This quintessential road and hippie movie is also one of the most important counterculture films of the late 1960s, auguring in the rise of a new and rebellious generation, with its slogans of freedom and contempt for hypocrisy. Traversing America on Harleys, two bikers (played by the phenomenal Hopper and Fonda) smoke real herb, while their leather jackets act as their second skins. The duo’s excellent acting is equaled by that of Jack Nicholson playing a lawyer who retreats from the hustle of “normal” life and becomes the first victim of formal society. The groundbreaking use of a soundtrack featuring Steppenwolf makes us all believe we were Born to Be Wild.
Cannes IFF 1969 – Best First Work; New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1969 - Best Supporting Actor; National Society of Film Critics Awards 1970 - Best Supporting Actor, Special Award
Dennis Hopper (1936-2010) was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer and artist. He studied acting at the renowned Actors Studio, using the Stanislavski method. Hopper is an important part of movie history for challenging American mythology, and his Easy Rider is considered a manifesto of the 1960s counterculture movement. He died in 2010 of cancer.
1969 Swobodny jeździec / Easy Rider
1971 The American Dreamer (doc.)
1980 Out of the Blue
1988 Kolory / Colors
1990 Życie na gorąco / The Hot Spot
1994 Eskorta / Chasers