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Did You Know?
... that Gene Hackman lied about his age and joined the Marines when he was only 16 years old. He would make many military movies during his career, the most famous being Crimson Tide (pictured here.)
... that Gene didn't start acting until he was 30 years old. He and Dustin Hoffman went to acting class together and were roommates when they were both struggling actors trying to make it in New York in the early sixties. Despite a friendship that has lasted five decades, they never appeared together in a movie until Runaway Jury in 2003. Visit our Tribute to Dustin Hoffman.
... that Gene Hackman received his first Oscar nomination for his supporting actor work in the 1967 classic Bonnie and Clyde.
... that Gene Hackman was a race car driver. Here is an interview he gave in 1983 about his hobby:
... that Gene Hackman lives in Santa Fe New Mexico. He has given up race car driving and flying and now pursues painting and writing. In fact, he has teamed up with archeologist Daniel Lenihan to write three books. The newest one is Escape from Andersonville.
... We are worried of course that we won't be seeing Gene Hackman in any more acting roles but he will be in a movie that showed this year at the Sundance Film Festival. It's a documentary called I Knew it Was You. Its' interesting premise is that actor John Cazale appeared in 5 movies and every one of them was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. Quite a filmography. One of the films is The Conversation and the movie included interviews with Gene Hackman the star of that movie. The other 4 movies are The Godfather, the Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, and the Deerhunter.)