Very sad news indeed. Dennis Hopper is one of the greats!
Hopper’s Frank Booth character from Blue Velvet is one of the most memorable sociopaths of all time! No matter how small the role, his performance becomes imprinted on the brain. Feck the crazy drug dealer in The River’s Edge, the photojournalist in Apocalypse Now, and his scene with Christopher Walken in True Romance (the best scene in the entire film! ) are a few of my personal favourites. There is a great interview with Hopper in a documentary called Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! I highly recommend checking it out!
I can’t believe it myself. I knew about the cancer but… It just feels strange. I think I’ll be viewing True Romance over the weekend. His role is an extended cameo. But I love that scene. The fact you all know which one I’m talking about reassures me how awesome he is.