Harry Dean Stanton on Buddhism, Predestination, Not-self, Einstein, Jung, and Zen

I found this today and thought  it was interesting. Nothing too profound. Nothing too new. But interesting as another aspect of Buddhist thought trickling into Western culture.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, “He is perhaps the greatest character actor alive… A short list of the directors he’s worked with includes Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Peckinpah, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, John Carpenter, John Huston, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, and Terry Gilliam. He played a romantic leading man just once, to stoic, heartbreaking effect, in Wim Wenders’ 1984 Palme d’Or winner Paris, Texas.”

Although most of his life has been spent acting in movies, to call Stanton an actor would be a vast understatement. He is a W.W. II veteran, a writer, a singer, and subject of two recent documentaries.

He even inspired this… interesting… fan page, complete with a psychedelic Harry Dean Stanton song.

Oh, and the Einstein quote is, as I found out not long ago, most certainly apocryphal.


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