Dennis Hopper has done it all. He was an active actor for over 60 years, up until his death in 2010. All in all, he was part of over 30 films, and directed four himself—of which Easy Rider went on to become the most successful. Always preceded by a rumor that he was difficult to work with, but wonderful when he was at his best.
Particularly memorable roles include Rebel Without a Cause, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and Rumble Fish among many more.
Dennis Hopper visited the festival in 1981 with Out of the Blue.