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Old 05-29-2010, 15:11   #1
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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.

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Old 05-29-2010, 16:05   #2
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Interesting history on Mr. Hopper. It seems that celebrities always go in threes. Art Linkletter, Gary Coleman, and now Dennis.

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Old 05-29-2010, 16:57   #3
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A great actor.

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

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Old 05-29-2010, 18:06   #4
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I was on Hulu earlier today and watched the 1st episode of The Rifleman. Ironically, he was the Guest Star.

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Base Camp Thread???
Old 05-29-2010, 19:29   #5
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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.


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Old 05-30-2010, 00:24   #6
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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.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:31   #7
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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
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:38   #8
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Great actor.
May he rest in peace.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:52   #9
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Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers................ God bless,rest in peace Dennis............

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Old 05-30-2010, 23:43   #10
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Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers................ God bless,rest in peace Dennis............

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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'
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Old 05-30-2010, 23:49   #11
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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!"
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Old 05-31-2010, 14:51   #12
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And then there is this from 'Blue Velvet'!

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop...GgCY9PKw&gl=US
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Old 05-31-2010, 17:26   #13
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Best movie I thought he was really good in was Hoosiers...
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:23   #14
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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
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Old 06-01-2010, 15:19   #15
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RIP Mr. Hopper

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