If you don't know Harry Dean Stanton's name, you certainly know his face. In the '60s and '70s, he slowly emerged as one of Hollywood's most reliable character actors, thanks to memorable bit parts in films and television shows like How the West Was Won, Cool Hand Luke, Gunsmoke, and The Godfather Part II. Stanton's popularity eventually lead to bigger supporting roles, including parts in Alien, Escape from New York, and The Green Mile.
Stanton could carry a movie if he needed to, however. In 1984, he took the lead in Wim Wenders' critically acclaimed Paris, Texas, and the same year, he co-starred as Bud in the cult-classic sci-fi romp Repo Man. In 1985, his star rose even higher as he played Molly Ringwald's father in Pretty in Pink, and he went on to portray the disciple Paul in Martin Scorsese's controversial Bible story The Last Temptation of Christ.
In his later years, Stanton's last big role was as a crafty cult leader in HBO's Big Love, which he appeared on between 2006 and 2010, while he played a recurring part in Twin Peaks: The Return, his second-to-last project before his September 2017 passing. In between those parts, however, Stanton found time to sneak into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a small, blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in The Avengers. You know that security guard who gives a post-Hulk Bruce Banner trouble because he's not wearing any clothes? Yup, that's Stanton.