Gene Hackman Biography, Age, Young, Net worth, Movies And Wife

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.

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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

Year

Title

Role

2017
We, the Marines
Narrator
2016
The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima
Narrator
2004
Welcome to Mooseport
Monroe “Eagle” Cole
2003
Runaway Jury
Rankin Fitch
2001
The Mexican
Arnold Margolese
2001
Heartbreakers
William B. Tensy
2001
Heist
Joe Moore
2001
Behind Enemy Lines
Admiral Leslie Reigart
2001
The Royal Tenenbaums
Royal Tenenbaum
2000
Under Suspicion
Henry Hearst
2000
The Replacements
Jimmy McGinty
1998
Twilight
Jack Ames
1998
Antz
General Mandible
1998
Enemy of the State
Edward ‘Brill’ Lyle
1997
Absolute Power
President Allen Richmond
1996
The Birdcage
Senator Kevin Keeley
1996
Extreme Measures
Dr. Lawrence Myrick
1996
The Chamber
Sam Cayhall
1995
The Quick and the Dead
John Herod
1995
Crimson Tide
Capt. Frank Ramsey
1995
Get Shorty
Harry Zimm
1994
Wyatt Earp
Nicholas Earp
1993
The Firm
Avery Tolar
1993
Geronimo: An American Legend
Brig. Gen. George Crook
1992
Unforgiven
Little Bill Daggett
1991
Class Action
Jedediah Tucker Ward
1991
Company Business
Sam Boyd
1990
Loose Cannons
MacArthur Stern
1990
Postcards from the Edge
Lowell Kolchek
1990
Narrow Margin
Robert Caulfield
1989
The Package
Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
1988
Bat*21
Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton, USAF
1988
Split Decisions
Dan McGuinn
1988
Another Woman
Larry Lewis
1988
Full Moon in Blue Water
Floyd
1988
Mississippi Burning
FBI Special Agent Rupert Anderson
1987
No Way Out
Defense Secretary David Brice
1987
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Lex Luthor / voice of Nuclear Man
1986
Power
Wilfred Buckley
1986
Hoosiers
Coach Norman Dale
1985
Twice in a Lifetime
Harry MacKenzie
1985
Target
Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
1984
Misunderstood
Ned Rawley
1983
Under Fire
Alex Grazier
1983
Two of a Kind
God
1983
Uncommon Valor
Col. Jason Rhodes, USMC (ret)
1983
Eureka
Jack McCann
1981
All Night Long
George Dupler
1981
Reds
Pete Van Wherry
1980
Superman II
1978
Superman: The Movie
Lex Luthor
1977
The Domino Principle
Roy Tucker
1977
A Bridge Too Far
Maj Gen. Stanisław Sosabowski
1977
March or Die
Maj. William Sherman Foster
1975
French Connection II
NYPD Det. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
1975
Lucky Lady
Kibby Womack
1975
Night Moves
Harry Moseby
1975
Bite the Bullet
Sam Clayton
1974
The Conversation
Harry Caul
1974
Young Frankenstein
Harold, The Blind Man
1974
Zandy’s Bride
Zandy Allan
1973
Scarecrow
Max Millan
1972
Prime Cut
Mary Ann
1972
The Poseidon Adventure
Reverend Frank Scott
1972
Cisco Pike
Sergeant Leo Holland
1971
Doctors’ Wives
Dr. Dave Randolph
1971
The Hunting Party
Brandt Ruger
1971
The French Connection
NYPD Det. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
1970
I Never Sang for My Father
Gene Garrison
1969
Riot
Red Fraker
1969
The Gypsy Moths
Joe Browdy
1969
Downhill Racer
Eugene Claire
1969
Marooned
Buzz Lloyd
1968
Shadow on the Land
Reverend Thomas Davis
1968
The Split
Detective Lt. Walter Brill
1967
Banning
Tommy Del Gaddo
1967
Community Shelter Planning
Donald Ross—Regional Civil Defense Officer
1967
A Covenant with Death
Harmsworth
1967
First to Fight
Sgt. Tweed
1967
Bonnie and Clyde
Buck Barrow
1966
Hawaii
Dr. John Whipple
1964
Lilith
Norman
1963
Route 66
Motorist
1961
Mad Dog Coll
Policeman
1961
Tallahassee 7000
Joe Lawson

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 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”.