Alan Smithee

King Koopa, Dead at 74

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so sad, that this is what he'll be remembered for.

Dennis Hopper, the legendary actor, lost his battle with cancer this past Saturday and died at the age of 74. I speak for everyone here when I say that his presence in movies and TV shows will be missed. For the chance few of you who might not know who Dennis Hopper was, I’ve provided a list of all the movies that he starred in since he first gained notoriety aside James Dean. I’ve also included my favorite clips of the man at work after the break.

Mr. Hopper was quite the hardworking guy, he’s appeared in well over 100 movies, but it seems that the guys from my generation will never, ever forgive him for his role as King Koopa in the movie adaptation of Super Mario Bros.

  • Rebel Without a Cause – 1955
  • I Died a Thousand Times – 1955
  • Giant – 1956
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral – 1957
  • The Story of Mankind – 1957
  • Sayonara – 1957
  • From Hell to Texas – 1958
  • The Young Land – 1959
  • Key Witness – 1960
  • Night Tide – 1961
  • The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys – 1964
  • The Sons of Katie Elder – 1965
  • Queen of Blood – 1966
  • The Trip – 1967
  • Cool Hand Luke – 1967
  • The Glory Stompers – 1968
  • Hang ‘Em High – 1968
  • Panic in the City – 1968
  • Easy Rider – 1969
  • True Grit – 1969
  • The Last Movie – 1971
  • The Other Side of the Wind – 1972
  • Crush Proof – 1972
  • Kid Blue – 1973
  • Mad Dog Morgan – 1976
  • Tracks – 1977
  • Couleur chair – 1978
  • Apocalypse Now – 1979
  • Out of the Blue – 1980
  • Reborn – 1981
  • King of the Mountain – 1981
  • Neil Young: Human Highway – 1982
  • Rumble Fish – 1983
  • The Osterman Weekend – 1983
  • White Star – 1983
  • Slagskämpen – 1984
  • O.C. and Stiggs – 1985
  • My Science Project – 1985
  • The American Way – 1986
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – 1986
  • River’s Edge – 1986
  • Blue Velvet – 1986
  • Hoosiers – 1986
  • Running Out of Luck – 1987
  • Black Widow – 1987
  • Straight to Hell – 1987
  • The Pick-up Artist – 1987
  • Blood Red – 1989
  • Chattahoochee – 1989
  • Flashback – 1990
  • Catchfire – 1990
  • Paris Trout – 1991
  • The Indian Runner – 1991
  • Eye of the Storm – 1991
  • Sunset Heat – 1992
  • Boiling Point – 1993
  • Super Mario Bros. – 1993
  • Red Rock West – 1993
  • True Romance – 1993
  • Chasers – 1994
  • Speed – 1994
  • Search and Destroy – 1995
  • Waterworld – 1995
  • Carried Away – 1996
  • Space Truckers – 1996
  • Basquiat – 1996
  • The Last Days of Frankie the Fly – 1996
  • The Good Life – 1997
  • The Blackout – 1997
  • Road Ends – 1997
  • Top of the World – 1998
  • Meet the Deedles – 1998
  • Lured Innocence – 1999
  • The Prophet’s Game – 1999
  • Edtv – 1999
  • Straight Shooter – 1999
  • Jesus’ Son – 1999
  • The Venice Project – 1999
  • Bad City Blues – 1999
  • Michael Angel – 2000
  • The Spreading Ground – 2000
  • Luck of the Draw – 2000
  • Held for Ransom – 2000
  • Ticker – 2001
  • Choke – 2001
  • Knockaround Guys – 2001
  • L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve – 2001
  • Unspeakable – 2002
  • Leo – 2002
  • The Piano Player – 2002
  • The Night We Called It a Day – 2003
  • Legacy – 2004
  • The Keeper – 2004
  • Out of Season – 2004
  • House of 9 – 2005
  • Americano – 2005
  • The Crow: Wicked Prayer – 2005
  • Land of the Dead – 2005
  • Hoboken Hollow – 2005
  • 10th & Wolf – 2006
  • Memory – 2006
  • Hell Ride – 2008
  • Sleepwalking – 2008
  • Elegy – 2008
  • Swing Vote – 2008
  • Palermo Shooting – 2008
  • An American Carol – 2008
  • Still here? Good, because my favorite Dennis Hopper movie would have to be Apocalypse Now, where he played the drug addled photographer (whose name eludes me right now) but here it is, my favorite Hopper movie scene.

    I’m gonna miss this guy.

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