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Dennis Hopper

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Dennis Hopper

American actor, filmmaker and artistadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (10%), California (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Easy Rider, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda

Linked to: Helix High School, Vanity Fair, Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum

 

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Dennis Hopper was born in 1936 add something


1949

At the age of 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 (Hopper has acknowledged, though, that his father was in the Office of Strategic Services, the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency, in China with Mao_Zedong). add something


1950

Gwen Davis - She was part of the Hollywood social scene from the late 1950s, coming into contact with a wide range of celebrities and befriending Dennis Hopper and many others


1954

Hopper was reported to have an uncredited role in Johnny Guitar in 1954 but he has stated that he was not even in Hollywood when this film was made. add something


1955

Dean's death in a 1955 car accident affected the young Hopper deeply and it was shortly afterwards that he got into a confrontation with veteran director Henry Hathaway on the film From Hell To Texas. add something

 

Hopper debuted in an episode of the Richard Boone television series Medic in 1955, portraying a young epileptic. add something


1956

In his book Last Train to Memphis, American popular music historian Peter Guralnick says that in 1956, when Elvis Presley was making his first film in Hollywood, Hopper was roommates with fellow actor Nick Adams and the three became friends and socialized together. add something

 

Ken Curtis - In the late 50s, Curtis was featured in all three of the only films produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney's C. V. Whitney Pictures; the first was "The Searchers" in 1956 with John Wayne, the second was "The Missouri Traveler" in 1958 with Brandon deWilde and Lee Marvin and the third was "The Young Land" in 1959 with Patrick Wayne and Dennis Hopper

 

Hector P. Garcia - The book was later turned into a 1956 film starring James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and Dennis Hopper


1958

Henry Hathaway - In Hathaway's 1958 film From Hell to Texas, the young Dennis Hopper attempted to assert himself artistically on the set

 

Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney - Second was "The Missouri Traveler" in 1958 with Brandon deWilde and Lee Marvin and the third "The Young Land" in 1959 with Patrick Wayne and Dennis Hopper

 

The Searchers (film) - "The Searchers" is the first of only three films produced by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney's C. V. Whitney Pictures; the second being "The Missouri Traveler" in 1958 with Brandon deWilde and Lee Marvin, the last being "The Young Land" in 1959 with Patrick Wayne and Dennis Hopper


1959

In 1959 Hopper moved to New York to study Method acting under Lee Strasberg at the Actor's Studio. add something


1960

Susan Harrison - In 1960 she played Ruby, the female lead, in the little-seen film "Key Witness" with Jeffrey Hunter and Dennis Hopper


1961

Hopper has two granddaughters, Violet Goldstone and Ella Brill. add something

 

In 1961, Hopper played his first lead role in Night Tide, an atmospheric supernatural thriller involving a mermaid in an abandoned amusement park. add something

 

Brooke Hayward - Hayward later became the first wife of actor Dennis Hopper, they were married from August 1961 until 1969


1967

Hopper had a supporting role as "Babalugats," the bet-taker in Cool Hand Luke. add something

 

Scharres, B., "From Out of the Blue: The Return of Dennis Hopper," in Journal of the University Film and Video Assoc. add something


1968

In 1968, Hopper teamed with Peter Fonda, Terry Southern and Jack Nicholson to make Easy Rider, which premiered in July 1969. add something

 

Terry Southern - The "Easy Rider" controversy reared its head again shortly before Southern's death, when Dennis Hopper alleged during an interview with Jay Leno that Rip Torn had been replaced because he had pulled a knife on Hopper during their argument in New York in 1968


1969

Frances Ford Seymour - According to Peter Fonda, these difficulties later gave him an empathy for the marital problems of actor Dennis Hopper, his co-star in the 1969 film "Easy Rider"

 

Bridget Fonda - She made her film debut at the age of five in the 1969 movie "Easy Rider" as a child in the hippie commune that Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper visit on their trek across the United States

 

Easy Rider - "'Easy Rider"' is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper


1970

During the tumultuous editing process, Hopper ensconced himself at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico, which he had purchased in 1970, for almost an entire year. add something

 

In between contesting Fonda's rights to the majority of the residual profits from Easy Rider, he married Michelle Phillips in October 1970. add something


1971

In 1971, Hopper released The Last Movie. add something

 

Samuel Fuller - He plays a film director in Dennis Hopper's ill-fated "The Last Movie" ; an Army colonel in Steven Spielberg's "1941" ; a war correspondent in his own "The Big Red One" , a talent agent in his film "White Dog" , and a cameraman in Wim Wenders' "The State of Things"

 

Gene Clark - In the spring of 1971, Clark was commissioned by Dennis Hopper to contribute the tracks "American Dreamer" and "Outlaw Song" to Hopper's film project "American Dreamer"


1976

Dave Cash (disc jockey) - In 1976, Cash appeared as himself in the cult hit "Quadrophenia" and in 1979 took a cameo role alongside Dennis Hopper in "The American Way"

 

Mad Dog Morgan - "'Mad Dog Morgan"' is a 1976 Australian bushranger film directed by Philippe Mora and starring Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson and David Gulpilil


1977

Bruno Ganz - In 1977, he co-starred with Dennis Hopper in Wenders' "The American Friend", an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel "Ripley's Game"

 

William S. Burroughs - Throughout early 1977, Burroughs collaborated with Southern and Dennis Hopper on a screen adaptation of "Junky"


1978

Gabriele Ferzetti - In 1978, Ferzetti appeared in French director Claude d'Anna's picture "Concorde Affair" alongside Bruno Cremer, Donald Pleasence, Laure Dechasnel, Hélène Lehman, Dennis Hopper and Joseph Cotten


1979

Linda Manz - Manz appeared in the 1979 film "The Wanderers", directed by Philip Kaufman, and played the lead in the Dennis Hopper film "Out of the Blue"


1980

Stepping in for an overwhelmed director, Hopper won praise in 1980 for his directing and acting in Out of the Blue. add something


1983

After staging a "suicide attempt" in a coffin using 17 sticks of dynamite during an "art happening" at the Rice University Media Center, and later disappearing into the Mexican desert during a particularly extravagant bender, Hopper entered a drug rehabilitation program in 1983. add something

 

Neil Young - Also premiered in 1983, though little seen, was the eclectic full-length comedy film "Human Highway", co-directed and co-written by Young, and starring Young, Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper and members of Devo


1986

Frank Booth (Blue Velvet) - "'Frank Booth"' is a fictional character and the main antagonist of David Lynch's 1986 psychological thriller "Blue Velvet", portrayed by Dennis Hopper

 

River's Edge - "'River's Edge"' is a 1986 American drama film directed by Tim Hunter, written by Neal Jimenez, and starring Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, and Dennis Hopper


1987

Weber, Bruce, "A Wild Man is Mellowing, Albeit Not on Screen," in New York Times, Sept. add something

 

Anne-Marie Ruddock - After the group broke up in 1987, she and two other former members unsuccessfully continued as Amazulu II. In 1987 Ruddock made an appearance in the Alex Cox film, "Straight to Hell", alongside other musicians and actors Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, members of The Pogues and The Circle Jerks, Courtney Love, Edward Tudor-Pole, Jim Jarmusch, Dennis Hopper and Kathy Burke

 

Blue Velvet (film) - David Lynch and Dennis Hopper won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association *award in 1987 for "Blue Velvet" in categories Best Director and Best Supporting Actor


1988

In 1988, Hopper directed the critically acclaimed Colors. add something


1989

Katherine LaNasa - LaNasa married actor Dennis Hopper in June 1989; the couple divorced in April 1992


1990

Hopper with Jack Nicholson at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990. add something

 

Jennifer Connelly - In 1990, Dennis Hopper directed "The Hot Spot", in which Connelly was cast as Gloria Harper, a woman being blackmailed


1993

In 1993 he played Clifford Worley in True Romance. add something


1994

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. add something

 

Claudia Schiffer - Her first appearance in film was in the children's movie "Richie Rich" in 1994 and starred opposite Dennis Hopper and Matthew Modine in "The Blackout"

 

Rip Torn - In 1994, he filed a defamation lawsuit against Dennis Hopper over a story Hopper told on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"


1995

In 1995, Hopper played a greedy TV self help guru, Dr. Luther Waxling in Search and Destroy. add something


1996

Bruno Bischofberger - Bischofberger was portrayed by Dennis Hopper in Julian Schnabel's 1996 film "Basquiat"


1997

John Gilmore (writer) - In 1997, in "Laid Bare", his first book of memoirs, Gilmore recounts his associations beginning in the 1950s and through the 1960s with Hank Williams, Janis Joplin, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Brigitte_Bardot, Jean Seberg, Steve McQueen, Irish McCalla, Jayne Mansfield, and other personalities


1999

In 1999, actor Rip Torn filed a defamation lawsuit against Hopper over a story Hopper told on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. add something

 

Harmony Korine - In a 1999 "Dazed and Confused" magazine article Korine listed his top ten films as: "Pixote" by Hector Babenco, "Badlands" and "Days of Heaven" by Terrence Malick, "Fat City" by John Huston, "Stroszek" by Werner Herzog, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" and "A Woman Under the Influence" by John Cassavetes, "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" by Robert Altman, "Out of the Blue" by Dennis Hopper and "Hail Mary" by Jean-Luc Godard


2000

Albert Pyun - Pyun directed and produced Ticker Artisan Entertainment in May 2000, which featured Steven Seagal, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Jaime Pressly, Nas and Ice-T plus Chilli of the R&B group TLC. It was *awarded the Video Software Dealers Association's 2002 Best Renting Direct-To-Video Title By An Independent Studio


2001

Tom Sizemore - In 2001, Sizemore starred in "Ticker", an action film directed by Albert Pyun, with Steven Seagal and Dennis Hopper


2002

Diane Kruger - She made her onscreen debut in 2002, opposite Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert in "The Piano Player", a TV-movie by Jean-Pierre Roux


2003

In 2003, Hopper was in the running for the dual lead in the indie horror drama Firecracker, but was ousted at the last minute in favor of Mike Patton. add something

 

Joshua Jackson - Shortly after "Dawson's Creek" ended in 2003, Jackson played the lead role in films alongside Dennis Hopper , Harvey Keitel , and Donald Sutherland


2004

According to Newsmeat, Hopper donated $2,000 to the Republican National Committee in 2004 and an equal amount in 2005. add something

 

CineVegas - Actor Dennis Hopper was the chairman of the Festival's creative advisory board from 2004 until his death in 2010


2005

Army colonel in the NBC 2005 television series E-Ring, a drama set at The Pentagon, but the series was cancelled after 14 episodes aired in the USA. Hopper appeared in all 22 episodes that were filmed. add something

 

In 2005, Hopper played Paul Kaufman in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. add something

 

Susie Amy - In 2005, Amy appeared in films "House of 9", directed by Dennis Hopper, and "Dead Fish", and worked on Bill Kenwright's stage production of "Wait Until Dark"


2006

Tony Kaye (director) - He won a Grammy in 2006 for the famous Johnny Cash video "God's Gonna Cut You Down" with cameo appearances by Bono, Johnny Depp, Kanye West, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Iggy Pop, The Dixie Chicks, Brian Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Keith Richards, Chris Martin, Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Mick Jones, Jay-Z, Kris Kristofferson, Owen Wilson, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Amy Lee

 

John Cleese - In 2006, Cleese hosted a television special of football's greatest kicks, goals, saves, bloopers, plays and penalties, as well as football's influence on culture , featuring interviews with pop culture icons Dave Stewart, Dennis Hopper and Henry Kissinger, as well as football greats including Pelé, Mia Hamm and Thierry Henry


2008

In 2008, Hopper starred in An American Carol. add something

 

Kari Matchett - In 2008 and 2009, she played Dennis Hopper's daughter, Jules, in the critically acclaimed Starz series "Crash"

 

Lisa Marie Presley - Rick Rubin produced the record and Tony Kaye directed the video which featured Lisa Marie Presley, Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Flea, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Bono, Shelby Lynne, Jay-Z, Keith Richards and Johnny Depp and won a 2008 Grammy *award for Best Short Form Music Video

 

Palermo Shooting - "'Palermo Shooting"' is a 2008 film written and directed by German director Wim Wenders, and starring Campino, Dennis Hopper, Giovanna_Mezzogiorno, Lou Reed as himself, and an uncredited Milla Jovovich, playing herself


2009

Richard Grieco - In 2009, several years after being encouraged by Dennis Hopper, Grieco publicly revealed that he has been painting since 1991


2010

Hopper died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles district of Venice on the morning of May 29, 2010 at the age of 74, due to complications from prostate cancer. add something

 

Surrounded by friends including Jack Nicholson, Viggo Mortensen, David Lynch, Michael Madsen, family and fans, he attended its addition to the sidewalk on March 26, 2010. add something


Dennis Hopper died in 2010 add something

 

In March 2010, it was announced that Hopper was on the "short list" for Jeffrey Deitch's inaugural show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. add something

 

In May 2010 it was announced that Hopper will be the subject of an upcoming biography by American writer Tom Folsom, Hopper: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. add something

 

On May 12, 2010, a hearing was held before Judge Amy Pellman in downtown Los Angeles Superior Court add something

 

Hopper died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles district of Venice on the morning of May 29, 2010 at the age of 74, due to complications from prostate cancer add something

 

Hopper's funeral took place on June 3, 2010 at San Francisco de Asis Mission Church in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico add something

 

Max Thieriot - Thieriot appeared in Wes Craven's 2010 film "My Soul to Take", replacing Dennis Hopper's son Henry Lee Hopper

 

CineVegas - On May 29, 2010, chairman Dennis Hopper died of prostate cancer


2011

The Last Film Festival - Hopper's last performance was filmed just before his death: "The Last Film Festival", originally slated for a 2011 release add something

 

The film "Alpha and Omega", which was his last movie role, was dedicated to him; as was the 2011 film Restless, which starred his son Henry Hopper add something


2013

On March 5, 2013, HarperCollins will publish a biography on Hopper by American writer Tom Folsom, "Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream" add something


2016

The Last Film Festival - Production on his final film, "The Last Film Festival" , completed just before his death; originally slated for 2011 distribution, the project was picked up for theatrical release in late 2016 by Monterey Home Video add something