Peter Fonda was born the son of Henry Fonda in 1940. His acting career began on Broadway. He wore his hair long early on, loved rock music and preferred to spend his time with his musical role models The Byrds rather than the established Hollywood crowd. Together with Dennis Hopper, Fonda wrote and produced EASY RIDER in 1968, a film that shaped a whole generation and still enjoys cult status today. Fonda and Hopper received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. Fonda has played numerous controversial roles and directed several projects. He was a Best Actor Oscar nominee for his role in ULEE’S GOLD in 1997.