05/30/2010 // Los Angeles, California, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Actor and Oscar winning director Dennis Hopper has died. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Hopper passed away at his Los Angeles home on Saturday after a battle with prostate cancer. He was reportedly diagnosed with the condition last year.
Peter Fonda, who co-starred with Hopper in the successful film “Easy Rider,” is quoted by the AP as stating of the star, “We rode the highways of America and changed the way movies were made in Hollywood…I was blessed by his passion and friendship.”
Hopper also starred in films such as “Rebel Without a Cause” in his teens and later had memorable roles in films such as “Blue Velvet” and “Speed.” Hopper is quoted in the report as stating of his career in 1991, “Work is fun to me…All those years of being an actor and a director and not being able to get a job — two weeks is too long to not know what my next job will be.”
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