Gene Hackman

Birth Day January 30th, 1930
Birth Place San Bernardino, California
Age 91 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius

Gene Hackman Biography

Eugene Allen Hackman shortly named Gene Hackman is an American retired actor and he is a novelist as of today. As an actor, he has appeared in many films including The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), French Connection II (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman: The Movie (1978)-as arch-villain Lex Luthor, Hoosiers (1986), The Firm (1993), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Crimson Tide (1995), Enemy of the State (1998), Antz (1998), The Replacements (2000), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), and Welcome to Mooseport (2004); his final film role before retirement. After his retirement, he began his novelist career. With undersea archaeologist Daniel Lenihan, he wrote three historical fiction novels named "Wake of the Perdido Star" (1999), a sea adventure of the 19th century; "Justice for None" (2004), a Depression-era tale of murder; and "Escape from Andersonville" (2008) about a prison escape during the American Civil War. His solo novel titled Payback at Morning Peak was released in the year 2011 which was followed by a police thriller "Pursuit" in 2013. Scroll down to know more about Gene Hackman's Full Biography, Life Story & Untold Story, Present Age, Birthday, Early Life, Wiki, Facts, Family Members, Books, & more.

Gene Hackman is famous for being a retired actor, novelist, and United States Marine. He is best known for his career span of more than six decades. 

Gene Hackman, a famous retired actor and novelist

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Born with the birth name of Eugene Allen Hackman, he took birth on 30th January 1930 in San Bernardino, California, the USA. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is Mixed. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry; his mother was Canadian and was born in Lambton, Ontario. His race is White. Recently, Gene Hackman celebrated his 91st birthday as of 2021 on 30th January & will be celebrating his 92nd birthday as of 2022. Aquarius is his Zodiac sign and his religion is Christian. He was born to his parents; Anna Lyda Elizabeth (mother) and Eugene Ezra Hackman (father). About his siblings, he has a brother named Richard. By profession, his father operated the printing press for the Commercial-News, a local paper. Later, his parents divorced in the year 1943 and then, his father left the family. Since his early childhood, he desired to become an actor. At the age of sixteen, he left the home and moved to New York. Later, his mother died in the year 1962. About his education, he studied journalism and TV production at the University of Illinois. 

At the age of 91, Gene Hackman still looks very handsome with a glowing face. He stands tall at the height of 6 ft 2 in with a balanced body weight of 18 Pounds or 83.9 KG. His eye color is grey and his hair color is salt & pepper. His other body measurements such as waist size, chest size, and more are still to get publicized yet. In the year 1990, he underwent an angioplasty which is a minimally invasive endovascular procedure used to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins, typically to treat arterial atherosclerosis. Overall, he has got a healthy body as of today. 

Gene Hackman Career 

  • In the year 1956, Hackman began his acting career. He was seen on the TV series "Route 66" in 1963 in his early career. Later, he appeared in the play "Any Wednesday". 
  • His very first role was in "Lilith" and then appeared in the TV series "The Invaders". 
  • He made his further role in Bonnie and Clyde, CBS Playhouse episode "My Father and My Mother", Shadow on the Land, Downhill Racer, Marooned, The Brady Bunch.
  • His 1970s films include  I Never Sang for My Father (1970), The French Connection (1971), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974). Additionally, he appeared in Young Frankenstein, Bite the Bullet, sequel French Connection II (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman: The Movie (1978), a role he would reprise in its 1980 and 1987 sequels.
  • In the 1980s, he made his role in Reds (1981), Under Fire (1983), Hoosiers (1986), No Way Out (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988). 
  • Similarly, he made his role is Narrow Margin (1990), Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), The Chamber (1996), Wyatt Earp (1994), The Quick and the Dead (1995), Crimson Tide (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Enemy of the State (1998). 
  • He was then seen in the 1996 film "The Birdcage" with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane. After then, he appeared in the 2001 film "Behind Enemy Lines" with Owen Wilson and then appeared in the crime thriller "Heist" & comedy film "The Royal Tenenbaums" in the same year. 
  • He starred in the 2003 legal drama film "Runaway Jury" and he was seen in the 2004 film "Welcome to Mooseport". 
  • On 7th July 2004, he gave a rare interview to Larry King, where he announced that he had no future film projects lined up and believed his acting career was over. In the year 2008, while promoting his third novel, he confirmed that he had retired from acting.
  • In the year 2016, he narrated the Smithsonian Channel documentary "The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima". 
  • After his acting career, he began writing novels with undersea archaeologist Daniel Lenihan. Along with him, he wrote three historical fiction novels named "Wake of the Perdido Star" (1999), a sea adventure of the 19th century; "Justice for None" (2004), a Depression-era tale of murder; and "Escape from Andersonville" (2008) about a prison escape during the American Civil War. 
  • His solo novel titled Payback at Morning Peak was released in the year 2011 which was followed by a police thriller "Pursuit" in 2013. 
  • Next, he was seen on the Fox Sports Radio show "The Loose Cannons". 
  • What's more, he even competed in Sports Car Club of America races, driving an open-wheeled Formula Ford in the late 1970s. Then, he drove a Dan Gurney Team Toyota in the 24 Hours of Daytona Endurance Race in 1983. He also won the Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity Race.
  • Gene is a supporter of the Democratic party and is a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Gene Hackman Awards and Achievements

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Gene Hackman, an award winning actor

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Gene Hackman Personal Life, Wife & Kids

Gene is a married man. He married twice during his lifetime. About his marital details, he was initially marred with Faye Maltese (first wife) with whom he had three kids; Christopher Allen, Elizabeth Jean, and Leslie Anne Hackman. In 1986, the couple divorced and he married his second wife; Betsy Arakawa, a classical pianist. As of today, Gene Hackman is living a 'peaceful' life with longtime wife Betsy Arakawa in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. He is enjoying his present life a lot with his spouse. 

Gene Hackman & his second wife, Betsy Arakawa

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Gene Hackman Net Worth & Salary

Gene Hackman is a very talented novelist and retired actor who has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. He is considered to be one of the most talented American actors to have worked in the Hollywood movie industry. He is recognized for his rather raspy voice which is perfect to portray the middle-aged, conflicted individuals he plays on the big screen. As of 2021, the net worth of Gene Hackman is estimated to have $85 Million whereas his exact salary and career earning are still to get unfold yet but there is no doubt in the mind of his followers that he is making a good amount of money from is present work. He has earned a hefty amount of money from his acting career and his present source of income comes from a novel career. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his work and he is satisfied with whatever he is receiving. 

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