Co-author (with Daniel Lenihan) of "Wake of the Perdido Star".
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
11 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
6' 2" (1.88 m)
Did You Know?
I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.
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.
Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal