Gene Hackman Overview:

Actor, Gene Hackman, was born Eugene Allen Hackman on Jan 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, CA. As of December 2021, Gene Hackman was 91 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Gene Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two for Best Actor for The French Connection in 1971 for Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven (as Little Bill Daggett) in 1992.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1967Best Supporting ActorBonnie and Clyde (1967)Buck BarrowNominated
1970Best Supporting ActorI Never Sang for My Father (1970)Gene GarrisonNominated
1971Best ActorThe French Connection (1971)N/AWon
1988Best ActorMississippi Burning (1988)AndersonNominated
1992Best Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)Little Bill DaggettWon
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Looks for Meaning in "Night Moves" (Me, too)

By Rick29 on Nov 3, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

There are certain movies I feel compelled to watch periodically--even though I've seen them and know they will disappoint me again. One such film is Michael Crichton's Looker, which I've reviewed for this blog, and another is Arthur Penn's Night Moves. Both films have impressive pedigrees, with Cric... Read full article


Looks for Meaning in "Night Moves" (Me, too)

By Rick29 on Nov 3, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

There are certain movies I feel compelled to watch periodically--even though I've seen them and know they will disappoint me again. One such film is Michael Crichton's Looker, which I've reviewed for this blog, and another is Arthur Penn's Night Moves. Both films have impressive pedigrees, with Cric... Read full article


The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 25, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. The French Connection 2. The Conversation 3. Hoosiers 4. Superman 5. Bonnie and Clyde 6. Unforgiven 7. The Royal Tenenbaums 8. I Never Sang for my Father 9. Superman II 10. Get Shorty 11. Crimson Tide 12. Night Moves 13. No Way Out 14. Mississippi Burning 15. Young Frankenstein... Read full article


The Best Films of

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 25, 2014 From 4 Star Films

1. The French Connection 2. The Conversation 3. Hoosiers 4. Superman 5. Bonnie and Clyde 6. Unforgiven 7. The Royal Tenenbaums 8. I Never Sang for my Father 9. Superman II 10. Get Shorty 11. Crimson Tide 12. Night Moves 13. No Way Out 14. Mississippi Burning 15. Young Frankenstein... Read full article


Happy 81st Birthday

By monty on Jan 30, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Happy 81st Birthday to veteran actor . Starred in such classic films like Bonnie & Clyde (1967), I Never Sang For My Father (1970), The French Connection (1971, for which he won Best actor Oscar), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), Night Moves (1975), A Bridge To... Read full article


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Gene Hackman Quotes:

Rev. Thomas Davis: I render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's.


Buzz Lloyd: [after being asked by Stone what he saw when a psychologist held up a blank sheet of paper during his astronaut acceptance boards] I saw a field covered with snow. And underneath was new oats. Then the snow melted and the field turned to green. But the psychologist said I was all wrong, it was just a blank sheet of paper.
Clayton Stone: He took you anyway?
Buzz Lloyd: Yeah, I guess they made a mistake.
Clayton Stone: No, no, they don't make mistakes.
Buzz Lloyd: That's right, I forgot. They don't make mistakes do they?
[the entire crew begins to laugh at the irony]


Joe Browdy: Hey Kid... Next time you get in an airplane, make sure it's got a door on it!


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Gene Hackman Facts
Turned down the leading role in Sorcerer (1977) that went to Roy Scheider, Hackman's co-star in The French Connection (1971).

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.

Turned down the role of Sheriff Teasle in First Blood (1982).

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