Photo: Frank Worth

We choose to remember Dennis Hopper (1936 to 2010) when he was a young New York style actor going to the same auditions as James Dean and Marlon Brando. This photo was taken in 1955 (before he did “Rebel Without a Cause”) while Dennis was at Musso & Frank on Hollywood Boulevard, waiting for his pasta. To our surprise, “Easy Rider” star Dennis was a Reagan-inspired Republican until he voted for Obama in the last election.

Posted by Janet on May 29, 2010

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  1. By Reta
    On May 29, 2010 at

    Yes, he was a real cutie when he was younger, a hunk. But my favorite Hopper role was in Blue Velvet. Creepy as he could be, but I’ll never forget him in that, sucking on that laughing gas mask and mewing “mommy” to Isabella Rosalini. TWISTED!!!!

  2. By captain america
    On May 29, 2010 at


  3. By dee cee
    On May 30, 2010 at

    Great start; talent and hope turned into a terrifying life of mistakes and maddness.

  4. By clementine
    On May 30, 2010 at

    I always thought Dennis was so cool…and the art collection he acquired is magnificent. I’ll miss him…

  5. By georgie
    On May 30, 2010 at

    Great actor to be sure, but I’ve heard from everyone I know that knew him that he was a first class jerk to everyone, especially the women in his life. tmz is trying to make his current widow look bad, but she has my sympathy. I’m told (and I believe) that Dennis was very cheap & never wanted to part with a dime to his exes. I guess they were just supposed to put up his crap for years and then get tossed aside for the next one, just for the glory & privilege of being his slave.

  6. By funky booty
    On May 30, 2010 at


    georgie, he may have been a jerk. however, those women should have left with their dignity and not stick around for the moolah.

  7. By Sally
    On May 30, 2010 at

    I will have what he’s having. LOL. Look at those pupils.

    Anyhoo, RIP Mr. Hopper. You will definately be missed.

  8. By Mookie
    On May 31, 2010 at

    Funky those women are entitled to the moulah. You can’t expect a woman to live with you, have your kids, sleep with you even when she doesn’t feel like it and cater to your every whim and then think she should just be tossed aside with nothing to show for it. Being a wife is a JOB and you should be fairly compensated for it. Women give up a lot when they get married while men give up nothing, most of them aren’t even faithful.

  9. By georgie
    On May 31, 2010 at

    Mookie, well said! Thanks!

  10. By funky booty
    On May 31, 2010 at

    if your man ain’t faithful guess what, LEAVE. this is not the 60s anymore, DIGNITY is PRICELESS. many a woman have left with little, and became successful in their own right. SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE!

    …and being married should not be a job nor an obligation. i am married with one child and our motto is to help make EACH OTHERS life a little easier as each day goes by.

  11. By Jenna
    On May 31, 2010 at

    Funky you’re an idiot and if that’s your attitude then you really have some kind of issue with women so do the world a favor and don’t get married. I personally know of many women who stopped working because their husbands insisted on it, insisted that they stay home and take care of the kids. Then ten years later they run off and leave them for their secretary and the wife should get nothing? You’re a selfish asshole.

  12. By Anon1
    On June 1, 2010 at

    Great pic Janet, RIP Dennis Hopper

  13. By funky booty
    On June 1, 2010 at

    it’s obvious that you can’t read. i am a woman that is married with one child. you’re the idiot. women are not property, so no one can DEMAND that you do anything.

  14. By Jenna
    On June 1, 2010 at

    Oh I see, you’re one of those silly feminists. let’s see how much of a feminist you are when your husband dumps you and won’t pay alimony or child support and you have to work 3 jobs just to stay off food stamps.

  15. By funky booty
    On June 1, 2010 at

    i’m no feminist, but i am a small business owner. so if my business stays in tact, after a divorce, i wouldn’t be on food stamps!

    momma taught me to use my brain! we have a two income household, one child. we wisely live beneath our means. :D

    hey, i take no issue with anyone who needs food stamps, if you work and pay taxes, then you have a right to this benefit.

  16. By funky booty
    On June 1, 2010 at

    btw, success is the best revenge against a bad ex-partner! not behaving like a miserable pisspot which makes the ex-partner happy that you are miserable. :D

  17. By Sabrina
    On June 2, 2010 at

    True funky, but it’s hard to be successful when you are emotionally and financially destroyed by an evil narcissistic male. Some women have a hard time rebuilding, show some empathy please.

  18. By Lenny
    On June 2, 2010 at

    Now this is about Dennis Hopper right? Didn’t know this was an acticle about women’s right. By the way, Blue Velvet was a sick and good movie all in one.

  19. By Mookie
    On June 3, 2010 at

    AHAHAHA lenny, Hopper is causing trouble even in death!


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