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Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker and artist. As a young man, Hopper became interested in acting and eventually became a student of the Actors Studio. He made his first television appearance in 1955, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films. He directed and starred in Easy Rider (1969), winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer of the film's script.

He was unable to build on his success for several years, until a featured role in Apocalypse Now (1979) brought him attention. He subsequently appeared in Rumble Fish (1983) and The Osterman Weekend (1983), and received critical recognition for his work in Blue Velvet and Hoosiers, with the latter film garnering him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He directed Colors (1988), and played the villain in Speed (1994). Hopper's more recent work includes a leading role in the television series Crash.

Hopper was a prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor whose works are exhibited worldwide.

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FilmographyBound to Lose, Hang 'em High, Memory (movie), 10th & Wolf, Tell Them Who You Are, A Decade Under the Influence, Apocalypse Now, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2, Johnny Guitar, Planet of Blood, The Cool School, Out of the Blue, Rumble Fish, Easy Riders, Raging Bulls (movie), Rebel Without a Cause, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Sketches of Frank Gehry, I Don't Know Jack, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Unspeakable, The Story of Mankind (movie), Americano, Giant, Basquiat (movie), Hoosiers, Speed, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Apocalypse Now Redux, Easy Rider (movie), Inside Deep Throat, Jesus' Son, River's Edge, Knockaround Guys, Human Highway, Blue Velvet, The Osterman Weekend, Hell Ride (2008 movie), Space Truckers, The Blackout, Waterworld, The Sons of Katie Elder, An American Carol, The Trip, The Hot Spot, Catchfire, Chasers, The Last Movie, My Science Project, Black Widow, Chattahoochee, The Indian Runner, Edtv, The American Friend
TV Appearances24, Entourage, Las Vegas (TV Show), Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, The View, MadTV, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Rifleman, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Time Tunnel, Combat!, Petticoat Junction, Last Call With Carson Daly, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, The Directors, Dennis Miller Live, Tavis Smiley, Surfside 6, Charlie Rose, Larry King Live, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Entertainment Tonight, The E! True Hollywood Story, Live With Regis and Kelly, Cheyenne, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Rosie O' Donnell Show, E-Ring, Naked City, The Big Valley, Biography , The Twilight Zone, Wagon Train, Crash (TV Series)
Filmography (Director)Out of the Blue, Easy Rider (movie), Colors, The Hot Spot, Catchfire, Chasers, The Last Movie
Birth Date:  May 17, 1936
Birth Place:  Dodge City, Kansas
Gender:  Male
Height:  5' 9"
Movie Writing CreditsOut of the Blue, Easy Rider (movie), The Last Movie
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