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f50lrrp 05-29-2010 14:11

Dennis Hopper Dead
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.


mojaveman 05-29-2010 15:05

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 15:57

A great actor.



PSM 05-29-2010 17:06

I was on Hulu earlier today and watched the 1st episode of The Rifleman. Ironically, he was the Guest Star.



Red Flag 1 05-29-2010 18:29

Base Camp Thread???
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 05-29-2010 23:24

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 02:31


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

Big Boss 05-30-2010 02:38

Great actor.
May he rest in peace.

greenberetTFS 05-30-2010 02:52

Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers................;) God bless,rest in peace Dennis............:(

Big Teddy :munchin

ZonieDiver 05-30-2010 22:43


Originally Posted by greenberetTFS (Post 333237)
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 22:49

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 13:51

And then there is this from 'Blue Velvet'!


dennisw 05-31-2010 16:26


Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers...
"Don't get caught watching the paint dry!"

wet dog 06-01-2010 11:23

Watched Easy Rider last night, forgot how dark of a movie it was.

This should lighten the mood....


Peace Frog 06-01-2010 14:19

RIP Mr. Hopper


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