Dennis Hopper kicked-off his acting career with ‘Rebel Without a Cause,’ which was followed by ‘Giant.’ By the end of the 1960s, he had made a place for himself on television, and starred in several movies.
The independent road drama film ‘Easy Rider’ marked his directorial debut in 1969. The film bagged in a ‘Cannes Film Festival Award,’ and earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination in the ‘Best Original Screenplay’ category.
He followed it with various small projects and again hogged the limelight for his performance in the epic war film ‘Apocalypse Now.’ For his third directorial drama film, ‘Out of the Blue,’ he was honoured at Cannes. He also starred in suspense thriller film ‘The Osterman Weekend’ and drama film ‘Rumble Fish.’ His performances in ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Blue Velvet’ were widely acclaimed. He also bagged in an ‘Academy Award’ nomination for ‘Hoosier.’ His performance in ‘Paris Trout’ earned him an ‘Emmy Award’ nomination. He also earned fame for starring in film like ‘Waterworld,’ ‘Super Mario Bros,’ and ‘Speed.’