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Dennis Hopper

  • Born on
    • May 17th, 1936
  • Died on
    • May 29th, 2010
Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker and artist. As a young man, Hopper became interested in acting and eventually became a student of the Actors' Studio. He made his first television appearance in 1954, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). During the next 10 years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films. He directed and starred in Easy Rider (1969), winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer. "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 was unable to build on his success for several years, until a featured role in Apocalypse Now (1979) brought him attention. He subsequently appeared in Rumble Fish (1983) and The Osterman Weekend (1983), and received critical recognition for his work in Blue Velvet and Hoosiers, with the latter film garnering him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He directed Colors (1988) and played the villain in Speed (1994). Hopper's later work included a leading role in the television series Crash. Hopper's last performance was filmed just before his death: The Last Film Festival, slated for a 2011 release. Hopper was also a prolific and acclaimed photographer, a profession he began in the 1960s. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dennis Hopper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (99 Credits)

2011Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as Various Roles (archive footage)
2010Alpha and Omega as Tony (voice)
2008Palermo Shooting as Frank
2008Hell Ride as Eddie Zero
2008Swing Vote as Donald Greenleaf
2008Elegy as George O'Hearn
2008Sleepwalking as Mr. Reedy
2008An American Carol as Judge Clarence HendersonWatch Free
2008Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!Watch Free
2008Crash as Ben CendarsWatch Free
2006Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi as Narrator (voice)
2006Memory as Max Lichtenstein
200610th & Wolf as Matty Matello
2006Hoboken Hollow as Sheriff Greer
2005Inside Deep Throat as Narrator (voice)
2005House of 9 as Father Duffy
2005Americano as Riccardo
2005The Crow: Wicked Prayer as El Niño
2005Land of the Dead as Kaufman
2005E-Ring as Eli McNulty
2004Out of Season as Harry Barlow
2004The Keeper as Krebs
2004The Last Ride as Ronnie Purnell
2003The Night We Called It a Day as Frank Sinatra
2002The Piano Player as Robert Nile
2002Unspeakable as Warden
2002Firestarter 2: Rekindled as James Richardson
2002Leo as Horace
2002Firestarter 2: Rekindled as James Richardson
2001Ticker as Alex Swan
2001Knockaround Guys as Benny Chains
2000The Prophet's Game as Vincent Swan
2000Luck of the Draw as Giani Ponti
2000Jason and the Argonauts as Pelias
1999Straight Shooter as Frank Hector
1999The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation as William S. Burroughs
1999Jesus' Son as Bill
1999Tycus as Peter Crowford
1999Edtv as Henry 'Hank' Pekurny
1998Meet the Deedles as Frank Slater
1998Welcome to Hollywood as Dennis Hopper
1997Road Ends as Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
1997Top of the World as Charles Atlas
1997The Blackout as Mickey
1996Space Truckers as John Canyon
1996The Last Days of Frankie the Fly as Frankie
1996Carried Away as Joseph Svenden
1996Basquiat as Bruno Bischofberger
1996Samson and Delilah as Generale Tariq
1995Waterworld as Deacon
1995Search and Destroy as Dr. Luther Waxling
1994Witch Hunt as H. Phillip Lovecraft
1994Speed as Howard Payne
1994Chasers as Doggie
1993Red Rock West as Lyle from Dallas
1993Boiling Point as Rudolph 'Red' Diamond
1993Super Mario Bros. as King Koopa
1993True Romance as Clifford Worley
1992The Heart of Justice as Austin Blair
1991Paris Trout as Paris Trout
1991The Indian Runner as Caesar
1990Catchfire as MiloWatch Free
1990Flashback as Huey Walker
1989Chattahoochee as Walker Benson
1989Blood Red as William Bradford Berrigan
1987The Pick-up Artist as Flash Jensen
1987Black Widow as Ben Dumers
1987Straight to Hell as I.G. Farben
1986The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright
1986Blue Velvet as Frank Booth
1986Hoosiers as Shooter
1986River's Edge as Feck
1985My Science Project as Bob Roberts
1985O.C. and Stiggs as Sponson
1983Rumble Fish as Father
1983The Osterman Weekend as Richard Tremayne
1982Human Highway as Cracker / Stranger
1980Out of the Blue as Don
1979Apocalypse Now as Photojournalist
1977The American Friend as Tom Ripley
1976Mad Dog Morgan as Daniel MorganWatch Free
1976Tracks as 1st Sgt. Jack FalenWatch Free
1973Kid Blue as Bickford Waner
1971The Last Movie as Kansas
1969Easy Rider as Billy
1969True Grit as "Moon"Watch Free
1968Hang 'Em High as Prophet
1967The Trip as Max
1967Cool Hand Luke as Babalugats
1966Queen of Blood as Paul GrantWatch Free
1965The Sons of Katie Elder as Dave Hastings
1961Night Tide as Johnny Drake
1958From Hell to Texas as Tom Boyd
1957Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as Billy Clanton
1957Sayonara as MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice) (uncredited)
1957The Story of Mankind as Napoleon Bonaparte
1956Giant as Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III
1955Rebel Without a Cause as Goon
1955I Died a Thousand Times as Joe (uncredited)

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (9 Credits)

2018They'll Love Me When I'm Dead as Himself (archive footage)
2018The Other Side of the Wind as Himself
2014Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
2010Beautiful Darling as Self (archive footage)
2007Brando as Self
2003Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood as Himself
1991Fishing with John as Self
1991Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1968Head as Himself (uncredited)


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