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Birth information

30 January 1930 San Bernardino, California, USA

Given Name

Eugene Allen Hackman

How tall is Gene Hackman?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Betsy Arakawa
Filipa (Faye) Maltese

Life Story of Gene Hackman

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves, his family settled in Danville, Illinois. Gene grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of sixteen for a hitch with the US Marines. Moving to New York after being discharged, he worked in a number of menial jobs before studying journalism and television production on the G.I. Bill at the University of Illinois. Hackman would be over 30 years old when he finally decided to take his chance at acting by enrolling at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. Legend says that Hackman and friend Dustin Hoffman were voted "least likely to succeed."

Hackman next moved back to New York, where he worked in summer stock and off-Broadway. In 1964 he was cast as the young suitor in the Broadway play "Any Wednesday." This role would lead to him being cast in the small role of Norman in Lilith (1964), starring Warren Beatty. When Beatty was casting for Bonnie and Clyde...

Significant features of Gene Hackman

Raspy voice
Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal

How much money has Gene Hackman earned?

The French Connection (1971) $100,000
Lucky Lady (1975) $1,350,000
Superman (1978) $2,000,000
The Quick and the Dead (1995) $1,300,000

Publications and Magazines about Gene Hackman

Michael Munn Gene Hackman. 1997
Allan Hunter Gene Hackman. 1987

What movies did Gene Hackman play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Mörderisches Spiel (2000) ,
Actors Filmography
Welcome to Mooseport (2004) Monroe Cole, Runaway Jury (2003) Rankin Fitch, Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Reigart, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Royal Tenenbaum, Heist - Der letzte Coup (2001) Joe Moore, Heartbreakers (2001) William B. Tensy, The Mexican (2001) Arnold Margolese, The Replacements (2000) Jimmy McGinty, Mörderisches Spiel (2000) Henry Hearst, Enemy of the State (1998) Edward Lyle, Antz (1998) Mandible, Twilight (1998) Jack Ames, Absolute Power (1997) President Richmond, The Chamber...

Birth information

30 January 1930 San Bernardino, California, USA

Given Name

Eugene Allen Hackman

How tall is Gene Hackman?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Betsy Arakawa
Filipa (Faye) Maltese

Life Story of Gene Hackman

Eugene Allen Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California, the son of Anna Lyda Elizabeth (Gray) and Eugene Ezra Hackman, who operated a newspaper printing press. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry, partly by way of Canada, where his mother was born. After several moves, his family settled in Danville, Illinois. Gene grew up in a broken home, which he left at the age of sixteen for a hitch with the US Marines. Moving to New York after being discharged, he worked in a number of menial jobs before studying journalism and television production on the G.I. Bill at the University of Illinois. Hackman would be over 30 years old when he finally decided to take his chance at acting by enrolling at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. Legend says that Hackman and friend Dustin Hoffman were voted "least likely to succeed."

Hackman next moved back to New York, where he worked in summer stock and off-Broadway. In 1964 he was cast as the young suitor in the Broadway play "Any Wednesday." This role would lead to him being cast in the small role of Norman in Lilith (1964), starring Warren Beatty. When Beatty was casting for Bonnie and Clyde...

Significant features of Gene Hackman

Raspy voice
Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal

How much money has Gene Hackman earned?

The French Connection (1971) $100,000
Lucky Lady (1975) $1,350,000
Superman (1978) $2,000,000
The Quick and the Dead (1995) $1,300,000

Publications and Magazines about Gene Hackman

Michael Munn Gene Hackman. 1997
Allan Hunter Gene Hackman. 1987

What movies did Gene Hackman play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Mörderisches Spiel (2000) ,
Actors Filmography
Welcome to Mooseport (2004) Monroe Cole, Runaway Jury (2003) Rankin Fitch, Behind Enemy Lines (2001) Reigart, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Royal Tenenbaum, Heist - Der letzte Coup (2001) Joe Moore, Heartbreakers (2001) William B. Tensy, The Mexican (2001) Arnold Margolese, The Replacements (2000) Jimmy McGinty, Mörderisches Spiel (2000) Henry Hearst, Enemy of the State (1998) Edward Lyle, Antz (1998) Mandible, Twilight (1998) Jack Ames, Absolute Power (1997) President Richmond, The Chamber...

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Gene Hackman and Sissy Spacek in Die Professionals (1972)

Was the first choice to play Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969).

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He was the sixth choice to play Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971).

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Gene Hackman in Crimson Tide - In tiefster Gefahr (1995)

He lied about his age to join the Marines at 16, but left as soon as his initial tour was complete.

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Gene Hackman and Pamela Sue Martin in Die Höllenfahrt der Poseidon (1972)

While at the Pasadena Playhouse, Hackman and a classmate were voted "Least likely to succeed". The classmate was Dustin Hoffman.

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Gene Hackman, Pamela Sue Martin, and Eric Shea in Die Höllenfahrt der Poseidon (1972)

Was the first choice to play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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Gene Hackman and Shelley Winters in Die Höllenfahrt der Poseidon (1972)

Was also offered the chance to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

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Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, etc.

Turned down the part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Pearl Harbor (2001), which went to Jon Voight.

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Gene Hackman, Eldon Burke, Dick Durock, Arthur O'Connell, etc.

Jailed as a teen (c. 1946) for stealing candy & soda pop from a candy store.

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One of the most sustaining actors of all time, he still averaged two films a year in his 70s, having starred in six in 2001 alone. This all changed however in 2004, when he last acted in Welcome to Mooseport (2004). He has not appeared in anything since.

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Has stated that his performance in Scarecrow (1973) is his personal favorite.

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Revealed on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) that two of the most important factors in deciding on which films he will work on are the script and the money.

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Gene Hackman, Leslie Nielsen, Stella Stevens, Connie Ducharme, Fred Sadoff, etc.

2001: Was involved in a road-rage incident when two young men attacked him for hitting their car in Hollywood.

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Father of Christopher Hackman. He also has 2 daughters named Leslie Hackman and Elizabeth Hackman.

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Gene Hackman and Arthur O'Connell in Die Höllenfahrt der Poseidon (1972)

Brother of Richard Hackman.

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Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, and Saul Rubinek in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Has appeared in three films adapted from novels by John Grisham: The Firm (1993), The Chamber (1996) and Runaway Jury (2003).

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Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Based his role, in The Conversation (1974), on one of his uncles and a fellow Marine he had known well. He characterized the Marine as someone "who probably became a serial killer".

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Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Dustin Hoffman came to New York after finishing his training at the Pasadena Playhouse. The two of them roomed together in New York at Hackman's one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Ave. & 26th St. Hoffman slept on the kitchen floor. Originally, Hackman had offered to let him stay a few nights, but Hoffman would not leave. Hackman had to take him out to look for his own apartment.

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Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

As roommates, Dustin Hoffman and Hackman would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for Marlon Brando, who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.

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Gene Hackman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Dustin Hoffman asked for the part of Rankin Fitch in Runaway Jury (2003), which had gone to Hackman. Hoffman admits to asking, "Can't you get rid of Gene and give me the part?".

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Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, and Saul Rubinek in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Runaway Jury (2003) was the first time he and former roommate Dustin Hoffman performed on the screen together.

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Gene Hackman in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Met actor Dustin Hoffman in the first month at Pasadena Playhouse. Had several classes with him.

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Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, and Saul Rubinek in Erbarmungslos (1992)

Was admitted into the famed Pasadena Playhouse on the G.I. Bill. He failed out of it after 3 months and moved to New York to continue being a stage actor. Received 1 of the lowest grades the school had ever given (1.3 out of 10). He headed to New York with the intention of proving them wrong.

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Gene Hackman in French Connection II (1975)

Was the subject of the song "Gene Hackman" by Hoodoo Gurus.

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Turned down the lead roles in Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

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Gene Hackman and Bernard Fresson in French Connection II (1975)

7/7/04: Appeared on Larry King Live (1985). Larry King was surprised to find out that Hackman had no movies lined up, and Hackman replied by saying that he thinks it is the end of his career.

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Gene Hackman in French Connection II (1975)

Says watching his own films makes him terribly nervous.

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Reportedly turned down the role of Randall Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

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Gene Hackman and Bernard Fresson in French Connection II (1975)

Reportedly turned down one of the lead roles in Network (1976).

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Gene Hackman in French Connection II (1975)

After he played Little Bill in Unforgiven (1992), Hackman vowed not to appear in any more violent films. After he had been in violent films dating back to Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and The French Connection (1971) (in a role refused by Peter Boyle for the same reasons), he said he was fed up with them.

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Gene Hackman in French Connection II (1975)

Along with Margot Kidder, Hackman was appalled at the way Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind, the producers of the first three Superman films and 1984's Supergirl (1984) film, had treated director Richard Donner, who had directed the first Superman (1978) and most of the second Superman film back-to-back before he was fired by the Salkinds over creative differences. Hackman, who said he only did the first two movies because of Donner's persuasion, was so angry with the Salkinds that he vehemently refused to reprise the role of Lex Luthor in Superman III (1983), while Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane, only appeared in a cameo role. Hackman was later persuaded to reprise the Luthor role in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).

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Gene Hackman in French Connection II (1975)

Enjoys painting and writing fiction.

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Gene Hackman and André Penvern in French Connection II (1975)

Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Gene Hackman in French Connection II (1975)

As a young man, Hackman attended a showing of the movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and was impressed by the performance of Marlon Brando due to his naturalism and the fact that he didn't look like what a movie star typically looked like in the 1950s. After exiting the theater, he told his father that he wanted to be an actor.

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Gene Hackman and Bernard Fresson in French Connection II (1975)

Even though he is no longer a cigarette smoker, Hackman played the role of a chain-smoker in Heartbreakers (2001). He was using a special kind of cigarette that only produces heavy smoke without requiring any inhaling. Ironically and tragically, in 1962, Hackman's mother Lydia died of injuries incurred from a fire caused by her own smoking.

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Gene Hackman and Charles Millot in French Connection II (1975)

Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) because he was in a troubled marriage and could not spend 16 weeks outside of Los Angeles on location shooting.

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Gene Hackman and Terence Hill in Marschier oder stirb (1977)

In a 2004 Vanity Fair story on him, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Duvall, Hackman said one of the worst memories of being a struggling actor, was working as a doorman in New York City. He recalled having seen former Marine officers pass him by when opening the door for them, of which one had said "Hackman, you're a sorry son of a bitch."

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While a struggling actor in New York City, he worked as a soda jerk in a pharmacy and as a furniture mover. But told Time Magazine in 2011 that "worst job I ever had" was working nights at the legendary Chrysler Building--as part of a crew that polished the leather furniture.

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After flunking out of the Pasadena Playhouse and moving to New York City with fellow drop-out Dustin Hoffman, Hackman worked at the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Times Square as a doorman. One day, a Pasadena Playhouse acting teacher whom Hackman hated walked by him, stopped, and told him that he had been right, that Hackman would never amount to anything.

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In Robert Osborne's "Academy Awards 1972 Oscar Annual", Hackman is quoted as saying Errol Flynn was his boyhood idol. Says a poster of Flynn is one of the only movie mementos he has in his otherwise very "civilian" Santa Fe home.

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Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, and Max von Sydow in Marschier oder stirb (1977)

1990: Underwent successful angioplasty surgery after nearly suffering a severe heart attack.

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Is one of only a few actors to win an Oscar for a supporting role after winning an Oscar for a leading role. (Others to do so are Jack Nicholson, Maggie Smith and Helen Hayes).

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Gene Hackman and Terence Hill in Marschier oder stirb (1977)

In the Superman movies, he didn't like the idea of going bald for his role as Lex Luthor. He was allowed to wear wigs instead, and was convinced to wear a bald cap in only a few scenes.

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Has played three fictional Presidents: he plays President Alan Richmand in Absolute Power (1997). His Superman (1978) character, Lex Luthor, became President of the United States in the year 2000, in the DC Comics. He also played President Monroe "Eagle" Cole in Welcome to Mooseport (2004).

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