Saturday, May 29, 2010
Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)
Dennis Hopper, was an actor, filmmaker and artist. As a young man, Hopper became a student of the Actors Studio. He made his first television performance in 1955, and performed in two films with James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten years, Hopper performed on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films. He directed and starred in one of my favorite Dennis Hopper movies, 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. This hard-living screen star, will be missed.