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Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)
Actor, writer, director, photographer, painter, voice-over and patron of the arts, Dennis Hopper finally succumbed to prostate cancer this morning at the too young age of 74.
above: portrait of Dennis Hopper by Andy Warhol. This 1971 portrait of the famous actor Dennis Hopper was painted just a couple years after his appearance in the hit movie "Easy Rider" of 1969.
Best known for edgy film roles in such classics as Rebel Without A Cause, Easy Rider, Apocolypse Now, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, The River's Edge and many more respected productions (check out his massive film credits at imdb). He was also a painter, a photographer, a voice-over and a friend to hundreds.
Below are a few photos from his illustrious career. I will be following up with a post on his art and photography, which will surprise you if you are not familiar with it.
Rebel Without a Cause (with then dear friend James Dean):
Robert Altman photo of Dennis:
1978, photo by Bruce Broom:
Apocalypse Now, 1979:
Easy Rider, 1969:
Dennis in front of Julian Schnabel's painting of the actor:
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos:
Rest In Peace. Dennis.
In tribute to his recent passing, Dennis Hopper, Behind The Camera And The Canvas, is a comprehensive retrospective (100 images!) of the actor's work as a photographer and fine artist.
Dennis Hopper, Behind The Camera And The Canvas.