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Dennis Hopper was a master of playing crazies and eccentrics - but that wasn't all. A look back on his life on-screen.

Shaun Harrison
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Speed (1994)

Hopper played extortionist Howard Payne opposite Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
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True Romance (1993)

Hopper played Christian Slater's father in Quentin Tarantino's crime thriller.
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Paris Trout (1991)

Hopper received an Emmy nomination for his work in this HBO film, an adaptation of a Pete Dexter novel.
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Blue Velvet (1986)

As the psychopathic Frank Booth, a clean and sober Hopper experienced a career resurgence.
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Hoosiers (1986)

Hopper earned an Oscar nomination for supporting actor following his turn as an alcoholic high-school basketball coach.
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Out of the Blue (1980)

Hopper won praise for acting in and directing this drama, his first directorial effort since The Last Movie, which bombed in 1971.
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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Hopper played a crazed photojournalist in Francis Ford Coppola's blockbuster.
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Easy Rider (1969)

Hopper garnered widespread acclaim, including a screenwriting Oscar nomination, for starring in and directing this anti-establishment film. Peter Fonda and a still upcoming Jack Nicholson co-starred.
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True Grit (1969)

Hopper played a horse thief in this John Wayne Western.
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Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Hopper made his film debut opposite his mentor, James Dean, with whom he reunited for 1956's Giant.