Nance as Pete Martell on Twin Peaks, 1990
|Born||Marvin John Nance
December 21, 1943
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Died||December 30, 1996
South Pasadena, California, United States
|Other names||Jack Nance
|Spouse(s)||Catherine E. Coulson (m. 1968; div. 1976)
Kelly Jean Van Dyke (m. 1991; d. 1991) (her death)
I say that I played a doorstop in Dune because I remember standing around a lot. I was down there for months.
All of a sudden, those few pages of script that he had shown me with the weird images I could visualize all of that in my brain, and I knew that there was this mad little genius at work here and I really wanted to do the film.
To sum it all up: It was a great picture to do; I just wish it had never been released.
Lynch is an ordinary, smalltown guy and he just sees strange things in people.
But Eraserhead was the first real intense kind of thing I had ever done before the cameras and Lynch had to really bring me down a lot and he still does.