Gene Hackman Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth & Bio




  • Gene Hackman is a popular veteran actor from the Hollywood movie industry who has appeared in several memorable roles in his acting career which spans over 50 years.

    Apart from being a talented actor, Gene Hackman is also a popular novelist who has written around 5 best-selling novels till date.

    Initially Gene Hackman began acting on stage in the early 1960s before making entry into TV series and finally making his big-screen debut in 1964 in the Hollywood movie industry.

    Being an immensely skilled actor, Gene Hackman has won impressive number of acting awards and has also collected numerous award nominations to his credit as well.

    About Gene Hackman

    Bio

    Real NameEugene Allen Hackman
    NicknameGene
    Date of Birth30th January 1930
    Age89
    Nationality
    American
    Religion
    Christianity
    Place of Birth
    San Bernardino (California)
    Education
    Graduated from Pasadena Playhouse (California)

    Physical Stats

    Height
    6 ft 1"
    (187 cm) approximately
    Weight
    175 lbs
    (80 kg)
    approximately
    Hair Color
    Salt & Pepper
    Eye ColorGrey

    Family & Relationships

    FatherEugene Ezra Hackman
    (Printing Press Operator)
    MotherAnna Lyda Elizabeth Gray Hackman
    Marital StatusMarried
    WifeBetsy Arakawa

    Career

    Profession
    Actor/Novelist
    Net WorthINR 560,00,00,000
    (USD 80 Million)
    Famous for
    Lilith (1964), Hawaii (1966), Banning, Community Shelter Planning, A Covenant With Death, First to Fight, Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Shadow on the Land, The Split (1968), Riot, The Gypsy Moths, Downhill Racer, Marooned (1969), I Never Sang For My Father (1970), Doctors' Wives, The Hunting Party, The French Connection (1971), Prime Cut, The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Scarecrow (1973), The Conversation, Young Frankenstein (1974), Lucky Lady, Night Moves, Bite the Bullet (1975), A Bridge Too Far, March or Die (1977), Superman: The Movie (1978), Superman-II (1980), All Night Long (1981), Under Fire, Eureka (1983), Misunderstood (1984), Twice in a Lifetime, Target (1985), Power, Hoosiers (1986), No Way Out, Superman-IV: The Quest for Peace (1987), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Package (1989), Loose Cannons (1990), Class Action, Company Business (1991), Unforgiven (1992), The Firm, Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Wyatt Earp (1994), The Quick and the Dead, Crimson Tide (1995), The Birdcage, Extreme Measures, The Chamber (1996), Absolute Power (1997), Twilight, Enemy of the State (1998), Under Suspicion (Executive Producer-2000), The Mexican, Heist, Behind Enemy Lines, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Runaway Jury (2003), Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
    First MovieLilith (1964)
    Favorite ActorJimmy Cagney
    HobbiesLoves watching American Professional Football

    Gene Hackman is considered to have been one of the most talented American actors to have worked in the Hollywood movie industry. Gene Hackman is recognized for his rather raspy voice which is perfect to portray the middle-aged, conflicted individuals he plays on the big screen.

    Gene Hackman’s age is around 89, as Gene Hackman was born on the 30th of January, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. Gene Hackman’s height is well over 6 ft 1 inches (187 cm) while Gene Hackman’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Gene Hackman lists watching American Professional Football, painting and writing fiction as being part of his hobbies.

    Gene Hackman’s father was Eugene Ezra Hackman, who worked as a printing press operator for the local newspaper, while Gene Hackman’s mother was Anna Lyda Elizabeth Gray Hackman. Gene Hackman was the first of two children to his parents and Gene Hackman’s younger brother is Richard Hackman. Gene Hackman has been married twice and Gene Hackman has divorced once. Gene Hackman’s ex-wife was Filipa Faye Maltese, with whom he was married to from 1956 till their divorce in 1986. Gene Hackman’s wife is Betsy Arakawa, with whom he has been married since 1991. Gene Hackman has three children from his first marriage with Filipa Maltese. Gene Hackman’s children are son Christopher Allen and daughters Elizabeth Jean and Leslie Anne Hackman.

    Thanks to his impressive career as a skilled actor and despite his retirement from Hollywood, Gene Hackman’s net worth is estimated around INR 560 crores (USD 80 Million).

    As for the recognition for his impressive natural talent for acting on the big screen, Gene Hackman is winner of numerous prestigious awards and has had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.

    Gene Hackman’s award-wins include winning his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971) and winning his second Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, this time, for his excellent performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992) as well as winning his first British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his amazing role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971), winning his second BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading role for his excellent acting in ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ (1973), winning his third BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his impressive performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992) and also winning his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his impressive role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971), winning his second Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his incredible performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992), winning his third Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his hilarious role in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001) and winning his fourth Golden Globe Awards’ Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2003.

    Gene Hackman won his first National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his excellent role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971), won his second National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his impressive performance in ‘The Conversation’ (1974) and won his third National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his amazing acting in ‘Mississippi Burning’ (1988) apart from having won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the movie ‘The Birdcage’ (1996).

    Talking about the critical-acclaim that Gene Hackman has received throughout his career, Gene Hackman was awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ (1957), awarded the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Downhill Racer’ (1969), awarded the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971), awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971), awarded the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The French Connection’ (1971), awarded the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘The Conversation’ (1974), awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘All Night Long’ (1981), awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Bat*21’ (1988), awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Mississippi Burning’ (1988) and awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Mississippi Burning’ (1988).

    Gene Hackman has also been awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Another Woman’ (1988), awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Full Moon in Blue Water’ (1988), awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Split Decisions’ (1988), awarded the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992), awarded the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992), awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992), awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992) and also awarded the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘Unforgiven’ (1992).

    Gene Hackman has also received the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his acting in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001), received the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor for his acting in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001) as well as received the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor for his acting in ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’ (2001) besides receiving the Silver Bear for Best Actor for his role in ‘Mississippi Burning’ (1988).

    Apart from having won these prestigious awards and accolades from critics, Gene Hackman has also had numerous award nominations.

    Gene Hackman’s award nominations include 3 Oscar Award nominations, 3 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award nominations, 5 Golden Globe Award nominations, 2 Satellite Award nominations, 1 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, 3 Chicago Film Critics Association Award nominations, 2 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nominations and 1 David di Donatello Award nomination to his credit.

    Interesting Facts About Gene Hackman

    • Gene Hackman has quit smoking however Gene Hackman does drink alcohol.
    • Gene Hackman worked at odd jobs as a struggling actor, which included being a doorman, furniture polisher, furniture mover and announcer at local TV and radio stations.
    • Gene Hackman got his break in acting at the age of 25 years and announced his retirement from acting at the age of 78, having spent well over 50 years as an extremely talented and critically-acclaimed actor in the Hollywood movie industry.
    • Gene Hackman is close and long-time friends with popular veteran Hollywood actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall as the three would often share apartments as struggling actors when they shifted to New York and remain friends till date.
    • Gene Hackman abhors the celebrity status he has been bestowed and would often comment to appreciate his work rather than his personal life.
    • Gene Hackman might portray tough, ageing characters on-screen but is real life Gene Hackman is quite soft-spoken and shy which is in total contrast to his acting roles.
    • Gene Hackman is considered to be one of the most constant actors who appeared in an average 2 film in a year, and even more sometimes.

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