Dennis Hopper

Biography

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.

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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.

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Gender -

Known Credits 195

Birthday 1936-05-17

Day of Death 2010-05-29

Place of Birth Dodge City - Kansas - USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 The Other Side of the Wind as Lucas Renard
2013 Llyn Foulkes One Man Band as Himself
2013 Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter as Himself
2012 Scene Missing
2010 Stardust as Himself (uncredited)
2010 Alpha and Omega as Tony
2009 Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder as Himself
2009 No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos as Himself
2008 Palermo Shooting as Frank
2008 Crash(26 episodes)
2008 An American Carol as Judge Clarence Henderson
2008 Elegy as George O'Hearn
2008 Hell Ride as Eddie Zero
2008 Swing Vote as Donald Greenleaf
2008 Chelsea on the Rocks as Himself
2008 Sleepwalking as Mr. Reedy
2007 The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose as Himself
2007 The Art of Football from A to Z as Himself
2006 Memory as Max Lichtenstein
2006 Wanderlust as Himself
2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi as Narrator (voice)
2006 Gorillaz: Live in Manchester
2006 10th & Wolf as Matty Matello
2005 Hoboken Hollow as Sheriff Greer
2005 E-Ring(22 episodes) as Eli McNulty
2005 Land of the Dead as Kaufman
2005 Champion as Himself
2005 Inside Deep Throat as Narrator (voice)
2005 Americano as Riccardo
2005 House Of 9 as Father Duffy
2004 Out of Season as Harry Barlow
2004 Entourage(1 episode)
2004 The Last Ride
2004 The Keeper as Krebs
2004 Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments as himself
2003 Unspeakable as Warden
2003 Las Vegas(1 episode)
2003 The Night We Called It a Day as Frank Sinatra
2003 The Piano Player as Robert Nile
2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls as Himself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(2 episodes)
2002 V Graham Norton(1 episode)
2002 Leo as Horace
2002 Firestarter 2: Rekindled as James Richardson
2002 I Don't Know Jack as Himself
2002 Mysteries of Love as Himself
2001 24(5 episodes) as Victor Drazen
2001 Knockaround Guys as Benny Chains
2001 Ticker
2001 Choke as Henry Clark
2001 Emmanuelle: A Hard Look
2000 Held for Ransom as JD
2000 Jason and the Argonauts as Pelias
2000 Luck of the Draw as Giani Ponti
2000 Lured Innocence as Rick Chambers
2000 The Spreading Ground as Det. Ed DeLongpre
2000 The Prophet's Game as Vincent Swan
2000 Michael Angel as Lewis Garou
1999 Jesus' Son as Bill
1999 Me and Will as Easy Rider clip (archive footage)
1999 A Tribute To Johnny Cash as Himself
1999 Straight Shooter as Frank Hector
1999 EDtv as Henry 'Hank' Pekurny
1999 Bad City Blues as Cleveland Carter
1999 Bad City Blues as Dolores
1998 Meet the Deedles as Frank Slater
1998 Tycus as Peter Crowford
1998 Top of the World as Charles Atlas
1998 The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money as Host
1997 Road Ends as Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
1997 The Blackout as Mickey
1996 Samson and Delilah as Generale Tariq
1996 Samson and Delilah as Mara
1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly as Frankie
1996 Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa
1996 Basquiat as Bruno Bischofberger
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story(2 episodes)
1996 Space Truckers as John Canyon
1996 Carried Away as Joseph Svenden
1996 Sansone e Dalila
1996 Cannes Man as Himself
1995 Die Harald Schmidt Show(1 episode)
1995 Waterworld as Deacon
1995 Search and Destroy as Dr. Luther Waxling
1995 James Dean and Me as Himself
1994 Witch Hunt as H. Phillip Lovecraft
1994 Speed as Howard Payne
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(1 episode)
1994 Chasers as Doggie
1993 True Romance as Clifford Worley
1993 Red Rock West as Lyle from Dallas
1993 Super Mario Bros. as King Koopa
1993 Boiling Point as Rudolph 'Red' Diamond
1993 The Revenge of the Dead Indians as Himself
1992 The Heart of Justice as Austin Blair
1992 Nails as Harry 'Nails' Niles
1992 Sunset Heat as Carl Madson
1991 Fishing with John(2 episodes) as Himself
1991 SnowwhiteRosered as Himself
1991 Eye of the Storm as Marvin Gladstone
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as Himself
1991 Doublecrossed as Barry Seal
1991 The Indian Runner as Caesar
1991 Paris Trout as Paris Trout
1990 Catchfire as Milo
1990 Flashback as Huey Walker
1989 Chattahoochee as Walker Benson
1989 Blood Red as William Bradford Berrigan
1988 No Frank in Lumberton
1987 The American Way as Captain
1987 Blue Peanuts as Snoopy
1987 The Pick-up Artist as Flash Jensen
1987 River's Edge as Feck
1987 Apocalypse Pooh as Piglet
1987 Black Widow as Ben Dumers
1987 Running Out Of Luck as Video Director
1986 Hoosiers as Shooter
1986 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 as Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright
1986 Blue Velvet as Frank Booth
1986 Straight to Hell as I.G. Farben
1985 My Science Project as Bob Roberts
1985 Stark as Lieutenant Ron Bliss
1985 The Inside Man as Miller
1985 O.C. and Stiggs as Sponson
1983 White Star as Ken Barlow
1983 Rumble Fish as Father
1983 The Osterman Weekend as Richard Tremayne
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1982 Human Highway as Cracker / Stranger
1981 King of the Mountain as Cal
1981 Reborn as Rev. Tom Hartley
1980 Out of the Blue as Don
1979 The Sky is Falling as Chicken
1979 Apocalypse Now as Photojournalist
1978 Last In, First Out as Medford
1977 The American Friend as Tom Ripley
1977 Tracks as 1st Sgt. Jack Falen
1976 Mad Dog Morgan as Daniel Morgan
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1973 Kid Blue as Bickford Waner
1971 The Last Movie as Kansas
1971 The American Dreamer as Self
1969 True Grit as Moon
1969 The Johnny Cash Show(1 episode)
1969 Easy Rider as Billy
1968 Panic in the City as Goff
1968 Hang 'em High as Prophet
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett(1 episode)
1967 The Trip as Max
1967 Cool Hand Luke as Babalugats
1967 The Glory Stompers as Chino
1966 Queen of Blood as Paul Grant
1965 The Sons of Katie Elder as Dave Hastings
1965 The Big Valley(1 episode)
1965 The Legend of Jesse James(1 episode)
1964 Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of as Tarzan(Double)
1963 Petticoat Junction(1 episode)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth(1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial(1 episode)
1963 The Lieutenant(1 episode)
1963 The Dakotas(1 episode)
1962 Combat!(1 episode)
1961 87th Precinct(1 episode)
1961 Night Tide as Johnny Drake
1960 Key Witness as William "Cowby" Tomkins
1960 Surfside 6(1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1959 The Young Land as Hatfield Carnes
1958 The Rifleman(2 episodes)
1958 Naked City(1 episode)
1958 From Hell to Texas as Tom Boyd
1957 The Story of Mankind as Napoleon Bonaparte
1957 Sugarfoot(1 episode)
1957 The James Dean Story as himself
1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as Billy Clanton
1956 Giant as Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater(2 episodes)
1955 I Died a Thousand Times as Joe (uncredited)
1955 Matinee Theater(1 episode)
1955 Rebel Without a Cause as Goon
1955 Highway Patrol(1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne(3 episodes)
1955 Kings Row(1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke(1 episode)
1955 The Millionaire(1 episode)
1954 Medic(1 episode)
1953 Letter to Loretta(1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater(1 episode)
1948 Westinghouse Studio One(2 episodes)
1900 The Last Film Festival as Nick Twain - Producer
1900 Firestarter: Rekindled(0 episodes)
1900 Paris Trout(0 episodes)
1900 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience(1 episode)

Directing

2000 Homeless … Director
1994 Chasers … Director
1990 The Hot Spot … Director
1990 Catchfire … Director
1988 Colors … Director
1980 Out of the Blue … Director
1971 The Last Movie … Director
1969 Easy Rider … Director

Writing

1980 Out of the Blue … Writer
1971 The Last Movie … Writer
1969 Easy Rider … Screenplay

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