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

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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 Hackman
Gene Hackman

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 in USA.

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

Movies From Year 2000 To 2017

2017 – We, the Marines as Narrator
2016 – The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima as Narrator
2004 – Welcome to Mooseport as Monroe “Eagle” Cole
2003 – Runaway Jury as Rankin Fitch
2001 – The Mexican as Arnold Margolese
2001 -Heartbreakers as William B. Tensy
2001 – Heist as Joe Moore
2001 – Behind Enemy Lines as Admiral Leslie Reigart
2001 – The Royal Tenenbaums as Royal Tenenbaum
2000 – Under Suspicion as Henry Hearst
2000 – The Replacements as Jimmy McGinty

Movies From Year 1991 To 1998

1998 – Twilight as Jack Ames
1998 – Antz as General Mandible
1998 – Enemy of the State as Edward ‘Brill’ Lyle
1997 – Absolute Power as President Allen Richmond
1996 – The Birdcage as Senator Kevin Keeley
1996 – Extreme Measures as Dr. Lawrence Myrick
1996 – The Chamber as Sam Cayhall
1995 – The Quick and the Dead as John Herod
1995 – Crimson Tide as Capt. Frank Ramsey
1995 – Get Shorty as Harry Zimm
1994 – Wyatt Earp as Nicholas Earp
1993 – The Firm as Avery Tolar
1993 – Geronimo: An American Legend as Brig. Gen. George Crook
1992 – Unforgiven as Little Bill Daggett
1991 – Class Action as Jedediah Tucker Ward
1991 – Company Business as Sam Boyd

Movies From Year1981 To 1990

1990 – Loose Cannons as MacArthur Stern
1990 – Postcards from the Edge as Lowell Kolchek
1990 – Narrow Margin as Robert Caulfield
1989 – The Package as Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
1988 – Bat*21 as Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton, USAF
1988 – Split Decisions as Dan McGuinn
1988 – Another Woman as Larry Lewis
1988 – Full Moon in Blue Water as Floyd
1988 – Mississippi Burning as FBI Special Agent Rupert Anderson
1987 – No Way Out as Defense Secretary David Brice
1987 – Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as Lex Luthor / voice of Nuclear Man
1986 – Power as Wilfred Buckley
1986 – Hoosiers as Norman Dale
1985 – Twice in a Lifetime as Harry MacKenzie
1985 – Target as Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
1984 – Misunderstood as Ned Rawley
1983 – Under Fire as Alex Grazier
1983 – Two of a Kind as God
1983 – Uncommon Valor as Col. Jason Rhodes, USMC (ret)
1983 – Eureka as Jack McCann
1981 – All Night Long as George Dupler
1981 – Reds as Pete Van Wherry


Movies From Year 1970 To 1980

1980 – Superman II
1978 – Superman: The Movie as Lex Luthor
1977 – The Domino Principle as Roy Tucker
1977 – A Bridge Too Far as Maj Gen. Stanisław Sosabowski
1977 – March or Die as Maj. William Sherman Foster
1975 – French Connection II as NYPD Det. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
1975 – Lucky Lady as Kibby Womack
1975 – Night Moves as Harry Moseby
1975 – Bite the Bullet as Sam Clayton
1974 – The Conversation as Harry Caul
1974 – Young Frankenstein as Harold, The Blind Man
1974 – Zandy’s Bride as Zandy Allan
1973 – Scarecrow as Max Millan
1972 – Prime Cut as Mary Ann
1972 – The Poseidon Adventure as Reverend Frank Scott
1972 – Cisco Pike as Sergeant Leo Holland
1971 – Doctors’ Wives as Dr. Dave Randolph
1971 – The Hunting Party as Brandt Ruger
1971 – The French Connection as NYPD Det. Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle
1970 – I Never Sang for My Father as Gene Garrison

Movies From Year 1961 To 1961

1969 – Riot as Red Fraker
1969 – The Gypsy Moths as Joe Browdy
1969 – Downhill Racer as Eugene Claire
1969 – Marooned as Buzz Lloyd
1968 – Shadow on the Land as Reverend Thomas Davis
1968 – The Split as Detective Lt. Walter Brill
1967 – Banning as Tommy Del Gaddo
1967 – Community Shelter Planning as Donald Ross—Regional Civil Defense Officer
1967 – A Covenant with Death as Harmsworth
1967 – First to Fight as Sgt. Tweed
1967 – Bonnie and Clyde as Buck Barrow
1966 – Hawaii as Dr. John Whipple
1964 – Lilith as Norman
1963 – Route 66 as Motorist
1961 – Mad Dog Coll as Policeman
1961 – Tallahassee 7000 as 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”.

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