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Gene Hackman

Actor, Novelist
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Eugene Allen Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is an American retired actor and novelist. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two BAFTAs, and one Silver Bear.Hackman's two Academy Awards wins include one for Best Actor for his role as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in William Friedkin's acclaimed thriller The French Connection (1971), and the other for Best Supporting Actor playing "Little" Bill Daggett in Clint Eastwood's Western film Unforgiven (1992). His other Oscar-nominated roles were in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), and Mississippi Burning (1988).Hackman's other major film roles included The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Lex Luthor in Superman (1978) and its sequels Superman II (1980) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Hoosiers (1986), No Way Out (1987), Another Woman (1988), Bat*21 (1988), The Firm (1993), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Antz (1998), Absolute Power (1997), The Replacements (2000), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Heartbreakers (2001), Runaway Jury (2003), and Welcome to Mooseport (2004).

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Born
Eugene Allen Hackman
Profession
Actor, Novelist
Spouse
Betsy Arakawa
Parents
Eugene Ezra Hackman, Lyda Hackman
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