Hollywood reacts to the death of Dennis Hopper
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."
The Daily Mirror, The Times' blog about local history, revisits the paper's 1969 review of "Easy Rider." You can find that story here.
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Photo: Dennis Hopper in 1988 when he directed the movie "Colors." Credit: Los Angeles Times