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05/30/2010

Hollywood reacts to the death of Dennis Hopper

May 30, 2010 | 11:25 am

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Here are more reactions to the death of Dennis Hopper, who died of cancer on Saturday. He was 74.

Tom Rosenberg, a producer on the 2008 film "Elegy" starring Hopper, Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz: "He had so much experience not just as an actor, but also a director. He understood everything we were trying to do, he really got inside this character…. There was a lot of the character in him and him in the character."

Mark Canton, a producer who spoke at ceremonies in March when Hopper received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: "He was an incredible and gifted American artist and incredible friend. … I will miss him dearly."

You can read Hopper's news obituary here and an appreciation from writer Richard Stayton here.

The Daily Mirror, The Times' blog about local history, revisits the paper's 1969 review of "Easy Rider." You can find that story here.

-- Ruben Vives and Keith Thursby

Photo: Dennis Hopper in 1988 when he directed the movie "Colors." Credit: Los Angeles Times

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