Dennis Hopper: A Portrait of the Essence of Cool

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 18, 2010 in Cinema

Dennis Hopper 1971 by Andy Warhol

Above: The painting Dennis Hopper 1971 by Andy Warhol.

hopper-iconIt’s with great sadness that I was just reading that Dennis Hopper is struggling with cancer and may be on the brink of death. Sadly the gossip hounds are focused on his announced divorce — but instead of doing that I’d rather pay tribute to an iconic actor who has dominated so many films with his larger-than-life personality. Although I should add that in addition to be an actor that Hopper is also a gifted photographer — here’s an amazing shot he took in the 60s of Andy Warhol and crew hanging out at the Factory : Read more…

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