R.I.P. Dennis Hopper

29 May

America has lost another one of its Hollywood legends today.  Following a battle with prostate cancer, actor Dennis Hopper has died. 

The 74-year old actor had been a presence in the entertainment industry for more than 50 years.  He is best known for his work writing and directing the 1969 film, Easy Rider.  Hopper also made a name for himself with a new generation of fans when he starred alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1994 film, Speed.

Most recently, Hopper transitioned to the television world when he took on a starring role in Starz’s adaptation of the Oscar award-winning film, Crash.  In addition, he recently had the pleasure of having his name added to the long list of entertainers who have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hopper is survived by his estranged wife and four children.

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