He’s been in a lot of movies and even showed up in a Twilight Zone episode. But we remember his best for his role as Billy in Easy Rider. It was a cult classic and he played in such movies as Apocalypse Now and The Monkey’s Head.
Dennis Hopper gave up pot and booze in his later years but who can forget the hedonistic freak he played in Easy Rider.
He was from Kansas, raised in Dodge City.
According To CNN;
Hopper's acting career has spanned almost six decades. In the 1950s, he had roles in several TV shows and films, including "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) and "Giant" (1956). He became a Hollywood sensation for "Easy Rider," the 1969 film he directed and co-wrote in which he played a dissolute, counter cultural biker. He was twice nominated for Oscars.