I don’t know when I first noticed that huge bump on Harry Dean Stanton’s forehead, above his right eye. Maybe it was one of the times I saw him performing music, and I would have just thought he had recently had an accident.
Maybe it was in a particular film, and I would have thought that he had recently had an accident before filming and the filmmakers just decided not to cover it- or maybe I though that the bump was not Stanton’s but rather the character’s and that the make-up department put it on for effect.
But, no. That bump has been there for years and it’s not going away. What kind of swelling just never subsides? What could have been the original cause? What about it makes it (seemingly) permanent?
Couldn’t find too many images where it was really obvious (but it’s obvious when you watch him on T.V. or in a movie). You can kinda see it in these too pics, but if you watch “Big Love” or “She’s so Lovely” you’ll definitely see it.
Once the OP has been answered feel free to morph this into a “Harry Dean Stanton Appreciation Thread”. It would be well deserved.