Person Details

Birthday: 1936-05-17 21:05:53

Death: 2010-05-29 21:05:53

Aliases: Dennis Lee Hopper , Ντένις Χόπερ

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Dodge City - Kansas - USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 142

TV Involvements: 9


Most Famous Work

Biography

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dennis Hopper, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

24
Average
8

24

(2001) Victor Drazen
Speed
Average
7

Speed

(1994) Howard Payne
Apocalypse Now
Average
8

Apocalypse Now

(1979) Photojournalist
The Twilight Zone
Average
8

The Twilight Zone

(1959) Peter Vollmer
Waterworld
Average
6

Waterworld

(1995) Deacon
Land of the Dead
Average
6

Land of the Dead

(2005) Kaufman
True Romance
Average
8

True Romance

(1993) Clifford Worley
Hang 'em High
Average
7

Hang 'em High

(1968) Prophet

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Self
Self (archive footage)
Self
2019 Frank Booth
2018 Himself
Himself (archive footage)
2017 Self
2016 Himself
Nick Twain - Producer
Self (archive footage)
Self (archive footage)
2014 Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
2013 Himself
Himself
2012 N/A
2011 Various Roles (archive footage)
Frank Booth
2010 Himself (uncredited)
Tony (voice)
Self (archive footage)
I.G. Farben
2009 Himself
Himself
Himself
Himself
Himself
2008 Frank
Ben Cendars
Judge Clarence Henderson
N/A
George O'Hearn
Eddie Zero
Donald Greenleaf
Himself
Mr. Reedy
N/A
Himself
2007 Himself
Self
Himself
2006 Max Lichtenstein
Narrator
Self
Self
Himself
Self
Narrator (voice)
N/A
Matty Matello
2005 Sheriff Greer
Eli McNulty
Kaufman
Father Duffy
El Niño
Himself
Narrator (voice)
Riccardo
2004 Harry Barlow
Himself
N/A
Ronnie Purnell
Krebs
Self
N/A
(archival footage)
2003 Warden
N/A
Frank Sinatra
Himself
Himself
N/A
2002 Dad / King Normans (voice)
Robert Nile
N/A
Himself
Himself
Horace
James Richardson
Himself - Actor
Himself
N/A
2001 Victor Drazen
N/A
Benny Chains
Himself
Henry Clark
Himself
Alex Swan
2000 JD
Peter Crowford
Pelias
Giani Ponti
Rick Chambers
Himself
Det. Ed DeLongpre
Vincent Swan
Lewis Garou
1999 Himself
Roland / Salvatore
Bill
Easy Rider clip (archive footage)
Himself
Frank Hector
Henry 'Hank' Pekurny
Cleveland Carter
Dolores
William S. Burroughs
Himself
1998 Himself
Dennis Hopper
El Niño
Frank Slater
Charles Atlas
1997 Himself
Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
Mickey
Mr. B
1996 Generale Tariq
Introduction
Host
Frankie
Bruno Bischofberger
N/A
N/A
John Canyon
Joseph Svenden
Himself
1995 N/A
Deacon
Dr. Luther Waxling
Himself
Interviewee
1994 H. Phillip Lovecraft
Himself
Howard Payne
Howard Payne
Himself
Doggie
1993 Clifford Worley
King Koopa
Himself
Lyle from Dallas
Rudolph 'Red' Diamond
Himself
1992 Austin Blair
Harry 'Nails' Niles
Carl Madson
N/A
1991 Self
Himself
Marvin Gladstone
Caesar
Himself
Barry Seal
Paris Trout
1990 Self
Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Self
Milo
Huey Walker
1989 Walker Benson
William Bradford Berrigan
1988 N/A
N/A
1987 (voice)
Captain
Snoopy
self
Flash Jensen
I.G. Farben
Ben Dumers
Video Director
1986 Shooter
Frank Booth
Feck
Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright
Himself
1985 Bob Roberts
Lieutenant Ron Bliss
Sponson
Casey
1984 Miller
1983 Ken Barlow
Father
Richard Tremayne
1982 Cracker / Stranger
1981 Cal
Rev. Tom Hartley
1980 Don
1979 Chicken
Photojournalist
1978 Mel
Medford
1977 A Spy
Tom Ripley
1976 1st Sgt. Jack Falen
Daniel Morgan
1975 N/A
Himself
1973 Bickford Waner
1972 Dennis Hopper
1971 Kansas
Himself
1969 "Moon"
N/A
Billy
1968 Himself (uncredited)
Goff
Prophet
1967 N/A
Max
Babalugats
Chino
1966 N/A
Paul Grant
1965 Himself
N/A
N/A
Dave Hastings
Himself
1964 Tarzan(Double)
Himself
1963 N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Johnny Drake
N/A
1962 N/A
1961 N/A
1960 William "Cowby" Tomkins
N/A
1959 Peter Vollmer
Self
Hatfield Carnes
1958 N/A
N/A
Tom Boyd
1957 MP in Kelly's House / MP at Tokyo Airport (voice) (uncredited)
Napoleon Bonaparte
N/A
Billy Clanton
1956 Jordan "Jordy" Benedict III
Himself
N/A
1955 Joe (uncredited)
N/A
Goon
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Himself
1954 N/A
1953 N/A
N/A
1948 N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Directing

Editing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1971 Editor
Year Role Movie/Tv

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