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Dennis Hopper Dead at Age 74

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Dennis Hopper, the two-time Oscar nominee, died in his Venice, CA home today after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 74.

The actor, who was recently given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (you can see video from that March ceremony after jump), was best known for his work in films like Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Apocalypse Now and . His lengthy career extended back to the 1950s when he first hit the big screen in cinematic classics like Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.

Despite receiving an Academy Award nomination for his writing on 1969’s Easy Rider (a movie he also directed), Hopper’s film and personal career hit a number of lows. Dennis battled drugs and alcohol, produced theatrical bombs (The Last Movie) and weathered five failed marriages (including a nasty divorce shortly before his death).

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AFI’s 10 Top 10

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If you were busy watching the Boston Celtic dominate the Los Angeles Lakers last night, you probably missed CBS’ latest AFI special. For this year’s countdown, a jury of “over 1,500 leaders from the creative community” helped select the ‘s Top 10 Films in 10 different genres.

You can find the titles announced in yesterday’s 3-hour special after the jump.

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