Monday, May 31, 2010

Remembering Dennis Hopper

When news hit yesterday of Dennis Hopper's passing after a long battle with prostate cancer, it seemed a little unbelievable, and unreal, to me. He was that kind of icon. An actor, an artist, a man with so much history - equal parts notoriety and admiration - in the film world that he seemed indestructible, destined to live life to the fullest until a ripe old age. Here's a look back at some great Hopper scenes [warning: contains spoilers and stuff that might offend some people]:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

True Romance (1993)

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Blue Velvet (1986)

River's Edge (1987)

These are lesser known and not available on DVD here, but worth looking out for:

Paris Trout (1991) - he's freaking amazing in this.

Night Tide (1961) - one of his earliest films, and one of my favourite films full stop.

Good night Mr. Hopper, thanks for all the way-out times.

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