Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer, and artist. As a young man, Hopper became interested in acting and eventually became a student of the Actors Studio. He made his first television appearance in 1954 and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). During the next ten years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films.
1. TO MAKE A DOCUMENTARY IS ONE THING, TO MAKE A FEATURE FILM IS QUITE ANOTHER.
2. WORK IS FUN TO ME. ALL THOSE YEARS OF BEING AN ACTOR AND A DIRECTOR AND NOT BEING ABLE TO GET A JOB – TWO WEEKS IS TOO LONG TO NOT KNOW WHAT MY NEXT JOB WILL BE.
3. ‘EASY RIDER’ WAS NEVER A MOTORCYCLE MOVIE TO ME. A LOT OF IT WAS ABOUT POLITICALLY WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY.