Jane Fonda's brother and counterculture icon in the United States died at her Los Angeles home.
Sure, they remember him riding a motorcycle in the classic movie Easy rider from the sixties. The point is Peter Fonda He would never escape the rebellious image that made him one of the icons of American counterculture. Brother to Jane Fonda He has earned his place among the legends of cinema.
The actress died this Friday morning at her Los Angeles home as a result of lung cancer. Her sister, Jane, released the news in a statement: “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we have no words to express the pain in our hearts. After the duel, we hope that our private lives will be respected. "
inn Born in 1940 in New York, he was the son of another legend, Henry Fonda, nicknamed "America's Eyes." So it is not surprising that he followed his steps in acting with small roles in the early sixties. By the end of the decade, he joined the countercultural movement and participated in Roger Corman's low-budget film.
In 1969 next door Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, Published Easy rider, a road movie that defined the spirit of the time. The scene off Hooper and Fonda Driving Through the Desert, with the song "Born to be Wild" in the background, is one of the most classic scenes in movie history. Even Fonda was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and won the award for Best Opera Prima at the Cannes Film Festival.
Just now, the actress was attending a special event for the film's 50th anniversary, September 20, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Submissions had been confirmed by John kay, from the band Steppenwolf, and Roger McGuinn, from The Byrds. A few months ago at the Cannes festival, he presented a restored version.
One of the famous legends about the actor is that he inspired the lyrics to "She Said She Said" from Beatles, which is part of his experimental album stir, from 1966. To be with George Harrison, John Lennon and Ringo Starr, they took LSD, and Harrison said he felt he was dying, to which the actor replied "I know what it's like to be dead”(I know what it's like to be dead, in Spanish).
John Lennon said immediately after: You make me feel like I was never born. "" Who put all that shit in your head? (You make me feel like I was never born. Who put all that shit in your head?). All of these phrases were enshrined in the Beatles song, one of the most important moments of his psychedelic era.