RIP Rip Torn, you crazy bastard! On the set of Mailer's film Maidstone, Rip Torn attacked Mailer with a hammer and Mailer bit part of Rip's ear off! It's insane, and the footage was even used as evidence to dismiss Dennis Hopper's case against Rip Torn. Hopper's claim was that Torn attacked him with a knife when Torn was replaced by Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider. The court's findings? "He could not have possibly killed Hopper as he was, at the time, on the set of Maidstone trying to kill Norman Mailer."