Easy Rider follows its dope-smoking heroes Wyatt and Billy as they travel the South from Los Angeles to New Orleans with the profits earned in a coke deal, saying "man" a lot, hanging out with an alcoholic lawyer named George (Jack Nicholson), and tripping out in the Big Easy during Mardi Gras with two hookers. Nominated for an Oscar (1969) for Best Screenplay, the film is classic biker cinema and still touches a chord with audiences everywhere. The soundtrack was a smash too, packed with popular rock songs including the now-ubiquitous "Born to Be Wild" biker anthem. "In 1969, I went looking for America," said star Peter Fonda, who co-wrote the film with Terry Southern and director Dennis Hopper. "Fifty years later, I'm still looking."