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  Gene (Good in Anything) Hackman
Hackman's father was a pressman for the Danville Commercial News; Hackman's paternal grandfather had been a reporter for the very same paper for fifty years.
Hackman was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Buck Barrow, and it was this success that brought him a number of offers for roles in films.
Hackman is currently married to classical pianist, Betsy Arakawa, and they reside mostly in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he has lived for the past ten years.
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 Gene Hackman - Biography - Moviefone
While remaining the subject of great critical acclaim, Hackman's box-office prowess was beginning to slip: 1975's Lucky Lady, 1977's The Domino, and March or Die were all costly flops, and although 1978's Superman -- in which he appeared as the villainous Lex Luthor -- was a smash, his career continued to suffer greatly.
Apart from the inevitable Superman 2, Hackman was absent from the screen for several years, and with the exception of a fleeting appearance in Beatty's 1981 epic Reds, most of his early-'80s work -- specifically, the features All Night Long and Eureka -- passed through theaters virtually unnoticed.
By the middle of the decade, Hackman was again as prolific as ever, headlining a pair of 1986 pictures -- the little-seen Power and the sleeper hit Hoosiers -- before returning to the Man of Steel franchise for 1987's Superman 4: The Quest for Peace.
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 Gene Hackman
The elder of his parents' two children, Gene Hackman was born at the onset of the Great Depression in San Bernardino, California, and raised in rural Danville, Illinois.
In high school, Hackman mostly kept to himself when not at the gym, where his height made him a natural for the school's basketball team.
Hackman garnered the first Oscar nomination of his career, paving the way for his true breakthrough performance four years later in The French Connection for which he took home a Best Actor Oscar.
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 Gene Hackman - TrikiWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gene Hackman (Eugene Allen Hackman) was born on January, 30 1930 in San Bernadino, California.
Gene Hackman was ran away from home and lied about his age to join the marines.
Gene was very interested in acting so he left college and went to California where he enrolled at the Pasadena Playhouse.
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 Gene Hackman
Hackman's performances are consistently natural, and he excels at playing ordinary men caught up in moments of unexpected crisis.
Hackman became a full-fledged star with his performance in William Friedkin's blockbuster police drama, THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971), etching an indelible portrait of the tough narcotics cop Popeye Doyle and winning a Best Actor Oscar in the process.
Hackman may be best known by modern audiences for his portrayal of archvillain Lex Luthor in SUPERMAN (1978) and its 1980 and 1987 sequels.
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 The Biography Channel - Gene Hackman Biography
Eugene Alden Hackman was born in California, but was raised by his grandmother in Illinois.
Realising this true vocation, Hackman moved to California to pursue an acting career, and took acting lessons at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Hackman soon shone on the New York Stage, in 'Children At Their Games' and 'Any Wednesday'.
www.thebiographychannel.co.uk /biography_home/515:0/Gene_Hackman.htm   (356 words)

 Fametracker :: The Fame Audit :: Gene Hackman
Onscreen, Hackman rarely expends more energy than is necessary -- in movies such as Absolute Power or Wyatt Earp, he gives the impression that he arrived on the set that morning, gave his lines a quick once-over, then polished off his scenes in one take, while his driver kept the motor running in the limo.
As such, Hackman may seem like a star, but in fact he's a kind of super-stalwart -- the type of actor who, in a just universe, would be the rule and not a singular exception.
Hackman, on the other hand, doesn't talk wistfully about the work; he simply does it, and does it well, in role after role after role.
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 Gene Hackman, Behind Enemy Lines, The Royal Tenembaums Interview by Paul Fischer , Published by Mike Freni
In a career spanning close to four decades, Gene Hackman is more than just an actor, he's a celebrated Hollywood institution.
Currently on screen in David Mamet's Heist, Hackman continues to display his virtuosity as a tough naval commander in the contemporary war actioner Behind Enemy Lines, and as the father of a highly dysfunctional family in Wes Anderson's richly textured dark comedy The Royal Tenembaums.
Gene Hackman: Yes, I do, actually.  I like to get a sense of what it should be like, and you know.
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 AMCTV.com BIOGRAPHY - Gene Hackman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gene Hackman was born to be an actor, but it took him 30 years to realize it.
Hoffman and Hackman immediately stood out from the other students, but not in the way you might expect: they were voted by their peers as "least likely to succeed."
Hackman became the consummate character actor, from his Oscar® nominated role as the burdened son in the poignant I Never Sang For My Father to the dastardly supervillain Lex Luthor in three Superman movies, to the quirky Popeye Doyle in The French Connection, and the pop psychology promoting priest in The Poseidon Adventure.
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 BFI | Sight & Sound | Gene Hackman: Royal Rapscallion
Hackman's late graduation to the big league meant that he skipped the complications and temptations of the matinee-idol phase.
As teacher Gene Garrison he wrestles with his grief at his wife's death and his guilt at seeing his once formidable father shrinking into ill health, and essays a cathartic emotional breakdown near the end.
Hackman learned the saxophone for the part (a key to voicing what Coppola imagines as Caul's "lonely soul"), but that's as far as his Methodology went.
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 Gene Hackman: Night Moves - Movie
This is a relatively unknown film noir from the mid '70s, starring Gene Hackman as a former football player turned private eye who is obsessed by a chess game from the '20s, where one of the players missed a forced mate, and lost instead.
Hackman is terrific in this, as he is in most of his other films.
Harry Moseby (Hackman) decides to take a job as a private eye on a mission to find Delly Grastner (Melanie Griffith in her first film role), a Beverly Hills runaway, trying to escape the rotten home life provided by her ex-starlet mother Arlene (Janet Ward).
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 Gene Hackman @ Filmbug
Hackman's most recent roles include the scheming patriarch of a dysfunctional family in The Royal Tenenbaums, for which he won his third Golden Globe Award, a hardnosed naval commander whose methods buck the system in Behind Enemy Lines and a life-long conman pulling off his final con in David Mamet's The Heist.
Hackman began his career in the theatre and made his screen debut in the 1964 film, Lilith, which starred Warren Beatty.
Hackman was born in Riverside, California, and reared in Danville, Illinois, where his father was a newspaper printer.
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 Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman made his name playing tough guys, spies, and smooth villains, and won Oscars playing the drug warrior Popeye Doyle in The French Connection and the sadistic, smiling sheriff in Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood.
Hackman's father abandoned the family when he was 12, and his mother was an alcoholic, leaving their son to be raised mostly by his maternal grandmother.
According to the police report, Hackman responded by pummeling the other driver with a half-dozen blows before the two men were restrained.
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Hackman who, the observant viewer will note, is briefly seen awkwardly waiting to hit his mark in the glass doorway of the front entrance of the municipal building.
Hackman's character interjects a reply to the Commissioner's dripping sarcasm with a steely and verbose resolve: "No, sir, it was a survey.
Hackman and his colleagues knew that if civilization managed to survive the Cold War their work would someday be seen beyond the confines of classrooms and Rotary clubs.
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 Gene Hackman - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Gene Hackman - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Hackman, Gene, born in 1930, American motion-picture actor, winner of two Academy Awards, and one of Hollywood’s most prolific and versatile...
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 Amazon.ca: Bat 21: DVD: Peter Markle,Gene Hackman,Danny Glover,Jerry Reed,David Marshall Grant,Clayton Rohner,Erich ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Instead, it is a personal movie, a film that tells the story of two men whose fates have become intertwined, Gene Hackman's Hambleton and Danny Glover as the pilot who won't abandon him, and both men excel in their roles.
Hackman is Iceal Hambleton, a USAF colonel who fights the war in Vietnam from the offices and golf courses of Saigon.
The film also breezes over the biggest irony - that Hackman's code is based on his smarts on the golf course rather than the battlefield.
www.amazon.ca /Bat-21-Gene-Hackman/dp/B00004ZBVG   (1125 words)

 Gene Hackman Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For over 45 years, Gene Hackman has been delivering indelible performances in film, theater, and television.
This site explores the life and work of one of the screen's very finest.
Please note that this is a fan site and I do not have contact information for Gene Hackman.
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 Gene Hackman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California to Eugene Ezra Hackman (a newspaper pressman) and Lyda Gray.
Despite perhaps lacking the iconic status of some of his contemporaries, such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino or Jack Nicholson, Hackman has an almost unmatched ability to disappear into the roles he plays, blending a character actor aesthetic with his undoubted leading man status.
He is also unusually versatile, able to play hard-edged roles, such as in The French Connection and Mississippi Burning as well as convincing comedic turns in fare such as Superman II and The Royal Tenenbaums.
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 Gene Hackman Current Month TV Schedule
Starring Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, William Daniels, Ann Doran, Terry Kiser, Tcheky Karyo.
Starring Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Rooker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Badja Djola.
Starring Gene Hackman, Robert Stack, Patrick Swayze, Fred Ward, Reb Brown, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Harold Sylvester, Tim Thomerson, Gail Strickland, Jeremy Kemp.
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 Gene Hackman Message Board (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Gene Hackman left alot about how he grew up in Champain Ill., being a door to door salesman before acting and how my grandfather[Melvin-Mike Willhite] helped him.
Hackman, I am the lady whom spoke to you on Bourbon St. in New Orleans recently.
Eugene, You're without any doubt a great actor mister Hackman (unforgiven, mississipi burning,enemy of state,poseidon, bat 21, french connection I and II, USS Alabama....etc masterpieces !) To meet you and to be your friend pr just to receive a word from you in my e-mail (Tandy@yahoo.fr) would be a pleasure.
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 Gene Hackman Trivia -- notstarring.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Hackman was considered for an early role in the film.
Hackman was considered for the role of FDR that eventually went to Jon Voight.
Gene Hackman was considered for the role of Deacon.
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 HSX Prediction Market: StarBonds® : Gene Hackman
Based on his small but noteworthy performance in 1964's Lillith, Gene Hackman landed a choice role opposite Warren Beatty in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde.
Hackman's career took another leap in 1971, with his Oscar-winning lead as Popeye Doyle in The French Connection.
Hackman won his second Oscar -- this time for Best Supporting Actor -- in the 1992 western, Unforgiven.
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 Gene Hackman Picture, Profile, Gossip, and News at CelebrityWonder.com
All of the actors on the set in the gunfight scenes in THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (1995) were instructed in the art of the quick draw by a stunt coordinator.
Hackman eventually relented, agreeing to wear the skull cap in one scene, his last in the picture.
The wigs worn by Luther throughout the film are visible in his underground lair during the bathing sequence.
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 Gene Hackman!
Eugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American actor.
He also appeared in the star studded war film A Bridge Too Far (1977), and showed a talent for both comedy and the "slow burn" as Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie (1978), and Superman II (1980).
Hackman also wrote a novel, which was published in 1999.
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 Gene Hackman DVDer til den beste prisen
Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon star as father and son in this unique blend of family relationships and international intrigue.
During a trial there is a juror, on the inside, who has a girlfriend on the outside, and together they attempt to manipulate the outcome...
The story of a former top college basketball coach who is faced with suspicion and hostility when he arrives in a small farming community, with drastic...
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 Amazon.ca: Poseidon Adventure, the: Video: Ronald Neame,Irwin Allen,Gene Hackman,Ernest Borgnine,Red Buttons,Carol ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Hands down, this is the best movie (and was one of the first) to come out of the seemingly endless cycle of disaster movies that dominated box offices during the 1970s.
It could even be argued that Titanic owes some of its success to the precedent set by this 1972 blockbuster starring Gene Hackman as a priest who leads a small group of survivors to safety from the bowels of a capsized luxury liner.
Gene Hackman is the disgruntled / doubting priest.
www.amazon.ca /Poseidon-Adventure-Gene-Hackman/dp/6304342594   (1599 words)

 Gene Hackman News
Inside The Actors Studio: Gene Hackman Click here to return to the programming guide Certified: G Duration: 50 Mins Genre: Dance Remaining screenings: Thursday, 9 November 2006 03:30am.
One of my favorite actors is Gene Hackman, especially when he plays a villain.
The film "The Royal Tenenbaums" is star heavy with Oscar winners Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston as the matriarch and patriarch of a family of very creative and bright children, Richie, Chas, and an adopted...
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