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Gene Hackman
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Hackman in June 2008
Born
Eugene Allen Hackman

January 30, 1930 (1930-01-30) (age 89)
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, novelists
Years active 1961-2004
Spouse(s) Faye Maltese
(m. 1956-1986, divorced)
Betsy Arakawa
(m. 1991-present)
Children Son and 2 daughters
Parent(s) Eugene Hackman
Lyda (née Gray)

Eugene Alden Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is an American retired actor and novelist. Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California. His parents divorced while he was a child, and he moved from one place to another until he settled finally in Danville, Illinois, where he lived with his English-born grandmother. At the age of 16 he left home to join the Marines, where he served 3 years as a radio operator. Having finished his service, he moved to New York, where he worked in several minor jobs. He then studied television production and journalism at the University of Illinois.

Already over 30 years old, Hackman decided to become an actor, and joined the Pasadena Playhouse in California. It was in that school that Hackman became friends with another person who wanted to be an actor named Dustin Hoffman.

After working hard in many roles he became a well-respected actor. He has won two Academy Awards, and has played many well-known roles.

Filmography

  • Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
  • Runaway Jury (2003)
  • Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Heist (2001)
  • Heartbreakers (2001)
  • The Mexican (2001)
  • The Replacements (2000)
  • Under Suspicion (2000)
  • Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Twilight (1998)
  • Absolute Power (1997)
  • The Chamber (1996)
  • Extreme Measures (1996)
  • The Birdcage (1996)
  • Get Shorty (1995)
  • Crimson Tide (1995)
  • The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • Wyatt Earp (1994)
  • Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Company Business (1991)
  • Class Action (1991)
  • Loose Cannons (1990)
  • Postcards from the Edge (1990)
  • Narrow Margin (1990)
  • The Package (1988)
  • Bat*21 (1988)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • No Way Out (1987)
  • Another Woman (1987)
  • Superman IV: The Quest For Peace (1987)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • Power (1986)
  • Target (1985)
  • Twice In A Lifetime (1985)
  • Eureka (1984)
  • Misunderstood (1984)
  • Uncommon Valor (1983)
  • Under Fire (1983)
  • Reds (1981)
  • Superman II (1981)
  • All Night Long (1981)
  • Superman (1978)
  • The Domino Principle (1978)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • March Or Die (1977)
  • French Connection II (1975)
  • Lucky Lady (1975)
  • Night Moves (1975)
  • The Conversation (1974)
  • Bite the Bullet (1974)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Scarecrow (1973)
  • The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
  • Prime Cut (1972)
  • The Hunting Party (1971)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
  • Downhill Racer (1969)
  • Marooned (1969)
  • The Gypsy Moths (1969)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • Hawaii (1966)
  • Lilith (1964)

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