Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper: R.I.P.

Dennis Hopper died today at the age of 74.

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.

4 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, that's sad. He was a wonderful actor.

CD

Mason Canyon said...

He was a very good actor. He will be missed.

Mason
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vallerose said...

That's getting to close for comfort. Even though he was over a decade older than I am, I always felt as though he was a part of my generation.Wasn't Easy Rider just a couple of years ago? Very sad.

Anonymous said...

Dennis Hopper personified "cool." He was one of a kind and will be truly missed.