Dennis Hopper

Super Mario Thinks His Movie Sucks!

Ok, so it’s not exactly Nintendo’s Koopa smashing plumber but it’s Bob Hoskins. The veteran actor played Mario in the 1993 live action adaptation based on the video game starring alongside John Leguizamo and the late Dennis Hopper. Granted the film was nothing that would be expected from the Nintendo universe, with the open fields of the Mushroom kingdom replace with a dystopian parallel Earth ruled by a very human looking King Koopa. It even cheesed it’s effects department, remember that “Devo Gun” that looked suspiciously familiar to a then current Nintendo accessory.

In a recent interview with  The Guardian, Bob sat down and answered a few questions about his career. In it he brings up the film three times, it’s never good when you say somthing in three’s:

Here’s what he had to say:

What is the worst job you’ve done? Super Mario Brothers.

What has been your biggest disappointment?

Super Mario Brothers.

If you could edit your past, what would you change?

I wouldn’t do Super Mario Brothers.

So we’re guessing you didn’t like Super Mario Brothers, did you Bob? This isn’t the first time that Mr. Hoskins has stated his displeasure over how the film turned out either, back in 2007 Bob said “The whole experience was a nightmare.” Yeah it may have sucked but it’s better then the intro for the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, I still have that tune haunting my dreams. Could you imagine Lou Albano and Danny Wells as the plumbers supreme? I definitely couldn’t.

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Via: Blastr

Dennis Hopper Dead at 74


Sad news in the nerd verse. Legendary actor and director Dennis Hopper died yesterday morning of complication from prostate cancer at the age of 74. Hopper died at his home in Venice, Cali., where he had lived for many years, the Los Angelas Time reported.

Hopper is most known for his starring and directing role in the 1969 film “Easy Rider“, which ushered in a new era for U.S. movie industry, it was a game changer.

Hopper was the type of actor who didn’t let his success define the roles he chose. Though, usually pegged as the bad guy he was a working actor that brought an appreciated level of intensity  to every role. We will remember him as the ex-cop turned mad men in Speed, the smoking outlaw in Waterworld and of course the slicked hair evolved dinosaur in Super Mario Bros.

While Hopper was indentified with the 60’s counter-culture shock he became the most dependable and creepiest villain in cinema. He will be missed.

Feel free to share remembraces in the comments below. Click after the jump for a video of the life and times of Dennis Hopper by film critic Matthew Zoller Seitz (courtesy of slasfilm). It will make you sad. This bastard did so much and did what he did better than anyone else.