Actor Dennis Hopper passed away Saturday morning in his Venice, California home at the age of 74, after several years of struggle with prostate cancer.
Hopper amassed a solid resume of television and film work throughout the fifties and sixties, including an early appearance in Rebel Without a Cause. The actor made a name for himself in 1969 with the counterculture opus Easy Rider, which he directed, co-wrote, and starred in. He remained a steady presence in Hollywood over the last several decades, with memorable turns in Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, Hoosiers, and Speed.
Hopper always brought a certain intensity to every role he signed on for, and excelled at keeping the audience engaged with characters that were often less than admirable. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.