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Gene Hackman was given birth to in the year 1930 in the city of California (precisely in San Bernardino) as Eugene Allen Hackman. Gene Hackman joined the U.S Marine Corps with a false age after quitting school while he was only 16 years of age. He was later discharged from the U.S Marine Corps in the year 1951 and managed to survive through undergoing different jobs and in the process getting along with Journalism and television production.

Before the 50’s was over, Gene already studied acting alongside Dustin Hoffman ( Class-mate) at Pasadena Playhouse Theatre.   Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman shared similar traits and this enabled them to get along properly. They were seen as individual with little or no likely hood to succeed. But in the year 1958, Gene Hackman got his debut off-Broadway appearance in Chaparral.

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Gene Hackman’s popularity began to increase after Robert Rossen ( Director) featured him in the 1965 drama (Lilith) alongside Warren Beatty. With the help of Warren Beatty, Gene Hackman was presented with what turned out to be his very first outstanding performance that earned him his debut Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor, the movie “Bonnie and Clyde” in the year 1967.

After that, Gene Hackman went on to become very popular and featured in several top movies and played different roles in each films. The actor has also co-written several books and his long illustrious career of over five decades has seen him become one of the most successful individuals in the entertainment industry.

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He won double Academy Awards, Three times Golden Globe award winner and double BAFTA Awards not forgetting the fact that he was also an Academy Awards nominee on five different occasions. Gene’s overall involvement with the entertainment industry over the years has seen him possess a mouth-watering net worth of $80 million.



  • America

Date of Birth

  • 30th January 1930

Place of Birth

  • San Bernardino, CA


  • 90


  • Actor


  • 175lbs


  • 188 cm


  • Fay Maltese (Divorced 1986)
  • Betsy Arakawa (married. 1991)

Net Worth

  • $80 million

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