In a career that started back in the 1950s, 91-year-old Harry Dean Stanton is considered one of cinema’s finest character actors. Whether it’s working with Wim Wenders in Paris, Texas or delivering a moving cameo in David Lynch’s The Straight Story, Stanton’s presence is undeniable. He’s front and center with actor John Carroll Lynch’s feature directing debut Lucky as he plays an elderly man who’s essentially outlived most of his friends. Living off the grid in a desert town, Lucky (Dean Stanton) is up for conversation for any person who comes his way (David Lynch also stars in the feature).
The movie received rounds of praise at this year’s SXSW Festival, and considering John Carroll Lynch (Zodiac, Fargo) is also an excellent character actor, their bond is probably one of the film’s strengths. Check out the trailer below and feel free to comment below!
Lucky, co-starring Ron Livingston and Tom Skerritt, hits theaters September 29.