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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.... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Unforgiven
Unforgiven Little Bill Daggett
(1992)
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums Royal Tenenbaum
(2001)
Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State Edward Lyle
(1998)
The French Connection
The French Connection Jimmy Doyle
(1971)

Filmography

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 2001 Heist
Joe Moore
 1998 Antz
General Mandible (voice)
 1991 Company Business
Sam Boyd
 1990 Loose Cannons
MacArthur Stern
 1988 Split Decisions
Dan McGuinn
 1985 Target
Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
 1983 Two of a Kind
God (voice, uncredited)
 1983 Under Fire
Alex Grazier
 1983 Eureka
Jack McCann
 1977 March or Die
Maj. William Sherman Foster
 1974 Zandy's Bride
Zandy Allan
 1973 Scarecrow
Max
 1972 Prime Cut
Mary Ann
 1972 Cisco Pike
Officer Leo Holland
 1971 The Hunting Party
Brandt Ruger
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Dr. Dave Randolph
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
Holt
- Confrontation (1970) ... Holt
 1969 Marooned
Buzz Lloyd
 1969 Downhill Racer
Claire
 1969 The Gypsy Moths
Joe Browdy
 1969 Riot
Red Fraker
 1968 Shadow on the Land (TV Movie)
Rev. Thomas Davis
 1968 The Split
Detective Lt. Walter Brill
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Frank Hunter
- Happy Birthday Everybody (1968) ... Frank Hunter
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Ned
- My Father and My Mother (1968) ... Ned
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Harry Wadsworth
- Leopards Try, But Leopards Can't (1967) ... Harry Wadsworth
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Tom Jessup
- The Spores (1967) ... Tom Jessup
 1967 Banning
Tommy Del Gaddo
 1967 Community Shelter Planning (Short)
Donald Ross - Regional Civil Defense Officer
 1967 A Covenant with Death
Harmsworth
 1967 First to Fight
Sgt. Tweed
 1967 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Herb Kenyon
- The Courier (1967) ... Herb Kenyon
 1966 Hawaii
Dr. John Whipple
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Houston Worth
- Do Not Mutilate or Spindle (1966) ... Houston Worth
 1966 Directions (TV Series)
- Marriage (1966)
 1966 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Roger Nathan
- The Only Game in Town (1966) ... Roger Nathan
 1964 Lilith
Norman
 1959-1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Officer Richard Clayburn / Police Officer in Squad Room
- Unwritten Law (1964) ... Officer Richard Clayburn (uncredited)
- Laney's Boy (1964) ... Police Officer in Squad Room (uncredited)
- The Bluff (1959)
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Policeman
- Creeps Live Here (1963) ... Policeman
 1963 Ride with Terror (TV Movie)
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Douglas McCann
- Ride with Terror (1963) ... Douglas McCann
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series)
Motorist
 1961-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Stanley McGuirk / Jerry Warner
- Quality of Mercy (1961) ... Jerry Warner
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Mr. Jasper
- Prime of Life (1963) ... Mr. Jasper
 1963 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
Frank Collins
- The End of the Story (1963) ... Frank Collins
 1959-1962 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Ed / Reverend MacCreighton / Steve / ...
- Far from the Shade Tree (1962) ... Ed
- Bride of the Fox (1960)
- Big Doc's Girl (1959) ... Reverend MacCreighton
- The Pink Burro (1959) ... Steve
- Little Tin God (1959) ... Joey Carlton
 1961 Tallahassee 7000 (TV Series)
Joe Lawson
- The Fugitive (1961) ... Joe Lawson
 1961 Mad Dog Coll
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Roberto Miranda") in "Death and the Maiden" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Ariel Dorfman. Directed by Mike Nichols. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 17 Mar 1992-2 Aug 1992 (159 performances + 33 previews). Cast: Glenn Close (as "Paulina Salas"), Richard Dreyfuss (as "Gerardo Escobar, Paulina's husband"). Produced by Roger... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eugene Alder

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

(2011, on Hoosiers (1986)) I took the film at a time that I was desperate for money. I took it for all the wrong reasons, and it turned out to be one of those films that stick around. I was from that area of the country and knew of that event, strangely enough. We filmed fifty miles from where I was brought up. So it was a bizarre feeling. I never expected the film to have the kind of legs it's ... See more »

Trivia:

Hackman replaced George Segal in the role of Kibby in the notorious flop Lucky Lady (1975). Possibly anticipating that the film would be a turkey, Segal bailed out of the production and Hackman was brought in at the last-minute. The desperate producers paid Hackman - riding high from the huge box office success of The Poseidon Adventure (1972)--a reported $1.2 million for his role, $500,000 more ... See more »

Trademark:

Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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