Knowledge Identifier: +Dennis_Hopper
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1936.
Countries: United States (63%), United Kingdom (10%), California (6%)
Linked to: Helix High School, Vanity Fair, Kansas City Art Institute, Nelson-Atkins Museum
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).
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.
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
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
Brooke Hayward - Hayward later became the first wife of actor Dennis Hopper, they were married from August 1961 until 1969
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.
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"
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"
William S. Burroughs - Throughout early 1977, Burroughs collaborated with Southern and Dennis Hopper on a screen adaptation of "Junky"
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"
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.
Weber, Bruce, "A Wild Man is Mellowing, Albeit Not on Screen," in New York Times, Sept.
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
Katherine LaNasa - LaNasa married actor Dennis Hopper in June 1989; the couple divorced in April 1992
Hopper with Jack Nicholson at the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990.
Jennifer Connelly - In 1990, Dennis Hopper directed "The Hot Spot", in which Connelly was cast as Gloria Harper, a woman being blackmailed
In 1993 he played Clifford Worley in True Romance.
Rip Torn - In 1994, he filed a defamation lawsuit against Dennis Hopper over a story Hopper told on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
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
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
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
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.
According to Newsmeat, Hopper donated $2,000 to the Republican National Committee in 2004 and an equal amount in 2005.
CineVegas - Actor Dennis Hopper was the chairman of the Festival's creative advisory board from 2004 until his death in 2010
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.
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"
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
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
Richard Grieco - In 2009, several years after being encouraged by Dennis Hopper, Grieco publicly revealed that he has been painting since 1991
The Last Film Festival - Hopper's last performance was filmed just before his death: "The Last Film Festival", originally slated for a 2011 release
On March 5, 2013, HarperCollins will publish a biography on Hopper by American writer Tom Folsom, "Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream"
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