1 of 10 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection
Hopper played extortionist Howard Payne opposite Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
2 of 10 Warner Brothers/Everett Collection
True Romance (1993)
Hopper played Christian Slater's father in Quentin Tarantino's crime thriller.
3 of 10 Everett Collection
Paris Trout (1991)
Hopper received an Emmy nomination for his work in this HBO film, an adaptation of a Pete Dexter novel.
4 of 10 De Laurentis Group/Everett Collection
Blue Velvet (1986)
As the psychopathic Frank Booth, a clean and sober Hopper experienced a career resurgence.
5 of 10 Orion Pictures/Everett Collection
Hopper earned an Oscar nomination for supporting actor following his turn as an alcoholic high-school basketball coach.
6 of 10 Discovery Films/Everett Collection
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.
7 of 10 United Artists/Everett Collection
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Hopper played a crazed photojournalist in Francis Ford Coppola's blockbuster.
8 of 10 Everett Collection
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.
9 of 10 Paramount Pictures
True Grit (1969)
Hopper played a horse thief in this John Wayne Western.
10 of 10 Everett Collection
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Hopper made his film debut opposite his mentor, James Dean, with whom he reunited for 1956's Giant.