Born in Kansas (1935), Dennis Hopper started acting in the 50's. He did admire James Dean and adopted the Actor's Studion methods, which made him considered a rebel to Hollywood's system (Henry Hathaway fired him off, and he got blacklisted for almost a decade. Most people will remember the iconic movie "Easy Rider" (1969) -which he directed too. Dennis Hopper also was an art collector, and an artist himself -a painter and a photographer.
In the video below, he defines what success means to him :
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