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American actor and film director

Dennis Hopper is ...

Dead
Born 17 May 1936 in Dodge City
Died 29 May 2010 in Venice
Age74 years
Causecancer
Correction?
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson at the 62nd Academy Awards 3/26/90

About Dennis Hopper

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. Hopper made his directorial film debut with Easy Rider (1969), which he and co-star Peter Fonda wrote with Terry Southern. The film earned Hopper a Cannes Film Festival Award for "Best First Work" and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (shared with Fonda and Southern). Journalist Ann Hornaday wrote: "With its portrait of counterculture heroes raising their middle fingers to the uptight middle-class hypocrisies, Easy Rider became the cinematic symbol of the 1960s, a celluloid anthem to freedom, macho bravado and anti-establishment rebellion". Film critic Matthew Hays notes that, "no other persona better signifies the lost idealism of the 1960s than that of Dennis Hopper". He worked on various small projects until he found new fame for his role as the American photojournalist in Apocalypse Now (1979). He went on to helm his third directorial work Out of the Blue (1980), for which he was again honored at Cannes, and appeared in Rumble Fish (1983) and The Osterman Weekend (1983). He saw a career resurgence in 1986 when he was widely acclaimed for his performances in Blue Velvet and Hoosiers, the latter of which saw him nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His fourth directorial outing came about through Colors (1988), followed by an Emmy-nominated lead performance in Paris Trout (1991). Hopper found even greater fame for portraying the villains of the films Super Mario Bros. (1993), Speed (1994) and Waterworld (1995). Hopper's later work included a leading role in the short-lived television series Crash (2008–2009), inspired by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Production on his final film, The Last Film Festival (2016), completed just before his death; originally slated for 2011 distribution, the project was picked up for theatrical release in late 2016 by Monterey Home Video. Hopper has an additional posthumous credit in the completed, but unreleased Orson Welles drama The Other Side of the Wind, acquired for distribution by Netflix.

Films

Dennis Hopper has worked on the following films:

Speed
1994 American action-thriller film
1994
Rebel Without a Cause
1955 American film
1955
Waterworld
1995 dystopian science fiction adventure movie
1995
Super Mario Bros.
1993 US-UK film
1993
True Grit
1969 American western film
1969
Rumble Fish
1983 film by Francis Ford Coppola
1983
Hoosiers
1986 film by David Anspaugh
1986
True Romance
1993 film by Tony Scott
1993
Giant
1956 American film directed by George Stevens
1956
The Sons of Katie Elder
1965 film by Henry Hathaway
1965
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
1986 film by Tobe Hooper
1986
Land of the Dead
2005 film by George A. Romero
2005
Basquiat
1996 film by Julian Schnabel
1996
Hang 'Em High
1968 film by Ted Post
1968
An American Carol
2008 film by David Zucker
2008
Straight to Hell
1987 film by Alex Cox
1987
The Osterman Weekend
1983 film by Sam Peckinpah
1983
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
1957 film by John Sturges
1957
The American Friend
1977 film by Wim Wenders
1977
Human Highway
1982 film by Dean Stockwell
1982
Apocalypse Now Redux
2001 extended version of Apocalypse Now
2001
Meet the Deedles
1998 film by Steve Boyum
1998
Swing Vote
2008 film by Joshua Michael Stern
2008
Mad Dog Morgan
1976 film by Philippe Mora
1976
River's Edge
1986 film by Tim Hunter
1987
EDtv
1999 film by Ron Howard
1999
Queen of Blood
1966 film by Curtis Harrington
1966
Red Rock West
1992 film by John Dahl
1992
Black Widow
1987 thriller film
1987
House of 9
2005 film by Steven R. Monroe
2005
Sleepwalking
2008 film by Bill Maher
2008
The Last Movie
1971 film by Dennis Hopper
1971
The Indian Runner
1991 film by Sean Penn
1991
The Story of Mankind
1957 film by Irwin Allen
1957
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
2005 film by Lance Mungia
2005
Flashback
1990 film by Franco Amurri
1990
My Science Project
1985 film by Jonathan R. Betuel
1985
Space Truckers
1996 film by Stuart Gordon
1996
King of the Mountain
1981 film by Noel Nosseck
1981
O.C. and Stiggs
1987 film directed by Robert Altman
1985
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
1991 film by George Hickenlooper
1991
Memory
2006 American film by Bennett Joshua Davlin
2006
The Night We Called It a Day
2003
Knockaround Guys
2001 film by David Levien, Brian Koppelman
2001
Elegy
2008 film directed by Isabel Coixet
2008
I Died a Thousand Times
1955 film by Stuart Heisler
1955
Inside Deep Throat
2005
The Pick-up Artist
1987 film by James Toback
1987
Chasers
1994 film by Dennis Hopper
1994
Hell Ride
2008 film by Larry Bishop
2008
10th & Wolf
2006 film by Robert Moresco
2006
Boiling Point
1993 film by James B. Harris
1993
Catchfire
1990 action thriller film
1989
The Young Land
1959 film by Ted Tetzlaff
1959
Ticker
2001 film by Albert Pyun
2001
Out of the Blue
1980 film by Dennis Hopper
1980
Night Tide
1961 film by Curtis Harrington
1961
Sketches of Frank Gehry
2005 film by Sydney Pollack
2005
Welcome to Hollywood
2000 film by Adam Rifkin
2000
A Decade Under the Influence
2003 film by Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
2003
The Sky Is Falling
1979 film by Silvio Narizzano
1979
Jesus' Son
1999 film by Alison Maclean
1999
Search and Destroy
1995 film by David Salle
1995
From Hell to Texas
1958 film by Henry Hathaway
1958
Chattahoochee
1989 film by Mick Jackson
1989
Palermo Shooting
2008 film by Wim Wenders
2008
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
1996 film by Peter Markle
1996
Americano
2005
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero
2008 film by Rusty Nails
2008
The Blackout
1997 film by Abel Ferrara
1997
Carried Away
1996 film by Bruno Barreto
1996
Flesh Color
1978 film by François Weyergans
1978
Paris Trout
1991 film by Stephen Gyllenhaal
1991
Key Witness
1960 film by Phil Karlson
1960
Top of the World
1997 film by Sidney J. Furie
1997
Held for Ransom
2000
Kid Blue
1973 film by James Frawley
1973
The Good Life
unreleased 1997 film starring Frank Stallone
1997
The Inside Man
1984 film by Tom Clegg
1984
Straight Shooter
1999 German film
1999
The Venice Project
1999 film directed by Robert Dornhelm
1999
The American Way
1986 film by Maurice Phillips
1986
Eye of the Storm
1991 film
1991
Tracks
1976 American drama film by Henry Jaglom
1977
Sunset Heat
1992 film by John Nicolella
1992
CIA contro KGB
1978 film by Claude d'Anna
1978
The Keeper
2004 film by Paul Lynch
2004
The Spreading Ground
2000 film by Derek Vanlint
2000
The Source
1999 documentary about the Beat Generation
1999
The Glory Stompers
1967 film
1967
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol
1990 film by Chuck Workman
1990
New Scenes from America
2002 film by Jørgen Leth
2003
The Piano Player
film
2002
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture
film
2002
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections
1982 film by Jonas Mekas
1982
The Apostate
2000 film
2000
Lured Innocence
1999 film by Kikuo Kawasaki
1999
Choke
A 2001 suspense film starring Dennis Hopper
2001