"Hopper" by Tom Folsom
Dennis Hopper was the chopper-riding hippie outlaw in Easy Rider, the prophetic madman in the jungle in Apocalypse Now, the terrifying psychopath in Blue Velvet and the kid gone wrong in Rebel Without a Cause.
The actor was taken under the wing of James Dean, a friendship that set Dennis Hopper on his path to becoming a star. He was a quintessentially American dreamer longing to be the next Orson Welles, a hell-raising director who revolutionized Hollywood.
Dennis Hopper’s extraordinary journey took him to superhero highs and plummeting lows. Capturing the magic and the madness of his American Dream, Hopper is a portrait of Dennis’s many lives.
The book, Hopper: A Journey into the American Dream , is written by Tom Folsom in a rebel spirit, complemented with iconic photographs, and packed with insights from his fellow actors, artists, and friends.