1936 - 2010
Good Lord, I can't keep up. And this one sucks. Actor, director, writer, producer, Dennis Hopper died today after losing the battle to prostate cancer.
Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas in 1936. He had small roles in the James Dean classics, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. Hopper gained world-wide fame with the 1969 hippie classic, Easy Rider, which Hopper directed and co-wrote.
Hopper has been in so many outstanding movies, and created some of the most memorable roles, from Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now, to Blue Velvet and a personal favorite, a small part in True Romance. The scene where Hopper plays opposite Christopher Walken will forever be one of my favorite cinematic moments. I will leave you with that awesome scene. If you haven't seen it, don't skip it.