: RIP Dennis Hopper


ScanMan
May 29th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Enjoy the ride, Billy.

Macfury
May 29th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Bahhh! This one really bothers me. Liked him in almost everything he did. Thinking right now of him swinging two chainsaws as the sheriff in the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel.

screature
May 29th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Sad indeed. He sure had his demons, but he was very talented, not only as an actor, but as a painter as well. He was a patron of the arts as well. I think one of his most memorable roles was in David Lynch's Blue Velvet, as villain Frank Booth, a truly twisted character who pushed the envelope of psychological villains and could only have been played by Hopper. He will be missed. :-(

SINC
May 29th, 2010, 03:41 PM
I first noticed him as a character actor way back in the TV western Cheyenne, and enjoyed him in whatever he did. He could play any role convincingly.

screature
May 29th, 2010, 03:51 PM
^^^ Very true SINC. I don't think he ever received the recognition that he really deserved for his versatility.

Kazak
May 29th, 2010, 04:05 PM
If Dennis Hopper was in a movie, you knew you were in for an interesting (and likely memorable) performance, even if the movie itself wasn't good.

Dr.G.
May 29th, 2010, 04:26 PM
^^^ Very true SINC. I don't think he ever received the recognition that he really deserved for his versatility.

Very true, Screature. One of my favorite DH movies was "Hoosiers".

The Doug
May 29th, 2010, 05:00 PM
I liked him in many of his roles; there's Blue Velvet of course but a particular favourite of mine is a smallish but highly memorable part he had in True Romance (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/true_romance/).

SINC
May 29th, 2010, 05:07 PM
I enjoyed his twists and turns in Red Rock West with Nicholas Cage.

screature
May 29th, 2010, 05:26 PM
I liked him in many of his roles; there's Blue Velvet of course but a particular favourite of mine is a smallish but highly memorable part he had in True Romance (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/true_romance/).

Yes, True Romance was great as well. Now there is an all star cast for you:

Christian Slater
Patricia Arquette
Dennis Hopper
Val Kilmer
Gary Oldman
Brad Pitt
Christopher Walken
Bronson Pinchot
Samuel L. Jackson
Michael Rapaport
Saul Rubinek
James Gandolfini

:clap:

eggman
May 29th, 2010, 06:38 PM
Apocalypse Now.

Thanks Mr. Hopper, and goodbye.


Two often overlooked films of his:

Out of the Blue (1980) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081291/)

and

The American Way (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091853/) (AKA "Riders on the Storm")

The IMDB doesn't give them very high marks - but Hopper is a highlight regardless.

Dammacx
May 29th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Yeah - bummer to see him go, one of those actors that would get you to watch a movie just because he was in it. He was in Land of the Dead a few years back and I swear I will never forget the scene where he says the line "Zombies man, they creep me out" whilst picking his nose. Land of the Dead - Zombies -- man, they creep me out! | SPIKE (http://www.spike.com/video/land-of-dead-zombies/2673903)

Ottawaman
May 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
YouTube - Fire Coming Out of a Monkeys Head Live in Harlem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nf9IkoxwMs&feature=youtube_gdata)

irontree
May 31st, 2010, 09:13 AM
He directed some pretty good films as well... I always liked The Hot Spot