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Dennis Hopper

1936-05-17 Dodge City, Kansas, USA

Image of 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. ​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Hopper/Welles Self 2020-09-09
Wim Wenders, Desperado Self (archive footage) 2020-07-16
Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Self 2020-03-06
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Himself (archive footage) 2018-08-31
The Other Side of the Wind Himself 2018-11-02
Along for the Ride Self 2016-11-03
Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider Self (archive footage) 2016-06-29
Taylor & Ultra: On the 60s, The Factory, and Being a Warhol Superstar Self (archive footage) 2016-04-14
The Last Film Festival Nick Twain - Producer 2016-09-16
Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter Himself 2013-02-08
Llyn Foulkes One Man Band Himself 2013-06-20
Scene Missing 2012-01-01
Blue Velvet: The Lost Footage Frank Booth 2011-11-08
Corman's World Various Roles (archive footage) 2011-12-16
Alpha and Omega Tony (voice) 2010-09-17
Stardust Himself (uncredited) 2010-10-16
Beautiful Darling Self (archive footage) 2010-04-02
B-Movie: a short film about Banksy Himself 2009-07-09
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Self 2009-01-11
Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself 2009-04-01
The Brothers Warner Himself 2009-06-10
13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests Himself 2009-04-07
An American Carol Judge Clarence Henderson 2008-10-03
The Cool School 2008-03-07
Chelsea on the Rocks Himself 2008-05-23
Not Quite Hollywood 2008-08-28
Bananaz Himself 2008-02-07
Hell Ride Eddie Zero 2008-08-08
Palermo Shooting Frank 2008-11-20
Sleepwalking Mr. Reedy 2008-03-14
Elegy George O'Hearn 2008-08-08
Swing Vote Donald Greenleaf 2008-08-01
Brando: An Icon Is Born Himself 2007-07-01
The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose Himself 2007-12-07
The Real James Dean Self 2006-08-01
The Art of Football from A to Z Self 2006-05-25
Gorillaz: Demon Days Live Narrator 2006-03-27
10th & Wolf Matty Matello 2006-02-19
Memory Max Lichtenstein 2006-11-01
Wanderlust Himself 2006-07-12
Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Narrator (voice) 2006-04-07
The Sixth Element: The Ross Clarke-Jones Story Narrator 2006-10-03
Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film Self 2006-09-01
Land of the Dead Kaufman 2005-06-24
The Crow: Wicked Prayer El Niño 2005-05-13
Inside Deep Throat Narrator (voice) 2005-02-11
Americano Riccardo 2005-01-07
House Of 9 Father Duffy 2005-06-19
Champion Himself 2005-03-12
Hoboken Hollow Sheriff Greer 2005-11-16
The Keeper Krebs 2004-05-14
Out of Season Harry Barlow 2004-12-23
Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments Self 2004-05-01
Alpha to Omega: Exposing 'The Osterman Weekend' (archival footage) 2004-01-22
Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
The Last Ride Ronnie Purnell 2004-06-02
Unspeakable Warden 2003-12-01
The Night We Called It a Day Frank Sinatra 2003-08-14
A Decade Under the Influence Self 2003-04-25
Return to 'Giant' Himself 2003-06-10
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Himself 2003-03-09
Flatland 2002-01-01
The Piano Player Robert Nile 2002-10-06
Nye scener fra Amerika Himself - Actor 2002-01-01
The Groovenians Dad/King Normans 2002-11-10
Mysteries of Love Himself 2002-01-01
I Don't Know Jack Himself 2002-04-05
When Hippies Ruled The World Himself 2002-04-10
Leo Horace 2002-03-12
Jazz Seen Self 2001-10-06
Ticker Alex Swan 2001-01-01
L.A.P.D.: To Protect And To Serve 2001-10-09
Emmanuelle: A Hard Look Himself 2001-01-01
Andy Warhol: The Complete Picture Himself 2001-01-27
Knockaround Guys Benny Chains 2001-09-07
Choke Henry Clark 2001-01-01
Tycus Peter Crowford 2000-08-08
Spreading Ground Det. Ed DeLongpre 2000-01-01
Michael Angel Lewis Garou 2000-01-01
The Prophet's Game Vincent Swan 2000-06-06
The Ten Commandments of Creativity Himself 2000-02-01
Lured Innocence Rick Chambers 2000-02-12
Held for Ransom JD 2000-11-14
Luck of the Draw Giani Ponti 2000-04-06
Straight Shooter Frank Hector 1999-04-15
Jesus' Son Bill 1999-09-05
The Source William S. Burroughs 1999-01-01
A Tribute To Johnny Cash Himself 1999-06-04
Forever Hollywood Himself 1999-01-01
Bad City Blues Cleveland Carter 1999-02-16
The Venice Project Roland / Salvatore 1999-09-09
Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage Himself 1999-10-07
Bad City Blues Dolores 1999-02-16
Edtv Henry 'Hank' Pekurny 1999-03-26
Me and Will Easy Rider clip (archive footage) 1999-07-10
Top of the World Charles Atlas 1998-09-29
Meet the Deedles Frank Slater 1998-03-27
Welcome to Hollywood Dennis Hopper 1998-10-01
The A-Z of Separating People from their Money Himself 1998-10-18
U2: A Year in Pop Narrator (voice) 1997-04-26
Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain Self 1997-10-12
Who Is Henry Jaglom? Self 1997-07-08
The Good Life Mr. B 1997-01-01
Road Ends Sheriff Ben Gilchrist 1997-10-05
The Blackout Mickey 1997-06-11
Cannes Man Himself 1996-01-01
Samson and Delilah Generale Tariq 1996-12-08
Space Truckers John Canyon 1996-03-01
Carried Away Joseph Svenden 1996-01-26
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money Host 1996-11-17
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Frankie 1996-10-24
Basquiat Bruno Bischofberger 1996-08-09
The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money Introduction 1996-11-17
James Dean and Me Himself 1995-01-01
Search and Destroy Dr. Luther Waxling 1995-01-01
Born to Be Wild: The Story of Easy Rider Interviewee 1995-01-01
Waterworld Deacon 1995-07-28
Chasers Doggie 1994-04-22
Marlon Brando: The Wild One Himself 1994-08-11
Witch Hunt H. Phillip Lovecraft 1994-12-10
Speed Howard Payne 1994-06-09
The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Super Mario Bros. King Koopa 1993-05-28
Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O Self 1993-05-22
Red Rock West Lyle from Dallas 1993-05-14
Boiling Point Rudolph 'Red' Diamond 1993-04-16
True Romance Clifford Worley 1993-09-09
The Heart of Justice Austin Blair 1992-10-14
Sunset Heat Carl Madson 1992-07-02
Nails Harry 'Nails' Niles 1992-07-25
Schneeweißrosenrot Himself 1991-10-24
Eye of the Storm Marvin Gladstone 1991-10-03
The Indian Runner Caesar 1991-09-20
Doublecrossed Barry Seal 1991-07-20
Paris Trout Paris Trout 1991-04-21
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol Self 1990-07-18
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-06-01
Catchfire Milo 1990-04-03
Flashback Huey Walker 1990-02-02
Motion and Emotion: The Films of Wim Wenders Self 1990-04-25
Blood Red William Bradford Berrigan 1989-08-18
Chattahoochee Walker Benson 1989-09-16
No Frank in Lumberton 1988-01-01
Blue Peanuts Snoopy 1987-11-05
The Pick-up Artist Flash Jensen 1987-09-18
Santabear's High Flying Adventure (voice) 1987-12-01
Straight to Hell I.G. Farben 1987-06-26
The American Way Captain 1987-11-13
Black Widow Ben Dumers 1987-02-06
Running Out of Luck Video Director 1987-02-02
Hoosiers Shooter 1986-11-14
Some Kind of Genius Himself 1986-01-01
Blue Velvet Frank Booth 1986-01-01
Stark: Mirror Image Lieutenant Ron Bliss 1986-05-14
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright 1986-08-22
River's Edge Feck 1986-08-27
Stark Lieutenant Ron Bliss 1985-04-10
A Hero of Our Time Casey 1985-01-01
My Science Project Bob Roberts 1985-08-09
O.C. and Stiggs Sponson 1985-01-01
Slagskämpen Miller 1984-08-31
White Star Ken Barlow 1983-10-27
The Osterman Weekend Richard Tremayne 1983-10-14
Rumble Fish Father 1983-10-20
Human Highway Cracker / Stranger 1982-09-10
Reborn Rev. Tom Hartley 1981-01-01
King of the Mountain Cal 1981-05-01
Out of the Blue Don 1980-05-01
Apocalypse Now Photojournalist 1979-08-15
Las flores del vicio Chicken 1979-10-22
Couleur chair Mel 1978-09-12
L'ordre et la sécurité du monde Medford 1978-08-30
Les apprentis sorciers A Spy 1977-09-28
Der amerikanische Freund Tom Ripley 1977-06-24
Mad Dog Morgan Daniel Morgan 1976-07-09
Tracks 1st Sgt. Jack Falen 1976-12-15
James Dean: The First American Teenager Himself 1975-09-30
Kid Blue Bickford Waner 1973-01-31
Crush Proof Dennis Hopper 1972-06-04
The American Dreamer Himself 1971-04-01
The Last Movie Kansas 1971-09-29
Easy Rider Billy 1969-05-07
True Grit "Moon" 1969-06-11
Head Himself (uncredited) 1968-11-06
Panic in the City Goff 1968-10-01
Hang 'em High Prophet 1968-07-31
The Glory Stompers Chino 1967-01-01
The Trip Max 1967-08-23
Cool Hand Luke Babalugats 1967-06-22
Screen Test #3 1966-10-23
Queen of Blood Paul Grant 1966-03-01
Screen Test #1 Himself 1965-06-12
The Sons of Katie Elder Dave Hastings 1965-06-23
Andy Warhol Screen Tests Self 1965-11-28
Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of Tarzan(Double) 1964-02-18
Screen Test: Dennis Hopper Himself 1964-01-01
Night Tide Johnny Drake 1963-06-06
Key Witness William "Cowby" Tomkins 1960-10-06
The Young Land Hatfield Carnes 1959-05-01
Disneyland '59 Self 1959-06-15
From Hell to Texas Tom Boyd 1958-06-01
The Story of Mankind Napoleon Bonaparte 1957-11-08
Sayonara MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice) (uncredited) 1957-12-25
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Billy Clanton 1957-05-30
New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' Himself 1956-10-09
Giant Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III 1956-11-24
I Died a Thousand Times Joe (uncredited) 1955-11-09
Rebel Without a Cause Goon 1955-10-29