Skip to comments.Dennis Hopper Dissed at Presidential Party
Posted on 01/21/2005 5:19:46 PM PST by ambrose
Dennis Hopper should be hopping mad, some Hollywood actors said this week.
Hopper, who organized The Creative Coalition's Ball after the Ball Thursday night as part of the activities surrounding President Bush's inauguration, apparently got a surprise phone call from the Presidential Inaugural Committee Wednesday night - telling him not to come to his own party.
"I feel terrible that the White House inaugural committee that invited Dennis decided to disinvite him," "Sopranos" actor Joe Pantoliano told reporters at the event, where the entertainment - aside from mingling with some of Tinseltown's stars - was singer Macy Gray.
Hopper reportedly was not given an explanation for the insult. A call to the PIC had not been returned by press time.
Thursday's ball at the Reagan Building in Washington featured names such as Pantoliano - the group's co-director - along with actor and director Tony Goldwyn, Mario Van Peebles, Joe Piscopo, Matthew Modine and other actors. Various politicos like Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., also attended.
But many were sorry about the absence of Hopper, who was the organizer and chair of the event and who personally wrote letters to and called the evening's headliners to invite them.
"I was very disappointed. I was told he was all of a sudden disinvited by the Inaugural Committee ... but he's with us in spirit," Goldwyn, who played the dark character Carl Bruner in the 1990 smash-hit "Ghost," and more recently co-starred in "The Last Samurai," told reporters on the red carpet Thursday.
Hopper, a Hollywood icon and long-time actor, director and producer who has starred in films such as "Speed," "Easy Rider" and "Apocalypse Now," is a hard-core supporter of Bush, although his wife did partake in fund-raising activities for Sen. John Kerry, Bush's Democratic challenger in the 2004 presidential election.
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I've never been able to stomach him. Now I know why.
WTF... seems to me the WH needs all the Hollywood friends it can manage.
but if he is a hard core supporter of Bush, why was he disinvited.?????????
Oops, sorry, misread that. Still, can't stand him.
January 20, 2005 -- MACY Gray is still showing up to the Creative Coalition's Inauguration party tonight, but co-chair Dennis Hopper isn't. One source said Hopper canceled his trip to Washington when he was "uninvited" from the official presidential party after "religious groups complained about his [sketchy] history." But Hopper, a longtime George Bush supporter, isn't going, a close pal said, because of work reasons. "He is right in the middle of a huge movie deal," the friend said. Another celeb not going to the bash because of work is Sylvester Stallone, who had to cancel because he's filming "Duplicity."
Dang, I didn't know that. And Matthew Modine? That's a head-scratcher. The only one of this group I really like is Joey Pants. Glad he's on W's side, at least.
Another masterpiece, no doubt.
I know he was just acting, but after seeing him in "Blue Velvet", I am scared of him.
There must be more to this story than meets the eye. Why would he be uninvited to a party he created? Hope someone gets the story straight before we all jump to conclusions.
Hate the sin, love the sinner folks.
Is that Don Wildmon again?
Don Wildmon is a the south end of a horse.
a candy colored clown they call the sandman?
Something tells me Hopper is giving the Inaugural Committee the same response he gave at the end of "Easy Rider".
or perhaps he yelled "PABST BLUE RIBBON!" when asked what would be served.
Bad things, man. Bad things.
I wish those on our side would learn to be generous in victory.
Damn, Dennis is one of the good guys.
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