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THE DEAN STANTON EFFECT…

I’ll admit it, especially seeing that I was about 8 years old at the time – I once mistook Lee Van Cleef for Harry Dean Stanton. It was during ‘Escape From New York’ and I was bamboozled by the cinematic barrage of triple-word names. Since then, I’ve kept an eye out for him, and we Stanton fans have been spoilt by the frequency and eccentricity of his appearances. I’ve paid homage to Warren Oates round these parts, and seeing as Harry played beside him in three favourites -‘ 92 In The Shade’, ‘Cockfighter’ and ‘Dillinger’, and as the definitive ambassador for crumpled oddball roles, he warrants his own spotlight here.

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