Happy Birthday: Gene Hackman

genehackman.jpgGene Hackman

Born: January 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, California, USA

Married to: Betsy Arakawa (December 1991 – present)
Fay Maltese (1 January 1956 – 1986) (divorced) (3 children)

I came to New York when I was 25, and I worked at Howard Johnson’s in Times Square, where I did the door in this completely silly uniform. Before that, I had been a student at the Pasadena Playhouse, where I had been awarded the least-likely-to-succeed prize, along with my pal Dustin Hoffman, which was a big reason we set off for New York together. Out of nowhere, this teacher I totally despised at the Pasadena Playhouse suddenly walked by HoJo’s and came right up into my face and shouted, “See, Hackman, I told you that you would never amount to anything!” I felt one inch tall.

[on seeing Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and becoming determined to be an actor] He made it seem something natural.

Bonnie and Clyde
1967
dir. Arthur Penn
Cast
Warren Beatty
Faye Dunaway
THE FRENCH CONNECTIONThe French Connection
1971
dir. William Friedkin
Starring
Hackman
Roy Scheider
The Poseidon AdventureThe Poseidon Adventure
1972
dir. Ronald Neame
Starring
Hackman
Ernest Borgnine
SCARECROWScarecrow
1973
dir. Jerry Schatzberg
Cast
Al Pacino
Gene Hackman
Young Frankenstein
1974
dir. by Mel Brooks
starring
Gene Wilder
Teri Garr
UNFORGIVENUnforgiven
1992
dir. Clint Eastwood
Starring
Eastwood
Hackman
SupermanSuperman
1978
dir. by Richard Donner
starring
Christopher Reeve
Margot Kidder
Superman 2Superman 2
1980
dir. Richard Lester
Richard Donner
starring
Christopher Reeve
Margot Kidder
The Firm
1993
dir. Sydney Pollack
Starring
Jean Tripplehorn
Tom Cruie
EXTREME MEASURES MOVIE POSTERExtreme Measures
1996
dir. Michael Apted
Starring
Hugh Grant
Gene Hackman
ABSOLUTE POWERAbsolute Power
1997
dir. Clint Eastwood
Cast
Clint Eastwood
Ed Harris
THE REPLACEMENTSThe Replacements
2000
dir. Howard Deutch
Starring
Keanu Reeves
Gene Hackman,
HeistHeist
2001
dir. by David Mamet
starring
Hackman
Danny DeVito
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMSThe Royal Tenenbuams
2001
dir. Wes Anderson
starring
Owen Wilson
Ben Stiller
THE CONVERSATIONThe Conversation
1974
dir. Francis Ford Coppola
Cast
Gene Hackman
Cazale
MOVIE POSTERTHE QUICK AND THE DEAD
1995
dir. Sam Raimi
Stars:
Leonardo DiCaprio
Gene Hackman

 

 

 

 

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