Dennis Hopper was an American actor and director. He was born on 17 May 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas, USA and passed away on 29 May 2010 in Venice, Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 74.
He made his television debut, in an episode of the series, Cavalcade of America (1954) and has gone on to appear and star in many television and film projects. He is best known for his roles as Billy in Easy Rider (1969), Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1986) and Howard Payne in Speed (1994). He also worked on film directing, with Easy Rider as his debut, which received high praise. Some of his other acting work includes:-
- Cool Hand Luke (1967)
- True Grit (1969)
- Waterworld (1995)
- 24 (2002)
- Crash (2008-09)
Awards and Achievements:
- Best Directorial Debut - Easy Rider (1969)
- Best Supporting Actor - Blue Velvet (1987)
- Earned 5 Lifetime Achievement Awards (1991-2004)
- MTV Movie Award for Best Villain - Speed (1995)
- Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2010)
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