Actor/Director Dennis Hopper, 74, Loses Battle With Cancer

Dennis Hopper, who co-wrote, directed and co-starred in Easy Rider (1969), one of the seminal films of the New Hollywood of the 1970s, died at his home today at the age of 74, following a seven-month battle with prostate cancer. According to family friend Alex Hitz, Hopper passed away surrounded by family and friends.

In an impressive career that spanned six decades, Hopper was twice nominated for Academy Awards: in 1970 for Best Original Screenplay (a nomination he shared with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern) and in 1987 for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Hoosiers (1986).

A more detailed look at Hopper’s life and career can be found here.

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 15:22 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink
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  1. Written by Reality Globe
    on 2010-05-30 at 03:48
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    scary. all men should take notice about this 'prostate thing', otherwise…

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