Hollywood has lost one of its greatest screen icons. Dennis Hopper, who starred in such classic films as Speed, Rebel Without a Cause and Easy Rider—which he also wrote and directed—died yesterday at his Los Angeles home after a long battle with prostate cancer.
But less that two years ago, he was upbeat as could be about his greatest love—acting.
“This is a cable show, so we don’t have the censorship that other people have,” he told our TV Talk host, Shaun Daily, of Crash—the Starz series spun off from the 2004 Paul Haggis-directed flick of the same name.
“And it’s really so well written. Bobby Moresco and the guys who wrote the original that won the Academy Award are writing it.
“I just started shooting it this last week, and we did the first episode-and the writing is just great. It’s a great character I’m playing.”
To hear Dennis’ interview, click here.