Dennis Hopper
DHS- Dennis Hopper
Name: Dennis Lee Hopper
Birthplace: Dodge City, Kansas, United States
Birthdate: May 17, 1936
Active: 1954–2010
Films appeared in: Speed
Space Truckers
Road Ends
Top of the World
Role: Howard Payne (Speed)
John Canyon (Space Truckers)
Sheriff Ben Gilchrist (Road Ends)
Charles Atlas (Top of the World)
Alex Swan (Ticker)
Victor Drazen (24)
Colonel Eli McNulty (E-Ring)

Dennis Hopper (born May 17, 1936; died May 29, 2010) is an American actor of over 200 motion pictures and television programs. After earlier appearances in films such as Rebel Without a Cause, Cool Hand Luke and True Grit, Hopper burst onto the scene with his independent film production (which he also co-starred in) Easy Rider in the late sixties. The film became a cult classic and forever changed cinema; other note-worthy roles in films such as Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, River's Edge (with Keanu Reeves), Hoosiers, Chattahoochee (with Gary Oldman), Paris Trout (with Ed Harris), Boiling Point (with Wesley Snipes), Red Rock West (with Nicolas Cage), Carried Away (with Gary Busey), Edtv, Jesus' Son and Knockaround Guys. He also had recurring roles on shows such as "24", "E-Ring" and "Crash".

Hopper is also recognized for the successful Die Hard scenario film Speed. He later appeared in a few other similar scenario films such as Top of the World and Ticker.


Hopper's film career spanned 55 years and encompassed appearances in over 150 films. Of those films: Rebel Without a Cause,[1] Giant,[2] Cool Hand Luke,[2] Easy Rider,[3] Apocalypse Now,[4] and Hoosiers[5] have been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

As actorEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1955 Rebel Without a CauseTemplate:Ref Goon
1955 I Died a Thousand Times Joe Uncredited
1956 GiantTemplate:Ref Jordan Benedict III
1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Billy Clanton
1957 Template:Sortname Napoleon Bonaparte
1957 Sayonara MP in Kelly's house/MP at Tokyo airport Uncredited voice
1958 From Hell to Texas Tom Boyd
1959 Template:Sortname Hatfield Carnes
1960 Key Witness William "Cowboy" Tomkins
1961 Night Tide Johnny Drake
1964 Template:Sortname Short film
1964 Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of
1965 Template:Sortname Dave Hastings
1966 Queen of Blood Paul Grant
1967 Template:Sortname Max
1967 Cool Hand LukeTemplate:Ref Babalugats
1967 Luke Himself Short film
1968 The Glory Stompers Chino
1968 Hang 'Em High The Prophet
1968 Panic in the City Goff
1968 Head Long haired guy at filmshoot in restaurant Extra
1969 Easy RiderTemplate:Ref Billy
1969 True Grit Moon
1970 Template:Sortname Himself Documentary
1971 Template:Sortname Kansas
1971 Template:Sortname Himself Documentary
1972 Template:Sortname
1972 Crush Proof
1973 Kid Blue Bickford Waner
1976 Mad Dog Morgan Daniel Morgan
1977 Tracks 1st Sgt. Jack Falen
1977 Template:Sortname Tom Ripley
1977 Template:Interlanguage link multi A spy
1978 Flesh Color Mel
1978 Last In, First Out Medford
1979 Apocalypse NowTemplate:Ref Photojournalist
1979 Bloodbath Chicken
1980 Out of the Blue Don
1981 Template:Interlanguage link multi Rev. Tom Hartley
1981 King of the Mountain Cal
1982 Human Highway Cracker
1983 Rumble Fish Father
1983 Template:Sortname Richard Tremayne
1983 Template:Interlanguage link multi Kenneth Barlow
1984 Jungle Warriors Uncredited
1984 The Inside Man Miller
1985 A Hero of Our Time Uncredited
Short film
1985 O.C. and Stiggs Sponson
1985 My Science Project Bob Roberts
1986 Riders of the Storm The Captain
1986 Template:Sortname Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright
1986 River's Edge Feck
1986 Blue Velvet Frank Booth
1986 HoosiersTemplate:Ref Shooter
1987 Running Out of Luck Video Director
1987 Black Widow Ben Dumers
1987 Straight to Hell I.G. Farben
1987 Template:Sortname Flash Jensen
1989 Blood Red William Bradford Berrigan
1989 Chattahoochee Walker Benson
1990 Flashback Huey Walker
1990 Catchfire Milo
1991 Template:Sortname Caesar
1991 Eye of the Storm Marvin Gladstone
1991 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse Himself Documentary
1992 Sunset Heat Carl Madson
1993 Boiling Point Rudolph 'Red' Diamond
1993 Super Mario Bros. King Koopa
1993 Red Rock West Lyle from Dallas
1993 True Romance Clifford Worley
1994 Chasers Doggie
1994 Speed Howard Payne
1995 Search and Destroy Dr. Luther Waxling
1995 Waterworld Deacon
1996 Carried Away Joseph Svenden
1996 Space Truckers John Canyon
1996 Basquiat Bruno Bischofberger
1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Frankie
1997 Template:Sortname Mr. B Unreleased[6]
1997 The Blackout Mickey Wayne
1997 Road Ends Sheriff Ben Gilchrist
1997 Top of the World Charles Atlas
1997 Who Is Henry Jaglom? Himself Documentary
1998 Tycus Peter Crawford Direct-to-DVD
1998 Meet the Deedles Frank Slater
1999 Justice Uncredited
1999 Lured Innocence Rick Chambers
1999 Template:Sortname Oliver Chamberlain
1999 Template:Sortname Vincent Swan
1999 EDtv Henry 'Hank' Pekumy
1999 Straight Shooter Frank Hector
1999 Jesus' Son Bill
1999 Template:Sortname Roland/Salvatore
1999 Bad City Blues Cleveland Carter
1999 Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius Narrator Documentary
1999 Template:Sortname William S. Burroughs Documentary
2000 Michael Angel Lewis Garou
2000 The Spreading Ground Det. Ed DeLongpre
2000 Luck of the Draw Giani Ponti
2000 Held for Ransom JD
2001 Ticker Alex Swan
2001 Choke Henry Clark
2001 Knockaround Guys Benny Chains
2001 L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve Captain Elsworth
2002 Unspeakable Warden Earl Blakely
2002 Leo Horace
2002 Template:Sortname Robert Nile
2003 Template:Sortname Frank Sinatra
2003 New Scenes from America Himself - Actor Short film
2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Himself Documentary
2003 The Target Robert Nile
2004 Legacy CHP Officer
2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits Victor Castiglione Uncredited
2004 Template:Sortname Krebs
2004 Out of Season Harry Barlow
2005 House of 9 Father Duffy
2005 Americano Riccardo Direct-to-DVD
2005 Template:Sortname El Niño Direct-to-DVD
2005 Land of the Dead Kaufman
2005 Inside Deep Throat Narrator Voice
2005 Sketches of Frank Gehry Himself Documentary
2006 10th & Wolf Matty Matello
2006 Memory Max Lichtenstein
2006 Hoboken Hollow Sheriff Greer
2006 Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi Narrator Voice
2006 Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film Himself Documentary
2008 Hell Ride Eddie Zero
2008 Sleepwalking Mr. Reedy
2008 Elegy George O'Hearn
2008 Swing Vote Donald Greenleaf
2008 Palermo Shooting Frank
2008 An American Carol The Judge
2008 Bananaz Himself Documentary
2010 Alpha and Omega Tony Voice
Released posthumously
2016 The Last Film Festival Nick Twain Released posthumously
2018 The Other Side of the Wind Lucas Renard In post production

Template:Note I denotes film preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

As a writer, director, or editor Edit

Year Title Credited as Notes
Writer Director Editor
1967 The Trip Template:Yes Uncredited
Second unit director
1969 Easy Rider Template:YesTemplate:Yes
1971 The American Dreamer Template:Yes Documentary
The Last Movie Template:YesTemplate:YesTemplate:Yes
1980 Out of the Blue Template:YesTemplate:Yes Uncredited as writer
1988 Colors Template:Yes
1990 Catchfire Template:Yes Credited as Alan Smithee
The Hot Spot Template:Yes
1994 Chasers Template:Yes
2000 Homeless Template:Yes Short film


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