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Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman

Birthdate: January 30, 1930

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs in a career that spanned four decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include I Never Sang for ... ...detailed bio


Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006)

The film opens on the Planet Krypton where Jor-El condemns General Zod, Non, and Ursa to the Phantom Zone. The scene now follows the three supervillains as they witness the destruction of Krypton from inside the Phantom Zone. The resulting explosion bumps their floating prison, and changes their ...

Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004)

Daniel Anker’s 90-minute documentary takes on over 60 years of a very complex subject: Hollywood’s complicated, often contradictory relationship with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. The questions it raises go right the very nature of how film functions in our culture, and while hardly exhaustive,...

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

Monroe "Eagle" Cole (Gene Hackman) is a former President of the United States who retires to his vacation home in the town of Mooseport, Maine to escape the clutches of ex-wife Charlotte Cole (Christine Baranski). Harold 'Handy' Harrison (Ray Romano) is the local plumber of Mooseport, who also ow...

Runaway Jury (2003)

In New Orleans, a failed day trader at a stock brokerage firm shows up at his former workplace and opens fire on his former colleagues, then turns the gun on himself. Among the dead is Jacob Wood (McDermott). Two years later, with pro bono attorney Wendell Rohr (Hoffman), Jacob's widow Celeste (G...

The Mexican (2001)

The story follows Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt) as he travels through Mexico to find an antique gun, The Mexican, and smuggle it into the United States. Five years earlier, Welbach had caused a traffic accident in which he hit the car of local mobster Arnold Margolese (Gene Hackman), who was jailed f...

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Royal Tenenbaum is explaining to his three children, Chas, Margot, and Richie, that he and his wife, Etheline, are separating. The scene then evolves into a short explanation of how each child experiences great success at a very young age. Chas is a math and business genius, from whom Royal steal...

Heroes of Iwo Jima (2001)

This heartrending documentary tells the story behind the most famous war photograph ever taken.

Heist (2001)

Joe Moore (Hackman) runs a ring of professional thieves, which includes Bobby Blane (Lindo), Don "Pinky" Pincus (Jay) and Joe's much younger wife Fran (Pidgeon). During a daylight robbery of a New York City jewelry store, Joe's face is captured by a security camera. As both the picture and a witn...

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

In the final stages of the Bosnian War in 1995, U.S. Navy flight officer Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Wilson) and pilot Lieutenant Jeremy Stackhouse (Macht) are assigned a reconnaissance mission. They spot suspicious activity in the demilitarized zone and Burnett persuades Stackhouse to fly their F/...

Heartbreakers (2001)

Max (Sigourney Weaver) and Page Conners (Jennifer Love Hewitt) are a mother-daughter con artist team. When the film opens, the Conners are settling a con on Dean Cumanno (Ray Liotta), an auto-body shop owner and small-time crook. The con, which the Conners have played a number of times before on ...

The Replacements (2000)

The film opens with Shane Falco, a former star quarterback at The Ohio State University who choked in his final college game and failed to succeed in the pros, doing his job cleaning the bottoms of peoples' boats. While underwater, he finds a metal trophy football labeled "Shane Falco: All Americ...

Under Suspicion (2000)

The police in San Juan, Puerto Rico investigate the rape and murder of two young girls. Captain Victor Benezet (played by Freeman) questions Henry Hearst, an upstanding lawyer (played by Hackman) about the crime, turning a ten-minute interview into a grueling interrogation. Hearst has a strained...

Twilight (1998)

Aging private detective Harry Ross, an ex-cop, is working on a case to return 17-year-old Mel Ames to her home. He tracks down Mel and her sleazy boyfriend, Jeff Willis, at a motel. During a struggle with the reluctant runaway, Harry's gun is discharged, striking him in the upper thigh. Two year...

Antz (1998)

The setting for the story is an ant colony in a park across a river from New York City, over the span of four days. The protagonist (Woody Allen) is Z-4195, or "Z" for short, a neurotic and individualistic worker ant living in a wholly totalitarian society who longs for the opportunity to truly e...

Enemy of the State (1998)

As the U.S. Congress moves to pass new legislation that dramatically expands the surveillance powers of intelligence agencies, Congressman Phil Hammersley (Robards) remains firmly opposed to its passage. To ensure the bill's passage, National Security Agency official Thomas Reynolds (Voight) kill...

Absolute Power (1997)

During the course of a burglary, master jewel thief Luther Whitney (Clint Eastwood) witnesses the killing of Christy Sullivan (Melora Hardin), the beautiful young wife of elderly billionaire Walter Sullivan (E.G. Marshall), during her drunken rendezvous with Alan Richmond (Gene Hackman), the Pres...

The Chamber (1996)

Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather Sam Cayhall's (Hackman) only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall (O'Donnell) seeks to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two Jewish children 30 years before. Only 28 days before Cayhall is to be executed, A...

The Birdcage (1996)

Val Goldman and Barbara Keeley are engaged to be married, and wish to have their families meet. Val's father, Armand, owns The Birdcage, a South Beach drag club. His domestic partner is Albert, who appears regularly as "Starina," the show's star drag queen. Barbara's father is ultraconservative R...

Extreme Measures (1996)

Dr. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant) is a New York emergency room doctor who one night comes across a strange patient: a homeless man who has a wristband from a hospital he's not familiar with, mentioning a drug he's never heard of, and with strange symptoms, including a wildly fluctuating heart rate. Whe...

Crimson Tide (1995)

In post-Soviet Russia, military units loyal to Vladimir Radchenko, an ultranationalist, have taken control of a nuclear missile installation and are threatening nuclear war if either the American or Russian governments attempt to confront him. A U.S. Navy nuclear submarine, USS Alabama (SSBN-731)...