Dennis Hopper's Divorce Frustration
In the final interview before his death, Dennis Hopper admits he was shocked to be getting divorced while battling cancer.
Dennis Hopper was shocked to be getting divorced while battling cancer.
In the last interview before his death, the screen legend - who lost his battle with prostate cancer in May at the age of 74 - admits he didn't need the extra stress of his separation from wife Victoria Duffy in the final months of his life.
He said: "Who would have ever thought I'd be getting a divorce in this state? It was a big shock."
Dennis - who was married five times during his lifetime - and his wife of 14 years Victoria were embroiled in a bitter divorce battle as he fought the illness.
During the legal dispute, Victoria - who had a daughter, Galen, with the actor - alleged the actor's three children from previous marriages had turned him against her and wanted her to be cut from his will.
Dennis - who starred in several iconic films in his lifetime, including 'Easy Rider', 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Rebel Without a Cause' - also revealed he thought his best movie was 'Blue Velvet'
He added in the interview with Vanity Fair contributing editor Bob Colacello: "'Blue Velvet', probably. But I've been in such incredible movies. I think at one point I'd been in the five most expensive movies ever made - not that I had large parts in them. 'Apocalypse Now' was one."