30 May 2010

Dennis Hopper dies aged 74

Vale Dennis, man of many talents, not all of which he used wisely, though in movies like Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now he showed his class.

Earlier this year I saw the excellent exhibition about his life and work at ACMI in Melbourne. Until then I hadn't realised what a good photographer he was or that his acting career reached back to the time of James Dean.

Update 1 June

Of all the interesting stories which have emerged (or been dusted off) in the last few days is one claiming that Dennis was once sounded out about playing Doctor Who

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