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Legendary actor Dennis Hopper, the Easy Rider himself, was photographed Thursday at The Farmacy Cannabis Club in Venice, California, a medical marijuana dispensary.
Hopper wore a checkered paperboy cap and dark-rimmed glasses into the establishment, which resembles a farmer’s market, according to “Doug” at RadarOnline.
Hopper’s filmography contains many high points in addition to the 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider, which featured an iconic pot-smoking scene with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.
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Near the beginning of his film career, Hopper appeared in the 1955 classic Rebel Without A Cause, the movie that immortalized James Dean. He was also in Dean’s 1956 vehicle, Giant. Hopper had a bit part in 1957’s Gunfight At The OK Corral.
The actor started coming into his own in the 1967 drugsploitation flick The Trip alongside Peter Fonda, his co-star two years later in Easy Rider.
His career kicked into high gear in the late 1960s, with appearances in the Monkees’ experimental movie Head and Clint Eastwood’s Hang ‘Em High in 1968, then in John Wayne’s True Grit and Fonda’s Easy Rider in 1969.
Hopper had a memorable role as a deranged journalist in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 epic, Apocalypse Now. He also appeared in Coppola’s Rumble Fish four years later.
Dennis chewed up the scenery as a chainsaw-wielding madman in Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in 1986, and played yet another psycho in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet from the same year.
Among his more recent efforts are 2008’s Swing Vote, 2007’s Memory and 2005’s Land Of The Dead, directed by zombie film king George Romero.
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Hopper, 73, is undergoing treatment at the University of Southern California Medical Center after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, his manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Press in October.
“We’re hoping for the best,” Maydew said.
Hopper, just this week, filed for divorce from Victoria Duffy, his wife of nearly 14 years.
“I wish Victoria the best,” Hopper said, “but only want to spend these difficult days surrounded by my children and close friends.”
Hopper’s cancer has been reported as terminal. According to one source, he has roughly four weeks to live.
He has just begun another round of chemotherapy treatment.