29 May 2010 11:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Hollywood has lost a real legend today with the passing of Dennis Lee Hopper at the age of 74. The man still best known for making Easy Rider enjoyed a long and varied career in the entertainment industry, appearing on screens big and small, as well as numerous stage productions. He was also a prolific artist, working with photography, sculpture and paint.Born in Dodge City, Kansas, Hopper developed an early fascination with acting, and, after his family moved to San Diego when he was 13, he began to perform in high school. He would go on to study at the Old Globe theatre in San Diego.His first proper credit came on TV, in an episode of the series Medic in 1955, and he was soon winning guest starring roles on a variety of shows, though that didn’t stop him from making the job to movies. Few actors can claim such »


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