Dennis Hopper never became a super big name actor, but he has a trail of movies you would not believe. Hopper also has a line of awards and credits that would be hard for anyone to match.
But in 1969, Dennis Hopper, a young actor named Peter Fonda and writer Terry Southern, wrote a counterculture road movie.The movie came out at an impressionable time in my life and had a big impact on me because I was young and loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles. I Knew that I would own one someday soon.
The soundtrack was unbelievable and it had a couple of songs off the John Kay and Steppenwolf album, which was a great album in itself.
Hopper directed the movie called Easy Rider (1969), starring Fonda, Hopper and a young Jack Nicholson. The film was a box-office smash hit, appealing to the anti-establishment youth culture of the times.
This bite should wet your chops…
Peter Fonda is “Captain America” in the movie and is riding the Chopper with the USA flag painted on it, the other chopper is being driven by Dennis Hopper.
There is a connection between Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper and music after all. This movie is a GuitarPlayersCenter must see movie. Rent and Enjoy.