Though he mellowed out into the eccentric veteran during the latter years of his career and life, Dennis Hopper (R.I.P.) was a Hollywood wild child during the '70s and '80s, a hippie who denounced materialism. He celebrated the success of Easy Rider by living in self-imposed seclusion in a small town far from the beaten path.

But that didn’t stop him from sweeping people up in his insane orbit, such as the time Kris Kristofferson witnessed Dennis cause a priest to get defrocked for helping him pull off a weirdo mass for James Dean. We’re sure everyone that crossed Hopper’s path during those days was genuinely surprised when the same guy wound up doing Starz series with Jim Jones and retirement-fund commercials years later.