In Memory of Harry Dean Stanton
In Memory of Harry Dean Stanton: Here at Back To Twin Peaks, we were greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Harry Dean Stanton at the grand old age of 91 late on Friday, September 15th, 2017. Stanton is a Lynch alumnus with appearances in Wild at Heart, The Straight Story, Inland Empire, and, of course, Twin Peaks: The Return and Fire Walk With Me as fan-favourite Carl Rodd, owner of the Fat Trout Trailer Park.
His career in film and television has spanned 60 years with nearly 200 credits to his name for an actor who was the epitome of the phrase “no small parts”. To mainstream audiences, he is probably best known as the first person to come face-to-face with H.R. Giger’s Xenomorph in Ridley Scott’s Alien, whereas to more selective film buffs he will be most fondly remembered for his outstanding lead performances in Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas and Alex Cox’s gonzo-indie movie, Repo Man. But to regular readers of this and other Twin Peaks sites, Harry Dean Stanton will always be indelibly linked to David Lynch and fittingly one of his last screen appearances was opposite Lynch in the highly-acclaimed indie movie, Lucky.
As with many other Twin Peaks cast members who have been lost since Twin Peaks: The Return finished filming, there is a bitter-sweet nature to the fact that we got to see them once more in the most extraordinary television events this century, but with a career as prolific as Harry Dean Stanton’s, the loss feels even greater with his passing. R.I.P. Harry Dean Stanton (1926 – 2017)