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  • Dennis Hopper Recites "If" by Rudyard Kippling on Johnny Cash Show

    06/02/2010 2:51:43 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 35 replies · 783+ views
    IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream--and not make dreams your master, If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • Dennis Hopper Film Left Big Legacy to UFO Researchers

    06/02/2010 2:27:57 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 638+ views
    aolnews ^ | June 2 | David Moye
    Dennis Hopper may have passed away, but along with his many film appearances, he has left an important legacy to UFO researchers. That's the belief of Vancouver-based paranormal researcher Jon Kelly, who says the script that Hopper and "Easy Rider" co-star Peter Fonda wrote for the 1969 counterculture classic helped introduce a lot of information about UFOs to a massive audience. Kelly points to the campfire scene where Hopper (who played Billy) and cast member Jack Nicholson (George) discuss extraterrestrials and their presence on the planet.In the film's dialogue, Hopper states, "I saw a satellite, man. And it was going...
  • People: Dennis Hopper's widow plans to fight for his money

    05/31/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,363+ views
    mercurynews ^ | 05/31/2010 | Randy McMullen
    What had been shaping up as a nasty divorce now appears to be headed for a nasty probate fight. Iconic actor Dennis Hopper, who died Saturday after a long bout with cancer, had been seeking to divorce his wife of 14 years, Victoria Duffy. Now, say reports, she plans to battle for a hefty share of his riches. TMZ reports the couple's prenuptial agreement grants Duffy a bequest only if the couple was married and living together at the time of his death. She plans to argue that even though they lived in separate houses at the time of his...
  • Dennis Hopper dies at 74; actor directed counterculture classic 'Easy Rider'

    05/29/2010 11:56:27 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 49 replies · 1,975+ views
    latimes obituary ^ | 35 mins ago
    Hopper made his acting debut in 'Rebel Without a Cause' in 1955. He later descended into years of drug and alcohol abuse, but made a comeback in 1986 with his Oscar-nominated role in 'Hoosiers.' Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers" and "Blue Velvet," died Saturday. He was 74. A longtime resident of Venice who also was known as a photographer, artist and collector of modern art,...
  • Dennis Hopper Dies

    05/29/2010 10:37:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies · 1,710+ views
    TMZ ^ | 5-29-10
    We're told his family was by his side when he passed. Hopper had recently been suffering from prostate cancer and going through a difficult divorce from his wife Patricia. Hopper is best known for starring in the 1969 classic "Easy Rider." Story developing......
  • Dennis Hopper Dies At 74, Friends of Actor Tells Reuters

    05/29/2010 10:14:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 195 replies · 7,813+ views
    msnbc ^ | May 29, 2010
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  • Manager: Dennis Hopper has prostate cancer

    10/29/2009 7:30:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,342+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/09 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is canceling all travel plans to focus on treatment. Manager Sam Maydew says the 73-year-old actor and artist is being treated through a "special program" at the University of Southern California. Asked about Hopper's prognosis, Maydew said, "We're hoping for the best."
  • Sources: Dennis Hopper Rushed to Emergency Room in New York

    09/30/2009 12:15:08 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 105 replies · 6,052+ views
    <p>Actor Dennis Hopper is in critical condition after suffering a massive heart attack in NYC this afternoon....</p>
  • Dennis Hopper Exits The Vast Right Wing Hollywood Conspiracy

    10/13/2008 9:53:22 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 33 replies · 2,382+ views
    dirtyharrysplace.com ^ | October 13th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    Dennis Hopper Exits The Vast Right Wing Hollywood Conspiracy Posted by Dirty Harry on Monday, October 13th, 2008 Dammit. Lost another one. It’s not like we’re flush with Republicans out here: “I voted for Bush, father and son, but this time I’ll vote for Obama,” he told journalists at the opening of a show on his life and work at the Paris cinematheque. … “I was the first person in my family to have been Republican,” he added. “For most of my life I wasn’t on the left.” “I pray God, Barack Obama is elected,” he said, criticising the current...
  • Charles Dickens Hearts David Zucker

    09/17/2008 5:18:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies · 269+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Sebtember 17, 2008 | Kathleen Parker
    Americans numbed by the daily barrage of politics-as-usual are about to be awakened by some new fireworks -- Hollywood-style. Imagine documentary filmmaker Michael Moore and director David Zucker ("Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun") in the center ring and you begin to get the idea. Zucker's new movie, "An American Carol" (due in theaters Oct. 3), is a shot across Hollywood's bow, aimed directly at Moore. No slouch in self-defense -- or self-promotion -- Moore will release his own online movie, "Slacker Uprising," a few days before Zucker's to reap the benefit of the backhanded buzz. The release of both films...
  • 'Airplane!' Director Eyes Michael Moore - (new conservative comedy blasting Michael Moore)

    07/23/2008 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 117 replies · 452+ views
    politico.com ^ | July 23, 2008 | JEFFREY RESSNER
    The comedy director who gave us such immortal movie lines as “Oh stewardess, I speak jive” and “Don’t call me Shirley” is now leveling his sights at documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. David Zucker, the director and writer who helped create “Airplane!” and “The Naked Gun” franchise has called on Hollywood’s tiny but tightly knit Republican A-list crowd to help him make a broad yet unusually right-leaning political satire titled “An American Carol.” The low-budget indie co-stars Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer with Oscar-winner Jon Voight, cinema icon Dennis Hopper, model-heiress Paris Hilton and frequent Zucker stooge Leslie Nielsen in minor roles....
  • Mark Wallinger wins 2007 Turner Prize (Man in Bear Suit wins Britain's top arts prize)

    12/03/2007 4:32:18 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies · 80+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/3/2007 | Nigel Reynolds
    The conceptual artist Mark Wallinger, otherwise known as the Dancing Bear, has won the £25,000 Turner Prize for his monumental political work, State Britain, a recreation of the one-man Parliament Square anti-Iraq war protest destroyed by Tony Blair's government. The installation, which was shown at Tate Britain at the start of the year, was Wallinger's 40-metre long replica, complete with banners and tarpaulin shelter, of the mini-peace camp run by Brian Haw opposite the Houses of Parliament from June, 2001, until it was demolished by the police in May, 2006, under new powers banning protests within one kilometre of the...
  • Hollywood stars blast Nasrallah

    08/16/2006 9:49:58 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 68 replies · 2,702+ views
    Yedioth Internet ^ | 8-16-2006 | Yitzhak Benhorin
    Some 84 movie stars, film industry members sign statement condemning Hizbullah, Hamas activities in Middle East Heads of the film industry in Hollywood and prominent movie stars have signed a statement blaming Hamas and Hizbullah for terror activities in the Middle East, the war in Lebanon, and for harming innocents.  Some 84 senior film industry members signed the statement, published in the Hollywood Reporter newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, and the Variety newspaper.  Among the signatories: Sylvester Stallone, James Woods, Bruce Willis, director Ridley Scott, tennis player Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, WASHINGTON - Heads of the film industry in Hollywood...
  • Kidman condemns Hamas, Hezbollah

    08/16/2006 5:19:45 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 425 replies · 11,932+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 August 2006
    NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism. The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today's Los Angeles Times newspaper. It specifically targets "terrorist organisations" such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine. "We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas," the ad reads. "If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people...
  • (Dennis) Hopper Evolves From Rebel to Republican

    10/27/2005 12:34:54 PM PDT · by Simmy2.5 · 9 replies · 9,000+ views
    Zap2it ^ | Wednesday, October 26 12:02 PM | By Kate O'Hare
    LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Back in the 1960s, when Dennis Hopper was directing his counterculture classic "Easy Rider," he could never have imagined himself playing a colonel and former Green Beret, which he does on NBC's Wednesday military drama "E-Ring," produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. "People always say to me, 'Are you playing a bad guy?'" Hopper jokes, sitting in the living room of his industrial-modern house in Venice, Calif., an imposing corrugated-metal-sheathed structure filled with pieces from his large modern-art collection. "Somebody said the other night, '"From Easy Rider to E-Ring",' that should be the name of my autobiography.' It is...
  • Mr. Hopper, 'debonair, sophisticated' Republican

    08/31/2005 3:53:19 PM PDT · by Fintan · 14 replies · 367+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 08/29/.5 | Gail Shister
          LOS ANGELES - Dennis Hopper is a Republican."People would be surprised to know that," says Hopper, maverick star and director of the '69 hippie-stoners-on-bikes classic, Easy Rider, in a recent interview."I've been a Republican since Reagan. I voted for Bush and his father. I don't tell a lot of people, because I live in a city where somebody who voted for Bush is really an outcast."One of Hollywood's legendary enfants terribles, Hopper, 69, is so straight now it's almost scary.He's been sober for 22 years. He plays golf. He wears suits and ties. And now he's...
  • Dennis Hopper: The ride just gets easier (Onetime hell-raiser now plays golf and votes Bush)

    08/16/2005 11:04:54 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 67 replies · 2,333+ views
    Belfast TelegraphDigital ^ | 16 August 2005 | By James Mottram
    As an unexpected shower cascades outside, Dennis Hopper walks into the hotel dining-room as if the sun has just burst through the clouds. Wearing jeans, a tie and a powder-blue jacket, he has a huge cigar wedged in his mouth - one of the few vices left to a man who, at his worst, consumed half a gallon of rum, 28 beers and three grams of cocaine a day. Looking more like a movie mogul than the counterculture icon of Easy Rider, he is in celebratory mood. "This is my 50th year in the film business," he announces, his grey...
  • Dennis Hopper Dissed at Presidential Party

    01/21/2005 5:19:46 PM PST · by ambrose · 260 replies · 5,747+ views
    Fox ^ | 1/21
    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...
  • Dennis Hopper a political conservative and Bush man

    04/13/2004 9:36:46 AM PDT · by bushfamfan · 48 replies · 2,369+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/13/04 | Liz Smith
    <p>Dennis Hopper is the "Easy Rider" star-director who grew up surrounded by Democrats. In the '60s he marched with Martin Luther King and protested the Vietnam War. But did you know that he is now a political conservative and has been since Ronald Reagan? He says, "I liked Clinton, but I voted for Bush Sr. And I'm definately voting for George W. Bush again." Mr. Hopper's wife Victoria is a passionate Democrat who has raised money for John Edwards and John Kerry. Of her Democratic passions, Hopper says to the London Times: "I support Bush and I support my wife and what my wife's involved in. That's all. We don't talk politics. I respect her things, and you know, whether she respects mine doesn't really matter to me."</p>
  • '60S ICON HAD A REAL BLAST [Advice for suicide bombers?]

    10/13/2002 4:43:59 AM PDT · by JCG · 17 replies · 249+ views
    NY Post - Page Six ^ | 10-13-02 | Page Six (NY Post)
    '60S ICON HAD A REAL BLAST [Advice for suicide bombers?] MAVERICK actor Dennis Hopper once blew himself up for art. In the late 1960s, Hopper says, he decided to do something different for an art show at Houston's Rice University. "I circled myself with six full-sized sticks of dynamite, rigged to go off simultaneously," he told Webster Hall Curator Baird Jones. Hopper explains the equalization of pressure at the center of the blast kept him from being harmed, but "for weeks after, I was falling all over the place because the explosion did something to my equilibrium."