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f50lrrp
05-29-2010, 15:11
Actor Director Dennis Hopper (Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet) died today at age 74. He was also, as some of you may know, an OSS lineal descendant. His father Technical Sergeant Jay M. Hopper was an OSS medic who served in Kai Yuan, China with OSS Detachment 204. OSS Schools and Training Branch set up a small training base there for newly arrived SO personnel in the Theater. Jay Hopper ran the camp disepnsary with a contract physician named Viktor Gorchenko.

RIP

mojaveman
05-29-2010, 16:05
Interesting history on Mr. Hopper. It seems that celebrities always go in threes. Art Linkletter, Gary Coleman, and now Dennis.

wet dog
05-29-2010, 16:57
A great actor.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAixFYnDh4

WD

PSM
05-29-2010, 18:06
I was on Hulu earlier today and watched the 1st episode of The Rifleman. Ironically, he was the Guest Star.

RIP

Pat

Red Flag 1
05-29-2010, 19:29
Dennis Hopper was a great actor, may he rest in peace.

Perhaps the Base Camp thread reflects back on his Dad's OSS time.


RF 1

EasyIan
05-30-2010, 00:24
I'm usually not one to care about celebrity hoopla but I was a big Dennis Hopper fan. Easy rider is one of my favorites, and Waterworld, while corny, is amazing. May he rest in peace. I think I'm going to watch Super Mario Bros. now.

sf11b_p
05-30-2010, 03:31
I am just a middle-class farm boy from Dodge City and my grandparents were wheat farmers. I thought painting, acting, directing and photography was all part of being an artist. I have made my money that way. And I have had some fun. It's not been a bad life. - Dennis Hopper

RIP

Big Boss
05-30-2010, 03:38
Great actor.
May he rest in peace.

greenberetTFS
05-30-2010, 03:52
Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers................;) God bless,rest in peace Dennis............:(

Big Teddy :munchin

ZonieDiver
05-30-2010, 23:43
Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers................;) God bless,rest in peace Dennis............:(

Big Teddy :munchin

Great call, Big Teddy! I love 'Hoosiers'! I had a bad week - in 'Professional Learning Community' in-service for 4 days. I got home and wanted to watch a well-written, well-acted, well-intentioned movie - and there was my DVD of 'Hoosiers'!

'Shooter' is one of my favorite movie characters, and Hopper probably didn't have to reach very far to play him. From beginning to end - a great movie.

His small part in 'True Grit' was memorable, as were others - including the 'spoiled son' role in 'The Rifleman'

Dozer523
05-30-2010, 23:49
Brilliant as the photo-Journalist (Harlequin) in Apocalypse Now.
" What are they gonna say about him? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans? That he had wisdom? Bullshit, man!"

ZonieDiver
05-31-2010, 14:51
And then there is this from 'Blue Velvet'!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fw atch%3Fv%3DUbxGgCY9PKw&v=UbxGgCY9PKw&gl=US

dennisw
05-31-2010, 17:26
Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers...

"Don't get caught watching the paint dry!"

wet dog
06-01-2010, 12:23
Watched Easy Rider last night, forgot how dark of a movie it was.

This should lighten the mood....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMdeXujgHw

Peace Frog
06-01-2010, 15:19
RIP Mr. Hopper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLkmbLoaORU

Green Light
06-01-2010, 16:22
Brilliant as the photo-Journalist (Harlequin) in Apocalypse Now.
" What are they gonna say about him? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans? That he had wisdom? Bullshit, man!"

Always wanted to have the mustache he had in Easy Rider. I watched Apocalypse Now in German. If you thought his dialog was fast in English, auf Duetsch was like copying morse two speeds too fast. He was brilliant in that movie. He was a convincing colonel in that Pentagon/SOCOM TV show he was in a couple of years ago.

He was a work in progress. He overcame a great deal and turned out to be one heck of a guy. Actor, director, artist. Yep - I respect a man who hits huge problems in his life, overcomes and comes out better on the other end. Pretty inspiring.

Fair skies, Dennis.

Red Flag 1
06-01-2010, 16:25
Watched Easy Rider last night, forgot how dark of a movie it was.

This should lighten the mood....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMdeXujgHw

LMAO!!!!!

Volvo has just introduced a bike. After decades of chasing the "right sound" the Volvo entry to the market goes,...perta....perta....perta....perta.

RF 1