May 31st, 2010
10:54 AM ET

Dennis Hopper remembered in celebrity tweets

The past few days have been rough for celebrity news. One day after “Diff’rent Strokes’" star Gary Coleman passed, another death made the headlines: Dennis Hopper died at the age of 74 at his home in Venice, California.

Twitter, clearly one of the top methods of choice for celebrities to offer their reactions nowadays, was once again filled with “R.I.P.” messages, this time for the “Easy Rider” actor.

“R.I.P. Dennis Hopper. Man, I’m getting tired of typing those three letters,” wrote actor/comedian Michael McKean. Tom Green chose to remember Hopper by tweeting a remark he made in an interview: “Somewhere in my strange career, someone has liked something.”

Filmmaker Greg Mottola chose to remember Hopper by recalling one of the actor's legendary portrayals, that of Frank Booth in 1986's "Blue Velvet."

English actor Simon Pegg also highlighted Hopper's breadth of work, cribbing a Hopper quote from 1979's “Apocalypse Now.” “Just heard we lost Dennis Hopper at 74. Great actor, sad loss,” Pegg wrote. “ ‘Sometimes he goes too far. He's the first one to admit it.’ ”

“30 Rock” actress Elizabeth Banks and actor/comedian Steve Agee were in agreement on Saturday as they both tweeted, “R.I.P. Dennis Hopper. One of the great ones.”

Meanwhile, film critic Roger Ebert opted for a little humor: “Dennis Hopper was born in Dodge City, and man, did he ever get out of Dodge.”

Filed under: Celebrities • movies

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  1. johnny grande

    my dearies simpathy of you lose he was a great actor i love him on the movie speed, reading pennsylvania berks county

    October 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. moon627

    Dennis Hopper and Gary Coleman ... who's next to make it 3 dead celebrities ?

    I'm not old enough for most of his movies and no one mentions the one i know – his role as a villain in Water World

    June 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Eric Winder

    I remember him playing in "the Sons of Katie Elder" with John Wayne and Dean Martin. His recollection of how John Wayne would always get miffed reading about the anti-war demonstrations in the newspaper while on the set and demanded to know where "that punk kid (Hopper) was" as if Dennis was personally responsible for the trouble was quite enlightening of what he had to put up with from the older, more respectable and establised actors after his "Easy Rider" debut. And lets not forget his hillarious part in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"! Gawd was that funny!

    June 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ez rider forever

    Hopper was always so great whenever he played extreme characters, he always made them so believable He like Jack Nicholson were the new breed of Hollywood actor that were ushered in right after the age of contract players had run its gamut in the early 60s. His approach to the craft of acting was fresh & honest and still inspires to this day. At least now he is out of pain. Ride In Peace easy rider.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jon Southerland

    Dennis Hopper was a great actor, and brought a unique energy and feel to every movie he was in. All of his movies were great, but my personal favorite was the scene between Dennis and Christopher Walken in True Romance, the chemistry they had was classic! RIP Dennis, u will be missed!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jackie nelson

    He will be truly missed,he always added that quirky difference,he was one of the greats!!

    May 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. laura

    That says it all : a true great one . And he remained sober for many years. Peace to him & all his family.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. robert crossley

    Dennis Hopper, was one of the true great ones...talented and will be missed...

    May 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |

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