Feeds

Dennis Hopper joins French Legion of Honour

Knighthood? F**k that shit! Sarko's Red Ribbon!

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

Dennis Hopper today joined other luminaries from the world of entertainment including Lord Olivier, Clint Eastwood and, ahem, Celine Dion in the ranks of France's Légion d'honneur, the BBC reports.

Hopper, 72, was honoured with the rank of commandeur at a ceremony in Paris, which will until 19 January celebrate his life's work with an exhibition at the Cinematique Francaise. Among the attractions on offer are a film retrospective and the thesp's own snaps and paintings.

The movie highlights of Hopper's long career include 1969's Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now (1979) and Blue Velvet, which in 1986 set a new benchmark for screen psychopaths with the actor's splendidly OTT depiction of Frank Booth.

Along the way, Hopper has also popped up in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), True Grit (1969) and, proving he could always be relied on to provide a suitably deranged villain, the very silly Waterworld (1995).

The commandeur's next artistic outing comes later this week, when he graces the small screen as Los Angeles music producer Ben Cendars in the TV adapation of Crash. ®

Reducing security risks from open source software

More from The Register

next story
Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery
Burrito meets soft taco in alleged rooftop romp outrage
Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files
Printable genitalia fall foul of 'obscene material' laws
Brit Rockall adventurer poised to quit islet
Occupation records broken, champagne corks popped
Carlos: Slim your working week to just three days of toil
'Midas World' vision suggests you retire later, watch more tellie and buy more stuff
Apple: No, China. iPhone is NOT public enemy number 1
Beijing fears it could beam secrets back to America
Canuck reader threatens suicide over exact dimensions of SPAAAACE!
How many As? Reg hack's writing cops a shoeing
Accused! Yahoo! exec! SUES! her! accuser!, says! sex! harassment! never! happened!
Allegations were for 'financial gain', countersuit claims
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.