Dennis Hopper

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Movie Actor
Date of Birth May 17, 1936
Place of Birth Dodge City, Kansas
Date of Death May 29, 2010 (74)
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Dennis Lee Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. He attended the Actors Studio, made his first television appearance in 1954, and soon after appeared alongside James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films, notably Cool Hand Luke and Hang 'Em High. Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s. Hopper made his directorial film debut with Easy Rider, which he and co-star Peter Fonda wrote with Terry Southern. The film earned Hopper a Cannes Film Festival Award for "Best First Work" and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Born: May 17, 1936, Dodge City, Kansas, U.S.
Died: May 29, 2010, Venice, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting place: Jesus Nazareno Cemetery, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
Nationality: American
Education: Helix High School
Alma mater: Actors Studio
Occupation: Actor, filmmaker, photographer, artist
Years active: 1954–2010
Notable work: Filmography
Children: 4
Awards: See awards
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About Dennis Hopper

Actor known for his dramatic performances in films such as Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, and Speed. His other notable films include Apocalypse Now and Rumble Fish.

Before Fame

He studied drama with actor Lee Strasberg for five years at the Actors' Studio in New York City.


One of his earliest works was with James Dean in A Rebel Without a Cause.

Family Life

He was married five times to Brooke Hayward, Michelle Phillips, Daria Halprin, Katherine Lanasa, and Victoria Duffy. His marriage to Michelle lasted for two weeks. He has four children: Henry, Ruthanna, Marin and Galen.


He used to be good friends with Viggo Mortensen.

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