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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 Dies

Dennis Hopper Dies

Dennis Hopper died at his home in Venice, CA today. He was 74. We're told his family was by his side when he passed. Hopper had recently been suffering from prostate cancer and going through a… READ MORE >

Peter Fonda: I Was 'Blessed' to Know Dennis Hopper

Peter Fonda: I Was 'Blessed' to Know Dennis Hopper

Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper's close friend and "Easy Rider" co-star, gave TMZ this statement on Hopper's passing:"Dennis introduced me to the world of Pop Art and 'lost' films. We rode the highways… READ MORE >

- 1554 days ago
Dennis Hopper's Wife -- He's Not That Sick

Dennis Hopper's Wife -- He's Not That Sick

Dennis Hopper's estranged wife filed legal docs, claiming the actor is not as infirmed as he claims to be. Victoria Hopper's lawyer, Mirka Royston from Trope and Trope, argues that Dennis is not… READ MORE >

- 1570 days ago
Dennis Hopper -- Life Is Expensive

Dennis Hopper
Life Is Expensive

It cost $26,000 a month to keep Dennis Hopper alive.During a court hearing today in his mega-bitter divorce case, Hopper's lawyers explained how the cash-strapped actor was spending a fortune each… READ MORE >

- 1608 days ago
Dennis Hopper: I'm Sick, I'm Broke

Dennis Hopper
I'm Sick, I'm Broke

Dennis Hopper is extremely ill from his battle with cancer -- he weighs a little over 100 pounds and is nearly broke, according to new court documents obtained by TMZ.The docs, filed by celebrity… READ MORE >

- 1620 days ago
Hopper Divorce -- Here Comes Peter Cottontail ...

Hopper Divorce
Here Comes Peter Cottontail ...

Dennis Hopper's divorce is epic nasty ... and now we've learned Dennis' lawyer has pulled out his most potent weapon -- a chocolate bunny rabbit.We've learned Victoria Hopper's lawyer, Sorrell… READ MORE >

- 1634 days ago
Dennis Hopper's Wife: I'm Taking My Toothbrush!

Dennis Hopper's Wife
I'm Taking My Toothbrush!

Dennis Hopper's wife swiped a whole junkyard worth of crap out of the actor's home since their epic divorce saga began -- this according to hilarious divorce docs filed today in L.A. Superior… READ MORE >

- 1634 days ago
Dennis Hopper's Wife Won't Move Out!

Dennis Hopper's Wife Won't Move Out!

The Dennis Hopper divorce was back in court today, and it's apparent Victoria Hopper, Dennis' estranged wife, will not leave her home without a fight.According to court docs, Victoria must leave… READ MORE >

- 1634 days ago
TMZ Camera Bandit Suspect -- Arrested on Tape!

TMZ Camera Bandit Suspect -- Arrested on Tape!

Justice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It took a few weeks, but cops have finally arrested a man they believe snatched a TMZ camera from a TMZ photog (while it was recording) .... and it's all… READ MORE >

- 1641 days ago
TMZ Gets Jacked -- Camera Thief Busted on Tape

TMZ Gets Jacked -- Camera Thief Busted on Tape

This footage is frickin' insane!!!Some dude with a pair of brass cojones pulled a classic snatch-and-grab on a TMZ camera Thursday -- and it all went down right in front of an L.A.… READ MORE >

- 1660 days ago

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