The actor and director, Dennis Hopper, died earlier today after a short battle with prostate cancer. Hopper is probably best remembered for the film, Easy Rider. He starred in that film, directed it, and co-wrote the screenplay with co-star Peter Fonda and writer Terry Southern. The trio earned an Oscar nomination for writing the screenplay. Hopper would later earn a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination for his performance in the film, Hoosiers.
I will always have fond memories of Hopper because of Easy Rider, which I first saw over 20 years ago. I love that film and heartily recommend it.
Dennis Lee Hopper, who was born in 1936, was 74-years-old. This AP article via Yahoo provides a broad account of his life.