OT: Dennis Hopper Rides Easy Into Sunset, was 74

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on May 29th, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Dennis Hopper, whose portrayals of drug-addled, often deranged misfits in the landmark films “Easy Rider,” “Apocalypse Now” and “Blue Velvet” drew on his early out-of-control experiences as part of a new generation of Hollywood rebel, died at his home in Venice, Calif., on Saturday, The Associated Press reported. He was 74. 

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/29/dennis-hopper-actor-and-ic…

 

Comments

Ty Butterfield

May 29th, 2010 at 4:16 PM ^

Thank you for posting this. I forgot about these commercials featuring Dennis Hopper. I love the one about Junior Seau. Good stuff. I know that most people will remember Mr. Hopper as Shooter Flatch and the villain in Speed, but he had a long and amazing career. R.I.P Mr. Hopper.

PurpleStuff

May 29th, 2010 at 4:32 PM ^

He was in "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant" with James Dean and "The Sons of Katie Elder" with Deano and the Duke as a young actor.  Really changed the course of American cinema (life?) by starring, directing, and co-writing "Easy Rider."  Great roles in "Hoosiers" and "Apocalypse Now."  Seems like he had a lot of fun along the way too.

RIP.

Noahdb

May 29th, 2010 at 7:22 PM ^

It's kind of a crappy movie...but the scene with Christopher Walken AND Hopper in True Romance has to go down as one of the great scene-chewing moments in cinema history.

PSALM 23 Rod N…

June 2nd, 2010 at 12:35 AM ^

RE Easy Rider......Great cast!   Jack, Peter, Dennis, and

(suspense) The girl tripping on acid in the New Orleans cemetery was

Toni "Oh Mickey" Basil

 

RIP Dennis, "A Candy Colored Man they call the Sandman" Hopper