Dennis Hopper (b. 1936)
Johnny Guitar, Rebel Without a Cause.
Actor, specializing in mad bombers, alcoholics and helium-inhaling lovelies.
Twice nominated for an Academy Award--the first time for 1969's Easy Rider (Best Original Screenplay), and later for 1986's Hoosiers (Best Supporting Actor).
Ordered to pay actor Rip Torn $475,000 in 1997 to settle a defamation of character lawsuit. Torn was upset Hopper had said on The Tonight Show that he, Torn, had pulled a knife on him, Hopper, on the set of Easy Rider. The judge ruled that it was Hopper who pulled the knife on Torn.
Married to Mama Michelle Phillips for eight days in 1970.
Arrested about as many times as he has married. (Phillips was the second of his five brides.)
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