[41] In April 2010, Deitch confirmed that Hopper's work, curated by Julian Schnabel, will indeed be the focus of his debut at MOCA. He co-starred in the 1994 blockbuster Speed with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and as magic-phobic H.P. He was surrounded by all of his children at the time of his death, Victoria told Access.. With the release of True Grit a month earlier, Hopper had starring roles in two major box office films that summer. All rights reserved. Actor known for his dramatic performances in films such as Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, and Speed. Peter Biskind states in the New Hollywood history Easy Riders, Raging Bulls that Hopper's cocaine intake had reached three grams a day by this time, complemented by 30 beers, and some marijuana and Cuba libres. "[23] He won critical acclaim and several awards for this role, and in the same year received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an alcoholic assistant basketball coach in Hoosiers. Lovecraft in the TV movie Witch Hunt. Hof's legislature campaign manager Chuck Muth said that Hof was "having the time of his life" that night. The establishment gave official blessing in 1998 when "Easy Rider" was included in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions. William in the other hand is still worth a reaso… [70], By March 2010, Hopper reportedly weighed only 100 pounds (45 kg) and was unable to carry on long conversations. The film caught on despite tension between Hopper and Fonda and between Hopper and the original choice for Nicholson's part, Rip Torn, who quit after a bitter argument with the director. Dennis Hopper - Biography. [15] Hopper acted in another John Wayne film, True Grit (1969), and during its production, he became well acquainted with Wayne. "a compelling, important, and weirdly omnipresent chronicler of his times. [56] After citing her "outrageous conduct" and stating she was "insane", "inhuman" and "volatile", Hopper was granted a restraining order against her on February 11, 2010, and as a result, she was forbidden to come within 10 feet (3 m) of him or contact him. Known ForApocalypse Now (1979). Shortly thereafter, he played drug smuggler and DEA informant Barry Seal in the HBO film Doublecrossed. Hopper then appealed but the judge again ruled in Torn's favor and Hopper was required to pay another US$475,000 in punitive damages. Hopper died Saturday at his home in the Los Angeles beach community of Venice, surrounded by family and friends, family friend Alex Hitz said. He also played the part of record producer Ben Cendars in the Starz television series Crash, which lasted two seasons (26 episodes). Though Hopper died two weeks later, Duffy insisted at the hearing that he was well enough to be deposed. [10] Hopper was voted most likely to succeed at Helix High School, where he was active in the drama club, speech and choir. The success of “Easy Rider,” and the spectacular failure of his next film, “The Last Movie,” fit the pattern for the talented but sometimes uncontrollable … On the way, Hopper and Fonda befriend a drunken young lawyer (Jack Nicholson, whom Hopper had resisted casting, in a breakout role), but arouse the enmity of Southern rednecks and are murdered before they can return home. [65] On October 2, he was discharged, after receiving treatment for dehydration. He was buried in Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. ", Guitarist Slash tweeted, "You take the great ones for granted until they're gone. [74] His funeral took place on June 3, 2010, at San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. Hopper claimed that Torn pulled a knife on him during pre-production of the film Easy Rider. After filming was finally completed, Hathaway allegedly told Hopper that his career in Hollywood was finished.[13]. [75], Awards for Dennis Hopper (see list above). "A cinematic Ali v. [30], Hopper's fascination with art began with painting lessons at the Nelson-Atkins Museum while still a child in Kansas City, Missouri. Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s. The death was later reported to have been caused by a heart-attack due to "atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease." From that point on, Hopper maintained a frantic work pace, appearing in many forgettable movies and a few memorable ones, including 1993's "True Romance," where he played a well-meaning ex-cop trying to protect his son from a gangster played by Christopher Walken. Hopper found greater fame for portraying the villains of the films Super Mario Bros. (1993), Speed (1994) and Waterworld (1995). But alcohol and drugs continued to interfere with his work. Hopper was unable to capitalize on his Easy Rider success for several years. He had Scottish ancestors. [29] He portrayed villain Victor Drazen in the first season of the popular action drama 24. [57] On March 9, 2010, Duffy refused to move out of the Hopper home, despite the court's order that she do so by March 15. When he was 13, Hopper and his family moved to San Diego, where his mother worked as a lifeguard instructor and his father was a post office manager, having previously served in the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, in World War II. He spent much of the 1970s and early 1980s living as an "outcast" in Taos, New Mexico after the success of Easy Rider. And in 1996 he starred in the science fiction comedy Space Truckers directed by Stuart Gordon. [50], In 1994, Rip Torn filed a defamation lawsuit against Hopper over a story Hopper told on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Hopper also once owned Warhol's Mao, which he shot one evening in a fit of paranoia, the two bullet holes possibly adding to the print's value. Hopper kind of plays himself as an aging hippie prankster in the 1990 comedy Flashback, fleeing in a Furthur-like old bus to the tune of Steppenwolf's Born to Be Wild. [55], On January 14, 2010, Hopper filed for divorce from his fifth wife Victoria Duffy. [67] In January 2010, it was reported that Hopper's cancer had metastasized to his bones. Hopper also tried his hand at a number of artistic pursuits including photography, sculpting and painting. [19] Their long hair became a point of contention in various scenes during the film.[19]. ", Hopper made it to the top of the box office in the 1994 hit "Speed," in which he played the maniacal plotter of a freeway disaster. His fourth directorial outing came about through Colors (1988), followed by an Emmy-nominated lead performance in Paris Trout (1991). [20] During the tumultuous editing process, Hopper ensconced himself at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico, which he had purchased in 1970,[21] for almost an entire year. 36 on the AFI's list of top 50 movie villains. He went on to appear in several films in the early 1980s, including the well regarded "Rumblefish" and "The Osterman Weekend," as well as the campy "My Science Project" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.". Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. His persona, on and off the screen, signified the lost idealism of … Legal Statement. He died after three weeks on March 6, at the age of 55. Fonda produced "Easy Rider" and Hopper directed it for a meager $380,000. Original: Jun 1, 2010. ico_facebook. [39] The proceeds of the two-day sale of some 300 pieces from Hopper's collection at Christie's went to his four children.[40]. In 1957 Hopper played thief Abe Larson in another Cheyenne episode titled "The Iron Trail." Hopper was able to sustain his lifestyle and a measure of celebrity by acting in numerous low budget and European films throughout the 1970s as the archetypal "tormented maniac", including Mad Dog Morgan (1976), Tracks (1976), and The American Friend (1977). [12] In 1993, he played Clifford Worley in True Romance. On viewing the first release print, fresh from the lab, in his screening room at Universal, MCA founder Jules Stein rose from his chair and said, "I just don't understand this younger generation." He attended the Actors Studio, making his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared in two films with James Dean.In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films. [62] A very ill Hopper did not appear in court though his estranged wife did – case BD518046. Died:29-May-2010. Hopper's first wife was Brooke Hayward, the daughter of actress Margaret Sullavan and agent Leland Hayward, and author of the best-selling memoir "Haywire." Hopper forced Hathaway to shoot more than 80 takes of a scene over several days before he acquiesced to Hathaway's direction. It began in 1986 when he played an alcoholic ex-basketball star in "Hoosiers," which brought him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. Birthplace:Dodge City, KS. His intimate and unguarded images of Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, The Byrds, Paul Newman, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, James Brown, Peter Fonda, Ed Ruscha, the Grateful Dead, Michael McClure, and Timothy Leary, among others, became the subject of gallery and museum shows and were collected in several books, including "1712 North Crescent Heights." Hopper filmed scenes for The Other Side of the Wind in 1971, appearing as himself; after decades of legal, financial and technical delays, the film was finally released on Netflix in 2018.[5]. But, again, he made a remarkable comeback, starting with a memorable performance as a drugged-out journalist in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic, "Apocalypse Now," a spectacularly long and troubled film to shoot. Why 'The Rock' is endorsing THIS candidate, Gary Heidnik’s attorney talks ‘insane’ house of horrors killer in doc: ‘There was a method to his madness', Frank Stallone recalls filming ‘Rocky’ with brother Sylvester, impressing Frank Sinatra in doc, Marvel's Anthony Mackie on Netflix movie starring the late Chadwick Boseman: 'Too emotional’ to watch, Maher insists Trump will run again, McConnell won't impeach: 'The battle is over, this war is just beginning', Alex Trebek fans petition to see 'Jeopardy!' [43] In 2013, Harper Collins published Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream, a biography by American writer Tom Folsom. After a promising start that included roles in two James Dean films, Hopper's acting career had languished as he developed a reputation for throwing tantrums and abusing alcohol and drugs. This brought the directors to dedicate the film to his memory at the beginning of the movie credits. Production was reportedly often delayed by his unreliable behavior. The same year, he starred as Deacon, the one-eyed nemesis of Kevin Costner in Waterworld. In later years he picked up some income by becoming a pitchman for Ameriprise Financial, aiming ads at baby boomers looking ahead to retirement. We're told his family was by his side when he passed. He was 74. On September 28, 2009, Hopper, then 73, was reportedly brought by ambulance to an unidentified Manhattan hospital wearing an oxygen mask and "with numerous tubes visible". On the set of "True Grit," Hopper so angered John Wayne that the star reportedly chased Hopper with a loaded gun. Peter Fonda, the Oscar-nominated actor whose roles in Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider and Roger Corman’s... Peter Fonda, star of 1969's 'Easy Rider,' dead at 79 ... “The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer,” they said. He also left behind valuable life lessons about prostate cancer. "'Easy Rider' was never a motorcycle movie to me," Hopper said in 2009. His second marriage, to singer-actress Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas, lasted only eight days. In the storyline, the Kid gave Cheyenne Bodie no choice but to kill him in a gunfight. [33] In 1960–67, before the making of Easy Rider, Hopper created 18,000 images that chronicled the remarkable artists, musicians, actors places, happenings, demonstrations, and concerts of that period. William Hopper; William Hopper in 1934 Birthday/Birthplace: William DeWolf Hopper Jr. (1915-01-26)January 26, 1915 New York City, New York, U.S. Deceased: March 6, 1970(1970-03-06) Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hopper had recently been suffering from prostate cancer and going … Dennis Hopper was born on the 17th May 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas USA, and was an actor, director, poet, painter and photographer, still known for his roles alongside James Dean in the films “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955) as well as “Giant” (1956). He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. A judge ruled in Torn's favor and Hopper was ordered to pay US$475,000 in damages. In 1959 Hopper moved to New York to study Method acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio. Race or Ethnicity:White. "Much of Hollywood," wrote critic-historian David Thomson, "found Hopper a pain in the neck.". [71] According to papers filed in his divorce court case, Hopper was terminally ill and was unable to undergo chemotherapy to treat his prostate cancer.[72][73]. He was married to Jeanette Juanita Ward and Jane Gilbert.He died on March 6, 1970 in Palm Springs, California, USA. [64], On September 28, 2009, Hopper, then 73, was reportedly brought by ambulance to an unidentified Manhattan hospital wearing an oxygen mask and "with numerous tubes visible". In a December 1994 interview on the Charlie Rose Show, Hopper credited John Wayne with saving his career, as Hopper acknowledged that because of his insolent behavior, he could not find work in Hollywood for seven years. [59], On April 5, 2010, a court ruled that Duffy could continue living on Hopper's property, and that he must pay US$12,000 per month spousal and child support for their daughter Galen. [5], Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas, the son of Marjorie Mae (née Davis; July 12, 1917 – January 12, 2007)[6] and James Millard Hopper[7] (June 23, 1916 – August 7, 1982). Hopper appeared on the final two episodes of the cult 1991 television show Fishing with John with host John Lurie. Hopper stated that because he was the son-in-law of actress Margaret Sullavan, a friend of John Wayne, Wayne hired Hopper for a role in The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), also directed by Hathaway, which enabled Hopper to restart his film career. His other notable films include Apocalypse Now and Rumble Fish. [48] Hopper was married five times: Hopper has been widely reported to be the godfather of actress Amber Tamblyn;[49] in a 2009 interview with Parade, Tamblyn explained that "godfather" was "just a loose term" for Hopper, Dean Stockwell and Neil Young, three famous friends of her father's, who were always around the house when she was growing up, and who were big influences on her life. Frazier. RIP Dennis Hopper.". [63], On November 14, 2010, it was revealed that, despite Duffy's earlier assertion in her court papers of February 2010 that Hopper was mentally incompetent, and that his children had rewritten his estate plan in order to leave Duffy and her daughter, Hopper's youngest child Galen, destitute, Galen would in fact receive the proceeds of 40% of his estate. [42] The title of the exhibition, Double Standard, was taken from Hopper's iconic 1961 photograph of the two Standard Oil signs seen through an automobile windshield at the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, and North Doheny Drive on historic Route 66 in Los Angeles. In the 2000s, he was featured in the television series "Crash" and such films as "Elegy" and "Hell Ride. You always got something unexpected from him. As well as his acting/directing talents, Hopper was a skilled photographer and painter, having had his works displayed in galleries in both the United States and overseas. "U taught me so much.". Dennis Hopper. ", "Work is fun to me," he told a reporter in 1991. Hopper struck up a friendship with actor Vincent Price, whose passion for art influenced Hopper's interest in art. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Giant (1956). [1][34], Ostracized by the Hollywood film studios due to his reputation for being a "difficult" actor, Hopper turned to photography in 1961 with a camera bought for him by his first wife Brooke Hayward. After World War II, the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where the young Hopper attended Saturday art classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. He was 74. He appeared in three films released posthumously: Alpha and Omega (2010), The Last Film Festival (2016)[4] and the long-delayed The Other Side of the Wind (2018), which had been filmed in the early 1970s. They had a daughter, Marin, before Hopper's drug-induced violence led to divorce after eight years. His politics, like much of his life, were unpredictable. He was additionally a dedicated and knowledgeable collector of modern art and has one of the most extensive collections in the United States. On Valentine’s Day 1970, Williams Hopper was hospitalized at Desert Hospital in Palm Springs, California after suffering a stroke. Nickname:Dennis Full Name:Dennis Lee Hopper Profession:Actor, Filmmaker, Photographer and Artist Nationality:American Date of Birth:May 17, 1936 Date of Death:May 29, 2010 Place of Death:Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States Cause of Death:Prostate Cancer Birthplace:Dodge City, Kansas, United States Zodiac Sign: Taurus 2003), Solo exhibition of assemblages, Primus-Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles (1963), Interview with G. O'Brien and M. Netter, in, "Citizen Hopper", interview with C. Hodenfield, in. In 2011, Barricade Books published film historian Peter L. Winkler's biography, Dennis Hopper: The Wild Ride of a Hollywood Rebel. He died before the movie was released. The old rebel contributed money to the Republican Party in recent years, but also voted for Democrat Barack Obama in 2008. On October 2, he was discharged, after receiving treatment for dehydration. [2] Film critic Matthew Hays wrote "no other persona better signifies the lost idealism of the 1960s than that of Dennis Hopper".[3]. 1 month ago. Hopper’s manager announced in October 2009 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The star had quietly battled prostate cancer for over nine years, with the disease taking a turn for the worst in recent months. He saw his first movie at 5 and became enthralled. In between contesting Fonda's rights to the majority of the residual profits from Easy Rider, he married singer Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas on Halloween of 1970. [37] German film director Wim Wenders said of Hopper that if “he’d only been a photographer, he’d be one of the great photographers of the twentieth century.”[36] In The New Yorker, Hopper, as photographer, was described as Trouble on the set developed almost immediately, as Peruvian authorities pestered the company, drug-induced orgies were reported and Hopper seemed out of control. On October 29, 2009, his manager announced that Hopper had prostate cancer. On 30 September 1970, Hopper appeared on the season 2-second episode of "The Johnny Cash Show" where he sang a duet with Cash entitled "Goin' Up Goin' Down". Born:17-May-1936. "A lot of it was about politically what was going on in the country.". According to Torn's suit, it was actually Hopper who pulled the knife on him. ", Jocko Sims, who starred opposite Hopper in "Crash," called him a "legend. Scouted by the studios, Hopper was under contract to Columbia until he insulted the boss, Harry Cohn. During his lifetime, Hopper's own work as well as his collection was shown in monographic and group exhibitions around the world including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; MAK Vienna: Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, Vienna; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Cinémathèque Française, Paris, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne. His photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 civil-rights march in Selma, Alabama, were published. [18], Besides showing drug use on film, it was one of the first films to portray the hippie lifestyle. He was involved in L.A.'s Ferus and Virginia Dwan galleries in the 1960s, and he was a longtime friend and supporter to New York dealer Tony Shafrazi. [26][27] j Hopper also recited Rudyard Kipling's famous poem If— during his appearance.[28]. It won the prestigious CIDALC Award at that year's Venice Film Festival, but Universal Studios leaders expected a blockbuster like Easy Rider, and did not like the film or give it an enthusiastic release, while American film audiences found it confounding – as convoluted as an abstract painting. All was forgiven, at least for a moment, when he collaborated with another struggling actor, Peter Fonda, on a script about two pot-smoking, drug-dealing hippies on a motorcycle trip through the Southwest and South to take in the New Orleans Mardi Gras. After staging a "suicide attempt" (really more of a daredevil act) in a coffin using 17 sticks of dynamite during an "art happening" at the Rice University Media Center (filmed by professor and documentary filmmaker Brian Huberman),[22] and later disappearing into the Mexican desert during a particularly extravagant bender, Hopper entered a drug rehabilitation program in 1983. They were denied rooms in motels and proper service in restaurants as a result of their radical looks. The Dennis Hopper Trust Collection represents Hopper's directorial efforts. In both of the films with Wayne, Hopper's character is killed in the presence of Wayne's character, to whom he utters his dying words. He was a prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor. ", "What he did for me was to give me the confidence to feel like I was doing it right," said Sims, 29. [1], Hopper made his directorial film debut with Easy Rider (1969), which he and co-star Peter Fonda wrote with Terry Southern. Hopper added that Kristofferson had written some songs for his Peruvian-shot movie "The Last Movie", in which Kristofferson appeared in his debut role with Julie Adams. [58], On March 23, 2010, he filed papers in court alleging Duffy had absconded with US$1.5 million of his art, refused his requests to return it, and then had "left town". stage dedicated to the late host, Bill Maher defends Trump supporters: Let's not confuse '5,000' Capitol rioters with '74 million' voters. Dennis Hopper's divorce attorney says in a court filing that the actor is dying and can't undergo chemotherapy as he battles prostate cancer. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in "Rebel Without a Cause," an improbable smash with "Easy Rider" and a classic character role in "Blue Velvet," has died. Because I am Frank Booth! [17] Hopper said of Easy Rider: "The cocaine problem in the United States is really because of me. [36] Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961–1967 was published in February 2011, by Taschen. He said his reason for not voting Republican was the selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential candidate. The series starred Chuck Connors and the premiere episode "The Sharpshooter" was written by Sam Peckinpah.[25]. [68], On March 18, 2010, he was honored with the 2,403rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in front of Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. [12] Hopper made his debut on film in two roles with James Dean (whom he admired immensely) in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). With Hopper hailed as a brilliant filmmaker, Universal Pictures lavished $850,000 on his next project, "The Last Movie.". Hopper's early photography is known for portraits from the 1960s, and he began shooting portraits for Vogue and other magazines. Dennis Lee Hopper was born in 1936, in Dodge City, Kan., and spent much of his youth on the nearby farm of his grandparents. Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof died naturally of a heart attack and had THC and a Viagra-like medication in his system at the time of his passing, according to an autopsy report released Here is all you want to know, and more! Later, he moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio, where Dean had learned his craft. Shunned by the Hollywood studios, he found work in European films that were rarely seen in the United States. [35] He became a prolific photographer, and noted writer Terry Southern profiled Hopper in Better Homes and Gardens as an up-and-coming photographer "to watch" in the mid-1960s. Hopper did not attend the hearing. [51], According to Newsmeat, Hopper donated US$2,000 to the Republican National Committee in 2004 and an equal amount in 2005. Hopper became a stereotype for some male youths who rejected traditional jobs and traditional American culture, partly exemplified by Fonda's long sideburns and Hopper wearing shoulder-length hair and a long mustache. 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