Knowledge Identifier: +Gene_Hackman
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1930.
Countries: United States (71%), United Kingdom (7%), (6%)
Linked to: University of Southern California, Vanity Fair, American Film Institute Awards 2001, The New York Times Company
United States Naval Institute - Contributors have included historians David McCullough and James M. McPherson; former sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen such as Ernest Borgnine, Gene Hackman, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; newsman Walter Cronkite, who covered the Invasion of Normandy in 1944 for United Press; and NBC television anchor Tom Brokaw
Frank G. Slaughter - Several of Slaughter's novels became films, including "Sangaree", made into the 1953 film of that name starring Fernando_Lamas; and "Doctors' Wives", made into the 1971 film of the same name starring Dyan Cannon and Gene Hackman
In 1956, Hackman began pursuing an acting career; he joined the Pasadena Playhouse in California.
In 1964, he had an offer to co-star in the play Any Wednesday with actress Sandy Dennis.
Susan Clark - Clark had leading roles in several films, including "Coogan's Bluff" with Clint Eastwood in 1968, "Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here" with Robert Redford in 1969, "Valdez Is Coming" with Burt Lancaster in 1971, "Night Moves" with Gene Hackman in 1975, the disaster film "Airport 1975", and another disaster film "City on Fire" with Barry Newman, Leslie Nielsen and Shelley Winters
In 1969, he played a ski coach in Downhill Racer and an astronaut in Marooned.
John Cazale - Also in 1973, he co-starred with Gene Hackman in Coppola's "The Conversation
Eric Rohmer - His style was famously criticised by Gene Hackman's character in the 1975 film "Night Moves" who describes viewing Rohmer's films as "kind of like watching paint dry"
Hackman showed a talent for both comedy and the "slow burn" as criminal mastermind Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie, as he would in its 1980 and 1987 sequels.
Lisa Eichhorn - In 1980, Eichhorn was cast opposite Gene Hackman in the low-budget Universal feature, "All Night Long"
In 1983, Hackman drove a Dan Gurney Team Toyota in the 24 Hours of Daytona Endurance Race.
Katey Sagal - Sagal provided the vocals for "Loose Cannons", the theme song for the movie featuring Gene Hackman and Dan Aykroyd in 1990.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - She played the attorney daughter of Gene Hackman's character in "Class Action", co-starred in the 1992 thriller "Consenting Adults", and played a fishing boat captain in "The Perfect Storm"
Eskimo Pie - In the 1996 crime drama The Chamber, Gene Hackman's character, Sam Cayhall, has Eskimo Pies and coffee for his last meal
Clint Eastwood - As well as directing the 1997 political thriller Absolute Power, Eastwood once again appeared alongside co-star Gene Hackman.
Will Smith - In 1998, Smith starred with Gene Hackman in "Enemy of the State"
The Corrections - In October 2002, Franzen gave "Entertainment Weekly" a wish cast-list for the film, saying, "If they told me Gene Hackman was going to do Alfred, I would be delighted
On January 13, 2012, Gene Hackman was struck by a car while riding a bicycle in Islamorada, Florida
On January 28, 2015, after a Grantland article ran with the headline "The Greatest Living American Actor at 85: Gene Hackman Is Gone But Still in Charge," there was concern that the 84-year-old had died