05:31 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 09/30/2009 02:45PM
Easy Rider filmmaker Dennis Hopper was rushed to a New York City emergency room by ambulance Wednesday, reported ET.
The actor, 73, was wearing an oxygen mask when he was wheeled in, sources tell ET. His rep, Sheila Feren, later confirmed to the Associated Press that Hopper was suffering flu-like symptoms and complaining of a stomach ailment when he was admitted to an unidentified New York medical facility.
Hopper, who has played intense, insane characters in such films as Apocalypse Now and Blue Velvet, was nominated for Oscars for Easy Rider and Hoosiers.
Feren said he has been forced to cancel New York interview appearances to promote his new Starz series Crash, based on the 2004 Oscar-winning Best Picture.
Originally posted 03/26/2002 01:00AM
Thirty-three years after the release of "Easy Rider," a movie which changed the landscape of American film, the actor-director still relishes playing the bad guy, reports PEOPLE.
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