Dennis Hopper: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers by Nick Dawson

By Nick Dawson

The mythical Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) had many identities. He first broke into Hollywood as a fresh-faced younger actor within the Nineteen Fifties, redefined himself as a insurgent director with Easy Rider within the past due Nineteen Sixties, and have become a nasty boy outcast for a lot of the Seventies. He lower back within the Nineteen Eighties with standout performances in movies like Blue Velvet and Hoosiers, used to be one of many nice blockbuster baddies of the Nineteen Nineties, and ended his profession as a ubiquitous actor in style movies.

Hopper, even though, used to be even more than simply an actor and director: he was once additionally a photographer, a painter, and an artwork collector--not to say an established hedonist who kicked his habit to medicinal drugs and alcohol and have become a poster boy for sobriety.

Dennis Hopper: Interviews covers each decade of his occupation, that includes conversations from 1957 via to 2009, and never simply captures him on the major issues of his tumultuous time in Hollywood but in addition specializes in the lesser-known points of the guy. during this attention-grabbing and hugely interesting volume--the first ever choice of Hopper's interviews--he talks intensive approximately movie, images, paintings, and his battles with substance abuse and, in a single example, even takes the function of interviewer as he talks with Quentin Tarantino.

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