It's probably because they thought it was too long, but when I saw the final cut, I thought, 'I'm not even in this movie!Hopper criticizes 'Swing Vote' editing Aug 09, 2008
Rainn Wilson is fun. He's so free about taking his clothes off and presenting that great body of his. He is out there. He's really funny. It was great. We went out and shot for the afternoon and just did a fun thingHopper at ease with icon status Aug 07, 2008
I remember going and seeing him once and there were about six girls waiting. These were all young starlets. I saw three of them go in. They went in for about 15 minutes and then I was invited in. I said, 'Elvis, are you having sex with these girls?' He said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'How do you do that?' He said, 'It's easy, they're all different.Rock News; Music's high and low notes Nov 26, 2002
Having to work with Peter is one of them and the other is I had a very good idea. I thought about how to approach a second film, but they were going in another direction, which didn't interest me at allInterview of the week: Dennis Hopper Oct 17, 2002
And Francis was trying to be as real as possibleInterview of the week: Dennis Hopper Oct 17, 2002
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.