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Gene Hackman
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Eugene Allen Hackman
Birth date
Jan 30, 1930
Actor, Novelist
Active Years

Gene Hackman Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs in a career that spanned five decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include The French Connection (1971), in which he played Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle; The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Superman (1978), in which he played arch-villain Lex Luthor; Hoosiers (1986); Mississippi Burning (1987); Unforgiven (1992); Get Shorty (1995); The Birdcage (1996); Enemy Of The State (1998); and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Significant roles

  • Buck Barrow in Gangster Story (1967)
  • Gene Garrison in I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
  • Jimmy Doyle in The French Connection (1971)
  • Harry Caul in The Conversation (1974)
  • Jimmy Doyle in French Connection II (1975)
  • Harry Moseby in Night Moves (1975)
  • Kibby Womack in Lucky Lady (1975)
  • Major General Sosabowski in A Bridge Too Far (1977)
  • Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie (1977)
  • Lex Luthor in Superman II (1980)
  • George Dupler in All Night Long (1981)
  • God in Two of a Kind (1983)
  • Col. Cal Rhodes in Uncommon Valor (1983)
  • Harry MacKenzie in Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
  • Wilfred Buckley in Power (1986)
  • Coach Norman Dale in Hoosiers (1986)
  • Lex Luthor in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
  • Defense Secretary David Brice in No Way Out (1987)
  • Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton in Bat*21 (1988)
  • Agent Rupert Anderson in Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • Sgt. Johnny Gallagher in The Package (1989)
  • Lowell Kolchek in Postcards from the Edge (1990)
  • Robert Caulfield in Narrow Margin (1990)
  • Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven (1992)
  • Avery Tolar in The Firm (1993)
  • Brig. Gen. George Crook in Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
  • Nicholas Earp in Wyatt Earp (1994)
  • Herod in The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • Capt. Frank Ramsey in Crimson Tide (1995)
  • Harry Zimm in Get Shorty (1995)
  • Sen. Kevin Keeley in The Birdcage (1996)
  • Dr. Lawrence Myrick in Extreme Measures (1996)
  • Sam Cayhall in The Chamber (1996)
  • President Allen Richmond in Absolute Power (1997)
  • Jack Ames in Twilight (1998)
  • General Mandible in AntZ (1998)
  • Jimmy McGinty in The Replacements (2000)
  • Arnold Margolese in The Mexican (2001)
  • William B. Tensey in Heartbreakers (2001)
  • Joe Moore in Heist (2001)
  • Royal Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • Admiral Leslie MacMahon Reigart in Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
  • Rankin Finch in Runaway Jury (2003)
  • Monroe Cole in Welcome to Mooseport (2004)