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Easy Rider Bike Sold At Auction Amid Controversy

20th October 2014

A customised Harley-Davidson motorbike wrecked in the final scene of classic 1969 film Easy Rider and lovingly restored by actor Dan Haggerty has been snapped up at auction for over $1.3 million (£812,000).Bosses at California...

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Peter Fonda Dismisses T-shirt Suit

4th July 2014

Easy Rider star Peter Fonda has dismissed a lawsuit against fashion company Dolce & Gabbana and retailer Nordstrom over copyright on his image.Fonda filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court a year ago (Jul13), alleging...

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Peter Fonda Wants Electric Easy Rider Road Trip

1st July 2014

Veteran actor Peter Fonda wants to recreate his road trip from classic movie Easy Rider on an electric motorcycle.Harley-Davidson bosses last month (Jun14) unveiled a prototype for their LiveWire chopper, which is powered by an...

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Peter Fonda Sues Dolce & Gabbana

23rd July 2013

Hollywood veteran Peter Fonda has taken legal action against Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana over a T-shirt featuring his character from Easy Rider.The 73-year-old movie icon claims designers for the brand used an image...

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Fascinating Fact 13482

27th May 2012

British actress Andrea Riseborough has posed as late Hollywood legend Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider for a new photoshoot in Tatler magazine.

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The Things They Tweet 2179

15th December 2011

"One of the great film mavericks has passed, Bert Schneider. Rip." Rocker Slash pays tribute to the Easy Rider producer, who died on Monday (12Dec11).

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Fascinating Fact 12175

4th October 2011

Easy Rider star Peter Fonda and Terminator 2 villain Robert Patrick are to hit the open road for the 28th annual Love Ride on 23 October (11). The stars will lead the bike event from...

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Peter Fonda Weds Again

20th June 2011

Easy Rider star Peter Fonda has wed for the third time.The movie star exchanged vows with Margaret Devogelaere in Hawaii on Sunday (19Jun11). Fonda, 71, divorced his second wife, Portia Crockett, earlier this year (11)....

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Fascinating Fact 10912

16th February 2011

EASY RIDER star PETER FONDA is to play TV cop GARY SINISE's former partner in upcoming episodes of hot drama CSI: NY.

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Jason Lee Offers 25,000 For Hopper Photo

7th February 2011

Jason Lee has offered a $25,000 reward for the return of photograph of the late Dennis Hopper.The 'My Name Is Earl' star took the picture of the 'Easy Rider' actor - who died last year...

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Fonda Finds Dead Body By The Side Of The Road

13th January 2011

EASY RIDER star PETER FONDA had a nasty shock on his way home on Wednesday (12Jan11) when he discovered the body of an alleged suicide victim.The actor was driving through Pacific Palisades, California when he...

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Dennis Hopper's Art Collection To Be Auctioned

5th January 2011

Dennis Hopper's art collection will be sold at auction next week. The 'Apocalypse Now' star - who died of cancer last year aged 74 - wanted his pieces, including works by Bruce Conner, Annie Leibovitz,...

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Gorillaz Plan Hopper Glastonbury Tribute

25th June 2010

GORILLAZ will pay tribute to late acting legend DENNIS HOPPER during the band's headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival - by projecting images from his EASY RIDER movie on to the stage.The band, fronted by...

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Hopper To Be Buried In New Mexico

2nd June 2010

DENNIS HOPPER will be buried in the New Mexican town he fell in love with while filming his iconic movie EASY RIDER, according to a U.S. report.The actor shot parts of the classic road film...

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Hopper To Be Honoured On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

18th March 2010

Ailing movie legend DENNIS HOPPER has finally got something to smile about as he battles divorce and cancer - the EASY RIDER star is to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of...

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Fonda Wants To Say Farewell To Hopper

23rd February 2010

PETER FONDA is desperate to say farewell to his dying EASY RIDER co-star DENNIS HOPPER - but the cancer-stricken actor is too tired to speak.Hopper is suffering from terminal prostate cancer and reportedly has just...

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Fonda: 'We Smoked Real Pot On Easy Rider'

31st October 2009

JACK NICHOLSON, PETER FONDA and DENNIS HOPPER smoked real cannabis during a scene for movie classic EASY RIDER.Fonda has confessed the trio used "real pot" to capture the moment Nicholson's character tries the drug for...

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Easy Rider Sequel Revs Up

12th September 2009

A secret sequel to cult biker film EASY RIDER is set to hit cinemas next month (Oct09), 40 years after PETER FONDA, DENNIS HOPPER and JACK NICHOLSON hit the road to make movie magic.Easy Rider:...

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Hopper To Play Spector-like Wild Man In Crash Tv Spin-off

10th August 2008

DENNIS HOPPER is returning to his EASY RIDER wildman ways to play a PHIL SPECTOR-type music producer on TV. The movie icon is set to star in an episode of new U.S. TV series Crash,...

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Easy Rider Producer 'Kills Himself'

22nd March 2008

EASY RIDER producer BILL HAYWARD has died from a self-inflicting gunshot wound, according to police. Authorities say the 66-year-old fired a handgun into his heart in his trailer in Castaic, California on 9 March (08)....

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Hopper Explodes Easy Rider Myths

15th March 2008

DENNIS HOPPER is tired of others taking credit for his EASY RIDER movie - because he and co-star PETER FONDA are the only people who made the cult 1969 film. The veteran movie star wants...

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Fascinating Fact 5008

12th March 2008

EASY RIDER star DENNIS HOPPER's first sheepdog was given to him by Kansas neighbours the Clutters, who later became the subjects of TRUMAN CAPOTE's book IN COLD BLOOD after the family was slain by killers...

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De Palma: 'Easy Rider Gave Me A Career'

7th March 2008

Director BRIAN DE PALMA has credited cult classic EASY RIDER with paving the way for maverick movie-makers like himself, STEVEN SPIELBERG and MARTIN SCORSESE to revitalise an ailing Hollywood film industry. The Scarface director admits...

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Fascinating Fact 4885

21st February 2008

EASY RIDER star PETER FONDA will be honoured with the 2008 King Vidor Career Achievement Award at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in California next month (Mar08).

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Fonda To Auction Off Easy Rider Items

17th September 2007

PETER FONDA is set to thrill fans of his landmark EASY RIDER movie - by selling off memorabilia he kept from the 1969 classic. Fonda, who produced, co-wrote and starred as Captain America in the...

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Hopper Hops Back On His Bike

4th July 2007

EASY RIDER star DENNIS HOPPER is getting back into the saddle for a mammoth motorbike ride between Russia's two biggest cities. The road trip will see the actor/artist joined by other Hollywood stars to launch...

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Fonda Finds Contract Loophole And Hits The Open Road

17th February 2007

PETER FONDA used a loophole in his GHOST RIDER contract to speed off across Australia on the fastest motorbike he could find. While co-star NICOLAS CAGE was forbidden to fuel his passion for biking away...

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Mendes Treated To Easy Rider Experience

13th February 2007

Sexy Latina EVA MENDES was in for a real treat on the set of her new movie GHOST RIDER when co-star PETER FONDA insisted on talking her through his cult classic EASY RIDER. Rather than...

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Cage Wanted Waits For Ghost Rider, Got Fonda

12th February 2007

NICOLAS CAGE's first choice to play evil MEPHISTOPHELES in new comic book movie adaptation GHOST RIDER was gravel-voiced crooner TOM WAITS. The movie star had his heart set on the DOWNTOWN TRAIN singer joining him...

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Hopper: 'The E-ring Changed My Tv Role Rule'

9th May 2006

DENNIS HOPPER was determined never to take the lead role in a TV series, until director TAYLOR HACKFORD persuaded him to star in THE E-RING with just two days to prepare. The EASY RIDER veteran...

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