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Dennis Hopper (1936–2010)

With an amazing cinematic career of more than five decades, Dennis Hopper was a multi-talented and unconventional actor/director, regarded by many as one of the true "enfants terribles" of Hollywood. Hopper was born on May 17, 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, to Marjorie Mae (Davis) and James Millard Hopper. The young Hopper expressed interest in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 23 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Apocalypse Now
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 2015 The Last Film Festival (completed)
Nick Twain - Producer
 2010 Alpha and Omega
Tony (voice)
 2008 An American Carol
 2005 House of 9
Father Duffy
 2005 Americano
 2004 The Keeper
 2004 Legacy
CHP Officer
 2002 Leo
 2001 Choke
Henry Clark
 2001 Ticker
Alex Swan
 2000 Held for Ransom
 2000 The Prophet's Game
Vincent Swan
 2000 Lured Innocence
Rick Chambers
 1999 The Venice Project
Roland / Salvatore
 1999 Jesus' Son
 1999 Straight Shooter
Frank Hector
 1997 The Good Life
Mr. Golf
 1997 Road Ends
Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
 1997/II Top of the World
Charles Atlas
 1997 The Blackout
Mickey Wayne
 1994 Chasers
 1993 Red Rock West
 1991 Eye of the Storm
Marvin Gladstone
 1991 The Indian Runner
 1991 Paris Trout
Paris Trout
 1990 Catchfire
 1990 Flashback
Huey Walker
 1987 Running Out of Luck
Video Director
 1987 Black Widow
 1986 Hoosiers
 1986 The American Way
The Captain
 1986 Straight to Hell
I.G. Farben
 1985 My Science Project
Bob Roberts
 1985 O.C. and Stiggs
 1984 Slagskämpen
 1983 White Star
Kenneth Barlow
 1983 The Osterman Weekend
Richard Tremayne
 1982 Human Highway
Cracker / Stranger
 1981 Reborn
Rev. Tom Hartley
 1980 Out of the Blue
 1979 Bloodbath
 1978 Last In, First Out
 1978 Flesh Color
Mel, le photographe
 1977 Tracks
1st Sgt. Jack Falen
 1973 Kid Blue
Bickford Waner
 1972 Crush Proof
 1971 The Last Movie
 1969 True Grit
 1969 Easy Rider
 1968 Panic in the City
 1967 The Glory Stompers
 1967/II The Trip
 1966 Queen of Blood
Paul Grant
 1961 Night Tide
Johnny Drake
 1960 Key Witness
William 'Cowboy' Tomkins
 1959 The Young Land
Hatfield Carnes
 1958 From Hell to Texas
Tom Boyd
 1957 Sayonara
MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice, uncredited)
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Joe (uncredited)
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
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Other Works:

Release of the music video for Johnny Cash's 2003 cover of "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (both the song and the video released posthumously); featuring appearances by (in order of appearance): David Allan Coe; Iggy Pop; Kanye West; Chris Martin; Kris Kristofferson; Patti Smith; Terrence Howard; Flea; Q-Tip; Adam Levine; Chris Rock... See more »

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11 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 16 Interviews | 29 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Alan Smithee


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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[Quote from 2001]: I've been sober now for 18 years. With all the drugs, psychedelics and narcotics I did, I was [really] an alcoholic. Honestly, I only used to do cocaine so I could sober up and drink more. My last five years of drinking was a nightmare. I was drinking a half-gallon of rum with a fifth of rum on the side, in case I ran out, 28 beers a day, and three grams of cocaine just to keep... See more »


James Dean learned he had an interest in photography when they worked together, and encouraged him to pursue it as an alternative to just being an actor. Hopper published a book of photos in the late 1980s, including pictures of stars he had known, and thanked Dean. See more »


Often had a goatee if he had facial hair in his films See more »

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