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Peter Fonda in Conversation

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Published 11 July 2014

In celebration of the RA’s exhibition ‘Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album’, the BFI hosted a special event with Peter Fonda.

  • Peter Fonda established himself as a leading screen actor during the mid-1960s. He acted in a series of increasingly anti-establishment roles in films that saw him subvert his golden boy persona. Fonda’s journey toward counter-culture icon was complete in 1969 when he produced, co-wrote and co-starred in Easy Rider. Along with Fonda, Easy Rider co-starred Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson to form a trio of freewheeling, pot-smoking adventurers.

    Fonda shared an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay with Hopper, and the film was a surprise commercial success. The film is now a cult classic, and can be viewed as part of Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album at the RA.

    This BFI’s Dennis Hopper film season ‘Icon of Oblivion’ continues throughout July. Read more about it on our blog.

    In the clip below, Peter Fonda reminisces about making Easy Rider with Dennis Hopper.

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