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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. Journalist Ann Hornaday wrote: "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

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Dennis Hopper's 9-Year-Old Daughter -- Congrats, You Inherited $3 Mil

Dennis Hopper
9-Year-Old Daughter Inherits $3 Mil

Dennis Hopper's 9-year-old daughter inherited $2.85 million from her dad's estate ... despite the fact her parents were entangled in a nasty divorce battle at the time of his death. If you recall… READ MORE >

Dennis Hopper Estate Rejects Victoria's Claim

Dennis Hopper Estate Rejects Victoria's Claim

Dennis Hopper's estate has rejected his estranged wife Victoria's massive $45 million claim against the estate ... this according to papers filed in court last week. The estate doesn't slam the… READ MORE >

- 1325 days ago
Dennis Hopper's Widow Settles Up With Estate

Dennis Hopper's Widow Settles Up With Estate

Dennis Hopper's widow, Victoria Hopper, has settled part of her beef with Dennis' Estate ... TMZ has learned.According to legal docs filed with the court and obtained by TMZ ... the Estate will… READ MORE >

- 1353 days ago
Dennis Hopper's Widow Files Behemoth Claim

Dennis Hopper's Widow Files Behemoth Claim

Dennis Hopper's widow, Victoria Hopper, has just filed a $45 million creditor's claim against the estate.As for how Victoria gets $45 mil, there are pages of claims, which include hundreds of… READ MORE >

- 1389 days ago
Victoria Hopper: I Won't Live Around Horse Crap

Victoria Hopper: I Won't Live Around Horse Crap

Dennis Hopper's widow claims the actor's trust is trying to force her out of the family homestead and into a hovel near a manure-filled horse stable.Victoria Hopper is currently living on Dennis'… READ MORE >

- 1404 days ago
Dennis Hopper Estate to Victoria -- Get Out

Dennis Hopper Estate to Victoria -- Get Out

The administrators of Dennis Hopper's trust want to sell off his multi-million dollar compound in Venice, CA -- but first they need the court to force Dennis' estranged wife Victoria Hopper off… READ MORE >

- 1458 days ago
Battle in High Gear Over Dennis Hopper Estate

Battle in High Gear Over Dennis Hopper Estate

A dogfight is shaping up over Dennis Hopper's estate ... and an unintended victim could be his 7-year-old daughter Galen.We've learned lawyers for Victoria Hopper and Dennis' estate met last… READ MORE >

- 1507 days ago
Dennis Hopper Death Certificate

Dennis Hopper Death Certificate

TMZ has just obtained Dennis Hopper's death certificate ... which lists his cause of death as hepatic (liver) failure and prostate cancer.  According to the doc, Hopper had hepatic failure… READ MORE >

- 1516 days ago
TMZ Live: Al Gore, Jesse James & Bret Michaels

TMZ Live: Al Gore, Jesse James & Bret Michaels

We took your questions on everything -- including Al and Tipper Gore separating, Jesse James using the Nazi photo to his advantage, and Bret Michaels possibly taking a judge's seat on "American… READ MORE >

- 1522 days ago
Dennis Hopper -- Probate Battle Brewing

Dennis Hopper -- Probate Battle Brewing

Dennis Hopper may have died peacefully, but TMZ has learned a war is about to erupt over his estate -- partially because Dennis died a married man.Dennis had been desperately trying to divorce… READ MORE >

- 1524 days ago

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