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     Actor Harry Dean Stanton Dies at 91

    He was always intense. Harry Dean Stanton, whose gritty supporting roles captivated audiences as much as any headliner, died Friday of natural causes in Los Angeles at age 91. Acting in over 100 films, the Kentucky native became widely known in his 50s, starring in the Cannes-feted Paris, Texas, in 1984 — the same year he appeared in cult favorite Repo Man. The late critic Roger Ebert said Stanton created “sad poetry” with his “lean face and hungry eyes,” and assured that no movie including him could be “altogether bad.”

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