Gene Hackman was bornon 30 January 1930 in San Bernardino, California, U.S, American, is Actor and Author. In his long career of over 50 years, American actor Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman has been nominated for 5 academy awards. He first came to fame in 1967 as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. He has won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. He started bagging film roles with his debut in “Lilith”. His supporting role in “I Never Sang for My Father” won him an Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actor. He appeared in “A Bridge Too Far” as Polish General Stanislaw Sosabowski, as the criminal mastermind Lex Luthor in “Superman: The Movie”, and its sequels, and as the head of an eccentric family in “The Royal Tenenbaums”. He earned a Best Actor nomination for “Mississippi Burning”. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in “The French Connection”. He played the sadistic sheriff “Little” Bill Daggett in the western “Unforgiven” which earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field”.
The couple divorced in 1986 after three decades of marriage
In 1975, he appeared in the Western horse-race saga “Bite the Bullet”, and in “French Connection II”
In 1974, he won the lead role in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation”, which was nominated for several Oscars
Hackman appeared in the supporting role of Buck Barrow in the movie “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967
Hackman’s parents divorced in 1943, and his father subsequently left the family
Eugene Allen Hackman, or Gene Hackman as he is known, was born to Lyda Gray Hackman and Eugene Ezra Hackman on January 30, 1930 at San Bernardino, California