Dennis Hopper is a well known actor and director. He is also well know for being out of his fucking mind.
Dennis was born in the year of 1936 in Dodge City, Kansas and considering his basassery, the location of his birthplace does not surprise me in the least.
From there, he went on to study at the Kansas City Art Institute, the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and the Actors Studio in New York, whose alumni include James Dean, Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson.
From there, Mr, Hopper went on to have relatively small parts in two films that have a reasonably well known actor in cinema.
The actor was James Dean.
The films were Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.
Afterwords, Hopper appeared in an aforementioned episode of The Twilight Zone (amongst other things) before starring with Peter Fonda in his arguably most acclaimed film.
After the prosperity of Easy Rider, Hopper had one more prominent role in Francis For Coppola's Apocalypse Now before fading into relative obscurity...
...Until one man saved him.
And that man is David Lynch.
Hopper's performance in Blue Velvet truly immortalized him on film as a crazy, crazy, CRAZY motherfucker.
Unfortunately, after the success of Blue Velvet, he would star in the shameful role of King Koopa in the Super Mario Bros. movie.
And still be worth watching.
In October of last year, it was announced that Dennis was in the latter stages of prostate cancer. This month, it was announced that he may have only a month to live.
I have nothing funny to say here.
Welp, here's hoping that Dennis dual chainsaws cancer to death.
And if not...
God's speed, Mr Hopper.
EDIT: Dennis Lee Hopper died May 29, 2010 due to complications from prostate cancer.