Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman, 92, delights movie fans with very rare new photo

Gene Hackman has made a rare public appearance, and delighted movie fans in the process.The actor, who is 92, attended a show in Santa Fe’s Lensic Center for Performing Arts titled Broadway Confidential.It was billed as “an evening” with former Saturday Night Live star Ana Gasteyer and Sirius XM Radio host Seth Rudetsky.Rudetsky excitedly shared a photo of himself alongside Gasteyer and Hackman on Twitter, writing: “Look who came to our show in Santa Fe! GENE HACKMAN!!!!! Ah!!!! The Posiedon Adventure!!! My fave!”Since retiring from acting in 2004, Hackman, who lives in Santa Fe, has removed himself from the...
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Gene Hackman Almost Turned Down Clint Eastwood’s ‘Unforgiven’—Here’s Why

Over the years, actor and author Gene Hackman has amassed a wide variety of awards in a career that has spanned over six decades. Those include four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild, two BAFTAs, one Silver Bear and two Academy Awards, one of those in the category of Best Supporting Actor for Clint Eastwood’s 1992 film Unforgiven. Ironically, it’s a role he came close to turning down.
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Why Gene Hackman Initially Turned Down Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven

There are some actors who you just know, regardless of what movie they are in, will always be utterly compelling to watch on screen. If the movie is great, they match the material. If the movie is a pile of garbage, their disinterest and resentment of what they are doing makes for its own unique magic. A perfect example of this is Gene Hackman, one of the most reliable American actors of the last 60 years. He was such a consummate performer that often his work was taken for granted. Over the course of his career, he was only nominated for five Academy Awards. No nomination for "The Conversation." No nomination for "Superman." No nomination for "Hoosiers." No nomination for "The Royal Tenenbaums." The Academy should be embarrassed by the collective lack of respect he received nomination-wise.

Gene Hackman in Francis Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION Opens March 11th in St. Louis at The Plaza Frontenac Cinema

“We know that you know, Mr. Caul. For your own sake, don’t get involved any further. We’ll be listening to you.”. Francis Coppola’s THE CONVERSATION (1974) starring Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Cindy Williams, and Harrison Ford opens in St. Louis Friday March 11th at Landmark’s Plaza Frontenac Theater (1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard # 210 PLAZA, Frontenac, MO 63131). For showtimes, check The Plaza Frontenac Cinema’s website HERE.

Gene Hackman--The full podcast Version

Double Take: critical, sometimes confrontational podcast conversations about movies. A Cinema Classics production hosted by John De Sando and Johnny DiLoretto. John DeSando is a Los Angeles Press Club national entertainment broadcast winner and also hosts NPR’s It’s Movie Time for WCBE. Johnny DiLoretto directs community and public...

Revisiting ‘The Conversation’: Why Coppola’s 1974 mystery gave Gene Hackman his most brilliant — and difficult — hours on screen

Harry Caul and “The Conversation” are back, listening in on a new generation of rampant, justifiable paranoia. Writer-director Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 drama came out between “The Godfather” (1972), the fraught and studio-undermined shooting experience of which Coppola has often called “a nightmare,” and “The Godfather Part II” (1974). That’s a trifecta rarely equaled and never bettered in ...

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman is one of the most gifted and intense actors we have seen on screen, and with a lineup of movies that match the best lists of works out there, he is surely one of the most popular actors too. Fitting into a wide range of roles that require depth and impact even when the screen time for the character is less, Hackman has managed to create an impact on the audience even when working with mediocre scripts. Such is the impact of the man! With some great movies to his name, more than 80 of them, and two Academy Award wins to boot, Hackman is indeed one of the finest actors we have witnessed. Well, that doesn’t really cover everything there is to about him, does it? So, here we are with a list of 10 things you probably didn’t know about Eugene Allen Hackman aka Gene Hackman!

How Clint Eastwood Convinced Gene Hackman to Join ‘Unforgiven’

Clint Eastwood doesn’t seem like the type of person that would have to thoroughly convince someone to work with him. The 91-year-old has been a huge player in the entertainment world since he reached great success from his Western role “Rawhide.” Over the years, he became even more popular for roles in the “Dollars Trilogy,” “Dirty Harry” films, “Million Dollar Baby” and so many more.

Gene Hackman Did A Rare Interview In Which He Confessed That He’s Only Watched One Of His Biggest Classics Once

Gene Hackman hasn’t been seen since the 2004 Ray Romano comedy Welcome to Mooseport, and for a good reason: He’s happily retired. Nowadays the legendary actor with two Oscars to his name is an avid bicyclist, keeping himself athletic even at the age of 91. He also rarely does interviews, but he made an exception for The New York Post, in a piece celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of his most enduring classics…which he’s only seen once, half a century ago.

Gene Hackman is 91?!

It feels like forever since the last time we saw the legendary Gene Hackman on the big screen. Hackman unofficially retired from acting after 2004’s “Welcome to Mooseport” (don’t make fun). He’s been missed ever since. Now Hackman, 91-years-old, is living somewhere in New Mexico, and riding his bike daily....

Gene Hackman recalls ‘The French Connection’ 50 years later: ‘A moment in a checkered career of hits, misses’

It’s the heart-stopping moment when a bashed-in Pontiac LeMans hurtles beneath NYC’s elevated subway at 90 miles an hour, dodging traffic and pedestrians in a wild race to keep up with a hijacked N train rumbling overhead. That five-minute sequence — a crash course in ‘70s guerrilla filmmaking — is now regarded by many to be the best movie car chase of all time.

Gene Hackman Gives First Interview in Over a Decade, Reflects on ‘The French Connection’

Just days before the 50th anniversary of The French Connection making its debut, Hollywood icon Gene Hackman gave his first interview in more than a decade. During his interview with The Post, Gene Hackman reflected on the hit film, which earn him an Oscar. “Filmmaking has always been risky. Both physically and emotionally,” Hackman stated. He does note that he considers the film a “moment in a checkered career of hits and misses.”

The Daily Stream: ‘Crimson Tide’ Pits Denzel Washington Against Gene Hackman, And the Audience Wins

The Pitch: When an American nuclear submarine receives a partially obstructed order to fire upon a threatening Russian sub, the ship is divided into two factions: the hard-nosed half who support the veteran captain (Gene Hackman) who wants to launch immediately, and the more cautious half who side with the ship’s up-and-coming executive officer (Denzel Washington), who wants to follow the proper procedure and attain clear confirmation before firing.