In 2000, Harry was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture for The Green Mile.
Harry moved to Pasadena, CA, to study acting
In 1984 Harry had his first screen lead in Paris, Texas directed by Wim Wenders
In 1986 Harry played Molly Ringwald's father in Pretty in Pink .
In 1957, he moved to Hollywood and made screen debut in Tomahawk Trail .
Harry played a Police Officer in the movie Up in Smoke but they deleted the scenes so you do not see him in the movie.
Harry was in the movie Pretty in Pink and he played Jack Walsh.
Harry was the Land Watcher in the movie A Civil Action .
He was in the movie Red Dawn and he was Tom Eckert.
Harry was in the movie The Bear and he was Coach Thomas.
Harry was in the movie Repo Man and he played Bud.
He played the role of Travis in the Movie Paris, Texas .
Harry played the role of 1st Sgt Jim Ballard in the movie Private Benjamin .
He was in the movie Fire Down Below .
Was in the movie based on Stephen king's book The Green Mile .
Harry was in the Godfather Part 2 .
Harry was in the movie Cool Hand Luke and he played Tramp.
He frequently plays in and around Los Angeles, often at a spot called Jack's Sugar Shack, and his audiences continuously include other musicians and singers, among them Chaka Khan, Ringo Starr, and Bono.
Stanton has performed with numerous big-league artists, including Bob Dylan and Bing Crosby.
After his discharge from the Navy he went to the University of Kentucky, where he became a drama student.
Join the Navy in the 1940s and served in Okinawa.
Lived in Lexington, Kentucky and graduated from Lafayette Senior High School with the class of 1944.
Was tied up and pistol-whipped at his home in L.A. after a robbery. The thieves then took off in the actors car, but were soon apprehended after the car was traced by a tracking device. Stanton suffered only minor injuries. [20 January 1996]
He fronts a band called The Harry Dean Stanton Band which regularly performs in the Los Angeles area. He sings and plays guitar. The band plays a mix of jazz, pop, and tex-mex styles. The band often plays in Hollywood at 'Jack's Sugar Shack'.
Had a small role as a jail guard in the 1978 Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong film Up in Smoke , but his scenes were cut.
Was Best Man at the wedding of Jack Nicholson and Sandra Knight. After their divorce, Nicholson lived for a time with Stanton.
Harry is 5ft 8in tall
Harry : I've been rather like a cat. I'm finicky and I've done a lot of things, and made career choices, missed meetings and so forth that would have made me a much bigger actor, I think. But, by the same token, that would have demanded more of my time, too.