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DENNIS HOPPER is often described as a Hollywood icon, having acted in at least 115 feature films as well as 140 television productions.

Hopper's film career began in the mid-fifties in Rebel Without A Cause, with James Dean, followed by such classics as Giant and Gunfight at the OK Corral. He helped change the face of cinema forever with Easy Rider, a representation of youthful alienation in the sixties that won him the best new director award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In the seventies, he went on to appear in such films as Apocalypse Now and The American Friend, only to emerge in the eighties with classic performances in Blue Velvet, directed by David Lynch, and Hoosiers, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. He also directed the highly-acclaimed Colors, in addition to Backtrack and The Hot Spot.

Hopper's credits in the nineties include True Romance, Red Rock West, Speed, Super Mario Brothers, Boiling Point, Search and Destroy and Waterworld.

Born in Dodge City, Kansas, Hopper graduated from high school in San Diego, where he appeared in numerous productions at the La Jolla Playhouse. He worked extensively in television in such classic shows as "Twilight Zone," "Loretta Young" and "Wagon Train" and more recently earned Emmy and ACE nominations for best actor in Showtime's "Paris Trout."

Hopper studied acting extensively with Lee Strasberg at New York's famed Actors Studio and is a noted photographer and painter.

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