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Actor/director Dennis Hopper came to fame with 1969's Easy Rider. Later films like Blue Velvet and River's Edge cemented his legend.
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In the 2000s, Hopper acted in films and on television. Films include The Keeper (2004) and 10th & Wolf (2006). On television he did a series of guest spots on the hit drama 24 in 2002 and appeared a series regular in the short-lived 2005 military series set at the Pentagon, E-Ring, with Benjamin Bratt. In 2008 he began work on the TV drama, Crash.
In addition to his film and television work,
Hopper is an accomplished photographer. His work has been shown at museums and galleries and several books of his photographs have been published. Hopper is also known for amassing a large modern art collection.
In October 2009, Hopper shocked fans with the announcement that he was battling prostate cancer. He began taking various treatments and postponed his acting schedule, appearing in public only to accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 18, 2010.
On May 29, 2010, Hopper died from prostate cancer complications at the age of 74. He was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his death.
Married five times, Hopper was in the process of divorcing his last wife, Victoria Duffy, at the time of his death. The couple has one daughter together. Hopper also has three other children. His oldest daughter Marin is from his first marriage to writer and actress Brooke Hayward. He also has a daughter, Ruthana, with third wife Daria Halprin, and a son, Henry Lee, with fourth wife Katherine LaNasa.
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