Born: San Bernardino, California, USA
Eugene Allen Hackman professionally known as Gene Hackman made his debut as an actor in Route 66 (1963). It was in 1970 he gained recognition as an actor with the movie I Never Sang for My Father which gave him stardom. He has had a good career studded with a lot of awards to his credit. His maiden award was the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor for Bonnie & Clyde which has since been followed by many more. The iconic films in Hackmans career so far are Bonnie and Clyde (1967), I Never Sang for My Father (1970), The French Connection (1971), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), French Connection II (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman: The Movie (1978), Hoosiers (1986), Mississippi Burning (1988), Unforgiven (1992), 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) to name a few. Hackman son of Eugene Ezra Hackman and Anna Lyda Elizabeth was born on January 30, 1930, in San Bernardino, California. He attendedStorm Lake High School. After his discharge from the United States Marine Corps, he began a study of journalism and television production at the University of Illinois under the G.I. Bill, but left and moved to California.
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