"Don't you fucking look at me."--Frank in Blue Velvet
I haven't seen Blue Velvet in 20+ years, and I remembered his character's name. The movie isn't for everyone, but he was fearless in that performance. The Oscar peeps nominated him for Hoosiers instead of Blue Velvet that year, but it was probably unlikely that he could have beaten Michael Caine's quasi-lifetime achievement win for Hannah and Her Sisters.
He'd been nominated for an Oscar for collaborating on the screenplay for Easy Rider, back in 1970. He also got 1 Emmy nomination.
Oh, and he was in Waterworld. (About which I have a question: why didn't they just make a copy of the map that was tattooed to the girl?)
Rest in peace dude.