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While a better end-of-career choice would have been preferable, I’m sure he was the best thing about An American Carol…
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Sorry ’bout the cancer. He was a force of nature – like a tornado.
I do think this early observation about Hopper explains about how his strange and strained road found its way to An American Carol.
“Hopper and Fonda were joined on screen by a then-unknown Jack Nicholson as an alcoholic lawyer, but it was not a harmonious set. Hopper clashed violently with everyone and Fonda later described him as ‘a little fascist freak’.”
“Heineken? Fuck that shit. Pabst Blue Ribbon!”
“I mean, what are they gonna say when he’s gone? ‘Cause he dies when it dies, when it dies, he dies! What are they gonna say about him? He was a kind man? He was a wise man? He had plans? He had wisdom? Bullshit, man!”
Interesting how the journalist who wrote the obit describes the transition from playing psychotic villains to being a Republican to “mellowed somewhat.”
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