The prolific and legendary actor Dennis Hopper passed away this morning at his home in California at the age of 74, after a battle with prostate cancer. According to Reuters, Hopper died at his home in California early this morning. This is a very sad day, indeed, for film fans, as Hopper made his mark on countless iconic films, from the searing Apocalypse Now to the surreal Blue Velvet, and, of course, Easy Rider, which he co-wrote and directed.
Hopper was part of a generation of actors and directors who rejuvenated filmmaking in the '70s in most unlikely ways, as detailed in the fascinating book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls by Peter Biskind.
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