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Harry Dean Stanton was born on the 14th July 1926, in West Irvine, Kentucky USA, and is an actor, musician and singer, but widely known for his roles in Hollywood movies and classics such as “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), “The Godfather: Part II” (1974), “Alien” (1979), “Escape from New York” (1981) as well as “Paris, Texas” (1984), “Repo Man” (1984), “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988), “The Green Mile” (1999) and “Seven Psychopaths” (2012).

Have you ever wondered how much health this Hollywood veteran has accumulated so far? How rich Harry Dean Stanton is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Harry Dean Stanton’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $10 million, acquired through his acting career now spanning well over 60 years.

Harry Dean Stanton Net Worth $10 million

Harry was the eldest of three sons of hairdresser Ersel, and barber and tobacco farmer Sheridan Harry Stanton. After matriculating from Lafayette High School, Harry joined the US Navy in which he served as a cook on an LST (Landing Ship, Tank) during the 1945 Battle of Okinawa in World War II. Upon returning from his service, Harry enrolled at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he studied radio arts and journalism. Parallel to his studies, he was actively involved in the Guignol Theatre, and he dropped out of university to pursue his acting career. He relocated to California where he crafted his skills and honed his talent at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse.

Prior to his on-camera debut in one episode of the 1954 TV series “Inner Sanctum”, Harry earned his living as a singer, touring with a 24-piece choir. In 1957, he officially debuted on the big screen in the role of Pte. Miller in the western “Tomahawk Trail”. In the course of the next 10 years, Harry maintained a continuous streak of acting engagements, mostly in westerns. His real career breakthrough came in 1967, when he appeared as Tramp in Stuart Rosenberg’s drama “Cool Hand Luke”, featuring Paul Newman and George Kennedy in the leading roles. This performance showed the full potential of Stanton’s acting talent and capabilities and launched his career to the stars. All these roles provided the basis for Harry Dean Stanton‘s wealth, and helped him to establish himself as an worthwhile actor.

In 1974 Harry Dean Stanton appeared in a sequel of the Francis Ford Coppola cult movie – “The Godfather: Part II”, followed by another memorable role as Brett in Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror movie “Alien”. Two years later, Harry was cast in John Carpenter’s sci-fi action movie “Escape from New York” (1981) in which he starred opposing Kurt Russell and Lee Van Cleef. 1984 was one of the more significant years in Harry Dean Stanton’s career, with two leading roles, in sci-fi comedy “Repo Man” and the role of Travis Henderson in Wim Wenders’ drama “Paris, Texas”. It is certain that all these engagements have helped Harry Dean Stanton to dramatically increase his overall net worth.

In 1988 Harry collaborated with Martin Scorsese and appeared in “The Last Temptation of Christ”. For his portrayal of a side character Toot-Toot in 1999 classic with Tom Hanks in the leading role – “The Green Mile”, Harry Dean Stanton was nominated for the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award as well as Circuit Community Award. In 2004, he added a cameo appearance in the popular CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” to his abundant portfolio. Another memorable cameo appearance was in the 2012 rather dark comedy “Seven Psychopaths” alongside Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Woody Harrelson. Doubtlessly all these ventures impacted on Harry Dean’s overall net worth in a positive manner.

Since 2011 the Harry Dean Stanton Fest is held annually in Lexington, Kentucky. In his career which has been active since 1954, Harry Dean Stanton has recorded 198 acting credits, including in movies, TV series and even one video game. He is still active – one of his most recent engagements is an appearance in the first episode of the “Twin Peaks” TV series remake announced for April 2017. Also, with his own “The Harry Dean Stanton Band”, he still regularly performs in the Hollywood club circuit.

When it comes to his personal life, it is known only that Harry Dean Stanton was in a relationship with actress Rebecca De Mornay between 1981 and 1983, however, apparently he has never married and there is no other data about his private life.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lucky2017/Ipost-productionLucky
Twin Peaks2017TV Series post-productionCarl Rodd
Frank and Ava2017filmingSheriff Lloyd
Hux2016Short completedGrandpa
Sick of it All2017News Reporter
Getting On2013-2015TV SeriesLeonard Butler
The Pimp and the Rose2014ShortHarry
Alien: Isolation2014Video GameBrett (voice)
9 Full Moons2013Dimitri
The Last Stand2013Mr. Parsons (uncredited)
Carlos Spills the Beans2012Rhino
Seven Psychopaths2012Man in Hat
The Avengers2012Security Guard
This Must Be the Place2011Robert Plath
Rango2011Balthazar (voice)
Mongo Wrestling Alliance2011TV SeriesBaron Kleberkuh
On Holiday2010Josh the Roommate's Dad
Chuck2010TV SeriesHarry
Athena2010Short
Big Love2006-2010TV SeriesRoman Grant
Alice2009TV Mini-SeriesCaterpillar
The Open Road2009Amon
Alice2009/IShortCaterpillar
The Good Life2007Gus
Inland Empire2006Freddie Howard
You, Me and Dupree2006Curly (uncredited)
Alien Autopsy2006Harvey
Alpha Dog2006Cosmo Gadabeeti
The Wendell Baker Story2005Skip Summers
Two and a Half Men2004TV SeriesHarry Dean Stanton
The Big Bounce2004Bob Rogers, Sr.
Chrystal2004Pa Da
Anger Management2003Blind Man (uncredited)
Ginostra2002Del Piero
Sonny2002Henry
The Animal2001Hunter (uncredited)
The Pledge2001/IFloyd Cage
Sand2000Leo
The Man Who Cried2000Felix Perlman
The Green Mile1999Toot-Toot
The Straight Story1999Lyle
Ballad of the Nightingale1999
A Civil Action1998Land Watcher (uncredited)
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998Judge
The Mighty1998Grim
Fire Down Below1997Cotton Harry
She's So Lovely1997Tony 'Shorty' Russo
Midnight Blue1997Eric
Dead Man's Walk1996TV Mini-SeriesShadrach
Down Periscope1996Howard
Playback1996Ernie Fontenot
Never Talk to Strangers1995Max Cheski
One Hundred and One Nights1995Un acteur muet
Blue Tiger1994Smith
Against the Wall1994TV MovieHal
Gentleman Who Fell1993Short
Hotel Room1993TV Mini-SeriesMoe
Cruise Control1992ShortRoland
Hostages1992TV MovieFrank Reed
Man Trouble1992Redmond Layls
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me1992Carl Rodd
Payoff1991TV MovieHook
Stranger in the House1990
Beyond the Groove1990TV SeriesTraveler
Wild at Heart1990Johnnie Farragut
The Fourth War1990Gen. Hackworth
The Jim Henson Hour1989TV SeriesChancey Bellow
Twister1989Cleveland
Dream a Little Dream1989Ike Baker
The Last Temptation of Christ1988Saul Paul
Mr. North1988Henry Simmons
Stars and Bars1988Loomis Gage
Les Français vus par1988TV Mini-SeriesSlim
Slam Dance1987Det. Benjamin Smiley
Faerie Tale Theatre1987TV SeriesRip Van Winkle
Pretty in Pink1986Jack
Fool for Love1985Old Man
One Magic Christmas1985Gideon
UFOria1985Brother Bud Sanders
Red Dawn1984Mr. Eckert
The Bear1984Coach Thomas
Paris, Texas1984Travis Henderson
Repo Man1984Bud
Christine1983Detective Rudolph Junkins
I Want to Live1983TV MovieEmmett Perkins
Young Doctors in Love1982Dr. Oliver Ludwig
Laverne & Shirley1982TV SeriesJohnny Velvet
One from the Heart1981Moe
Escape from New York1981Brain
Private Benjamin19801st Sgt. Jim Ballard
The Oldest Living Graduate1980TV MovieMike
The Black Marble1980Philo Skinner
Death Watch1980Vincent Ferriman
Young Maverick1979-1980TV SeriesPokey Tindal
The Rose1979Billy Ray
Alien1979Brett
Wise Blood1979Asa Hawks
Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers1979TV MovieC.W. Douglas
Up in Smoke1978Police officer (scenes deleted)
Straight Time1978Jerry Schue
Renaldo and Clara1978Lafkezio
The Godfather: A Novel for Television1977TV Mini-SeriesFBI Man #1 (uncredited)
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman1976-1977TV SeriesJake Walters
The Missouri Breaks1976Calvin
92 in the Shade1975Carter
Farewell, My Lovely1975Det. Billy Rolfe
The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond1975TV MoviePresident Warren G. Harding
Rancho Deluxe1975Curt
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins1975Billy Winston
The Godfather: Part II1974F.B.I. Man #1
Win, Place or Steal1974Jack
Cockfighter1974Jack Burke
Zandy's Bride1974Songer
Where the Lilies Bloom1974Kiser Pease
Dillinger1973Homer Van Meter
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid1973Luke
Cry for Me, Billy1972Luke Todd
Cisco Pike1972Jesse Dupre (as H.D. Stanton)
Two-Lane Blacktop1971Oklahoma Hitchhiker (as H.D. Stanton)
The Intruders1970TV MovieWhit Dykstra (as Dean Stanton)
Kelly's Heroes1970Willard (as Dean Stanton)
The Rebel Rousers1970Randolph Halverson (as Dean Stanton)
Lanton Mills1969ShortLanton
Petticoat Junction1969TV SeriesRingo
Adam-121969TV SeriesHenry Fletcher
Daniel Boone1964-1969TV SeriesCrane / Jeb Girty
Gunsmoke1958-1968TV SeriesHodge / Rainey Carp / Leader / ...
The Name of the Game1968TV SeriesJoe Joe
Mannix1968TV SeriesDean Hill
The Virginian1968TV SeriesClint Daggert
The Mini-Skirt Mob1968Spook
Day of the Evil Gun1968Sergeant Parker (as Dean Stanton)
The High Chaparral1968TV SeriesJohnny Faro
The Andy Griffith Show1967TV SeriesProprietor
Cimarron Strip1967TV SeriesLuther Happ
Cool Hand Luke1967Tramp (as Dean Stanton)
The Guns of Will Sonnett1967TV SeriesJ.J. Kates
The Hostage1967Eddie (as Dean Stanton)
The Wild Wild West1967TV SeriesLucius Brand
A Time for Killing1967Sgt. Dan Way (as Dean Stanton)
In the Heat of the Night1967Police Officer (uncredited)
The Dangerous Days of Kiowa Jones1966TV MovieJelly
Ride in the Whirlwind1966Blind Dick (as Dean Stanton)
Vacation Playhouse1966TV SeriesDayton Skagg
The Big Valley1966TV SeriesSwain
A Man Called Shenandoah1965TV SeriesQuince Logan
The Fugitive1965TV SeriesRandy
Rawhide1959-1965TV SeriesJoe Spanish / Dexter / Jess Hobson / ...
Postmark: Jim Fletcher1963TV Movie
The Man from the Diners' Club1963Beatnik (uncredited)
Empire1963TV SeriesNick Crider
Bonanza1961-1963TV SeriesStiles / Billy
Laramie1959-1963TV SeriesMoss / Amos Kerrigan / Virgil / ...
Combat!1962TV SeriesPvt. Beecham
How the West Was Won1962Gant Henchman (uncredited)
Stoney Burke1962TV SeriesDell Tindall
Hero's Island1962Dixey Gates (as Dean Stanton)
Checkmate1962TV SeriesThe Singer
Have Gun - Will Travel1959-1962TV SeriesSlim Wilder / Stoneman
Cain's Hundred1962TV SeriesHood 1
The Lawless Years1959-1961TV SeriesTommy Ryan / Dace / Maxy Margolis / ...
The Untouchables1960-1961TV SeriesMoxie / Picolo / Newspaper Seller
Zane Grey Theater1958-1961TV SeriesFletcher / Pvt. Brock / Toby - Ranch Hand / ...
The Law and Mr. Jones1961TV SeriesHarry Walker
The Roaring 20's1961TV SeriesFingers
Gunslinger1961TV SeriesStacey
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960TV SeriesLemon
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn1960Slave Catcher (as Dean Stanton)
Johnny Ringo1960TV SeriesFrank Brogger
The Man from Blackhawk1960TV SeriesSonny Blakey
A Dog's Best Friend1959Roy Janney (as Dean Stanton)
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1959TV SeriesRafe Daniels / Gordon
Lock Up1959TV SeriesTommy Fuller (as Dean Stanton)
Rescue 81958-1959TV SeriesLanders / Skeets, Young Bum
The Lineup1959TV SeriesAlfie
The Rifleman1959TV SeriesClemmie Martin
The Jayhawkers!1959Deputy Smallwood (uncredited)
The Texan1958-1959TV SeriesChad Bisbee / Frank Kaler
Adventure Showcase1959TV Series
Pork Chop Hill1959U.S. Soldier with BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) (uncredited)
The D.A.'s Man1959TV SeriesBarbo
Bat Masterson1959TV SeriesJay Simms
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1959TV SeriesDrew Griswold
U.S. Marshal1959TV SeriesRobby Crane
Man with a Camera1958TV SeriesJerry
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1958TV SeriesClint Dirkson
Voice in the Mirror1958Hysterical Patient in Psychiatric Ward (uncredited)
Decision1958TV SeriesSimeon Dawson
The Proud Rebel1958Jeb Burleigh (as Dean Stanton)
Panic!1958TV SeriesJerry
The Court of Last Resort1958TV Series
The Walter Winchell File1957TV SeriesCountry Boy
Suspicion1957TV SeriesBill
Revolt at Fort Laramie1957Rinty (uncredited)
Tomahawk Trail1957Pvt. Miller (as Dean Stanton)
The Wrong Man1956Department of Corrections Employee (uncredited)
Inner Sanctum1954TV SeriesAndrew

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Animal Factory2000performer: "I Hope I Never Get Too Old To Rock N' Roll"
Fire Down Below1997performer: "Kentucky Waltz"
Roadside Prophets1992performer: "Make Yourself at Home in My Heart"
Payoff1991TV Movie performer: "Billy Don't Be a Hero"
Pretty in Pink1986performer: "O Sole Mio" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Care Bears Movie1985performer: "Home is in Your Heart"
Straight Time1978performer: "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane" - uncredited
Cool Hand Luke1967performer: "Just a Closer Walk With Thee", "Cotton Fields", "Midnight Special", "There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down" uncredited
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007Documentary performer: "Old Blue"
Big Love2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Harry Zen Stanton2006Video documentary short performer: "Row Row Row Your Boat" - uncredited
The Wendell Baker Story2005arranger: "Cielito Lindo Huasteco" / performer: "Cielito Lindo Huasteco", "Promised Land"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Listen to Me Marlon2015Documentary thanks
The Green Mile: Walking the Mile2014Video documentary special thanks
Return to 'Escape from New York'2003Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Michael Madsen Retrospective: American Badass2016Documentary filmingHimself
Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider2016Documentary
Chabad Telethon2014TV MovieHimself
Fishtail2014DocumentaryNarrator
The Killers Ft. Dawes: Christmas in L.A.2013Video shortHimself
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction2012DocumentaryHimself
Char·ac·ter2009DocumentaryHimself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project2007DocumentaryHimself / Private Willard
Being Michael Madsen2007Himself
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryBrett
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film2006DocumentaryHimself
Wanderlust2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Harry Zen Stanton2006Video documentary shortHimself
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Return to 'Escape from New York'2003Video documentary shortHimself
The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien'2003Video documentaryHimself
Sailor and Lula: Meeting with Harry Dean Stanton2003Video documentary shortHimself
Breakfast with Hunter2003DocumentaryHimself
Hunter Goes to Hollywood2003Video documentary shortHimself
Bukowski: Born into This2003DocumentaryHimself
Lying for a Living2002Video documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Alien Evolution2001TV Movie documentaryHimself / Brett
Tobacco Blues1998DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Monte Hellman: American Auteur1997DocumentaryHimself
Ben Johnson: Third Cowboy on the Right1996DocumentaryHimself
Warren Oates: Across the Border1993DocumentaryHimself
Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders1990TV Movie documentary
Deja View1986VideoHimself
Saturday Night Live1986TV SeriesHimself - Host / Mike Kutasz / Various
Late Night with David Letterman1984-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Cinema 31985TV SeriesHimself
Straight Time: He Wrote It for Criminals1978TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le mec qu'on n'écoute jamais dans les films2016Short
No Small Parts2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Green Mile: Walking the Mile2014Video documentaryHimself
Click Online2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007-2013TV Series documentaryBrett
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryTramp
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
The Dream Studio2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Short Films of David Lynch2002Video documentarySlim ("The Cowboy and the Frenchman")
The Alien Legacy1999Video documentaryHimself
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoF.B.I. Man #1

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Ensemble CastSeven Psychopaths (2012)· Colin Farrell
· Sam Rockwell
· Christopher Walken
· Abbie Cornish
· Linda Bright Clay
· Kevin Corrigan
· Woody Harrelson
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Long Nguyen
· Christine Marzano
· Tom Waits
· Brendan Sexton III
· Olga Kurylenko
· Bonny
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Michael Pitt
· Michael Stuhlbarg
2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary (New for DVD)Alien (1979)· Ridley Scott
· Ronald Shusett
· Terry Rawlings
· Sigourney Weaver
· Tom Skerritt
· Veronica Cartwright
· John Hurt

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceSeven Psychopaths (2012)· Colin Farrell
· Sam Rockwell
· Christopher Walken
· Abbie Cornish
· Linda Bright Clay
· Kevin Corrigan
· Woody Harrelson
· Zeljko Ivanek
· Long Nguyen
· Christine Marzano
· Tom Waits
· Brendan Sexton III
· Olga Kurylenko
· Bonny
· Gabourey Sidibe
· Michael Pitt
· Michael Stuhlbarg
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBig Love (2006)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionBig Love (2006)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Green Mile (1999)· Patricia Clarkson
· James Cromwell
· Jeffrey DeMunn
· Michael Clarke Duncan
· Graham Greene
· Tom Hanks
· Bonnie Hunt
· Doug Hutchison
· Michael Jeter
· David Morse
· Barry Pepper
· Sam Rockwell
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Green Mile (1999)· Tom Hanks
· Barry Pepper
· Michael Clarke Duncan
· David Morse
· Patricia Clarkson
· James Cromwell
· Graham Greene
· Sam Rockwell
· Jeffrey DeMunn
· Bonnie Hunt
· Michael Jeter
· Doug Hutchison
1994CableACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesHotel Room (1993)


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#Fact
1Was in a relationship with Rebecca De Mornay from 1981-83.
2In an interview with Marc Maron on his WTF Podcast in 2013, Stanton mentioned that he was offered the lead in an unnamed series as a private investigator for director John Carpenter, but turned it down as he didn't want so much work (it wasn't said when this was that the offer or series took place, and it doesn't seem like the series ever got made).
3As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: How the West Was Won (1962), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and The Green Mile (1999). Of those, only The Godfather: Part II (1974) won in the category.
4Stanton has been named as a favorite actor by characters in novels by Elmore Leonard. Skip Gibbs, a serial bomber in the novel Freaky Deaky, watches Straight Time (1978) because Stanton is his favorite actor. Two characters in Leonard's novel Maximum Bob chat about how much the novel's title character resembles Stanton, an actor they both admire. Stanton did not appear in the Maximum Bob (1998) TV series, but did have a role in The Big Bounce (2004), also based on an Elmore Leonard novel.
5Was drafted into the Navy in World War II. He was in the Battle of Okinawa.
61988: Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival.
7Critic Roger Ebert so admires 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.
8Had a small role as a jail guard in the 1978 Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong film Up in Smoke (1978), but his scenes were cut.
9Was Best Man at the wedding of Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight. After their divorce, Nicholson lived for a time with Stanton.
10Lived in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lafayette Senior High School with the class of 1944.
11Was tied up and pistol-whipped at his home in L.A. after a robbery. The thieves then took off in the actor's car, but were soon apprehended after the car was traced by a tracking device. Stanton suffered only minor injuries. [January 1996]
12The name of his musical group was originally "Harry Dean Stanton and the Repo Men".
13Prior to 1971, he was credited in films and on TV as Dean Stanton so as to avoid any confusion with character actor Harry Stanton, both of whom would appear together in a 1969 episode of Petticoat Junction (1963). Harry Dean Stanton later co-starred in The Green Mile (1999), which has a character named Dean Stanton.
14He fronts a band called "The Harry Dean Stanton Band" which regularly performs in the Los Angeles area. He sings and plays guitar. The band plays a mix of jazz, pop, and tex-mex styles. The band often plays in Hollywood at 'Jack's Sugar Shack'.

#Quote
1If I like the role, I'll just do it. I don't care how small it is. There are no small parts. You know that old saying, right? There are only small actors.
2You get older. In the end, you end up accepting everything in your life -- suffering, horror, love, loss, hate -- all of it. It's all a movie anyway, the whole phantasmagoria -- it's all meaningless. There is no answer to any of it ultimately. It's just what is. There is only the moment. Be still and see what happens. All of this unfolds perfectly. You've got to get beyond consciousness.
3[asked to describe himself] As nothing. There is no self...I'm big into Eastern concepts. The horror of life, the love of children, the whole phantasmagoria--it's all meaningless. Be still and see what happens. All of this unfolds perfectly, You've got to get beyond consciousness.
4When you're deep asleep and not dreaming, where the fuck are you? There's total blackness, it's nothing, right? So I'm hoping that's what death is, that it's all gonna go. I don't want to deal with any consciousness afterward.
5I learn about myself. There is no self. You learn you're not a self. You learn you're nothing. Ultimately. Hopefully.
6Ultimately the atomic physicists--[Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, [Martin Heisenberg]--all agreed that science couldn't answer the mystery of the universe. So I was impressed with all that. Once it gets organized--even if it's Buddhism or Taoism or Kabbalah--I'm not a member. Einstein said Buddhism was the only religion that could cope with modern scientific needs. So they arrived at the same place the Buddhists did 2,500 years ago. There's no answer to any of it. That's liberating. It's an enlightening concept.
7[on his disdain for labels] When you label something, you dismiss it.
8Usually, I just play myself. Whatever psychological traumas or conflicts I'm going through at the time I try to put into the role. Sometimes it's quite a feat to pull off, but sometimes it works. If it doesn't correspond to the dilemmas of the character, then I don't do the film.
9I've always felt as an outsider. I've been rebellious against any iconoclastic thing. It's true about the industry, but also about society as a whole. I don't blame anyone, but I think that society is negative in that people are terrified to be free. I was born on the edge of the mountains in Kentucky and now although I live in Hollywood I still feel more related to nature. It's an attitude. I have a pool, but it's to do laps in, not a status symbol.
10Acting is my connection to the community, with the world at large. I hope what I do benefits the community without being moralizing.
11It's certainly not an ideal situation. I don't want to be whipping myself to the point where I have no joy in doing it, you know? But that has been a problem with too many artists -- too much pain and not enough joy. I want to be able to work and enjoy it more and it takes a lifetime to learn that. I'm enjoying it more and more; I'm learning that. Someone printed on a Thai temple, "How joyous I am now that I've learned there's no such thing as happiness." Pretty good, huh?
12Hopefully it's a life positive thing that I've been been blessed to be balled into for a lack of a better way to put it. I find younger people less conditioned and therefore more alive. I don't take a paternal or authority position with them; I don't play mentor. I try to relate to them on a peer level. I'm trying to function totally in the moment.
13As a child, I felt rage against adults who didn't treat me as a person, adults that were brutalized themselves by having an angry, vindictive God watching them all the time. I come from a broken home and I realize it's the rule rather than the exception.
14I felt very much at home on the stage, more so than off it because I could express everything that I couldn't express elsewhere -- yes, anger, but also tenderness. It's not always easy to be as gentle as you wish to be.
15Early on the whole point of acting was mostly getting a job and then the experience of doing it. But when I did Ride in the Whirlwind (1966) with Jack Nicholson in 1965 I discovered there was more to it than that. It was a key film for me because of that. Jack told me not to do anything, just let the wardrobe do the acting. It was a great revelation that became an acting principle. To be rather than to do. You have to behave on screen as much as you do in real life. You don't kill anyone in life, but you understand the anger that may bring it about.
16I'm a late bloomer. It's just a matter of how you evolve; of what your pace is. Hopefully, the older you get the more you grow. So, that has been my speed, the beat of my drum. I march to the beat of a different drum -- you'll pardon me for using this expression.
17I've always been a singer; it's not new to me. I've been singing since I was a child. I've always had a guitar and a harmonica and I played drums in high school -- in a marching band, anyway. I like different kinds of music and I'm exploring them: ballads, blues, blues-rock, country rock, whatever. I'm just focusing on singing a lot so I can get good at it. But don't say I play "country music." It's just another label, like "character actor." One term simply can't say it all.
18[on his role in Paris, Texas (1984)] The whole film evolved on a very organic level. It almost had a documentary feel to it. It wasn't odd to be in the lead, I took the same approach as I would to any other part. I play myself as totally as I possibly can. My own Harry Dean Stanton act . . . I don't know whatever happened to Travis. I'd say . . . it's me. Still searching for liberation, or enlightenment, for lack of a better way to put it, and realizing that it might happen, it might not.
19I've been rather like a cat. I'm finicky and I've done a lot of things, and made career choices, missed meetings and so forth that would have made me a much bigger actor, I think. But, by the same token, that would have demanded more of my time, too.


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