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    Over the last sixty years, Harry Dean Stanton has carved out a singular path in American cinema. His roles showcase a rare combination of haunting stoicism and emotional depth, qualities that he’s able to convey with a single look. Stanton has lent his unique screen presence to some of the greatest filmmakers, from David Lynch and Wim Wenders to Martin Scorsese and John Huston, bringing to life such iconic characters as Paris, Texas’s silent, melancholy hero Travis Henderson. Today, Stanton turns ninety, and in honor of his birthday, Interview has republished his conversation with former editor in chief Ingrid Sischy, which originally ran in the magazine’s January 1991 issue following the release of David Lynch’s Wild at Heart.

    Beginning with an introduction by writer Graham Fuller, who calls Stanton “one of our most romantic icons,” the wide-ranging interview covers everything from the actor’s experiences playing golf with Jack Nicholson and modeling for Comme des Garçons to his relationships with John Huston and Ry Cooder.

    Read the conversation in full over on Interview’s site.


  • By thevoid99
    July 14, 2016
    05:46 PM

    Let's hope he can live for another 10 years. Hey, Olivia de Havilland just turned 100. Let's see if he can pull it off as well.
  • By David Hollingsworth
    July 14, 2016
    10:39 PM

    Harry Dean Stanton is one of the finest actors of all-time, character or non-character. You can make a film about his face and expressions alone, and it would be just as compelling as the man himself.
  • By BaregrassBoy
    August 10, 2016
    01:18 AM

    I nominate "Straight Time" for this site. That is an overlooked classic IMO. Hoffman at his peak, Theresa Russell at hers, Harry Dean Stanton and sun drenched southern California crime.
    • By MelanieDaniels
      August 10, 2016
      06:00 PM

      I agree! I saw Straight Time on TCM this past winter; I had never seen it before.It knocked me out! I dare say,it may contain Dustin Hoffman's greatest performance. My only criticism: I wish Theresa Russell had had a meatier role. (And congratulations to Harry Dean Stanton on reaching his 90th birthday.That was beautifully said, Sidney.)