Harry Dean Stanton (July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017) was an American actor, musician, and singer[1] who played Brett in the 1979 film Alien. He later lent his voice and likeness to the character in the 2014 video game Alien: Isolation and its expansion packs. Other notable films Stanton appeared in include Kelly's Heroes (1970), Dillinger (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Escape from New York (1981), Red Dawn (1984), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and The Green Mile (1999).

Stanton died on the 15th of September, 2017 from natural causes, at the age of 91.


Year Title Notes
1956 The Wrong Man Uncredited
1957 Tomahawk Trail
Revolt at Fort Laramie
1958 The Proud Rebel
Voice in the Mirror Uncredited
1959 Pork Chop Hill Uncredited
The Jayhawkers! Uncredited
A Dog's Best Friend
1960 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1962 How the West Was Won Uncredited
Hero's Island
1963 The Man from the Diners' Club Uncredited
1966 Ride in the Whirlwind
The Hostage
1967 Cool Hand Luke
In the Heat of the Night
A Time for Killing
1968 The Mini-Skirt Mob
Day of the Evil Gun
1970 The Rebel Rousers
Kelly's Heroes With Eddie Powell
1971 Two-Lane Blacktop
1972 Cisco Pike
Cry for Me, Billy
1973 Dillinger
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid With R. G. Armstrong and William H. Burton, Jr.
1974 Where the Lilies Bloom
Rancho Deluxe
The Godfather Part II
Zandy's Bride
1975 Win, Place or Steal
Farewell My Lovely
92 in the Shade
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins
Rancho Deluxe
1976 The Missouri Breaks
1978 Renaldo and Clara
Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke
Straight Time With Gary Busey, Jake Busey and Corey Rand
1979 Wise Blood With Brad Dourif
The Rose
1980 La Mort en Direct
The Black Marble
Private Benjamin With Lilyan Chauvin
1981 UFOria
Escape from New York
1982 Young Doctors in Love
One from the Heart
1983 Christine
1984 Paris, Texas
Red Dawn With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
Repo Man With Tom Finnegan
The Bear With Gary Busey
Terror in the Aisles Archive footage; with Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto and Sigourney Weaver
1985 The Care Bear Movie
One Magic Christmas
Fool for Love
1986 Pretty in Pink
1987 Faerie Tale Theatre
Slam Dance
1988 The Last Temptation of Christ
Mr. North
Stars and Bars
1989 Twister
Dream a Little Dream
1990 The Fourth War
Wild at Heart With J. E. Freeman and Calvin Lockhart
1992 Man Trouble With Veronica Cartwright, Raymond Cruz and David St. James
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me With Calvin Lockhart
1994 Blue Tiger
1995 Playback
Never Talk to Strangers
The Band
1996 Dead Man's Walk
Down Periscope
1997 Midnight Blue
She's So Lovely
Fire Down Below
1998 A Civil Action Uncredited; with Dan Hedaya
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas With Gary Busey, Kim Flowers and Jenette Goldstein
The Mighty
1999 The Straight Story
The Green Mile
2000 Sand
2001 The Pledge
The Man Who Cried
2002 Ginostra
Sonny With Eddie Yansick
2003 Anger Management Uncredited
2004 Chrystal With Walton Goggins
The Big Bounce
2005 The Wendell Baker Story
2006 Alien Autopsy With Joseph Balderrama
You, Me and Dupree Uncredited; with Steve Boyum
Inland Empire
2007 Alpha Dog With Holt McCallany
The Good Life With Bill Paxton
2008 The Open Road
2009 Alice
2011 Rango
This Must Be the Place
2012 The Avengers
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
Carlos Spills the Beans
Seven Psychopaths
2013 The Last Stand Uncredited; with Arnold Schwarzenegger

Documentary Appearances

External Links


  1. Copley, Rich. "Lexington film festival honors Kentucky native Harry Dean Stanton". LexGo. Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved on 31 January 2011.