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Peter Fonda, emblem of the sixties generation, dead at 79

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1940-2019

Things sometimes don't go as planned. Peter Fonda, the handsome actor who most famously starred in 1969’s "Easy Rider," along with co-star Dennis Hopper, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles, ahead of what would've been the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the film. Fonda was 79. The man who once said, "I feel like I'm about eight years old on most days" had a boyish charm and ... more >

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EASY RIDER TURNS 50 – Half a century later, still riding, still searching

It was awarded the first film award at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson
Directed by Dennis Hopper

In 1969 when a surge of protests against discrimination, the Vietnam War (at its most intensive then) and outdated political and social mindsets was taking place, in came a low-budget, counterculture, film that would speak for a generation and give filmmakers new artistic freedom. The film’s success would cause a seismic shift in the Hollywood system and see studios wrest power back from the ... more >