Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dennis Lee Hopper: 1936 – 2010

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Part time New Mexico resident: actor, director, producer, artist, and photographer, Dennis Hopper has died in Los Angles of prostate cancer. He was 74.

Hopper, as a young film actor, played in two movies: Rebel Without a Cause (1955), and Giant (1956), with his friend James Dean who died in an automobile accident before Giant's release.

Hopper may be best remembered as the director - actor of the 1969 independent film Easy Rider, of which parts were filmed in New Mexico. Hopper made a second home in Taos.

His last project was a cable television series Crash, filmed in Albuquerque.

So what’s wrong with this picture?

This is Hopper speaking before the Albuquerque Press Club about 1970.

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