The best movies with Harry Dean Stanton

List of the 10 best movies starring Harry Dean Stanton, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Last Temptation of Christ
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The Last Temptation of Christ

Role in movie: Paulus
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esus (Willem Dafoe), a humble Judean carpenter beginning to see that he is the son of God, is drawn into revolutionary action against the Roman occupiers by Judas (Harvey Keitel) -- despite his protestations that love, not violence, is the path to salvation. The burden of being the savior of mankind torments Jesus throughout his life, leading him to doubt. As he is put to death on the cross, Jesus is tempted by visions of an ordinary life married to Mary Magdalene (Barbara Hershey).

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Role in movie: Luke
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n aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

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Wise Blood
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Wise Blood

Role in movie: Asa Hawks
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Southerner--young, poor, ambitious but uneducated--determines to become something in the world. He decides that the best way to do that is to become a preacher and start up his own church.

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The Green Mile
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The Green Mile

Role in movie: Toot-Toot
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supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

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The Straight Story
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The Straight Story

Role in movie: Lyle Straight, Alvin's Brother
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The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.

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Paris, Texas
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Paris, Texas

Role in movie: Travis
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man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.

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The Avengers
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The Avengers

Role in movie: Security Guard
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ick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster.

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Cool Hand Luke
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Cool Hand Luke

Role in movie: Tramp
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uke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.

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Alien
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Alien

Role in movie: Brett
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uring its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs attacks an explorer. The entire crew is unaware of the impending nightmare set to descend upon them when the alien parasite planted inside its unfortunate host is birthed.

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The Godfather: Part II
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The Godfather: Part II

Role in movie: F.B.I. Man #1
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he continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba

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Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton (born July 14, 1926) is an American actor, musician, and singer. Stanton's career has spanned over fifty years, which has seen him star in such films as Cool Hand Luke, Kelly's Heroes, Dillinger, Alien, Repo Man, The Last Temptation of Christ, Wild at Heart, The Green Mile and The Pledge. In the late 2000s, he played a recurring role in the HBO television series Big Love. Description above from the Wikipedia article Harry Dean Stanton, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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