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RIP Dennis Hopper
« on: May 29, 2010, 01:59:01 PM »

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Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," died on Saturday from complications of prostate cancer, a friend of the actor said. Hopper was 74.

The hard-living screen star died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Venice at 8:15 a.m. PDT (1515 GMT), surrounded by family and friends, the friend, Alex Hitz, told Reuters.

In a wildly varied career spanning more than 50 years, Hopper appeared alongside his mentor James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant" in the 1950s and played maniacs in such films as "Apocalypse Now," "Blue Velvet" and "Speed."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100529/people_nm/us_hopper

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Re: RIP Dennis Hopper
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Sad news.
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I can't believe he made it to 74... RIP indeed.

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There goes another one. So many great performances by Hopper, it's hard to choose one. Maybe Blue Velvet. I think Hunter S. Thompson and Carl Sagan are waiting to greet him in the heavens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nf9IkoxwMs

RIP, Dennis.

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The "maniac" will be missed.

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Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," died on Saturday from complications of prostate cancer, a friend of the actor said. Hopper was 74.

The hard-living screen star died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Venice at 8:15 a.m. PDT (1515 GMT), surrounded by family and friends, the friend, Alex Hitz, told Reuters.

In a wildly varied career spanning more than 50 years, Hopper appeared alongside his mentor James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Giant" in the 1950s and played maniacs in such films as "Apocalypse Now," "Blue Velvet" and "Speed."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100529/people_nm/us_hopper



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There goes another one. So many great performances by Hopper, it's hard to choose one. Maybe Blue Velvet. I think Hunter S. Thompson and Carl Sagan are waiting to greet him in the heavens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nf9IkoxwMs

RIP, Dennis.

Very cool.  I'd never seen that.  Always liked that song/album. 

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Incredible actor of unusual scope and originality ... RIP, Dennis.




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It was apparent that his death was coming for some time now, one of my all-time favorite actors. Someone should smack his ex-wife for the way he treated Hopper in his final years, if the stories are as accurate as they were presented, one can go as far as to blame her for his death to some extent.

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Always liked that crazy guy. I wonder what this will mean to Crash. I like that show.

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2 words. Blue Velvet.

He was beastly in True Romance too...

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I've paid my respects in various other places on the internet (Twitter, Facebook) so I'll pay my respects here too. RIP Dennis Hopper, a good person and a wonderful actor.

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When I was in North Carolina last week they were playing Hoosiers on two different channels at the same time, one about an hour behind the other. Awesome actor