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Old 05-29-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Dennis Hopper Dead at 74

Dennis Hopper dead at 74; maverick actor directed "Easy Rider" - latimes.com

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Too bad. He was a good actor.
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Social life aside, always liked this guy. R.I.P. Dennis Hopper.
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His death is really a shame.



I also read that Gary Coleman died yesterday.....

...the child star of the TV sitcom Different Strokes, died Friday after suffering an intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Gary Coleman dies at age 42 - USATODAY.com
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I also read that Gary Coleman died yesterday.....
And Art Linkletter two days earlier:

Art Linkletter was the darndest original star - USATODAY.com
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That he was a strange individual is undisputed -- and in a good way... I think. Hmmmm.

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Oh...I didn't know Art Linkletter died. Bless his heart...
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I have no respect for Dennis Hopper as a human being. He had flashes of ability as an actor and director. Pure Hollywood idiot.
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Pure Hollywood idiot.
That's pretty heroic -- certainly beyond my courage limit... and abilities.

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Never understood why someone who has the ability--but more the opportunity that 99.99% of us will never get in a million years to achieve great status, not to mention money--blows alot of their abiity and money on booze and drugs. I'm missing the logic in that one.

However, Hopper was downright creepy, scary in Blue Velvet. Loved him there.
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Never understood why someone who has the ability--but more the opportunity that 99.99% of us will never get in a million years to achieve great status, not to mention money--blows alot of their abiity and money on booze and drugs. I'm missing the logic in that one.
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Eh, Hopper was an okay actor and director. I thought Easy Rider pretty much sucked. It seemed like a home movie that a bunch of friends put together one weekend while flush on dope and with a brand new home movie camera that nobody knew how to use. I guess you had to be a teen or twenty something of that era to really get into the message that film was supposed to be sending.
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Never understood why someone who has the ability--but more the opportunity that 99.99% of us will never get in a million years to achieve great status, not to mention money--blows alot of their abiity and money on booze and drugs. I'm missing the logic in that one.
Yeah. Like you said. And destroys relationships.
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RIP to Dennis Hopper--someone whose obituary I expected to read many years ago. He was a lucky man to live to 74.
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Eh, Hopper was an okay actor and director. I thought Easy Rider pretty much sucked. It seemed like a home movie that a bunch of friends put together one weekend while flush on dope and with a brand new home movie camera that nobody knew how to use. I guess you had to be a teen or twenty something of that era to really get into the message that film was supposed to be sending.
The best thing about Easy Rider was the score by the Byrds. (e.g., "Wasn't Born to Follow".)
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Another celebrity gone.....

Rue McClanahan, who gained fame as the star of two long-running sitcoms, "Maude" and "The Golden Girls," died June 3 of a massive stroke, People reported. She was 76.


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