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Leading Actor Dennis Hopper is Dead

21 June 2010 6:43 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Dennis Hopper’s long film career began with the 1955 teen angst classic Rebel Without a Cause with James Dean, and he helped usher in Hollywood’s New Wave as director and star of the counterculture anthem Easy Rider in 1969. He later became a respected character actor, specializing in such off-beat villains as the drug-addicted, obscenity-spouting Frank Black in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986), crazed bomber Howard Payne in the 1994 action-thriller Speed with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and Deacon in Kevin Costner’s soggy post-apocalyptic saga Waterworld (1995).

Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas on May 17, 1936. He moved to San Diego, California with his family in the late 1940s, and began studying at the local Old Globe Theater while attending high school. He soon signed with Warner Brothers and was featured in a small role in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause. He was later featured as Jordan Benedict III, the »

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Daniels & Corman Take UCLA Honors

15 June 2010 1:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Director Lee Daniels ("Precious") and producer Roger Corman ("The Prophet") were honored recently by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (Tft) at the closing night gala of the UCLA 2010 Festival of New Creative Work. The event's "Directors Spotlight" centered on "the voice of the independent filmmaker" and honored student's work in the field of directing. Pictured are Lee Daniels, Filmmaker of the Year Award winner; Teri Schwartz, Dean, »

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