Dennis Hopper has been in some of the best movies, probably ever. Easy Rider, where he bogarted joints, and Apocalypse Now, where he bogarted cameras. And got killed.
Now, he’s been bogarted to a hospital, while promoting his latest series on Starz – Crash. The television show. I think they should make Crash – The Musical, where everyone accuses each other of racism, then punch each other, and dance to the beat it makes. According to Entertainment Tonight, he had to be rushed to the hospital in an oxygen mask. Which really makes me hope it went something like this.
Dennis Hopper: Awww, man, this had to happen now, didn’t it?
Paramedic: You need to calm down, Mr. Hopper.
DH: I know what this is, man, you’re trying to put a mask on me and make me do lines from Blue Velvet, man.
P: I can assure you, we’re not, just put the mask on.
DH: Hey, man, you keep away! All I wanted was a chimichanga!
P: Please put the mask on.
DH: I’m suffering here, man, and you’re talking….accidents in New York.
P: That’s the tagline to your new show.
DH: Give me a break, man, I’ve had three ambien. I’m trying to stay awake. My lower and upper eyelids are like two teenagers waiting to rub.
P: ….how far away is the hospital?
In all seriousness, though, he couldn’t be a nicer guy, and I hope he recovers quickly. And that he’s genuinely sick, this isn’t a reaction to hearing the news about Roman Polanski. Even though Crash on Starz sounds like the name of a club from the 80′s. Or a synonym for OD’ing.
Get well, Dennis.