Dennis Hopper Overview:

Legendary actor, Dennis Hopper, was born Dennis Lee Hopper on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, KS. Hopper died at the age of 74 on May 29, 2010 in Venice Beach, CA and was laid to rest in Jesus Nazareno Cemetery in Ranchos de Taos, Taos County, NM.



Although Hopper was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1986Best Supporting ActorHoosiers (1986)ShooterNominated

He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Book Review--I Blame : And Other Stories From a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies

By KC on Dec 10, 2015 From Classic Movies

I Blame : And Other Stories From a Life Lived In and Out of the Movies Illeana Douglas Flatiron Books, 2015 When I picked up I Blame , my plan was to read it for fun and not write a review for once. But I couldn't do that. It's a hilarious book, impossible to put down. Peo... Read full article

I Blame

on Sep 28, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

Actress, director, and friend of TCM Illeana Douglas describes herself – and has been described by others – as one both inside and outside of the movies. It’s a privileged position, to be sure, being both the granddaughter of one of the golden era’s stars (Melvyn Douglas), an... Read full article

(May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)

By Dawn on May 29, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, was an actor, filmmaker and artist. As a young man, Hopper became a student of the Actors Studio. He made his first television performance in 1955, and performed in two films with James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten years, Hopper performed on t... Read full article


By Jnpickens on May 29, 2010 From Comet Over Hollywood

, Nick Adams and Natalie Wood I have to admit, I haven’t seen many of his movies. Mr. Hopper is best known for his late 1960s and 1970s ?”Easy Rider” like persona and continued on into the 1980s and 1990s with a long and successful film career. He was nominated for his... Read full article

is Honored.

By Dawn on Mar 27, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

A frail 73 year old , was surrounded by friends and family, Friday, March 26,1010, as he was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The two-time Oscar nominee, has appeared in more than 100 films. Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, David Lynch and Dwight Yoakam were on hand to ... Read full article

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Dennis Hopper Quotes:

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Hatfield Carnes: Now you talk big, Mex. Let's see if you got guts enough to draw on a white man.

William 'Cowboy' Tomkins: You got his weeds? Give 'em to him.

Billy: [after being flaked off by a motel manager] You asshole!

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Dennis Hopper Facts
His 1970 marriage to Michelle Phillips lasted just a few days, during his wild and woolly, drug-fueled period. She also appears briefly in The Last Movie (1971), Hopper's almost-disastrously appropriately entitled solo directorial effort, following Easy Rider (1969). At one point in this era, Hopper was arrested after he was found raving, naked. After early success as a child star in theater, his movie career was practically stillborn when Louis B. Mayer banned him from the MGM lot after Hopper responded forcefully, in kind, when the mogul belittled his desire to play Shakespearen roles.

Was laid to rest in Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico on June 2nd 2010. His son, Henry Hopper read from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and the funeral was attended by Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Val Kilmer.

Lives in Venice, California.

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