Gene Hackman

Biography

Date of Birth 30 January 1930, San Bernardino, California, USA Birth Name Eugene Allen Hackman Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Gene Hackman is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor. He came to fame during the 1970s, after his role in The French Connection, and has continued to appear in major roles in Hollywood films. Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, to Eugene Ezra Hackman, a newspaper pressman, and Lyda Gray. He has a brother, Richard. Hackman's parents divorced while he was a child, and he moved from one place to another until finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where he lived with his grandmother, Beatrice, who raised him. His mother died in 1962, as a result of a fire she accidentally set while smoking.[2] At sixteen, Hackman left home to join the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served 3 years as a field radio operator. Having finished his service, he moved to New York, working in several minor jobs before moving to study television production and journalism at the University of Illinois under the G.I. Bill. Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, to Eugene Ezra Hackman, a newspaper pressman, and Lyda Gray. He has a brother, Richard. Hackman's parents divorced while he was a child, and he moved from one place to another until finally settling in Danville, Illinois, where he lived with his grandmother, Beatrice, who raised him. His mother died in 1962, as a result of a fire she accidentally set while smoking.[2] At sixteen, Hackman left home to join the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served 3 years as a field radio operator. Having finished his service, he moved to New York, working in several minor jobs before moving to study television production and journalism at the University of Illinois under the G.I. Bill. Despite probably lacking the iconic status of contemporaries, such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino or Jack Nicholson, Hackman has an ability to disappear into the roles he plays, blending a character actor aesthetic with his leading man status. He is also unusually versatile, able to play hard-edged roles, such as in The French Connection and Mississippi Burning as well as convincing comedic turns in fare such as The Birdcage and The Royal Tenenbaums. Together with undersea archaeologist Daniel Lenihan, Hackman also wrote two novels: Wake of the Perdido Star (1999) and Justice for None (2004). His distinctive voice can be heard in television commercials from time-to-time, notably for United Airlines, GTE, CNN, and more recently for Oppenheimer Funds and Lowe's Home Improvement. He will be using that talent as Police Supervisor Al Bressler in the Dirty Harry (video game), reuniting him with Unforgiven and Absolute Power star/director Clint Eastwood. Hackman's first wife was Faye Maltese. They had three children, Christopher Allen, Elizabeth Jean, and Leslie Anne, but the couple divorced in 1986 after 30 years of marriage. In 1991, Hackman married Betsy Arakawa. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Betsy is co-owner of an upscale retail home-furnishing store in Santa Fe, called Pandora's, Inc. On July 7, 2004, Hackman gave a rare interview to Larry King, in which he announced that he had no future film projects lined up, and believes his acting career is over.

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Birth Name

Eugene Allen Hackman

Birth Place

San Bernardino, Californie, États-Unis

Birth Date

1/30/1930
Known For
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Unforgiven

Little Bill Daggett

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The French Connection

Doyle

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Behind Enemy Lines

Reigart

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Royal Tenenbaum

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The Quick and the Dead

John Herod

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Get Shorty

Harry Zimm

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The Birdcage

Senator Keeley

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Heartbreakers

William B. Tensy

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The Conversation

Harry Caul

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The Firm

Avery Tolar

Starring In
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Al Pacino, le Bronx et la fureur

Self (archive footage)

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78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene

Harry Caul (archive footage)

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Himself (archive footage)

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Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Self

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Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

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Hackman on Doyle

Self

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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale

Himself

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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

Lex Luthor (archive footage)

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Welcome To Mooseport

Monroe Cole

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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

Narrator (voice)

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Runaway Jury

Rankin Fitch

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The Kid Stays in the Picture

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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The Royal Tenenbaums

Royal Tenenbaum

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De Superman à Spider-Man : L'aventure des super héros

Lex Luthor (archive footage)

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Behind Enemy Lines

Reigart

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Heist

Joe Moore

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The Mexican

Arnold Margolese

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Heartbreakers

William B. Tensy

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Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'the French Connection'

Self

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Heroes of Iwo Jima

Himself (host / narrator)

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The Replacements

Jimmy McGinty

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Under Suspicion

Henry Hearst

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Enemy of the State

Edward Lyle

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Antz

Mandible (voice)

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Twilight

Jack Ames

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50 Years: The Best Of Hollywood

Interview

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Absolute Power

President Allen Richmond

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Extreme Measures

Dr. Lawrence Myrick

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The Chamber

Sam Cayhall

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The Birdcage

Senator Keeley

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Get Shorty

Harry Zimm

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Crimson Tide

Capt. Frank Ramsey

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The Quick and the Dead

John Herod

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Wyatt Earp

Nicholas Earp

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Geronimo: An American Legend

Brig. Gen. George Crook

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The Firm

Avery Tolar

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Unforgiven

Little Bill Daggett

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Company Business

Sam Boyd

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Class Action

Jedediah Tucker Ward

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Narrow Margin

Robert Caulfield

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Postcards From the Edge

Lowell Kolchek

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Loose Cannons

MacArthur Stern

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The Package

Sgt. Johnny Gallagher

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Bat*21

Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton

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Mississippi Burning

Agent Rupert Anderson

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Another Woman

Larry Lewis

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Split Decisions

Dan McGuinn

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Full Moon in Blue Water

Floyd

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No Way Out

Defense Secretary David Brice

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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Lex Luthor/Voice of Nuclear Man

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Hoosiers

Coach Norman Dale

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Power

Wilfred Buckley

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Target

Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter

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Twice in a Lifetime

Harry MacKenzie

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Under Fire

Alex Grazier

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Uncommon Valor

Col. Jason Rhodes

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Eureka

Jack McCann

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Reds

Pete Van Wherry

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All Night Long

George Dupler

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Superman II

Lex Luthor

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Superman

Lex Luthor

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March or Die

Maj. William Sherman Foster

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A Bridge Too Far

Maj. Gen. Sosabowski

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The Domino Principle

Roy Tucker

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Bite the Bullet

Sam Clayton

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Night Moves

Harry Moseby

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French Connection II

Doyle

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Lucky Lady

Kibby Womack

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Young Frankenstein

Blindman

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For Better, for Worse

Zandy Allan

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The Conversation

Harry Caul

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Scarecrow

Max Millan

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The Poseidon Adventure

Rev. Frank Scott

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Prime Cut

Mary Ann

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The French Connection

Doyle

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The Hunting Party

Brandt Ruger

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Cisco Pike

Officer Leo Holland

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Doctors' Wives

Dr. Dave Randolph

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I Never Sang for My Father

Gene Garrison

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Marooned

Buzz Lloyd

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Downhill Racer

Claire

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The Gypsy Moths

Joe Browdy

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Riot

Red Fraker

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The Split

Detective Lt. Walter Brill

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Bonnie and Clyde

Buck Barrow

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Banning

Tommy Del Gaddo

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A Covenant with Death

Harmsworth

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First to Fight

Sgt. Tweed

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Hawaii

Dr. John Whipple

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Lilith

Norman

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