.
His most memorable credits included Alien, 1984's Paris, Texas, which featured Nastassja Kinski as his wife, and the TV show Big Love.