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 far of the Nineteen Seventies. He again within the Eighties with standout performances in motion pictures like Blue Velvet and Hoosiers, was once one of many nice blockbuster baddies of the Nineteen Nineties, and ended his profession as a ubiquitous actor in style movies.

Hopper, in spite of the fact that, was once even more than simply an actor and director: he used to be 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 profession, that includes conversations from 1957 via to 2009, and never in simple terms captures him on the major issues of his tumultuous time in Hollywood but in addition specializes in the lesser-known facets of the guy. during this interesting and hugely exciting volume--the first ever choice of Hopper's interviews--he talks extensive approximately movie, images, artwork, 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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