TV commercial for Kirin Dry (Japan)
2 Print Biographies |
1 Portrayal |
1 Interview |
11 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on aging] It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.
He was initially reluctant to take the role of Lex Luthor in ''Superman: The Movie (1978)'' as he didn't want to shave off a mustache he had recently grown. Richard Donner made a deal with him that if he shaved it off, Donner would shave off his as well. After Hackman did so, Donner revealed that the mustache he was wearing was a fake. This made Hackman instantly respect and like Donner immensely.
Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal