Gene Hackman Biography (1930-)

Full name, Eugene Alden Hackman; born January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino (some sources cite Riverside), CA; raised in Danville, IL; son of Eugene Ezra (anewspaper press operator) and Lydia Hackman; married Fay Maltese (a bank secretary), January 1, 1956 (divorced, 1986); married Betsy Arakawa, December, 1991; children: (first marriage) Christopher, Elizabeth, Leslie. Addresses: Agent: Fred Specktor, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804; (voice) Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Dick Guttman, Guttman Associates, 118 South Beverly Dr., Suite 201, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer
Birth Details
January 30, 1930
California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Police officer, Mad Dog Coll, Columbia, 1961
  • Norman, Lilith, Columbia, 1964
  • Harmsworth, A Covenant with Death, Warner Bros., 1966
  • Reverend John Whipple, Hawaii, United Artists, 1966
  • Buck Barrow, Bonnie and Clyde (also known as Bonnie and Clyde ... Were Killers!), Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1967
  • Sergeant Tweed, First to Fight, Warner Bros., 1967
  • Tommy Del Gaddo, Banning, Universal, 1967
  • Out by the Country Club, 1967
  • Detective lieutenant Walter Brill, The Split, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,1968
  • Buzz Lloyd, Marooned (also known as Space Travelers), Columbia, 1969
  • Eugene Claire, Downhill Racer, Paramount, 1969
  • Joe Browdy, The Gypsy Moths, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Red Fletcher (some sources cite surname as Fraker), Riot!, Paramount, 1969
  • Gene Garrison, I Never Sang for My Father, Columbia, 1970
  • Brandt Ruger, The Hunting Party, United Artists, 1971
  • Detective James "Jimmy"/"Popeye" Doyle, The French Connection, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Dr. Dave Randolph, Doctors' Wives, Columbia, 1971
  • Officer Leo Holland, Cisco Pike, Columbia, 1971
  • Mary Ann, Prime Cut, National General, 1972
  • Reverend Frank Scott, The Poseidon Adventure, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1972
  • Max Millan, Scarecrow, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Harold the blind hermit, Young Frankenstein (also known as Frankenstein Jr.), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Harry Caul, The Conversation, Paramount, 1974
  • Zandy Allan, Zandy's Bride (also known as For Better, for Worse), Warner Bros., 1974
  • Harry Moseby, Night Moves, Warner Bros., 1975
  • James "Jimmy"/"Popeye" Doyle, The French Connection II, TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1975
  • Kibby, Lucky Lady, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Sam Clayton, Bite the Bullet, Columbia, 1975
  • (In archive footage) America at the Movies, Cinema 5 Distributing,1976
  • Himself, A Look at Liv (documentary), Win Kao Productions, 1977
  • Major general Stanislaw Sosabowski, A Bridge Too Far, United Artists, 1977
  • Major William Sherman Foster, March or Die, Columbia, 1977
  • Roy Tucker, The Domino Principle (also known as The Domino Killings and El domino principe), Avco-Embassy, 1977
  • Himself, Formula uno, febbre della velocita (also known as Speed Fever), 1978
  • Lex Luthor, Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Lex Luthor, Superman II, Warner Bros., 1980
  • George Dupler, All Night Long, Universal, 1981
  • Pete Van Wherry, Reds, Paramount, 1981
  • Alex Grazier, Under Fire, Orion, 1983
  • Colonel Jason Rhodes, Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983
  • Jack McCann, Eureka, United Artists, 1983
  • Voice of God, Two of a Kind, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Ned Rawley, Misunderstood (also known as L'ultimo sole d'estate), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Harry MacKenzie, Twice in a Lifetime, Yorkin Company/Pan Canadian,1985
  • Walter Lloyd/Duncan "Duke" Potter, Target, Warner Bros., 1985
  • Coach Norman Dale, Hoosiers (also known as Best Shot), Orion, 1986
  • Wilfred Buckley, Power, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Defense secretary David Brice, No Way Out, Orion, 1987
  • Lex Luthor and voice of Nuclear Man, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Agent Rupert Anderson, Mississippi Burning, Orion, 1988
  • Dan McGuinn, Split Decisions (also known as Kid Gloves), New Century-Vista, 1988
  • Floyd, Full Moon in Blue Water, Trans World Entertainment, 1988
  • Larry Lewis, Another Woman, Orion, 1988
  • Lieutenant colonel Iceal Hambleton, Bat*21 (also known as Bat 21), TriStar, 1988
  • Jedediah Tucker Ward, Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1989
  • Lowell Korshack, Postcards from the Edge, Columbia, 1989
  • Sergeant Johnny Gallagher, The Package, Orion, 1989
  • MacArthur Stern, Loose Cannons (also known as The Von Metz Incident), TriStar, 1990
  • Robert Caulfield, Narrow Margin, TriStar, 1990
  • Sam Boyd/John Jones, Company Business, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe,1990
  • Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett, Unforgiven (also known as The William Munny Killings), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Avery Tolar, The Firm, Paramount, 1993
  • Brigadier general George Crook, Geronimo: An American Legend, Columbia, 1993
  • Nicholas Earp, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Captain Frank Ramsey, Crimson Tide, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Harry Zimm, Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • John Herod, The Quick and the Dead, TriStar, 1995
  • Dr. Lawrence Myrick, Extreme Measures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Sam Cayhall, The Chamber, Universal, 1996
  • Senator Kevin Keeley, The Birdcage (also known as Birds of a Feather), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996
  • President Allen Richmond, Absolute Power, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Edward "Brill" Lyle, Enemy of the State, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Jack Ames, Twilight (also known as The Magic Hour), Paramount, 1998
  • Voice of General Mandible, Antz (animated), DreamWorks, 1998
  • Henry Hearst, Under Suspicion (also known as Suspicion), Lions Gate Films, 1999
  • Jimmy McGinty, The Replacements, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Admiral Leslie McMahon Reigart, Behind Enemy Lines, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Arnold Margolese, The Mexican (also known as La mexicana),DreamWorks, 2001
  • Himself, Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter (documentary shortfilm), 2001
  • Joe Moore, Heist (also known as Le vol), Warner Bros., 2001
  • Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums, Buena Vista, 2001
  • William B. Tensy, Heartbreakers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Himself, The Kid Stays in the Picture (documentary), Focus Features/USA Films, 2002
  • Narrator, Colors of Courage: Sons of New Mexico, Prisoners of Japan (documentary), Center for Regional Studies, University of New Mexico, 2002
  • Rankin Fitch, Runaway Jury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Monroe Cole, Welcome to Mooseport, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Executive producer, Under Suspicion (also known as Suspicion), Lions Gate Films, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Reverend Thomas Davis, Shadow on the Land, ABC, 1968
  • Specials
  • Himself, The Making of "Superman: The Movie," 1978
  • Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985
  • Charlie Bragg: One of a Kind, PBS, 1986
  • The Third Annual Hollywood Insider Academy Awards Special, USA Network, 1989
  • Himself, Clint Eastwood on Westerns, 1992
  • Himself, Eastwood & Co.: Making "Unforgiven," ABC, 1992
  • Himself, Clint Eastwood--The Man from Malpaso, Cinemax, 1993
  • Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993
  • Host, 100 Years of the Hollywood Western, NBC, 1994
  • Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond, UPN, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Himself, Sports on the Silver Screen, HBO, 1997
  • Himself, The Best of Hollywood (also known as 50 Years: The Best of Hollywood), 1998
  • Himself, The Secret World of Antz, 1998
  • Narrator, "Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood," American Masters (also known as American Masters: Hitchcock, Selznick and the Endof Hollywood), PBS, 1999
  • AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Stars, CBS, 1999
  • Himself, "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows," American Masters, PBS, 2000
  • Himself, The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing "The French Connection," 2000
  • Himself, History vs. Hollywood, History Channel, 2001
  • Himself, Making the Connection: Untold Stories of "The French Connection" (also known as The French Connection 30th Anniversary Special), Fox Movie Channel, 2001
  • Host and narrator, Heroes of Iwo Jima, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • (In archive footage) AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes and Villains,CBS, 2003
  • Narrator, Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust, AmericanMovie Classics, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1972
  • Presenter, The 45th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1973
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1984
  • Presenter, The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • Presenter, The 46th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1993
  • And the Winner Is, syndicated, 1993
  • The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1993
  • Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1994
  • Himself, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Joey Carlton, "Little Tin God," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known asThe United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1959
  • Steve, "The Pink Burro," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known as TheUnited States Steel Hour), CBS, 1959
  • Reverend MacCreighton, "Big Doc's Girl," The U.S. Steel Hour (alsoknown as The United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1959
  • "Bride of the Fox," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known as The United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1960
  • Jerry Warner, "Quality of Mercy," The Defenders, CBS, 1961
  • "Brandenberg Gate," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known as The United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1961
  • Ed, "Far from the Shade Tree," The U.S. Steel Hour (also known asThe United States Steel Hour), CBS, 1962
  • "Prime of Life," Naked City, ABC, 1963
  • Guard, "Judgment Eve," The Defenders, CBS, 1963
  • Douglas McCann, "Ride with Terror," DuPont Show of the Week, NBC,1963
  • Police officer, "Creeps Live Here," East Side, West Side, CBS, 1963
  • Motorist, "Who Will Cheer My Bonnie Bride," Route 66, CBS, 1963
  • Houston Worth, "Do Not Mutilate or Spindle," Hawk, ABC, 1966
  • Roger Nathan, "The Only Game in Town," Trials of O'Brien, CBS, 1966
  • Herb Kenyon, "The Courier," The F.B.I., ABC, 1967
  • Tom Jessup, "The Spores," The Invaders, ABC, 1967
  • Harry Wadsworth, "Leopards Try, but Leopards Can't!," Iron Horse,ABC, 1967
  • "My Father and My Mother," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1968
  • Frank Hunter, "Happy Birthday ... Everybody," I Spy, NBC, 1968
  • Insight, syndicated, 1971
  • Guest, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (also known as Laugh-In), NBC, multiple episodes in 1972
  • Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Best of Carson), NBC, 1972, 1973, 1975
  • Guest, V.I.P.-Schaukel, 1978
  • Guest, Revista de cine, 1979
  • "Gene Hackman," The South Bank Show, Independent Television, 1983
  • Champlin on Film, Bravo, 1989
  • Guest, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998
  • Himself, "Gene Hackman," Bravo Profiles (also known as Bravo Profiles: Gene Hackman and Gene Hackman), Bravo, c. 2000
  • Himself, "Bonnie and Clyde," Backstory (also known as HollywoodBackstories), American Movie Classics, 2001
  • Guest, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Himself, Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington, MSNBC, 2002
  • Himself, "Runaway Jury," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003
  • Himself, "Dustin Hoffman," The Hollywood Greats (also known as Hollywood Greats), BBC, 2004
  • Guest, Larry King Live, Cable News Network, 2004
  • Appeared as Frank Collins in "The End of the Story," an episode of Look Up and Live, CBS; also appeared in "The Films of Richard Donner," The Directors, Encore.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Chaparral, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1958
  • The Curious Miss Caraway, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, c. 1958
  • The Saintliness of Margery Kempe, York Playhouse, 1959
  • Pilgrim's Progress, off-Broadway production, early 1960s
  • Who'll Save the Plowboy?, off-Broadway production, early 1960s
  • Charles Widgin Rochambeau, Children from Their Games, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Sidney Rice, A Rainy Day in Newark, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • Sydney Carroll, Poor Richard, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City,1964
  • Cass Henderson, Any Wednesday, Music Box Theatre, New York City, c. 1964-66, George Abbott Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Baxter in "Fragments" and Zach in "Basement," Fragments, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • The Natural Look, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Billyboy, Come to the Palace of Sin, Theatre de Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1969
  • Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • Roberto Miranda, Death and the Maiden, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Himself, Making "Superman": Filming the Legend, Warner Bros. HomeVideo, 2001
  • Himself, Taking Flight: The Development of "Superman," Warner Bros. Home Video, 2001
  • Himself, All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger, Warner Home Video, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Lex Luthor, De Superman a Spider-Man: L'aventuredes super-heros (animated), Gaumont/Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 2002
  • Himself, The Making of "Runaway Jury," Twentieth Century-Fox HomeEntertainment, 2004
  • Himself, Hoosier History: The Truth behind the Legend, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2005
  • WRITINGS
  • Novels
  • (With Daniel Lenihan) Wake of the Perdido Sea: A Novel of Shipwrecks,Pirates, and the Sea, Newmarket Press, 1999
  • (With Lenihan) Justice for None, St. Martin's Press, 2004

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Hunter, Allan, Gene Hackman, St. Martin's Press, 1987
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th edition, St. James Press, 2000
    • Munn, Michael, Gene Hackman, Robert Hale Limited, 1987
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Cultures, five volumes, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • American Film, March, 1983
    • Boston Herald, December 21, 2001
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 17, 2003, pp. 45-47
    • Film Comment, September/October, 1974; November/December, 1988, pp. 21-24, 70-74
    • Films and Filming, May, 1986
    • Films in Review, January, 1975
    • Literature/Film Quarterly, January, 1993
    • Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2001
    • New York Times Magazine, March 19, 1989
    • Oui, August, 1981, p. 32
    • Parade, December 30, 2001, p. 20
    • People Weekly, March 26, 2001
    • Premiere, February, 1991, p. 68; February, 2002, p. 88
    • Prevue, October, 1991, p. 36
    • Publishers Weekly, March 22, 1999, p. 28
    • Radio Times, March 11, 1989, p. 21; April 29, 1995
    • Stars, September, 1992
    • Stills, April, 1986
    • Time, June 7, 2004, p. 139
    • TV Guide, January 18, 2003, pp. 41-43
    • USA Today, October 11, 1996

    User Contributions:

    Cynthia
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    Aug 7, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
    WHERE IS GENE NOW? I MISS HIM AND HIS ACTING. GENE WAS A GREAT ACTOR AND NEVER RECEIVED THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVED!
    A GREAT CHARACTER ACTOR.
    car rice
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    Aug 20, 2012 @ 8:08 am
    Did Gene Hackman attend "what" schools/years in Danville,Ill. ?

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