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Dennis Hopper Day celebrated in Taos, N.M.

Dennis Hopper Day celebrated in Taos, N.M.

TAOS, N.M., May 18 (UPI) --Dennis Hopper shot the film "Easy Rider" in 1968 in Taos, N.M.
Danielle Haynes
Grant Show and wife Katherine LaNasa welcome baby girl

Grant Show and wife Katherine LaNasa welcome baby girl

March 26 (UPI) -- Grant Show and his wife Katherine LaNasa welcomed their first daughter, Eloise McCue Show, on Tuesday.
Veronica Linares

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Hopper's daughter inherits $2.85M

Hopper's daughter inherits $2.85M

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Dennis Hopper's 9-year-old daughter has been awarded $2.85 million in cash and property worth $600,000 from the Hollywood film star's estate.
Dennis Hopper's son accused of rape

Dennis Hopper's son accused of rape

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (UPI) -- Henry Hopper, the 21-year-old son of the late actor Dennis Hopper, raped a 15-year-old girl in his Venice, Calif., home, her mother alleges in a lawsuit.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 17, 2012.
By United Press International
Starz to honor Hollywood icon Hopper

Starz to honor Hollywood icon Hopper

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- Starz says it is planning a tribute to Hollywood icon Dennis Hopper, who died of cancer last May.
Dennis Hopper buried in N.M.

Dennis Hopper buried in N.M.

TAOS, N.M., June 2 (UPI) -- Actors Jack Nicholson, Dean Stockwell and Val Kilmer were among the mourners at movie actor-director Dennis Hopper's funeral Wednesday in Taos, N.M.
Dennis Hopper dead at 74

Dennis Hopper dead at 74

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Dennis Hopper, who directed and starred in the 1969 film "Easy Rider," which ushered in a new era for the U.S. movie industry, died Saturday of cancer.
LA museum to show Hopper's art

LA museum to show Hopper's art

NEW YORK, May 26 (UPI) -- The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles says it is planning an exhibition of photos and paintings by film star Dennis Hopper.
Dennis Hopper gets star on Walk of Fame

Dennis Hopper gets star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, March 26 (UPI) -- Cancer-stricken actor Dennis Hopper was honored Friday with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, organizers said.
Lawyer: Hopper too ill for deposition

Lawyer: Hopper too ill for deposition

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Dennis Hopper's lawyer said in court papers the cancer-stricken Hollywood actor is too sick to give a deposition in his divorce case.
Hopper says he wishes 'the best' for ex

Hopper says he wishes 'the best' for ex

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor, director and photographer Dennis Hopper says he wishes his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Victoria, "the best."
Dennis Hopper files for divorce in L.A.

Dennis Hopper files for divorce in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Film icon Dennis Hopper has filed for divorce from Victoria, his wife of nearly 14 years, in a Los Angeles court, records show.
Hopper being treated for prostate cancer

Hopper being treated for prostate cancer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Dennis Hopper's manager says the film star is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer under a special program at the University of Southern California.
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Dennis Hopper
Actor Dennis Hopper (R) and actor Jack Nicholson share a moment during an unveiling ceremony, where Hopper was honored with the 2,403rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 26, 2010. Hopper was surrounded by a bevy of screen legends turning out to honor him as he battles prostate cancer. Looking on is Hopper's daughter Galen. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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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.

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