Gene Hackman

Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs in a career that spanned four decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include I Never Sang for My Father (1970); his role as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in The French Connection (1971) and its sequel French Connection II (1975); The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); A Bridge Too Far (1977); his role as arch-villain Lex Luthor in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987); Under Fire (1983); Twice in a Lifetime (1985); Hoosiers (1986); No Way Out (1987); Mississippi Burning (1987); Unforgiven (1992); Wyatt Earp (1994); The Quick and the Dead, Crimson Tide and Get Shorty (all 1995); Enemy of the State (1998); The Royal Tenenbaums (2001); and his final film role before retirement, in Welcome to Mooseport (2004). Description above from the Wikipedia article Gene Hackman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Conversation (1974)

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Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  John Cazale  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Cindy Williams

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  John Cazale  •  Frederic Forrest  •  Cindy Williams

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Absolute Power (1997)

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clint Eastwood
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Gene Hackman  •  Ed Harris  •  Scott Glenn

Antz (1998)

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Charles Malik Whitfield

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Moore
CAST:  Owen Wilson  •  Gene Hackman  •  Gabriel Macht  •  Charles Malik Whitfield

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

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In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Gene Wilder

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Warren Beatty  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Michael J. Pollard  •  Gene Wilder

Crimson Tide (1995)

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On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Denzel Washington  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  James Gandolfini

Enemy of the State (1998)

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A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jon Voight  •  Lisa Bonet

A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Gene Hackman  •  Jon Voight  •  Lisa Bonet

Extreme Measures (1996)

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  David Morse

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  David Morse

French Connection II (1975)

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Fernando Rey  •  Bernard Fresson  •  Philippe Léotard

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Frankenheimer
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Fernando Rey  •  Bernard Fresson  •  Philippe Léotard

Hawaii (1966)

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Max von Sydow  •  Richard Harris  •  Gene Hackman

Abner Hale, a rigid and humorless New England missionary, marries the beautiful Jerusha Bromley and takes her to the exotic island kingdom of Hawaii, intent on converting the natives. But the clash between the two cultures is too great and instead of understanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Julie Andrews  •  Max von Sydow  •  Richard Harris  •  Gene Hackman

Heartbreakers (2001)

Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Ray Liotta  •  Gene Hackman

Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mirkin
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jennifer Love Hewitt  •  Ray Liotta  •  Gene Hackman

Hoosiers (1986)

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Sheb Wooley

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Sheb Wooley

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman, in his various media incarnations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Richard Donner  •  Bryan Singer  •  Stan Lee

Marooned (1969)

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Richard Crenna  •  David Janssen  •  James Franciscus

After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to Earth only to find their de-orbit thrusters won't activate. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Richard Crenna  •  David Janssen  •  James Franciscus

Mississippi Burning (1988)

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Frances McDormand  •  Brad Dourif

Night Moves (1975)

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Susan Clark  •  Harris Yulin

Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her daughter. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Penn
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Jennifer Warren  •  Susan Clark  •  Harris Yulin

No Way Out (1987)

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Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sean Young  •  Will Patton

Reds (1981)

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

An account of the revolutionary years of the legendary American journalist John Reed (1887-1920), who shared his adventurous professional life with his radical commitment to the socialist revolution in Russia, his dream of spreading its principles among the members ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Warren Beatty
CAST:  Diane Keaton  •  Warren Beatty  •  Jack Nicholson  •  Edward Herrmann

Superman (1978)

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Margot Kidder  •  Marlon Brando  •  Gene Hackman
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