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By Peter L. Winkler

<span><span>One of America's so much interesting show-business luminaries and real rebels, Dennis Hopper's impressive existence used to be a roller-coaster sequence of triumphs and screw ups. continuously cause on proving his genius and leaving a legacy, the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated Hopper acted in additional than a hundred and fifteen video clips and 4 television sequence, directed seven motion pictures, and passionately pursued an artist's lifestyles as a photographer and writer and collector of recent artwork, embracing the paintings of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein earlier than the label "pop art" used to be even coined. Dennis Hopper: The Wild trip of a Hollywood Rebel explores Hopper's lifestyles from his lonely early life in Kansas, the place he grew to become decided to win the love of others by way of turning into a very good artist, to his usually drug-fueled days and nights in Hollywood and his non secular domestic in Taos, New Mexico.

Dennis Hopper: The Wild experience of a Hollywood Rebel unsparingly records Hopper's trip from a self-destructive undesirable boy to a reformed member of the Hollywood institution and iconic survivor of the counterculture, supplying a revealing examine his early days in Hollywood, whilst he had an affair with sixteen-year-old Natalie wooden and took performing classes from James Dean, the making of Easy Rider, the crushing failure of The final Movie and Hopper's misplaced years in Taos, and his restoration and political correct flip within the overdue Eighties. The publication additionally delves into Hopper's tumultuous own existence, together with his dramatic try and divorce his spouse whereas he battled terminal melanoma.

This is the 1st e-book to hide the total existence and occupation of the fellow who frolicked with James Dean, Elvis Presley, and Jack Nicholson, costarred in and directed Easy Rider, and got here again significant in Blue Velvet, overcoming years of alcoholism and drug dependancy. Dennis Hopper: The Wild journey of a Hollywood Rebel is a must-read for Hopper's enthusiasts, movie buffs, and readers addicted to famous person scandals.</span>
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