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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dennis Hopper's Legacy

On May 29, Dennis Hopper, 74, passed away due to complications of prostate cancer. Another great actor gone, but leaves behind a legacy of films that will carry on for many generations.

Hopper is best known from 1969's Easy Rider starring along side Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. The iconic images of the two men riding their motorcycles cross country as been drilled into cinematic history. Some may not know that Hopper directed and wrote the original screenplay for the film. The screenplay got nominated for an Oscar and Hopper also received The Golden Palm Nomination for Best First Work from the Cannes Film Festival.

The present genenation may remember Hopper from a little movie called Speed. Hopper knew how to play a villian. Even though many of his films were not blockbuster hits, he was an auteur and knew how play a character. He will be truely missed.

Please post your favorite Dennis Hopper memory.

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