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Gene Hackman

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30, 1930
San Bernardino, CA
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30, 1930 (age 92)
San Bernardino, CA


Actor and novelist well known for his roles in The French Connection and Crimson Tide. In 1967, he won a BAFTA Award for his portrayal of Buck Barrow in the film Bonnie and Clyde. He has been nominated for multiple Academy Awards and has won several Golden Globe Awards.

Before Fame

He was a radio operator in the U.S. Marine Corps. He also worked as a dog catcher at an animal shelter in San Bernadino, California.


He starred in The Bird-Cage, Superman, and The Royal Tenenbaums. His 2011 novel, Payback At Morning Peak, was well-received.

Family Life

He was born to Ezra and Lyda Jackman. His father owned a paper printing press in Illinois. He was married to Fay Maltese from 1956 to 1986. In 1991 he married Betsy Arakawa. He has two daughters, Elizabeth and Leslie, and a son named Christopher.

Associated With

He starred in Superman with Terence Stamp.