Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00154133011: DENNIS HOPPER

Nice vintage 8x10-inch color portrait, boldly signed in blue felt-tip marker, acquired in-person by a busy autograph hound in the 1980s. In good condition. Once relishing in his image as a drug-addled rebel of the 1960s counterculture, Dennis Hopper left behind years of substance abuse and forgettable films to cement his reputation as one of Hollywood's memorable and unpredictable stars. Fourteen years after his screen debut alongside the original Hollywood bad boy, mentor James Dean, in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Hopper scored a critical and commercial success as the director, writer and one of the stars of Easy Rider (1969), perhaps one of the most culturally impactful film ever made. But another descent into self-indulgence, drugs and alcohol derailed his career yet again, and served as a cautionary tale about the excesses of 1970s Hollywood. Finally achieving sobriety in the following decade, he made a stunning comeback, with standout performances in David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986), Rivers Edge (1987) and True Romance (1993), transforming him into a well-respected veteran of the silver screen.