Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton enlisted in the Navy immediately following the outbreak of World War II. He, like many of his peers, was enraged and eager to lend a hand in the fight against tyrannical regimes. After dropping out of college to pursue acting, he thought this was an opportunity he would only get once in his life.
During World War II, being a capable young man left behind was an embarrassing experience.During the Battle of Okinawa, he served as a galley cook on a landing ship. After the war, he tried his hand at journalism and radio before deciding to stick with acting.