Turner Classic Movies on June 8 will celebrate the life and career of actor/director/screenwriter Dennis Hopper, who passed away May 29 at the age of 74.
The TCM tribute includes Hopper’s 1955 film debut in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ as well as the groundbreaking ‘Easy Rider.’
The complete lineup for Tuesday, June 8, is as follows:
12:30 am: ‘Rebel Without a Cause‘ (1955), starring (of course) James Dean. Hopper made his film debut as one of the rebellious youths in this intense portrait of teen angst. Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo also star. | Watch Trailer Here
2:30 am: ‘Easy Rider‘ (1969) – In this film about a trio of societal dropouts en route to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Hopper directed as well as cowrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay with fellow cast mates Peter Fonda and Terry Southern. Jack Nicholson and Karen Black co-star.
4:15 am: ‘Night Tide‘ (1963) – Hopper plays a lonely sailor who falls in love with a mysterious woman (Linda Lawson) who plays a mermaid on the Santa Monica pier.
Watch Dennis Hopper discuss ‘Easy Rider’s legacy: