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Also Known As: Died: May 29, 2010
Born: May 17, 1936 Cause of Death: Prostate cancer/Liver failure
Birth Place: Dodge City, Kansas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised on a farm in Dodge City, KS
1949:
Moved with family to San Diego, CA
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After high school acted with the Pasadena Playhouse in California
1955:
Film acting debut in "Rebel Without a Cause" starring James Dean
1955:
Made TV debut on an episode of "Medic" (NBC) as a young epileptic
1956:
Again cast opposite Dean in "Giant"
1958:
Involved in legendary conflict with director Henry Hathaway on the set of "From Hell to Texas"; reportedly did over 100 takes of a simple scene before giving the requested line reading
1958:
Dropped from contract at Warner Bros.; left Hollywood for New York and studied acting with Lee Strasberg for five years
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Began career as photographer; appeared in Andy Warhol's "Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of" (1963)
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Starred on Broadway in "Mandingo" with Franchot Tone
1963:
First feature starring role, "Night Tide"; written and directed by Curtis Harrington
1967:
First collaboration with Peter Fonda, "The Trip"; a low-budget cult film directed by Roger Corman
1969:
Feature directing and co-writing debut (also co-starred), "Easy Rider"; shared Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination with Peter Fonda and Terry Southern
1971:
Credited as co-writer of documentary about himself, "The American Dreamer"
1971:
Made the financially and critically failed, "The Last Movie" with Peter Fonda and Michelle Phillips; film's only success was winning the Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival
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Acted in several low budget, independent films
1979:
Won renewed attention for small but showy role in Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"
1986:
Acted in the controversial role of Frank, a nitrous oxide sniffing thug, in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet"
1986:
Earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his protrayal of an alcoholic basketball fan in "Hoosiers"
1988:
Directed the critically acclaimed feature "Colors" starring Robert Duvall and Sean Penn
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Exhibited photography in USA, Tokyo and Europe
1990:
Helmed (also co-starred) the noir romance "Catchfire"; removed his name after post-production trouble (credited under the fictional pseudonym Alan Smithee)
1991:
Acted in Sean Penn's feature directorial debut "The Indian Runner"
1991:
Earned an Emmy nomination for Showtime's "Paris Trout"
1994:
Had villainous role as a mad bomber in the hit film "Speed"
1995:
Played the villain, Deacon in "Waterworld"
1995:
Was the subject of the documentary "Dennis Hopper: L.A. Blues"
1996:
Displayed romantic side in a richly realized, change-of-pace characterization of a Midwestern farmer in "Carried Away"
1997:
Cast as Mickey Wayne in "The Blackout"
1998:
Portrayed Frank Slater in the comedy feature "Meet The Deedles"
1999:
Played Matthew McConaughey's father in "Edtv"
2001:
Portrayed villain Victor Drazen in the first season of the FOX series "24"
2002:
Cast in the crime comedy "Knockaround Guys"
2003:
Starred as Frank in Steve Balderson's thriller, "Firecracker"
2004:
Appeared on the NBC's "Las Vegas" as head of the Montecito Hotel and Casino's sister operation in Louisiana
2006:
Starred in "10th and Wolf" an indie film based on a story by Bobby Moresco and Chazz Palminteri
2007:
Cast opposite Billy Zane in the psychological thriller, "Memory"
2008:
Co-starred with Charlize Theron and Nick Stahl in the indie drama, "Sleepwalking"
2010:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2010:
Voiced the character of Tony in the animated feature, "Alpha and Omega"; his final feature film project

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