Former Hollywood hellraiser Dennis Hopper considered suicide during the worst of his alcoholism in the 1980s.

The veteran star spiralled to the extent he could no longer face living, believing it was only a matter of time until he was locked up as a result of his booze-fuelled rampages.

He recalls, "I was going to kill myself. I was so bad that I couldn't make a gesture, I couldn't speak.

"It was a terrible time. It was either incarceration, death or get sober."