Salt and Pepper
Dodge City, Kansas, USA
Claim to Fame
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Place of Death
Venice, California, USA
Cause of Death
Complications From Prostate Cancer
Actor/Actress, Director, Writer
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Dennis Lee Hopper 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 1955, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten 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 of the film`s script.
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 more recent work includes a leading role in the television series Crash.
Hopper was a prolific photographer, painter, and sculptor whose works are exhibited worldwide.
Helix High School, La Mesa, California, United States (1954)
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Dennis Lee Hopper
Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, director, writer, film editor, 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 (1955), and Giant (1956) and Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957). In the next ten years he made a name in television, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in several films. Hopper also began a prolific and acclaimed photography career in the 1960s.
Marin Hopper (Daughter), Ruthanna Hopper (Daughter), Henry Lee Hopper (Son), Galen Grier Hopper (Daughter)
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Actor, Filmmaker, Photographer And Artist.
Actors Studio, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
James Millard Hopper (Was A Post Office Manager.) (Friday June 23, 1916 –Saturday August 7, 1982) (Aged 66).
Marjorie Mae (née Davis) (Worked As A Lifeguard Instructor.) (Thursday July 12, 1917 – Friday January 12, 2007) (Aged 89).
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TV commercial: Ford Focus, (2002) TV commercial: Lincoln automobiles, (2002) TV commercial: The Gap ("Two White Shirts" with Christina Ricci), TV commercial (Japan only): Toyota Celica autos, (1994-95) TV commercials: Nike (as Stanley, a football referee), (2004) TV commercial: Cingular Wireless, (2005) TV commercial (PSA): The ONE Campaign [www.one.org], Print ads (Japan only): ICE ING, (1999) Print ads: Punch cigars, (2006) TV commercials: Ameriprise Financial, TV commercial (Japan only): Tsumura Bathing Essence, holding a rubber duckie in a big Japanese bathtub., (1972) Print ads: Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey - Himself (w/John Huston]
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