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Harry Dean Stanton stars in "Big Love" on HBO in the recurring role of Roman Grant. Stanton also provides the voice of Balthazar in the animated movie "Rango."

Harry Dean Stanton is a prolific and legendary actor who has appeared in over 160 films from the 1950s to the present day.

Born in Kentucky, he served in World War II before appearing in a University of Kentucky production of "Pygmalion." After honing his craft at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse, his first on-screen role was in "Tomahawk
Harry Dean Stanton in "Big Love"
Harry Dean Stanton Big Love
Trail" in 1957.

Following this, Harry had numerous smaller roles in television and film in the late '50s and early '60s, including "Rawhide" and "Bonanza," plus films such as "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" in 1960.

In 1967, Harry was cast in "Cool Hand Luke," opposite Paul Newman. Some of the other classic films he appeared in include "Kelly's Heroes," "Dillinger," "The Godfather: Part II" and "Alien." In "Escape from New York" in 1981, Harry played a cunning scientist for director John Carpenter. Wim Wenders cast Harry in "Paris, Texas" in 1984, and Alex Cox used him to great effect opposite Emilio Estevez in the cult film "Repo Man" in the same year. In 1986, John Hughes cast Harry against type as a suburban father in "Pretty in Pink." David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" in 1990 gave Harry yet another memorable role, this time as an ill-fated private investigator. Lynch also cast Harry in "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" in 1992, "The Straight Story" in 1999, and "Inland Empire."

Harry has remained active in recent cinema with appearances in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" for Terry Gilliam, "The Green Mile" for Frank Darabont, "The Pledge" for Sean Penn, "Alpha Dog," "The Good Life," and, more recently, in "The Wendell Baker Story" for Andrew and Luke Wilson.

On television, Harry has had numerous roles in recent years, including the recurring role of Roman Grant on HBO's "Big Love."

In addition to his acting, Harry is also a musician in the mariachi-playing The Harry Dean Stanton Band.

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Age: 90 years old
Birthday: July 14, 1926
Height: 5' 8"
Birthplace: West Irvine, KY

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