Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman

Highest Rated: 100% I Never Sang for My Father (1970)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 30, 1930

Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, USA

One of the most versatile and well-respected actors in American cinema history, Gene Hackman enjoyed a productive career that spanned over six decades, encompassing exquisite performances on stage and in feature films. Once voted by his acting school classmates as the least likely to succeed, Hackman essayed some of filmdom's most memorable characters, a few of which earned the gruff, but sensitive actor several Academy Award nominations. Beginning as a reliable character player on stage, Hackman emerged as an unlikely hero of the counterculture with a bombastic turn in Arthur Penn's seminal "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967). Just a few years later, he secured himself an Oscar for Best Actor with his tough-guy performance as the unforgettable Popeye Doyle in "The French Connection" (1971). Hackman again delivered the goods in Francis Ford Coppola's paranoid thriller, "The Conversation" (1974) and followed through as the comically maniacal Lex Luther in "Superman: The Movie" (1978). Though he entered a premature retirement brought on by his exhaustive work schedule, Hackman returned to the fore in Warren Beatty's "Reds" (1981) and entered into what proved to be the busiest part of his career, which culminated in an Academy Award nomination for "Mississippi Burning" (1988) and a Best Supporting Actor win for "Unforgiven" (1992). After portraying a sleazy B-movie producer in "Get Shorty" (1995) and the rascally patriarch of a dysfunctional family in "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001), Hackman drifted off into an unofficial retirement that allowed him time to nurture his writing career while leaving behind a remarkable legacy.

Highest rated movies

I Never Sang for My Father
The Conversation
Unforgiven
The French Connection
Superman: The Movie
Young Frankenstein
No Way Out
Hoosiers

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 0% We, the Marines Narrator - 2017
80% 85% I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 86% Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Lex Luthor (Character) - 2006
13% 19% Welcome to Mooseport Monroe Cole (Character) $14.5M 2004
88% 83% Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Unknown (Character) - 2004
73% 75% Runaway Jury Rankin Fitch (Character) $49.4M 2003
81% 89% The Royal Tenenbaums Royal Tenenbaum (Character) $52.4M 2001
37% 62% Behind Enemy Lines Reigart (Character) $58.9M 2001
68% 59% Heist Joe Moore (Character) $23.5M 2001
54% 51% Heartbreakers William B. Tensy (Character) $40.3M 2001
54% 44% The Mexican Arnold Margolese (Character) $66.8M 2001
49% 48% Under Suspicion Henry Hearst (Character),
Executive Producer
$334.2K 2000
41% 66% The Replacements McGinty (Character) $44.7M 2000
No Score Yet 80% Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitchcock, Selznick & the End of Hollywood Narrator - 1999
70% 78% Enemy of the State Edward 'Brill' Lyle (Character) $111.5M 1998
92% 52% Antz General Mandible (Voice) $90.7M 1998
59% 30% Twilight Jack Ames (Character) $15.0M 1998
56% 52% Absolute Power President Allen Richmond (Character) $50.0M 1997
56% 41% Extreme Measures Dr. Lawrence Myrick (Character) $17.4M 1996
15% 39% The Chamber Sam Cayhall (Character) $14.4M 1996
82% 81% The Birdcage Sen. Kevin Keeley (Character) $124.0M 1996
89% 83% Crimson Tide Capt. Frank Ramsey (Character) $91.4M 1995
58% 53% The Quick and the Dead John Herod (Character) $17.3M 1995
88% 70% Get Shorty Harry Zimm (Character) $68.8M 1995
31% 61% Wyatt Earp Nicholas Earp (Character) $24.6M 1994
48% 51% Geronimo: An American Legend Brig. Gen. George Crook (Character) $18.4M 1993
76% 64% The Firm Avery Tolar (Character) $157.0M 1993
96% 93% Unforgiven Little Bill Daggett (Character) $100.0M 1992
76% 51% Class Action Jedediah Tucker Ward (Character) $23.9M 1991
No Score Yet 31% Company Business Sam Boyd (Character) $1.4M 1991
0% 26% Loose Cannons MacArthur Stern (Character) $4.5M 1990
84% 66% Postcards From the Edge Lowell Kolchek (Character) $36.9M 1990
57% 51% Narrow Margin Robert Caulfield (Character) $10.1M 1990
63% 44% The Package Sgt. Johnny Gallagher (Character) $9.3M 1989
No Score Yet 26% Split Decisions Dan McGuinn (Character) $423.3K 1988
81% 57% Bat 21 Lt. Col. Iceal Hambleton (Character) $3.2M 1988
85% 90% Mississippi Burning Agent Rupert Anderson (Character) $33.7M 1988
59% 75% Another Woman Larry Lewis (Character) $499.5K 1988
27% 29% Full Moon in Blue Water Floyd (Character) $254.5K 1988
10% 16% Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lex Luthor/Voice of Nuclear Man (Character) $14.9M 1987
91% 72% No Way Out Defense Secretary David Brice (Character) $31.7M 1987
50% 44% Power Wilfred Buckley (Character) $3.1M 1986
91% 88% Hoosiers Coach Norman Dale (Character) $25.8M 1986
83% 56% Twice in a Lifetime Harry MacKenzie (Character) $8.4M 1985
67% 35% Target Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter (Character) $9.0M 1985
No Score Yet 92% Misunderstood Ned Rawley (Character) - 1984
90% 69% Under Fire Alex Grazier (Character) - 1983
33% 50% Eureka Jack McCann (Character) - 1983
60% 61% Uncommon Valor Col. Rhodes (Character) - 1983
33% 22% All Night Long George Dupler (Character) - 1981
83% 76% Superman II Lex Luthor (Character) - 1980
95% 86% Superman: The Movie Lex Luthor (Character) - 1978
20% 19% The Domino Principle Roy Tucker (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 48% March or Die Maj. William Sherman Foster (Character) - 1977
63% 86% A Bridge Too Far Major General Sosabowski (Character) - 1977
17% 40% Lucky Lady Kibby Womack (Character) - 1975
83% 72% Night Moves Harry Moseby (Character) - 1975
84% 62% French Connection II Doyle (Character) - 1975
73% 54% Bite the Bullet Sam Clayton (Character) - 1975
97% 89% The Conversation Harry Caul (Character) $143.2K 1974
94% 92% Young Frankenstein The Blindman (Harold) (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 58% Zandy's Bride Zandy Allan (Character) - 1974
78% 79% Scarecrow Max Millan (Character) - 1973
77% 76% The Poseidon Adventure Rev. Frank Scott (Character) - 1972
71% 72% Prime Cut Mary Ann (Character) - 1972
20% 55% The Hunting Party Brandt Ruger (Character) - 1971
20% No Score Yet Doctors' Wives Dr. Dave Randolph (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 62% Cisco Pike Officer Leo Holland (Character) - 1971
96% 87% The French Connection Det. Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle (Character) - 1971
100% 82% I Never Sang for My Father Gene Garrison (Character) - 1970
86% 45% Marooned Buzz Lloyd (Character) - 1969
85% 59% Downhill Racer Eugene Claire (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 44% The Gypsy Moths Joe Browdy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 21% Riot Red Fraker (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 31% The Split Detective Lt. Walter Brill (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow on the Land Rev. Thomas Davis (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 0% First to Fight Sgt. Tweed (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Covenant With Death Harmsworth (Character) - 1967
89% 88% Bonnie and Clyde Buck Barrow (Character) - 1967
67% 54% Hawaii Dr. John Whipple (Character) - 1966
86% 64% Lilith Norman (Character) - 1964

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Invaders Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Motorist (Guest Star) 1963