Saturday, 29 May 2010

R.I.P Dennis Hopper (1936 – 2010)

Today a great actor died. Dennis Hopper has stared in a vast amounts of movies and began his career with Rebel Without a Cause in 1955. Some of his most notable films are Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, True Romance Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2 and Easy Rider.

Below is a little information about him which I took from Wikipedia. He will truly be missed.

“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 1955, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten 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 of the film's script.

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 gaining 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.”
- Wikipedia

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