Dennis Hopper Honored with Hollywood Star
Dennis Hopper has personally appeared to receive his place on Hollywood’s Walk Fame in a ceremony held on Friday. Hopper, who is battling prostate cancer and locked up in a bitter divorce with his wife Victoria, was surrounded by family and close friends when he received his Hollywood Star.
“Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned from Hollywood,” he said in his acceptance speech. Hopper, who came to Los Angeles as an 18-year-old teenager from Kansas, has appeared in more than 100 films and has received two Academy Award nominations for the screenplay of “Easy Rider” and supporting actor for “Hoosiers.”
On hand to support their ailing friend were Jack Nicholson, David Lynch, Dwight Yoakam, and Viggo Mortensen, who described the 73-year-old Hopper as a “complete and fertile artist.” Hopper’s appearance comes several days after his lawyer said in court papers that the actor was “dying” and too weak to appear in court and answer questions from his wife’s attorneys.