Dennis Hopper may seem to have mellowed considerably since his days as Hollywood's enfant terrible in the late '60s and '70s, but he is still capable of biting the hand that feeds him. In an interview with the New York Daily News 's "Rush & Molloy" column, Hopper complains that many of his scenes in the Kevin Costner movie Swing Vote ended up on the proverbial cutting-room floor. Hopper,who plays a Democratic presidential candidate in the film, says that he "got cut out of the movie. ... My [character's ] subplot was completely cut. ... When I saw the final cut, I thought, 'I'm not even in this movie!'" Neither Costner, the director, Joshua Stern, nor the distributor, Disney, would comment on Hopper's complaint.

08/08/2008