Hopper, who directed and starred in "Easy Rider", one of the most important films of the counter-culture generation, had a career resurgence in the 1980s and 1990s playing alcoholics and psychopaths in films including "Hoosiers," "Blue Velvet" and "Speed." He was diagnosed last year with cancer.
Hopper was an innovative director, photographer, sculptor, artist and great actor. He'll be missed.
Read Adam Bernstein's Obit in the Washington Post HERE.