May 29, 2010

Dennis Hopper, Actor, Icon, Unexpected Conservative, Dead at 74
— Ace

Strange and compelling man.

And a conservative, too, as weird it is to imagine him as such.

But Hopper is still part of the counterculture -- only in liberal, Democratic Los Angeles, that means being a registered Republican.

"I've always been political," Hopper says, "but I haven't always been a Republican. I was with Martin Luther King [and] at the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley. I was a hippie. I was probably as Left as you could get without being a Communist."

Asked what happened, Hopper says, "I read too much Thomas Jefferson and decided that every 25 years you needed to have a change if you're really going to have a republic, and the Democrats had been in power too long."

This was about the time that Ronald Reagan was campaigning for the 1980 presidential election.

"I never cared for Reagan, very honestly," Hopper says. "I thought he was a bad actor. I never thought he was a great communicator, didn't think he was a great speaker.

"But the idea of changing the Congress, changing the Senate, getting the Democrats out, getting the Republicans in, also the idea of having less government -- which didn't seem to work out."

What began as a philosophy of political change turned into a change of political philosophy.

"The idea of less government," Hopper says, "more individual freedom, is something that I liked. I started believing it. So I started voting. I voted that time for Reagan, and I've voted on the straight Republican ticket ever since. I don't go to meetings, I don't go to things. I just go to the polls and do it."

He adds, "I think I just made the natural curve. You've got to start one place and go all the way around."

Hopper has discovered that, while many in Los Angeles pride themselves on their tolerance, some things still ruffle their feathers.

"The controversy about me," Hopper says, "I don't think it's going to stop me. However, a lot of people treat me differently, and they do bring it up. I'll be at a dinner party, and somebody will say, 'Well, you couldn't be thinking that ...' And then you realize that everybody at the table is looking at you, and they're like, 'You're kidding! You're not really for Bush.' And it goes around the table."

Greatest Stand-Off and F-You Ever: Content warning -- Hopper goes there in attempting to insult his Sicilian executioner.

"No -- I'm quotin', it's history, it's written."

When I wrote this post, I wanted to add that I get a strange, unconfirmed vibe that Walken swings conservative too -- and I couldn't remember why when I thought of Hopper I immediately thought of Walken, too.

Now I see, thanks to a commenter, why I made that connection. These two are linked forever by this scene.


Posted by: Ace at 11:38 AM | Comments (110)
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1 He wasn't strange at all.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 11:41 AM (EA+Co)

2 Loved the guy.  RIP Dennis.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at May 29, 2010 11:42 AM (AFMat)

3

I loved him best in Hoosiers.

I want to go run the picket fence just in his honor!

Posted by: laceyunderalls at May 29, 2010 11:43 AM (xMDXs)

4 What do YOU know about Feck?

(name the movie)

Posted by: Lane at May 29, 2010 11:44 AM (HpT9p)

5 Play Candy Colored Clown!  Play Candy Colored Clown!

Posted by: New Zombie Dennis "Blue Velvet" Hopper at May 29, 2010 11:45 AM (MFbfZ)

6 How the freedom loving hippie movement ever morphed in to the most oppressive Democrat Party we have now, I'll never know, nor will I personally ever forgive them for it. All that BS about "The Man" back in the '70s, now they are "The Man". The Man got his boot on mah neck, bettah watch out, low man gonna be top man soon.

Posted by: rawmuse at May 29, 2010 11:45 AM (pjZ+1)

7

I wanted to write something, shit, how do you capture this guy?  Easy Rider. Apocalypse Now. Blue Velvet?

 

I had just about honed in on Hoosiers lacy.  Just to make it personal, that might have been my favorite performance of his.

Next to greeting the boar upriver, but that one was personal and shit.  When I spoofed with Anctartica Now, he was all up in my head.

 

RIP Dennis.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 29, 2010 11:46 AM (Wh0W+)

8 I kind of took the same curve as Hopper, may he RIP. Started as far left as you can w/o being a commie bitch, and moved right as time passed. Yes, if you want to be a hard-core, non-conformist, anti-establishment these days, conservative is the only way to go.

Posted by: real joe at May 29, 2010 11:46 AM (WjerO)

9  see his turn as Christian Slater's Dad about to get waxed by Christopher Walken in True Romance: http://tinyurl.com/3vvwsj



Posted by: Frank G at May 29, 2010 11:46 AM (4X0aT)

10

uh, boat.

 

crap

Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 29, 2010 11:46 AM (Wh0W+)

11 well, he was in "True Grit".

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 11:46 AM (73jUp)

12 What, no love for me?

Posted by: Super Mario Bros: The Movie at May 29, 2010 11:46 AM (AFMat)

13 Dennis did endorse Obama in '08, which was surprising & disappointing. Loved him as "Lefty" in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. Dennis vs. Leatherface chainsaw fight scene is definately a fave.

Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 29, 2010 11:48 AM (wd0Iq)

14 "I'm the Lord of the Harvest!"

Posted by: New Zombie Dennis "Texas Chainsaw Massacres" Hopper at May 29, 2010 11:48 AM (MFbfZ)

15 He is right that back in hippie days, they were the individualists. The collectivists co-opted that, like they did everything else they touch (unions, green movement).

Posted by: real joe at May 29, 2010 11:48 AM (WjerO)

16 See!

My role in "True Romance" counted for something.

Posted by: Dennis Hopper at May 29, 2010 11:49 AM (RrUhN)

17 He was "old school" in a way, serious about life, about his work, about himself.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 11:49 AM (73jUp)

18 "I killed a girl, it was no accident. Put a gun to the back of her head and blew her brains right out the front. I was in love. "

Posted by: New Zombie Dennis "River's Edge" Hopper at May 29, 2010 11:50 AM (MFbfZ)

19 Don't have an opinion about Hopper, but it is interesting that 60 years on Hollywood continues to pump out film after film decrying the McCarthy era, and the social conformity that supposedly went with the era, and yet they can't see the parallel in their treatment of non-liberals there now.   How is it possible to be so blind?

Posted by: pep at May 29, 2010 11:51 AM (0K3p3)

20 Reporter: Do you get in touch with the zombies?
Dennis Hopper: They get in touch with me.

Posted by: New Zombie Dennis "Land of the Dead" Hopper at May 29, 2010 11:52 AM (MFbfZ)

21 I always liked Dennis Hopper and it was nice to see he was a small gov "conservative". But look at the last line in that article quoting him in 2005.

Incidentally, Hopper reveals that he and a group of men had breakfast recently with Arizona Sen. John McCain, a former Vietnam POW whose name is often mentioned as a Republican candidate for president in 2008.

"We felt he could get some liberal help, some Democrats," Hopper says. "He said, 'I'm doing a lot of important things in the Senate right now. I'm not going to think about it until after the elections [in 2006].' He said also, 'I don't really think you can get that Democratic support to help me when they know that I'm pro-life.'

"He's so straightforward, so honest. That's the kind of guy I'd like to be president."

I wonder if he changed his mind later. It is hard to imagine a small gov conservative supporting McCain.

Posted by: Vic at May 29, 2010 11:52 AM (6taRI)

22 ... without being "about" himself. just a serious & good person. "a good person" - not in his political causes or beliefs. - not in his affable 'caring'. in his valuing value in life and meaning it and doing it and being interested...

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 11:55 AM (7JES6)

23 20 Don't have an opinion about Hopper, but it is interesting that 60 years on Hollywood continues to pump out film after film decrying the McCarthy era, and the social conformity that supposedly went with the era, and yet they can't see the parallel in their treatment of non-liberals there now.   How is it possible to be so blind?

They aren't.  They know damn well what they're doing; they're just so arrogant that they think it's justified.  A few years ago Peter Bart (Variety editor and communist) wrote an article addressing the "reverse-McCarthyism" charge leveled at Hollywood, and basically admitted that not only was it real, but it was totally right and proper for Hollywood conservatives to suffer for decades to come in order to counter the supposed injustices done to the Reds who worked in the industry in the '40s and '50s.

Posted by: The War Between the Undead States at May 29, 2010 11:57 AM (AFMat)

24 being interested is important (after getting over being interested in one's self).

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 11:57 AM (7JES6)

25 Well, you knuckleheads have a few artists, and most of them are none-too-eager to stab their friends in the back.Reagan did it.

The political is the aesthetic for you fuckheads: that's why Sex In the City II will be the greatest knucklehead film of the year.

Posted by: B. Traven at May 29, 2010 11:59 AM (6UdAc)

26 Who cares.

Posted by: kidney at May 29, 2010 11:59 AM (Abmb8)

27

Before Easy Rider made him famous, he used to play psycho cowboys on shows like Bonanza and Big Valley; Bruce Dern did too.

When he was asked about his role of Frank Booth in Blue Velvet, he said he'd never played a role that was so close to how he really was.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 29, 2010 11:59 AM (G9PIC)

28 "I wonder if he changed his mind later. It is hard to imagine a small gov conservative supporting McCain." He did change his mind: http://tinyurl.com/4zpd45

Posted by: Joanie (Oven Gloves) at May 29, 2010 12:01 PM (wd0Iq)

29 Hopper was a Republican. He played a nazi on the Twilight Zone. He had an engine on his bike. He even resembled Stacy McCain a little

Not calling him a fascist mind you, but if you connect the dots...

Hit the tip jar

Posted by: Charles Comic Bookstore Johnson at May 29, 2010 12:04 PM (sYxEE)

30 no, the political is the aesthetic for the left, because the political is EVERYTHING to the left: the ends justify the means, the social good trumps the personal good, the personal is political (to paraphrase some 60's hippieish leftist femist whatever.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:06 PM (EA+Co)

31 Well, you knuckleheads have a few artists, and most of them are none-too-eager to stab their friends in the back.Reagan did it.

Awwwe, somebody's pissed the communists in the 50s didn't succeed.

Come on, everybody, let's comfort our friend.

We were totally wrong to prevent them from advancing a dictatorship and command economy that would have left us poor and bereft of freedom.  I'm sure a bunch of these people were "friends" of Ronald Reagan too; he was known for keeping company like that.

Posted by: AD at May 29, 2010 12:07 PM (RrUhN)

32 ).

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:07 PM (EA+Co)

33 He did change his mind: http://tinyurl.com/4zpd45

Not a deep thinker, it seems.

Posted by: Wodeshed at May 29, 2010 12:08 PM (MFbfZ)

34 Not strange, iconoclastic.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 29, 2010 12:09 PM (T0NGe)

35

Crazy sumbitch...

And always interesting.

Posted by: HH at May 29, 2010 12:10 PM (6oDXl)

36 Kee-Rist, idiot trolls on a Dennis Hopper thread?  What's the world come to?

Posted by: Wodeshed at May 29, 2010 12:10 PM (MFbfZ)

37
"I've always been political," Hopper says, "but I haven't always been a Republican. I was with Martin Luther King [and] at the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley.





However, MLK was a registered Republican,so even if Dennis wasn't always a Republican, he kept company with them. MLK knew most of the racists belonged to the Democratic party.

Posted by: Blazer at May 29, 2010 12:10 PM (t72+4)

38

Contrary to popular opinion...most people wanted/built the "Billy Bike"  form Easy Riders.  For every chopper w/a long front end, dozens of people have short, tight bobbers like Hoppers' bike. That's what I build.

BTW....many people also say that Mr Hopper was a superb motorcyclist. Great rider and mechanic.

Fonda? Peshaw. Fonda...wrong on motorcyle choices.

Wrong on politics! 

Posted by: hutch1200 at May 29, 2010 12:12 PM (wAR5i)

39 .. and what's more, the left see's all art and all discourse as propaganda, reality be damned. promotion of the cause and themselves is the only end. to the left, art is a tool for political advantage and all truth is relative.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:13 PM (EA+Co)

40 He did change his mind: http://tinyurl.com/4zpd45

Well I guess he was a "Republican" and not a conservative.

Posted by: Vic at May 29, 2010 12:15 PM (6taRI)

41

Fonda on a honda

Hopper on a chopper

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at May 29, 2010 12:16 PM (/Oqxb)

42
Farm out dude.

Posted by: Timothy Leary, Amateur Pharmacologist at May 29, 2010 12:17 PM (M5t+h)

43

Oh, and if anyone remembers...In Easy Rider, the boys are on dirt bikes, and score a bunch of coke in Mexico. Sell it some dude behind the landing strip at LAX.

The guy the sell it to?

Phil Spector.

Then they can afford the cool bikes.

Posted by: HH at May 29, 2010 12:20 PM (6oDXl)

44 He was a cool dude, I enjoyed his work.  A fellow Venetian for many years, he was one of the first celebs to build a stronghold in the hood, back before it got all gentrified and pricey.  Used to see him years ago at local AA meetings -- my boyfriend at the time was in that and I used to tag along sometimes.

RIP, Dennis, I hope you're in a better place now.

Posted by: Peaches at May 29, 2010 12:26 PM (fwW9R)

45

BTW....many people also say that Mr Hopper was a superb motorcyclist. Great rider and mechanic.

Fonda? Peshaw. Fonda...wrong on motorcyle choices.

I'd race both of them for their Pink Slips.

 

Posted by: Steve McQueen at May 29, 2010 12:27 PM (a9bKy)

46

I had an inappropriate physical relationship with Dennis Hopper.

 

Before he died.

 

AND after.

Posted by: Will Folks at May 29, 2010 12:28 PM (DUNS7)

47 peaches: a good guy.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:30 PM (EA+Co)

48 and man of good will.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:30 PM (EA+Co)

49 I mentioned last night that I liked Waterworld. One of the great quotes from that movie was by Hopper. After getting caught in a blast from an explosion he has half his head wrapped in cloth and says something like "It better not mess with my short game" As an avid golfer I got a good chuckle out of that the first time I saw it.

Posted by: The Great Satan's Ghost at May 29, 2010 12:31 PM (/Oqxb)

50 Posted by: Will Folks at May 29, 2010 05:28 PM (DUNS7)

I know exactly who paid you to fuck Dennis Hopper's corpse and I'm going to blow the whole thing open any time now.

Posted by: Erick Erickson at May 29, 2010 12:31 PM (AFMat)

51 In his memory, I'll have a Pabst Blue Ribbon tonight.

Posted by: Aaron at May 29, 2010 12:31 PM (XUIJ5)

52 ...a HUGE loss; his work in Blue Velvet still ranks in my 'actor's top 10'.  He will be missed by many...

Posted by: billygoat at May 29, 2010 12:32 PM (5qJM5)

53 He voted for Obama because of Palin.
God Bless him.

Posted by: Barbarian at May 29, 2010 12:32 PM (EL+OC)

54

The guy the sell it to?

Phil Spector

They wanted to borrow Spectors' Rolls-Royce. Spector said OK, if he could be the buyer!

Posted by: hutch1200 at May 29, 2010 12:34 PM (wAR5i)

55 i guess it's weird for me to go on about dennis hopper here. for me, the good man trumps the political. [and never forget, the persona is not the person. hopper, a man of personae professionally, was a real and fine person.]

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:35 PM (73jUp)

56 Anyone have an ergamoobymuffin-to-English translator?

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 29, 2010 12:36 PM (4ucwG)

57 I always remember Walken saying that he regarded , "Punctuation as a suggestion, not rules"

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at May 29, 2010 12:37 PM (JrRME)

58 good guy

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:37 PM (73jUp)

59 Great scene with Walken there.  Two of the very best film actors going toe to toe with each other.  Two actors who knew (and know) how to maintain supreme emotional control in the process of kicking ass and stealing scene after scene, their whole careers.

Posted by: Albus at May 29, 2010 12:37 PM (sZNYc)

60 my font shriveled up; must have been swimming.................

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at May 29, 2010 12:38 PM (JrRME)

61 Are you a neighbor, too, gomm?

Posted by: Peaches at May 29, 2010 12:38 PM (fwW9R)

62 ... and that he was conservative doesn't surprise me at all, sorta goes with the territory.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:38 PM (73jUp)

63 you bet, peaches. love ya.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:39 PM (73jUp)

64 RIP, Dennis. We're all part eggplant today...

Posted by: joejm65 at May 29, 2010 12:40 PM (/HwV2)

65 peaches, darlin', i'm a neighbor to good. & let us all be & do good.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:43 PM (7JES6)

66 open hand, open heart.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:44 PM (7JES6)

67 Obviously not a. Conservative, or maybe just deceived by the MFM? Blue Velvet is the only scary film I like and admire.

Posted by: parisparamuss at May 29, 2010 12:45 PM (GY/cy)

68 & I KNOW Hopper was a man of open hand/open heart.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:45 PM (EA+Co)

69 Good choice of scenes; that may be in the top ten all-time best scenes in the history of movie making.

Posted by: NJConservative at May 29, 2010 12:48 PM (LH6ir)

70 "Quincy, he never played me false until he killed me."

RIP Dennis

Posted by: mpur in Texas (kicking Mexico's ass since 1836) at May 29, 2010 12:50 PM (iBTj9)

71 parisparamus: his performance in blue velvet (stupid movie otherwise) ranks up there with richard widmark's crazy psychotic killer in that 50's movie (can't remember). t'would be an interesting list or post: greatest psychotic the movies. those two & bruce dern's in the john wayne movie were really scary.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:51 PM (73jUp)

72 and, btw, those 3 - hopper in blue velvet, that early widmark and dern in true grit(i think it was) best hopkins and perkins.

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:55 PM (EA+Co)

73 hopkins in that little police procedural (forget the name of it, won the academy award; i didn't get the big deal) and perkins in "psycho".

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 12:58 PM (EA+Co)

74 Gomm, I actually think Blue Velvet is an amazing film beyond Hopper. Not that any of the other actors are great or even very good, but the film transports me to a scary weird place; a memorable place. When I see a certain type of old apartment building, I think of it as a Blue Velvet Apartment Building, and I get uncomfortable. Oh, and this is funny: there is a court reporting compamy in nyc that does or did adopt this CREEPY technlogy with which instead of typing stenography, the reporter speaks what is being said at a deposition behind what looks exactly like a Blue Velvet oxygen mask. FREAKY

Posted by: parisparamuss at May 29, 2010 01:05 PM (GY/cy)

75 A damn good actor. On the whole, I liked him.

Kinda quirky, but you could tell he always gave a 110% to every role he took on.

He will be missed.

RIP, dude.

Say hello to Ronnie for me.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at May 29, 2010 01:05 PM (beW+t)

76 We blew it, Billy.

Posted by: TexasJew at May 29, 2010 01:07 PM (RcU/2)

77 Playing the son of Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor will kind of warp your mind.

Posted by: TexasJew at May 29, 2010 01:09 PM (RcU/2)

78
Dennis Hopper was not only a prolific actor (Rebel Without A Cause, Giant, Red Rock West,and those morons have sited already) but a good director ( The Hot Spot) and a photographer. Poseurs like Leonardo aren't worthy to roll his joints.

Posted by: Atomic Roach at May 29, 2010 01:24 PM (Oxen1)

79 "playing the son of..." L-ingOL

Posted by: gomm at May 29, 2010 01:28 PM (73jUp)

80 #5 it is "River's Edge".

Posted by: Ashen at May 29, 2010 01:29 PM (yXrEs)

81
The man [was] a genius. He enlarged my mind. Once, he said to me, "if you take another photograph of me ... I'll kill you." And he meant it.

Posted by: Steve (aka Ed Snate) at May 29, 2010 01:32 PM (28MmA)

82 78 Playing the son of Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor will kind of warp your mind.

Oh please.  There are far worse things.

Posted by: 49-Year-Old Mutant Son of Tab Hunter & Stockard Channing at May 29, 2010 01:34 PM (Nnplv)

83 "Now it's dark..."

Posted by: Frank Booth at May 29, 2010 01:35 PM (90oki)

84
BTW, Saxon houscarls (household freeman warriors, literally, sorta, "fellow of the house") were considered some of the toughest warriors in Europe. They always reminded me of the Fremen in Dune, with the Normans standing in as the Sardaukar. That scene in Dune where the Sardaukar first encounter the Fremen in battle and are slaughtered ... afterward, one of the Fremen says, casually, of the Sardaukar: "Oh, yes, they were good fighters."

In September/October 1066 the houscarls and their [rightful] king, Harold Godwinson, really showed their mettle: an extraordinary forced march to Stamford Bridge, fighting and defeat Harald Hardraada and his force, then marching quickly all the way back south to fight the Normans at Hastings, a battle the Saxons damn-near won ... After Hastings, the elite Varangian Guard in Byzantium was stocked with young Saxon warriors who simply could not live under Norman rule. Geez, they were cool guys.

Posted by: Steve (aka Ed Snate) at May 29, 2010 01:59 PM (28MmA)

85 ranks up there with richard widmark's crazy psychotic killer in that 50's movie (can't remember) As Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death, pushing the wheelchair-bound old lady down the stairs to her death. Awesome. But zombies man, they creep me out.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 29, 2010 02:13 PM (9Lm5R)

86 I mean, what are they gonna say when he's gone? 'Cause he dies when it dies, when it dies, he dies! What are they gonna say about him? He was a kind man? He was a wise man? He had plans? He had wisdom? Bullshit, man! And am I gonna be the one that's gonna set them straight? Look at me! Look at me! Wrong!

Posted by: el mao at May 29, 2010 02:15 PM (Co7bS)

87 R.I.P. Dennis...


Posted by: Mjim at May 29, 2010 02:40 PM (mMdWG)

88 i figure Hopper was an icon of the lefty 60s, competent actor(not great by any stretch) that rode the wave intelligently. The flick with KeeferSutherland and taking acid was a hoot and there was one on the tube last week  playing a kidnapper of teens, with torture etc....He was a winner

Posted by: ron dorque at May 29, 2010 02:45 PM (Bx3C6)

89 Wot? No love for the person who wrote and cast that  awesome scene?

Posted by: di butler, fan gurl at May 29, 2010 02:49 PM (S3xX1)

90 Gary Coleman's death was a shock, but Dennis Hoppers was just a matter of time, I saw a pic of him at his star unveiling and you can tell he was losing his fight with cancer.

Posted by: Gary B at May 29, 2010 02:53 PM (1gWfF)

91 Is that Duffy bitch going to get his shit?

Posted by: monk at May 29, 2010 03:02 PM (4nxhP)

92 Strange how he got better looking as he got older.

Posted by: BB at May 29, 2010 03:03 PM (qF8q3)

93 He was also the best thing about the movie "Speed."

Posted by: BB at May 29, 2010 03:03 PM (qF8q3)

94 Hopper, was not a true 60s generation hippie.  He was more of the Burroughs, Ginsberg, Kerouac beat generation.  They were free living and intensely disliked government control.  They also supported all kinds of causes, including the Civil Rights movement and the legalization of drugs.  They were more Libertarian than Conservative. I don't think Hopper changed  much in philosophy, I think he just got a bit more mature and realistic.   As for his support of Obama, no real surprise...he probably swallowed the whole first African-American President and I am a moderate that Obama portrayed in his campaign.  Remember, The One is no MLK but alot of people were fooled into thinking he was.  Also, Hopper saying his role in BlueVelvet most resembled him is revealing.  He claimed he voted for Obama because he didn't like Palin...a bit of a misogynist maybe?

Posted by: Deanna at May 29, 2010 03:10 PM (hj1MN)

95 Godspeed Dennis and thanks so much for Easy Rider.

Posted by: CharlieDontSurf at May 29, 2010 03:49 PM (o3PX9)

96 True Romance scene was the best! RIP Mr. Hopper.

Posted by: Schwalbe at May 29, 2010 03:53 PM (goMaA)

97 Funny how many of the absolute coolest actors are turning out to be Conservatives.  Funnier how the MSM never mentions this little fact.

Posted by: katya at May 29, 2010 03:54 PM (R176e)

98 Just watched his 197 film The American Friend the other night. I will miss Dennis Hopper. Some call him a one trip pony. I call him a performance artist.

Posted by: sTevo at May 29, 2010 04:12 PM (zIUsq)

99 trip=trick

Posted by: sTevo at May 29, 2010 04:29 PM (zIUsq)

100 True Romance is one of my all-time favorite movies for a number of reasons, the best of which is that incredible scene between Walken and Hopper.That is an all-time-classic scene, and it'll never get included in any mainstream collection of such, simply because of The Word That None Dare Speak.


BTW: Another classic scene in that movie is the one between James Gandolfini and Patricia Arquette. "Stick it into Daddy" indeed.

Posted by: jwpaine at May 29, 2010 04:57 PM (g4J4S)

101 My favorite was his iconic role as the sheriff in the first Rambo movie.

Posted by: dorkafork at May 29, 2010 05:15 PM (npEqZ)

102 jwpaine: I couldn't agree more. I have watched that movie so many times I think I can recite it word for word.

Posted by: navtechie at May 29, 2010 06:16 PM (5CC0n)

103

Yep, 52..."Heienken...? F*** that S***...Pabst, the Blue Ribbon..."

Thet Booth character was for me the greatest movie psycho of all time.

I tip one for you, Dennis Hopper. RIP.

 

Posted by: Andrew at May 29, 2010 08:13 PM (uD4GO)

104 And suddenly he'll grab you, and he'll throw you in a corner, and he'll say, "Do you know that 'if' is the middle word in life? If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you"... I mean I'm... no, I can't... I'm a little man, I'm a little man, he's... he's a great man! I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas...

Posted by: Nosmo at May 30, 2010 05:42 AM (dz5oW)

105 It's hard to believe his justification for voting for Obama -- not with that goof Joe Biden as his partner. Sorry, but Hollyweird is Hollyweird. A black guy was just too damn shiny an object for them to resist.

Posted by: moi at May 30, 2010 02:29 PM (Ez4Ql)

106 Was the guy with the knife James Gandolfini?

Posted by: CapeMOGuy at May 30, 2010 07:37 PM (Zf+hQ)

107 Dr Spank the world has NOT gotten any less crazy. Physics tells us that Dennis Hopper's death will merely cause Andy Dick to destabilize further causing the net sum of the world's insanity to remain the same while growing more concentrated. That's the law of conservation of insanity.

Posted by: cackfinger at May 30, 2010 08:03 PM (TUBcJ)

108 Tavern girl costumes are still extremely popular today. They can be found at numerous summer and fall celebrations including Halloween and Oktoberfest. There are a few variations such as a beer girl, pirate wench, Bavarian babe, or even a sexy German girl costume that will ensure that you stand out at your party this year.

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