Dennis Hopper

Once teen actor starring with James Dean, then director himself with Easy Rider, then movieland's resident crazyman in stuff like Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and River's Edge.  One of our coolest and funniest actors, and a history-making director as well.

Easy Rider (1969) -- Doesn't have much of the same impact as it must have in 1969.  In fact, because of the billion imitations of this movie, Easy Rider sometimes seems downright boring, forcing you to watch it as if you had never seen anything like it before.  But even for modern audiences sick of the 60s, the movie has some cool moments, even funny ones. B

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