Dennis Hopper in 2009 at the National Arts (Credit: AP)

Dennis Hopper in 2009 at the National Arts Awards presented by Americans for the Arts in Manhattan.

Dennis Hopper through the years

Here's a look at Dennis Hopper's career. The actor's divorce lawyer says Hopper is very weak and dying of the prostate cancer that became public in the fall of 2009.

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 26: (FILE PHOTO) Galen Grier
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HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 26: (FILE PHOTO) Galen Grier Hopper poses with her father actor Dennis Hopper who was honored with the 2,403rd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 26, 2010 in Hollywood, California. Hopper, 74, died of complications from prostate cancer at his home on May 29, 2010 in Venice, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

FILE - In this 1955 file photo, actor
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FILE - In this 1955 file photo, actor Dennis Hopper poses. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," has died, Saturday, May 29, 2010. He was 74. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - In a Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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FILE - In a Wednesday, May 14, 2008 photo, Dennis Hopper, son Henry Hopper and wife Victoria Duffy-Hopper arrive to the opening night ceremony and premiere of the film "Blindness" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes. Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 74.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

FILE - In a Oct. 1971 file photo,
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FILE - In a Oct. 1971 file photo, director-actor Dennis Hopper poses in Hollywood, Ca. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home. He was 74. (AP Photo, File)

LONDON - SEPTEMBER 23: (FILE PHOTO) Dennis Hopper
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LONDON - SEPTEMBER 23: (FILE PHOTO) Dennis Hopper arrives at the UK Premiere of "Layer Cake" at The Electric Cinema, Portobello Road on September 23, 2004 in London. Hopper, 74, died of complications from prostate cancer at his home on May 29, 2010 in Venice, California. (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

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FILE - In a Friday, March 26, 2010
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FILE - In a Friday, March 26, 2010 photo, actor Jack Nicholson, left, congratulates Dennis Hopper after Hopper was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles. Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 74. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

FILE - In a Monday, May 16, 2005
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FILE - In a Monday, May 16, 2005 photo, Dennis Hopper turns the tables on the assembled media as he arrives at Radio City Music Hall for a presentation of new and returning NBC shows, in New York. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home. He was 74. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

FILE - In a Thursday, June 22, 2000
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FILE - In a Thursday, June 22, 2000 photo, U.S. American movie star Dennis Hopper poses on a Harley Davidson motorbike at the ground of the world exposition Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 74.(AP Photo/ Jan Bauer, File)

FILE - In a Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004
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FILE - In a Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004 photo, American film star Dennis Hopper smokes a cigar during the Dunhill Links championship at Carnoustie near St. Andrews, Scotland. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home. He was 74. (AP Photo/Adam Butler, File)

FILE - In this May 19, 2982 file
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FILE - In this May 19, 2982 file photo, actor Dennis Hopper is shown in Dallas, Texas. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home. He was 74. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin, File)

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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2008 file
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2008 file photo, Dennis Hopper and his wife Victoria Duffy arrive at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 74. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

A July 10, 1991 photo shows actor Dennis
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A July 10, 1991 photo shows actor Dennis Hopper. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home. He was 74. Newsday's obituary for Dennis Hopper

FILE - In a Oct. 1971 file photo,
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FILE - In a Oct. 1971 file photo, director-actor Dennis Hopper poses in Hollywood, Ca. Hopper, the Hollywood actor-director whose memorable career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," died Saturday, May 29, 2010 at his Venice, Calif. home. He was 74. (AP Photo, File)

(FILES) US actor Dennis Hopper attends a press
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(FILES) US actor Dennis Hopper attends a press conference for US director Abel Ferrara's film 'Chelsea on the rocks' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 23, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Hopper, known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic “Easy Rider,” died on May 29, 2010 at his home in Venice, California, from complications of prostate cancer, according to US media reports, quoting a family friend. Hopper was 74. FILES/AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo Credit should Read /AFP/Getty Images)

In 1986, Dennis Hopper (as Frank Booth) and
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In 1986, Dennis Hopper (as Frank Booth) and Isabella Rossellini (Dorothy Valens) in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet."

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Dennis Hopper in "The Last Movie" (1971), which
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Dennis Hopper in "The Last Movie" (1971), which he wrote and directed.

Hopper appeared as Ben Cendars in the TV
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Hopper appeared as Ben Cendars in the TV show "Crash," 2008-2009. The show was based on the movie of the same title.

AnnaSophia Robb and Dennis Hopper in the movie
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AnnaSophia Robb and Dennis Hopper in the movie "Sleepwalking" (2008).

In "Speed" (1994), Hopper played a mad bomber
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In "Speed" (1994), Hopper played a mad bomber who wired a bus to explode if its speed drops below 50 mph. He is confronted by Keanu Reeves (bottom).

Dennis Hopper, left, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson
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Dennis Hopper, left, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson in a scene from the 1969 era-defining film "Easy Rider." Hopper also wrote (with Fonda and Terry Southern) and directed the movie, which was nominated for a screenwriting Oscar.

Dennis Hopper in 2009 at the National Arts
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Dennis Hopper in 2009 at the National Arts Awards presented by Americans for the Arts in Manhattan.

Hopper has had a long career in movies
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Hopper has had a long career in movies and television, making his film debut in 1955 in "I Died a Thousand Times" and notably in "Rebel Without a Cause" opposite James Dean.

Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936,
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Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kan. He's been married five times, including one week to Michelle Phillips in 1970.

Dennis Hopper posed for a portrait during the
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Dennis Hopper posed for a portrait during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah for the film "Sleepwalking."

Dennis Hopper arrives at the Partouche Charity Poker
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Dennis Hopper arrives at the Partouche Charity Poker Festival held at Palm Beach Casino during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 17, 2008 in Cannes, France.