Dennis Hopper

17 May 1936 - 29 May 2010

Actor, Director, Writer

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 1954, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). During the next 10 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. "With its portrait of counterculture heroes raising their middle fingers to the uptight middle-class hypocrisies, Easy Rider became the cinematic symbol of the 1960s, a celluloid anthem to freedom, macho bravado and anti-establishment rebellion." Film critic Matthew Hays notes that "no other persona better signifies the lost idealism of the 1960s than that of Dennis Hopper." 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 later work included a leading role in the television series Crash. Hopper's last performance was filmed just before his death: The Last Film Festival, slated for a 2011 release. Hopper was also a prolific and acclaimed photographer, a profession he began in the 1960s.

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Filmography (91 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···The Other Side of the Wind
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lucas Renard)
(movie, 2010)
···Alpha and Omega
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Tony)
(movie, 2008)
···Palermo Shooting
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Frank)
(movie, 2008)
···An American Carol
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Judge Clarence Henderson)
(movie, 2008)
···Elegy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as George O'Hearn)
(movie, 2008)
···Hell Ride
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eddie Zero)
(movie, 2008)
···Swing Vote
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Donald Greenleaf)
(movie, 2008)
···Sleepwalking
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mr. Reedy)
(movie, 2006)
···10th & Wolf
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Matty Matello)
(movie, 2006)
···Memory
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Max Lichtenstein)
(movie, 2005)
···Hoboken Hollow
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Greer)
(movie, 2005)
···Land of the Dead
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Kaufman)
(movie, 2005)
···House Of 9
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Father Duffy)
(movie, 2004)
···Out of Season
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Harry Barlow)
(movie, 2004)
···The Last Ride
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ronnie Purnell)
(movie, 2003)
···The Night We Called It a Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Frank Sinatra)
(movie, 2002)
···Firestarter 2: Rekindled
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as James Richardson)
(movie, 2002)
···The Piano Player
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Robert Nile)
(movie, 2001)
···Knockaround Guys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Benny Chains)
(movie, 2001)
···Ticker
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2000)
···Luck of the Draw
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Giani Ponti)
(movie, 2000)
···Michael Angel
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lewis Garou)
(movie, 2000)
···The Prophet's Game
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vincent Swan)
(movie, 1999)
···Jesus' Son
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bill)
(movie, 1999)
···EDtv
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Henry 'Hank' Pekurny)
(movie, 1999)
···Straight Shooter
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Frank Hector)
(movie, 1999)
···The Venice Project
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Roland · Salvatore)
(movie, 1998)
···Meet the Deedles
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Frank Slater)
(movie, 1997)
···Road Ends
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sheriff Ben Gilchrist)
(movie, 1997)
···The Good Life
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mr. Golf)
(movie, 1997)
···Top of the World
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charles Atlas)
(movie, 1996)
···Basquiat
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Bruno Bischofberger)
(movie, 1996)
···Space Truckers
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as John Canyon)
(movie, 1996)
···Carried Away
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joseph Svenden)
(movie, 1996)
···Samson and Delilah
Genre: Drama, Adventure, History
Role: Actor (as Generale Tariq)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Frankie)
(movie, 1995)
···Waterworld
Genre: Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Deacon)
(movie, 1995)
···Search and Destroy
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Luther Waxling)
(movie, 1994)
···Speed
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Actor (as Howard Payne)
(movie, 1994)
···Chasers
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1994)
···Witch Hunt
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as H. Phillip Lovecraft)
(movie, 1993)
···True Romance
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Clifford Worley)
(movie, 1993)
···Red Rock West
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lyle from Dallas)
(movie, 1993)
···Super Mario bros.
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as King Koopa)
(movie, 1993)
···Boiling Point
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rudolph 'Red' Diamond)
(movie, 1992)
···Nails
Genre: Thriller, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Harry 'Nails' Niles)
(movie, 1992)
···Sunset Heat
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carl Madson)
(movie, 1992)
···The Heart of Justice
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Austin Blair)
(movie, 1991)
···The Indian Runner
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Caesar)
(movie, 1991)
···Doublecrossed
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Barry Seal)
(movie, 1991)
···Paris Trout
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Paris Trout)
(movie, 1990)
···The Hot Spot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···Catchfire
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1990)
···Flashback
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Huey Walker)
(movie, 1989)
···Chattahoochee
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Actor (as Walker Benson)
(movie, 1988)
···Colors
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···The Pick-up Artist
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Flash Jensen)
(movie, 1987)
···Black Widow
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ben Dumers)
(movie, 1987)
···Running Out of Luck
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Video Director)
(movie, 1986)
···Hoosiers
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Shooter)
(movie, 1986)
···River's Edge
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Feck)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright)
(movie, 1986)
···Blue Velvet
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Booth)
(movie, 1986)
···The American Way
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as The Captain)
(movie, 1985)
···My Science Project
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Bob Roberts)
(movie, 1984)
···Slagskämpen
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Miller)
(movie, 1983)
···Rumble Fish
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Father)
(movie, 1983)
···The Osterman Weekend
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Richard Tremayne)
(movie, 1982)
···Human Highway
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Cracker · Stranger)
(movie, 1981)
···Reborn
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rev. Tom Hartley)
(movie, 1979)
8.5Apocalypse Now
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Photojournalist)
(movie, 1979)
···Las flores del vicio
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chicken)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Medford)
(movie, 1977)
···Der amerikanische Freund
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tom Ripley)
(movie, 1977)
···Tracks
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as 1st Sgt. Jack Falen)
(movie, 1976)
···Mad Dog Morgan
Genre: Action, Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Daniel Morgan)
(movie, 1971)
···The Last Movie
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1969)
···True Grit
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Moon)
(movie, 1969)
···Easy Rider
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1968)
···Hang 'em High
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Prophet)
(movie, 1967)
···Cool Hand Luke
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Babalugats)
(movie, 1967)
···The Glory Stompers
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Chino)
(movie, 1967)
···The Trip
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Max)
(movie, 1966)
···Queen of Blood
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Paul Grant)
(movie, 1961)
···Night Tide
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Johnny Drake)
(movie, 1959)
···The Young Land
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Hatfield Carnes)
(movie, 1958)
···From Hell to Texas
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Tom Boyd)
(movie, 1957)
···Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Billy Clanton)
(movie, 1956)
···Giant
Genre: Action, Drama, Western, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III)
(movie, 1955)
···I Died a Thousand Times
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Joe (uncredited))
(movie, 1955)
···Rebel Without a Cause
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Goon)