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Gene Hackman

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“I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.”

 

Biography

A remarkably prolific and versatile talent, Gene Hackman was a successful character actor whose uncommon abilities and smart career choices ultimately made him a most unlikely leading man. In the tradition of Spencer Tracy, he excelled as an Everyman, consistently delivering intelligent, natural performances which established him among the most respected and well-liked stars of his era. Born in San Bernardino, CA, Hackman joined the Marines at the age of 16 and later served in Korea. After studying journalism at the University of Illinois, he pursued a career in television production but later decided to try his hand at acting, attending a Pasadena drama school with fellow student Dustin Hoffman; ironically, they were both voted “least likely to succeed.” After briefly appearing in the 1961 film Mad Dog Coll, Hackman made his debut off-Broadway in 1963’s Children at Their Games, earning a Clarence Derwent Award for his supporting performance. Poor Richard read more

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Sagi Mendel

18Jul13

The best

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Midnight Cowboy

20Jun13

I miss you :(

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Luka

14Nov11

He's been 40 years old since 1930

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12Jun11

Sgt Popeye Doyle and Lex Luther,the end!