Fact: Mariah Carey is climbing the ranks in Hollywood with her widely-praised performance in PRECIOUS - she's the latest recipient of the Capri-Hollywood Film Festival's Best Supporting Actress award. Carey follows past supporting actor honourees including Dennis Hopper, Amy Ryan and Matt Dillon, and will be presented with the accolade at the 14th annual festival's ceremony on 28 December (09).
Fact: Actors Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper and Dakota Fanning, and comedienne Sarah Silverman, have joined the list of celebrity presenters at the 2009 Critics' Choice Awards, scheduled to air on 8 January (09) from Santa Monica, California.
Quote: "When Warren Beatty announced he was going to run for president, I called him and said, I'd make a great vice president, I can provide you with all the vice you need." Former hellraiser Dennis Hopper on his pal's plans to run for president in 2000.
Fact: Dennis Hopper has been presented with France's top arts honour. The Easy Rider star was awarded the Legion of Honour medal in Paris on Monday (13Oct08).
Quote: "My general advice on relationships with a big age gap is have the affair, then cut it off before it cuts you off. But I've been very fortunate." Actor Dennis Hopper, 72, shares his relationship wisdom after enjoying 12 years of marriage to fifth wife Victoria Duffy, 32 years his junior.
Fact: Actors Goldie Hawn, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Hopper, SALMA HAYAK and Edward Norton are all competing for the $1 million (GBP500,000) prize at the Partouche Charity Poker Festival in Cannes, France this weekend (16-18May08).
Fact: 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 Perry Smith and DICK HICKOCK.
Fact: Diane Keaton, Tilda Swinton, Dennis Hopper, Nicky Hilton and Red Hot Chili Peppers star John Frusciante were among the celebrity guests at Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel's art exhibition at the Gargosian Gallery in Beverly Hills on Thursday (21Feb08).
Quote: "James Dean... died in a car accident. I didn't know Heath Ledger (but) I think it's really tragic that he died at 28 years old. It's hard for me to compare him to James Dean." Dennis Hopper hopes the media don't keep on comparing HEATH LEDGER's death to that of his friend JAMES DEAN, who passed away in 1955.
Quote: "I'm the only living American artist who's ever been on show in the Winter Palace. Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko have shown there in the past. But they're dead." Actor Dennis Hopper is proud his artistic talents have won him acclaim at Russia's prestigious Hermitage museum.
Quote: "At the core of every David Lynch film is a fundamental mystery that's best summed up this way: `What the f**k was that about?'" Actor Dennis Hopper pokes fun at his Blue Velvet director at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday (24FEB07). Lynch and his muse Laura Dern were honoured with a Special Distinction Award at the prizegiving.
Quote: "I was doing half a gallon of rum with a fifth of rum on the side, 28 beers and three grams of cocaine a day. And that wasn't getting high, that was just to keep going. I used to say it never affected my work, but f**k, it was like a nightmare rollercoaster, paranoid schizophrenic journey that was totally crazy." Former alcoholic and drug abuser Dennis Hopper describes a normal day at the height of his addiction.
Fact: <p>Jack Nicholson hosted the inaugural JACK NICHOLSON/RUDY DURAN Celebrity Golf Classic in California at the weekend (09OCT05). The movie legend's star pals like Dennis Hopper and Don Cheadle joined him on the links and helped to raise over $600,000 (GBP333,300) for children's charities. </p>
Quote: <p>"I should have been dead 10 times over. I've thought about that a lot. I believe in miracles. It's an absolute miracle that I'm still around." Dennis Hopper, 69, is thrilled to have survived his decades of booze and drugs. </p>