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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 series Studio One 1948-11-07
Latest Project:
Movie Wim Wenders, Desperado 2020-07-16
Known For
Poster of Space Truckers
Poster of Cannes Man
Poster of Search and Destroy
Poster of The Indian Runner
Movie Wim Wenders, Desperado Self (archive footage) 2020-07-16
Movie Sonic the Hedgehog Howard Payne (archive footage) (uncredited) 2020-02-12
Movie Jay Sebring....Cutting to the Truth Self 2020-03-06
Movie They'll Love Me When I'm Dead Himself (archive footage) 2018-08-31
Movie The Other Side of the Wind Himself 2018-11-02
Movie Along for the Ride Self 2017-11-03
Movie Taylor & Ultra: On the 60s, The Factory, and Being a Warhol Superstar Self (archive footage) 2016-04-14
Movie Dennis Hopper: Uneasy Rider Self (archive footage) 2016-06-29
Movie Blue Velvet Revisited Himself 2016-10-07
Movie The Last Film Festival Nick Twain - Producer 2016-09-16
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter Himself 2013-02-08
Movie Llyn Foulkes One Man Band Himself 2013-06-20
Movie Scene Missing 2012-01-01
Movie Corman's World Various Roles (archive footage) 2011-12-16
Movie Straight to Hell Returns I.G. Farben 2010-01-01
Movie Stardust Himself (uncredited) 2010-10-16
Movie Beautiful Darling Self (archive footage) 2010-04-02
Movie Alpha and Omega Tony (voice) 2010-09-17
Movie Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder Himself 2009-04-01
Movie No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos Himself 2009-01-11
Movie 13 Most Beautiful… Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests Himself 2009-04-07
Movie The Brothers Warner Himself 2009-06-10
Movie B movie Himself 2009-07-09
Movie Sleepwalking Mr. Reedy 2008-03-14
Movie Chelsea on the Rocks Himself 2008-05-23
Movie Bananaz Himself 2008-02-07
Movie Swing Vote Donald Greenleaf 2008-08-01
Movie The Cool School 2008-03-07
Movie Elegy George O'Hearn 2008-08-08
Series Crash Ben Cendars 2008-10-17
Movie Hell Ride Eddie Zero 2008-08-08
Movie An American Carol Judge Clarence Henderson 2008-10-03
Movie Not Quite Hollywood 2008-08-28
Movie Palermo Shooting Frank 2008-11-20
Series The Graham Norton Show Himself 2007-02-22
Movie The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose Himself 2007-12-07
Series Brando: The Documentary Self 2007-05-01
Movie The Art of Football from A to Z Self 2006-05-25
Movie 10th & Wolf Matty Matello 2006-02-19
Movie Gorillaz: Live in Manchester 2006-03-27
Movie Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Narrator (voice) 2006-04-07
Movie Wanderlust Himself 2006-07-12
Movie The Sixth Element: The Ross Clarke-Jones Story Narrator 2006-10-03
Movie Memory Max Lichtenstein 2006-11-01
Movie Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film Self 2006-09-01
Movie Champion Himself 2005-03-12
Movie Inside Deep Throat Narrator (voice) 2005-02-11
Movie Americano Riccardo 2005-01-07
Movie The Crow: Wicked Prayer El NiƱo 2005-05-13
Movie House Of 9 Father Duffy 2005-06-19
Movie Land of the Dead Kaufman 2005-06-24
Movie Hoboken Hollow Sheriff Greer 2005-11-16
Series E-Ring Eli McNulty 2005-09-21
Movie The Keeper Krebs 2004-05-14
Movie The Last Ride Ronnie Purnell 2004-06-02
Movie Dennis Hopper: The Decisive Moments Self 2004-05-01
Series 10 Things Every Guy Should Experience Unknown 2004-02-02
Series Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Movie Out of Season Harry Barlow 2004-12-23
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004-09-06
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood Himself 2003-03-09
Movie Return to 'Giant' Himself 2003-06-10
Series Las Vegas Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie Unspeakable Warden 2003-12-01
Movie The Night We Called It a Day Frank Sinatra 2003-08-14
Movie Mysteries of Love Himself 2002-01-01
Movie New Scenes from America Himself - Actor 2002-01-01
Movie Flatland 2002-01-01
Series Firestarter: Rekindled James Richardson 2002-03-10
Movie Leo Horace 2002-03-12
Series The Groovenians Dad / King Normans (voice) 2002-11-10
Movie The Piano Player Robert Nile 2002-10-06
Series V Graham Norton Unknown 2002-05-06
Movie When Hippies Ruled The World Himself 2002-04-10
Movie I Don't Know Jack Himself 2002-04-05
Movie Ticker Alex Swan 2001-01-01
Movie Emmanuelle: A Hard Look Himself 2001-01-01
Movie Choke Henry Clark 2001-01-01
Movie Knockaround Guys Benny Chains 2001-09-07
Series 24 Victor Drazen 2001-11-06
Movie L.A.P.D.: To Protect And To Serve 2001-10-09
Movie The Ten Commandments of Creativity Himself 2000-02-01
Movie Spreading Ground Det. Ed DeLongpre 2000-01-01
Movie Lured Innocence Rick Chambers 2000-02-12
Movie The Prophet's Game Vincent Swan 2000-01-01
Movie The Apostate Lewis Garou 2000-01-01
Movie Luck of the Draw Giani Ponti 2000-04-06
Movie Held for Ransom JD 2000-11-14
Movie Tycus Peter Crowford 2000-08-08
Series Jason and the Argonauts Pelias 2000-05-07
Movie Edtv Henry 'Hank' Pekurny 1999-03-26
Movie Bad City Blues Dolores 1999-02-16
Movie Forever Hollywood Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Straight Shooter Frank Hector 1999-04-15
Movie The Source William S. Burroughs 1999-01-01
Movie Me and Will Easy Rider clip (archive footage) 1999-07-10
Movie Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage Himself 1999-10-07
Movie A Tribute To Johnny Cash Himself 1999-06-04
Movie The Venice Project Roland / Salvatore 1999-09-09
Movie Jesus' Son Bill 1999-09-05
Movie Meet the Deedles Frank Slater 1998-03-27
Movie Top of the World Charles Atlas 1998-09-29
Movie Welcome to Hollywood Dennis Hopper 1998-10-01
Movie The A-Z of Separating People from their Money Himself 1998-10-18
Movie The Good Life Mr. B 1997-01-01
Movie The Blackout Mickey 1997-06-11
Movie Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain Self 1997-10-12
Movie Road Ends Sheriff Ben Gilchrist 1997-10-05
Movie Space Truckers John Canyon 1996-03-01
Movie Cannes Man Himself 1996-01-01
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Carried Away Joseph Svenden 1996-01-26
Movie The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Frankie 1996-10-24
Movie Samson and Delilah Generale Tariq 1996-12-08
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Fine Art of Separating People from Their Money Introduction 1996-11-17
Movie Basquiat Bruno Bischofberger 1996-08-09
Movie Search and Destroy Dr. Luther Waxling 1995-01-01
Movie Born to Be Wild: The Story of Easy Rider Interviewee 1995-01-01
Movie James Dean and Me Himself 1995-01-01
Movie Waterworld Deacon 1995-07-28
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Chasers Doggie 1994-04-22
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie Speed Howard Payne 1994-06-09
Movie Witch Hunt H. Phillip Lovecraft 1994-12-10
Movie Boiling Point Rudolph 'Red' Diamond 1993-04-16
Movie The Revenge of the Dead Indians Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Red Rock West Lyle from Dallas 1993-05-14
Movie Willie Nelson: The Big Six-O Himself 1993-05-22
Movie True Romance Clifford Worley 1993-09-09
Movie Super Mario Bros. King Koopa 1993-05-28
Movie Sunset Heat Carl Madson 1992-07-02
Movie Nails Harry 'Nails' Niles 1992-07-25
Movie The Heart of Justice Austin Blair 1992-10-14
Movie Doublecrossed Barry Seal 1991-07-20
Movie Paris Trout Paris Trout 1991-04-21
Movie Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself 1991-09-06
Movie SnowwhiteRosered Himself 1991-10-24
Movie The Indian Runner Caesar 1991-09-20
Series Fishing with John 1991-11-20
Movie Eye of the Storm Marvin Gladstone 1991-10-03
Movie Catchfire Milo 1990-04-03
Movie Flashback Huey Walker 1990-02-02
Movie Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol: Friendships and Intersections Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1990-06-01
Movie Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol Self 1990-07-18
Movie Blood Red William Bradford Berrigan 1989-08-18
Movie Chattahoochee Walker Benson 1989-09-16
Movie No Frank in Lumberton 1988-01-01
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Movie Black Widow Ben Dumers 1987-02-06
Movie Running Out of Luck Video Director 1987-02-02
Movie Straight to Hell I.G. Farben 1987-06-26
Movie Santabear's High Flying Adventure (voice) 1987-12-01
Movie The Pick-up Artist Flash Jensen 1987-09-18
Movie The American Way Captain 1987-11-13
Movie Blue Peanuts Snoopy 1987-11-05
Movie Some Kind of Genius Himself 1986-01-01
Movie River's Edge Feck 1986-08-27
Movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright 1986-08-22
Movie Blue Velvet Frank Booth 1986-09-19
Movie Hoosiers Shooter 1986-11-14
Movie O.C. and Stiggs Sponson 1985-01-01
Movie Stark Lieutenant Ron Bliss 1985-04-10
Movie My Science Project Bob Roberts 1985-08-09
Movie The Inside Man Miller 1984-08-31
Movie The Osterman Weekend Richard Tremayne 1983-10-14
Movie Rumble Fish 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 King of the Mountain Cal 1981-05-01
Movie Out of the Blue Don 1980-05-01
Movie Apocalypse Now Photojournalist 1979-08-15
Movie Bloodbath Chicken 1979-10-22
Movie Last In, First Out Medford 1978-08-30
Movie Flesh Color Mel 1978-09-12
Movie The American Friend Tom Ripley 1977-06-24
Movie The Sorceror's Apprentice A Spy 1977-09-28
Movie Tracks 1st Sgt. Jack Falen 1976-12-15
Movie Mad Dog Morgan Daniel Morgan 1976-07-09
Movie James Dean: The First American Teenager Himself 1975-09-30
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Kid Blue Bickford Waner 1973-01-31
Movie Crush Proof Dennis Hopper 1972-06-04
Movie The American Dreamer Himself 1971-04-01
Movie The Last Movie Kansas 1971-09-29
Movie Easy Rider Billy 1969-05-07
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie True Grit "Moon" 1969-06-11
Movie Hang 'em High Prophet 1968-07-31
Movie Head Himself (uncredited) 1968-11-06
Movie Panic in the City Goff 1968-10-01
Movie The Glory Stompers Chino 1967-01-01
Movie Cool Hand Luke Babalugats 1967-06-22
Movie The Trip Max 1967-08-23
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Queen of Blood Paul Grant 1966-03-01
Movie Screen Test #3 1966-10-23
Movie Screen Test #1 Himself 1965-06-12
Movie The Sons of Katie Elder Dave Hastings 1965-06-23
Series The Legend of Jesse James Unknown 1965-09-13
Series The Big Valley Unknown 1965-09-15
Movie Andy Warhol Screen Tests Self 1965-11-28
Movie Screen Test: Dennis Hopper Himself 1964-01-01
Movie Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of Tarzan(Double) 1964-02-18
Movie Night Tide Johnny Drake 1963-06-06
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Series The Lieutenant Unknown 1963-09-14
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Greatest Show on Earth Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Petticoat Junction Unknown 1963-09-24
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25
Series Surfside 6 Unknown 1960-10-06
Movie Key Witness William "Cowby" Tomkins 1960-10-06
Movie The Young Land Hatfield Carnes 1959-05-01
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Movie Disneyland '59 Self 1959-06-15
Movie From Hell to Texas Tom Boyd 1958-06-01
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie The James Dean Story himself 1957-08-13
Movie Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Billy Clanton 1957-05-30
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Movie The Story of Mankind Napoleon Bonaparte 1957-11-08
Movie Sayonara MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice) (uncredited) 1957-12-25
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie New York Premiere Telecast 'Giant' Himself 1956-10-09
Movie Giant Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III 1956-11-24
Series Kings Row Unknown 1955-09-13
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Movie James Dean Screen Tests (1954-55) Himself 1955-01-01
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10
Series Highway Patrol Unknown 1955-10-03
Movie I Died a Thousand Times Joe (uncredited) 1955-11-09
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Movie Rebel Without a Cause Goon 1955-10-29
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