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November Artist of the Month – Dennis Hopper

0 Comments 04 November 2012

Beautiful People,

I’m happy to announce that our November Artist of the Month is Dennis Hopper. Over his illustrious film career he’s been nominated for several Academy Awards, several Palme d’Awards and starred as Deacon, the one-eyed nemesis of Kevin Costner in Waterworld. He’s an accomplished actor, filmmaker, photographer, sculptor and he has consistently demonstrated great choices about haircuts.

One of the things that impressed me most while perusing his dossier was that he was profiled in Better Home and Gardens as an up and coming photographer “to watch” in 1965.

One of my favorite excerpts from his wikipedia write up is as follows:

Hopper’s cocaine intake had reached three grams a day by this time period, complemented by an additional 30 beers, marijuana, and Cuba libres.

After staging a “suicide attempt” (really more of a daredevil act) in a coffin using 17 sticks of dynamite during an “art happening” at the Rice University Media Center (filmed by professor and documentary filmmaker Brian Huberman),and later disappearing into the Mexican desert during a particularly extravagant bender, Hopper entered a drug rehabilitation program in 1983.

Over the next month we’ll be showcasing the various talents of Mr. Hopper and if we can manage to adequately disparage Rip Torn in the process then so be it.

More to come,

The Shade Mgmt.

- who has written 512 posts on The Shade.

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