13TH ANNUAL TEXAS FILM HALL OF FAME AWARDS
edwin "bud" shrake
The maverick image of Texas on the screen is due as much to story as it
is to acting, and for three decades Edwin "Bud" Shrake has been one of
the Lone Star State's premier screenwriters. Beginning with J.W. COOP
(1972), Shrake's selective forays on film have always resulted in
unforgettable characterizations: KID BLUE (1973), TOM HORN, (1980), and
the wickedly funny SONGWRITER (1984). Other highlights of Shrake's
multi-faceted career include a sports column in the Dallas Morning News, a 15-year stint with Sports Illustrated,
and 17 books and three plays. Shrake penned the TV film A PAIR OF ACES
for Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, and played a role in the
sequel ANOTHER PAIR OF ACES: THREE OF A KIND. Bud Shrake is author of
the most successful sports book of all time, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book.
Dennis Hopper's films represent an amazing body of work: REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, GIANT, GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL, COOL HAND LUKE, APOCALYPSE NOW, and BLUE VELVET among them. An avid and noted collector of modern art and a photographer as well, Hopper directed 1969's EASY RIDER and 1988's COLORS. EASY RIDER was honored at the 2003 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards with the Frontier Award.