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Play 'Candy Colored Clown' ... Dennis Hopper dies at age 74

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Dennis Hopper, who belongs to no one decade, died Saturday at age 74. He had been suffering from prostate cancer.

Hoosiers20 Hopper was incredibly prolific in the '80s, cranking out movies just about every year. Still, he'll probably remain best known to '80s fans for his roles in David Lynch's Blue Velvet, the basketball flick Hoosiers and the horror sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Times film critic Steve Persall has written an excellent tribute to Hopper. Click here to read it.

In the meantime, one final top 5 tribute for Mr. Hopper.

TOP 5 DENNIS HOPPER MOVIES OF THE '80s:

5. RIVER'S EDGE (1986): "I killed a girl, it was no accident. Put a gun to the back of her head and blew her brains right out the front. I was in love. "

4. TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986): "I'm the Lord of the Harvest!"

3. RUMBLEFISH (1983): "No, your mother... is not crazy. And neither, contrary to popular belief, is your brother crazy. He's merely miscast in a play. He was born in the wrong era, on the wrong side of the river... With the ability to be able to do anything that he wants to do and... findin' nothin' that he wants to do. I mean nothing."

2. HOOSIERS (1986): "Now, boys, don't get caught watchin' the paint dry!"

1. BLUE VELVET (1986): "Don't toast to my health, toast to my f---!"

[Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 11:40am]

    

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