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By Jennifer Odell
News of Dennis Hopper's death on May 29 unleashed a torrent of praise for his seminal films, especially "Easy Rider." In his last days, Hopper spoke candidly about the 1969 film with Vanity Fair, expressing his appreciation for its lasting cultural relevance and wondering why the United States seems to have regressed socially and politically since that time.
Click through our gallery for more of Hopper's thoughts on his career, his personal life and more, then visit VanityFair.com to read the full story.