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Dennis Hopper

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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May 17, 1936 In Dodge City - Kansas - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sebring
Latest Project:
Movie The Other Side of the Wind 2018-11-02
Known For
Poster of 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience
Poster of V Graham Norton
Poster of The Legend of Jesse James
Poster of Kings Row
Series Paris Trout Unknown 2019
Movie Sebring 2019
Movie The Other Side of the Wind Lucas Renard 2018-11-02
Movie The Last Film Festival Nick Twain - Producer 2016-09-30
Movie Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Movie Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider Himself (Archive Footage) 2016-06-29
Movie Llyn Foulkes One Man Band Himself 2013-06-20
Movie Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter Himself 2013-02-08
Movie Scene Missing 2012-01-01
Movie Alpha y Omega Tony (voice) 2010-09-17
Movie Stardust Himself (uncredited) 2010-10-16
Movie Beautiful Darling Himself (archive footage) 2010-04-02
Movie No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Himself 2009-01-11
Movie Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself 2009-04-01
Movie Chelsea on the Rocks Himself 2008-05-23
Movie El último voto Donald Greenleaf 2008-08-01
Movie Sonámbulo Mr. Reedy 2008-03-14
Movie Palermo Shooting Frank 2008-11-20
Movie Hell Ride Eddie Zero 2008-08-08
Series Crash Ben Cendars 2008-10-17
Movie Elegy George O'Hearn 2008-08-08
Movie An American Carol Judge Clarence Henderson 2008-10-03
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie The Art of Football from A to Z Himself 2007-01-01
Movie The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose Himself 2007-12-07
Movie Entre la Décima con Wolf Matty Matello 2006-02-19
Movie Gorillaz: Live in Manchester 2006-03-27
Movie Visiones Max Lichtenstein 2006-11-01
Movie Wanderlust Himself 2006-07-12
Movie Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Narrator (voice) 2006-04-07
Movie 9 Extraños Father Duffy 2005-01-01
Movie Americano Riccardo 2005-01-07
Movie Dentro de garganta profunda (Inside Deep Throat) Narrator (voice) 2005-02-11
Movie Hoboken Hollow Sheriff Greer 2005-11-16
Series El anillo E Eli McNulty 2005-09-21
Movie La tierra de los muertos vivientes Kaufman 2005-06-24
Movie Champion Himself 2005-03-12
Movie El cuervo 4: La plegaria maldita El Niño 2005-05-13
Series 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience Unknown 2004-02-02
Movie Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments himself 2004-05-01
Movie The Keeper Krebs 2004-05-14
Movie The Last Ride Ronnie Purnell 2004-06-02
Series Entourage: El séquito Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Estafadores Harry Barlow 2004-12-23
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Himself 2003-03-09
Movie Return to 'Giant' 2003-06-10
Movie Unspeakable Warden 2003-12-01
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie The Night We Called It a Day Frank Sinatra 2003-08-14
Movie El asesino solitario Robert Nile 2003-07-22
Movie Mysteries of Love Himself 2002-01-01
Series Ojos de fuego James Richardson 2002-03-10
Movie When Hippies Ruled The World Himself 2002-04-10
Movie Leo Horace 2002-03-12
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Steve Scott 2002-10-21
Movie David Lynch Presents: I Don't Know Jack Himself 2002-04-05
Movie Emmanuelle: A Hard Look Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Choke Henry Clark 2001-01-01
Movie Tiempo límite Alex Swan 2001-01-01
Series 24 Victor Drazen 2001-11-06
Movie L.A.P.D.: Policía de Los Ángeles 2001-10-09
Movie Ajuste de cuentas Benny Chains 2001-09-07
Movie El hereje Lewis Garou 2000-01-01
Movie La sombra del asesino Vincent Swan 2000-01-01
Movie Alarma en la ciudad Det. Ed DeLongpre 2000-01-01
Movie Ciudad de corrupción Giani Ponti 2000-04-06
Series Jason y los Argonautas Pelias 2000-05-07
Movie Held for Ransom JD 2000-11-14
Movie Lured Innocence Rick Chambers 2000-02-12
Movie Bad City Blues Dolores 1999-02-16
Movie EDtv Henry 'Hank' Pekurny 1999-03-26
Movie A Tribute To Johnny Cash Himself 1999-06-04
Movie Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage Himself 1999-10-07
Movie Jesus' Son Bill 1999-09-05
Movie Me and Will Easy Rider clip (archive footage) 1999-07-10
Movie El francotirador Frank Hector 1999-04-15
Movie Publicidad. El arte de separar a la gente de su dinero Introduction 1998-01-01
Movie Tycus Peter Crowford 1998-01-01
Movie Vaya par de locos Frank Slater 1998-03-27
Movie Top of the World Charles Atlas 1998-01-01
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Dennis Hopper 1998-10-01
Movie The Good Life Mr. B 1997-01-01
Movie Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain Himself 1997-10-12
Movie Camino sin retorno Sheriff Ben Gilchrist 1997-10-05
Movie The Blackout (Oculto en la memoria) Mickey 1997-06-11
Movie Cannes Man Himself 1996-01-01
Movie Space Truckers: Transporte Espacial John Canyon 1996-03-01
Movie Carried Away Joseph Svenden 1996-01-26
Movie The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Frankie 1996-10-24
Movie Sansón y Dalila Generale Tariq 1996-12-08
Movie Basquiat Bruno Bischofberger 1996-08-09
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie James Dean and Me Himself 1995-01-01
Movie Search and Destroy Dr. Luther Waxling 1995-01-01
Movie Waterworld Deacon 1995-07-28
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Misión explosiva Doggie 1994-04-22
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Speed: Máxima potencia Howard Payne 1994-06-09
Movie Witch Hunt H. Phillip Lovecraft 1994-12-10
Movie The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Boiling Point (Punto de ebullición) Rudolph 'Red' Diamond 1993-04-16
Movie Super Mario Bros. King Koopa 1993-05-28
Movie Amor a quemarropa Clifford Worley 1993-09-09
Movie Red Rock West Lyle from Dallas 1993-07-08
Movie Sunset Heat Carl Madson 1992-07-02
Movie La otra cara de la justicia Austin Blair 1992-10-14
Movie Nails Harry 'Nails' Niles 1992-07-25
Movie Paris Trout Paris Trout 1991-04-21
Movie Unknown Caesar 1991-05-19
Movie Eye of the Storm Marvin Gladstone 1991-10-03
Series Fishing with John Himself 1991-11-20
Movie SnowwhiteRosered Himself 1991-10-24
Movie Corazones en tinieblas Himself 1991-09-06
Movie Doublecrossed Barry Seal 1991-07-20
Movie Flashback Huey Walker 1990-02-02
Movie Camino de retorno Milo 1990-04-03
Movie Blood Red William Bradford Berrigan 1989-08-18
Movie Héroes de papel Walker Benson 1989-09-16
Movie No Frank in Lumberton 1988-01-01
Movie El caso de la viuda negra Ben Dumers 1987-02-06
Movie Running Out of Luck Video Director 1987-02-02
Movie Directos al infierno I.G. Farben 1987-06-26
Movie Los viajeros de la tormenta Captain 1987-11-13
Movie Blue Peanuts Snoopy 1987-11-05
Movie El cazachicas Flash Jensen 1987-09-18
Movie Apocalypse Pooh Piglet 1987-03-09
Movie Terciopelo azul Frank Booth 1986-08-01
Movie La matanza de Texas II Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright 1986-08-22
Movie Instinto sádico Feck 1986-08-27
Movie Hoosiers: mas que idolos Shooter 1986-11-14
Movie ¿Quién dice locos? Sponson 1985-01-01
Movie Mi proyecto científico Bob Roberts 1985-08-09
Movie Stark Lieutenant Ron Bliss 1985-04-10
Movie The Inside Man Miller 1984-08-31
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Movie Clave: Omega Richard Tremayne 1983-10-14
Movie La ley de la calle Father 1983-10-20
Movie White Star Ken Barlow 1983-10-27
Movie Human Highway Cracker / Stranger 1982-09-10
Movie Reborn Rev. Tom Hartley 1981-01-01
Movie El rey de la montaña Cal 1981-05-01
Movie Caído del cielo Don 1980-05-01
Movie Las flores del vicio Chicken 1979-10-22
Movie Apocalypse Now Photojournalist 1979-08-15
Movie Last In, First Out Medford 1978-08-30
Movie Flesh Color Mel 1978-09-12
Movie Tracks 1st Sgt. Jack Falen 1977-04-01
Movie The Sorceror's Apprentice A Spy 1977-09-28
Movie El amigo americano Tom Ripley 1977-06-26
Movie Mad Dog Morgan Daniel Morgan 1976-07-09
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Easy Rider (Buscando mi destino) Billy 1974-11-28
Movie Kid Blue Bickford Waner 1973-01-31
Movie The American Dreamer Self 1971-04-01
Movie The Last Movie Kansas 1971-09-29
Movie Valor de ley Moon 1969-06-11
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie Head Himself (uncredited) 1968-11-06
Movie Cometieron dos errores Prophet 1968-07-31
Movie Panic in the City Goff 1968-10-01
Movie The Glory Stompers Chino 1967-01-01
Movie El viaje Max 1967-08-23
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie La leyenda del indomable Babalugats 1967-06-22
Movie Planeta sangriento Paul Grant 1966-03-01
Movie Screen Test #3 1966-10-23
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie Los cuatro hijos de Katie Elder Dave Hastings 1965-06-23
Series The Legend of Jesse James Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of Tarzan(Double) 1964-02-24
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Movie Marea Nocturna Johnny Drake 1961-08-15
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Movie Cuando el hampa dicta su ley William "Cowby" Tomkins 1960-10-06
Series La dimensión desconocida Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie The Young Land Hatfield Carnes 1959-05-01
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Del infierno a Texas Tom Boyd 1958-06-01
Movie Duelo de titanes Billy Clanton 1957-05-30
Movie Sayonara MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice) (uncredited) 1957-12-05
Movie The James Dean Story himself 1957-08-13
Movie Historia de la humanidad Napoleon Bonaparte 1957-11-08
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Movie Gigante Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III 1956-10-10
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Movie James Dean Screen Tests (1954-55) Himself 1955-01-01
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Kings Row Unknown 1955-09-13
Movie He muerto miles de veces Joe (uncredited) 1955-11-09
Movie Rebelde sin causa Goon 1955-10-27
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Johnny Guitar uncredited 1954-05-26
Series Medic Unknown 1954-09-13
Series Letter to Loretta Unknown 1953-09-20
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07