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365 Days of Oscar: Dennis Hopper’s One Shot

Today’s birthday boy, Dennis Hopper, had a long and storied career that started with Giant and lasted almost sixty more years. His one dance with Oscar came for the 1986 film Hoosiers. I would have nominated him for a different movie that year: David Lynch’s Blue Velvet.

This article is part of a special year-long series of anecdotes, reflections and thoughts about the Academy Awards.