Peter Fonda obituary | Register – The Times

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Peter Fonda obituary | Register – The Times


Peter Fonda knew that it would take Hollywood a long time to forgive him forEasy Rider. “They didn’t like me and blamed me for what they thought was trying to overthrow the system,” he said. With the tagline “A man went looking for America — and couldn’t find it anywhere”,Easy Ridersubverted the style of a John Ford western to create an updated, countercultural road movie for the hippy era, which in its way changed Hollywood for ever.

Dressed in black leather with the stars and stripes emblazoned on his jacket, helmet and Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Fonda — who also co-wrote and produced the movie — played the charismatic Wyatt, aka “Captain America”, riding across the redneck South with his long-haired cowboy hippy companion Billy, played…

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