Dean Stockwell, actor of ‘Blue Velvet’ and ‘Paris, Texas’ dies

American actor Dean Stockwell He died last Sunday at the age of 85, according to a family spokesperson on the Deadline website on Tuesday. His most recognized role was that of Admiral Al Calavicci in the science fiction series ‘Through time’, at the beginning of the 90s, although in his long career as a television and film actor he also worked with directors of the stature of David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, WIlliam Friedkin o Wim Wenders.

Stockwell began acting in 1945 when he was less than ten years old, as he was hired as a child actor by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and appeared in titles such as “Levando anclas” or “The Valley of Destiny.” During the 1950s Stockwell specialized in westerns, although his first great success was ‘Criminal Impulse’, in 1959, which allowed him to win the best actor award at Cannes exaequo with Orson Welles and Brandon Dillman. He would repeat the same award in 1962 with his work in ‘Long Day into the Night’, by Sidney Lumet.

In the 1980s he worked with great directors: in 1984, he appeared both in Wim Wenders ” Paris, Texas ‘as in David Lynch’s’ Dune ”. In 1985 he starred in “Living and dying in Los Angeles” by William Friedkin and a year later he returned to work with Lynch in “Blue Velvet.” In 1988 he would be placed under the command of Francis Ford Coppola for ‘Tucker, a man and his dream’.

A year later, Stockwell will begin work on the series ‘Through Time (Quantum Leap)’, along with Scott Bakula, which would allow him to win the Golden Globe.

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He would retire from film and television in 2015, having had a recurring role on “Battlestar Galactica.”

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