Fearless, crazy, talented, and bold, Dennis Hopper was the face of a new kind of masculinity – wild and free and unconventional and it’s so sad to hear that he’s losing his battle with cancer. Sure, he became the face of retirement savings and the new Republican Party, but before the white hair and suits he was the drug-eyed original Easy Rider, the nitrous oxide madman who made our skin crawl in Blue Velvet.
Below/after the jump are some favorite Hopper moments and looks. Here’s to you Dennis, who will surely achieve his goal:
“Like all artists I want to cheat death a little and contribute something to the next generation.”