So Long Easy Rider. Dennis Hopper Dies Of Prostate Cancer at 74.

Dennis Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)

Actor, writer, director, photographer, painter, voice-over and patron of the arts, Dennis Hopper finally succumbed to prostate cancer this morning at the too young age of 74.

Dennis Hopper Dies Of Prostate Cancer at 74

above: portrait of Dennis Hopper by Andy Warhol. This 1971 portrait of the famous actor Dennis Hopper was painted just a couple years after his appearance in the hit movie “Easy Rider” of 1969.

Best known for edgy film roles in such classics as Rebel Without A Cause, Easy Rider, Apocolypse Now, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, The River’s Edge and many more respected productions (check out his massive film credits at imdb), actor Dennis Hopper Dies Of Prostate Cancer at age 74. He was also a painter, a photographer, a voice-over and a friend to hundreds.

Below are a few photos from his illustrious career. I will be following up with a post on his art and photography, which will surprise you if you are not familiar with it.

Rebel Without a Cause (with then dear friend James Dean):

Robert Altman photo of Dennis:

1978, photo by Bruce Broom:

Apocalypse Now, 1979:

Easy Rider, 1969:

Self portrait:

Blue Velvet:

Water World:

Dennis in front of Julian Schnabel’s painting of the actor:

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos:

Rest In Peace. Dennis.

In tribute to his recent passing, Dennis Hopper, Behind The Camera And The Canvas, is a comprehensive retrospective (100 images!) of the actor’s work as a photographer and fine artist.

Dennis Hopper, Behind The Camera And The Canvas.

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