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Dennis Hopper

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Hopper at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival

Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films. Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s.

Fact file

  • Born: Dennis Lee Hopper May 17, 1936 Dodge City, Kansas, U.S.
  • Died: May 29, 2010 (aged 74) Venice, Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Prostate cancer
  • Resting place: Jesus Nazareno Cemetery, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Helix High School
  • Alma mater: Actors Studio
  • Occupation: Actor, director, artist
  • Years active: 1954–2010
  • Notable work: Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now, Hoosiers, Colors, Speed, Rumble Fish
  • Television: Crash
  • Spouse(s): Brooke Hayward (m. 1961; div. 1969) Michelle Phillips (m. 1970; div. 1970) Daria Halprin (m. 1972; div. 1976) Katherine LaNasa (m. 1989; div. 1992) Victoria Duffy (m. 1996; separated 2010)
  • Children: Henry Hopper Chris Hopper Ruthanna Hopper Brill
  • Awards: 1969 Cannes Film Award 1987 Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor 1987 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor 1987 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor 1995 MTV Movie Award for Best Villain

Read more about Dennis Hopper at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2019-09-21 22:38:33
In a year full of major 50th anniversary commemorations — from Woodstock to the moon landing — why not one for “Easy Rider,” Dennis Hopper’s hippie-biker flick that was released on July 14, 1969? That was the idea when a rep for Peter Fonda, who starred in the film as ...

Dennis and Marin Hopper
Variety, 2019-09-18 23:20:13
Even as celebrity brands are starting to flood the emerging Cannabis market, Hopper Reserve stands out. The brand was launched by Marin Hopper, Dennis Hopper’s daughter from his marriage to Brooke Hayward. Hopper Reserve is a gram of California indoor-grown flower, two packs of rolling papers, a pair of matches ...

Variety, 2019-07-24 18:34:43
Movies by Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, David Cronenberg, Bernardo Bertolucci, Luis Bunuel and Federico Fellini are among the lineup of the Venice Classics section at the 76th Venice Film Festival. A new 35mm print of Scorsese’s 1977 film “New York, New York” will be screened in honor of United Artists’ ...

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