Dennis Lee Hopper
|Born||May 17, 1936|
Dodge City, KS
|Died||May 29, 2010|
Venice Beach, CA
|Age||Died at 74|
|Final Resting PlaceJesus Nazareno Cemetery|
|Job||Actor, director, artist|
|Top Roles||Billy, Long haired guy at filmshoot in restaurant, Dave Hastings, The Prophet, Goon|
|Top Genres||Drama, Western, Crime, Film Adaptation, Romance, Adventure|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Romance (Drama), Gangsters|
|Top Collaborators||Earl Holliman, Strother Martin, James Westerfield, Peter Fonda|
|Shares birthday with||Maureen O'Sullivan, Ruth Donnelly, Ralf Harolde see more..|
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.
MINI BIO:Light-haired, sharp-featured American actor, distantly related to Hedda and William Hopper. Began as bad brothers and whining, wild-eyed psychopaths, then graduated to hippie heroes. Took the world by storm with Easy Rider and, although his pet project The Last Movie was less successful, he scored a directing hit with Colors in 1987. Oscar nominee for Hoosiers. In the 1990s, a series of sadistic, eye-catching villains brought his career full circle. Five times married. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Hopper was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1986||Best Supporting Actor||Hoosiers (1986)||Shooter||Nominated|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
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(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
RIPBy 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:
Billy: [after being flaked off by a motel manager] You asshole!
Hatfield Carnes: Now you talk big, Mex. Let's see if you got guts enough to draw on a white man.
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