Gene Hackman Biography
Gene Hackman(Eugene Allen Hackman) is a retired American actor and novelist. During his career that spanned nearly five decades, Gene was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. He also won four Golden Globes, one SAG Award and two BAFTAs.
Gene became famous in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. During this time he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Gene’s major subsequent films include: I Never Sang for My Father (1970), when he received his second Best Supporting Actor nomination; The French Connection (1971) and French Connection II (1975), when he played Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle; The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Superman: The Movie (1978), when he played arch-villain Lex Luthor; Hoosiers (1986); and Mississippi Burning (1988), when he received his second Best Actor nomination.
In the 1990s his film roles featured : Unforgiven (1992); The Firm (1993); The Quick and the Dead; Crimson Tide (1995); Get Shorty (1995); The Birdcage (1996); and Enemy of the State (1998) Later roles included: Behind Enemy Lines (2001); and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Gene’s final film appearance to date was the romantic comedy film Welcome to Mooseport in 2004, co-starring comedian Ray Romano.
Gene Hackman Age | How Old Is Gene Hackman
Gene was born on January 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. He is 89 years old as of 2018.
Gene Hackman Height | How Tall Is Gene Hackman
Gene stands at a height of 1.87 m.
Gene Hackman Family | Gene Hackman Young
Gene was born in San Bernardino, California. He is the son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Anna Lyda Elizabeth (née Gray). Gene has one brother, Richard. He has Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry. His mother was born in Lambton, Ontario. Gene’s family moved frequently, finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where they lived in the house of his English-born maternal grandmother, Beatrice. His father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper. In 1943 his parents divorced and his father subsequently left the family. Gene decided that he wanted to become an actor when he was ten years old.
Gene lived in Storm Lake, Iowa for a short while and spent his sophomore year at Storm Lake High School. When he was 16 years old he left home and lied about his age to enlist in the United States Marine Corps. Gene served four and a half years as a field radio operator. He was stationed in China, Qingdao and later in Shanghai. In 1949 when the Communist Revolution conquered the mainland Gene was assigned to Hawaii and Japan. After his discharge in 1951, he moved to New York and worked in several jobs. Gene’s mother died in 1962 as a result of a fire she accidentally set while smoking.
Gene Hackman Wife | Gene Hackman Children | Gene Hackman Today | Where Does Gene Hackman Live
His first marriage was to Faye Maltese. Together they had three children: Christopher Allen, Elizabeth Jean, and Leslie Anne Hackman. In 1986 the couple divorced after three decades of marriage. Gene married Betsy Arakawa in 1991. The couple has a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Is Gene Hackman Dead | Is Gene Hackman Alive | Gene Hackman Health
Gene is still alive. When he was 81 years old in January 2012 Gene was riding a bicycle in the Florida Keys when he was struck by a car. Although it was at first reported that he had suffered head trauma, he sustained only minor injuries.
Gene Hackman Net Worth | How Much Is Gene Hackman Worth
Gene has an estimate net worth of $80 million.
Gene Hackman Movies | Gene Hackman Films|How Many Movies Has Gene Hackman Been In
We, the Marines
The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima
Welcome to Mooseport
Monroe “Eagle” Cole
William B. Tensy
Behind Enemy Lines
Admiral Leslie Reigart
The Royal Tenenbaums
Enemy of the State
Edward ‘Brill’ Lyle
President Allen Richmond
Senator Kevin Keeley
Dr. Lawrence Myrick
The Quick and the Dead
Capt. Frank Ramsey
Geronimo: An American Legend
Brig. Gen. George Crook
Little Bill Daggett
Jedediah Tucker Ward
Postcards from the Edge
Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton, USAF
Full Moon in Blue Water
FBI Special Agent Rupert Anderson
No Way Out
Defense Secretary David Brice
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Lex Luthor / voice of Nuclear Man
Coach Norman Dale
Twice in a Lifetime
Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
Two of a Kind
Col. Jason Rhodes, USMC (ret)
All Night Long
Pete Van Wherry
Superman: The Movie
The Domino Principle
A Bridge Too Far
Maj Gen. Stanisław Sosabowski
March or Die
Maj. William Sherman Foster
French Connection II
NYPD Det. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
Bite the Bullet
Harold, The Blind Man
The Poseidon Adventure
Reverend Frank Scott
Sergeant Leo Holland
Dr. Dave Randolph
The Hunting Party
The French Connection
NYPD Det. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
I Never Sang for My Father
The Gypsy Moths
Shadow on the Land
Reverend Thomas Davis
Detective Lt. Walter Brill
Tommy Del Gaddo
Community Shelter Planning
Donald Ross—Regional Civil Defense Officer
A Covenant with Death
First to Fight
Bonnie and Clyde
Dr. John Whipple
Mad Dog Coll
Gene Hackman Retired
Gene gave a rare interview to Larry King on July 7, 2004 , where he announced that he had no future film projects lined up and believed his acting career was over. While promoting his third novel in 2008, he confirmed that he had retired from acting. When asked during a GQ interview in 2011 if he would ever come out of retirement to do one more film, he said he might consider it “if I could do it in my own house, maybe, without them disturbing anything and just one or two people.”In 2016 he narrated the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima.
Best Gene Hackman Movies
- Unforgiven – 1992
- The French Connection-1971
- The Conversation-1974
- Mississipi Burning – 1988
- Hoosiers – 1986
Gene Hackman Last Movie
Gene’s final film appearance to date was the romantic comedy film Welcome to Mooseport in 2004, co-starring comedian Ray Romano.
Clint Eastwood Gene Hackman
Absolute Power is a 1997 political thriller film produced by and directed by Clint Eastwood. It stars Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service agents. The screenplay of the film was created by William Goldman. The film is based on the 1996 novel Absolute Power by David Baldacci. It was screened at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. The film also stars Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn and Dennis Haysbert. It was also the last screen appearance of E. G. Marshall.
Gene Hackman Western
- The Quick and the Dead -1995
- Unforgiven – 1992
- Bite the Bullent -1975
- The Hunting Party- 1971
- Zandy’s Bride- 1974 Geronimo: An American Legend -1993
- Wyatt Earp-1994
Gene Hackman Novels | Gene Hackman Books
- Pursuit Nov 26, 2013
- Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War May 13, 2008
- Payback at Morning Peak Jun 7, 2011
- Wake of the Perdido Star: A Novel Aug 23, 2011
- Justice For None: A Novel Jun 1, 2004
Gene Hackman House
Gene Hackman Oscar
- Best Supporting Actor- 1993 · Unforgiven – Winner
- Best Actor – 1972 · The French Connection – Winner
- Best Actor – 1989 · Mississippi Burning – Nominee
- Best Supporting Actor – 1971 · I Never Sang for My
- Father – Nominee
- Best Supporting Actor – 1968 · Bonnie and Clyde – NomineeGene Hackman Betsy Arakawa
Gene Hackman The Conversation
The Conversation is a 1974 mystery thriller film written. It was produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola. The film stars Gene Hackman with supporting roles by John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr and Robert Duvall.
Gene Hackman Superman
Gene showed a talent for both comedy and the “slow burn” as criminal mastermind Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie (1978), as he was in its 1980 and 1987 sequels.
Gene Hackman Al Pacino
Scarecrow is a 1973 U.S. road movie. The movie is directed by Jerry Schatzberg. It stars Gene Hackman and Al Pacino. It is based on the story of the relationship between two men who travel from California, aiming to start a business in Pittsburgh.
The Package Gene Hackman
The Package is a 1989 political thriller film directed by Andrew Davis. The film stars Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy and Tommy Lee Jones. It was set during the Cold War. The film portrays an assassination conspiracy within both the U.S. and Soviet militaries. Where Americans and Soviets are about to sign a disarmament treaty to completely eliminate nuclear weapons, but elements within each country’s military are vehemently opposed to such a plan and determined to stop it at all costs. The film Three stars out of four were awarded by Roger Ebert calling it “smarter than most thrillers”.