It’s understandable why Gene Hackman doesn’t want to do big screen movies anymore. His last movie he did was “Welcome to Mooseport” way back in 2004 then he retired from acting for good after that. Gene has been in too many hit films over the years of his career that he got so rich out of it. He don’t need to work in Hollywood anymore as he has nothing left to prove. Retirement well-deserved, I say!
Anyway, Gene is one actor that is a favorite of mine and one actor that I have the utmost respect for. In his career over the years, Gene has played in films through every genre pretty much. He has done everything from action movies to drama to comedies to thrillers… except the only genre that he stayed away from was “horror”. Well, he had a role in the film “Young Frankenstein” so I guess that counts as a horror film.
He’s been in so many good movies. While he’s mostly famous as Lex Luthor in the Superman series w/ Christopher Reeve and he’s famous for “Unforgiven” w/ Eastwood, he’s in other good roles. Movies such as “Bonnie & Clyde”, “The Conversation”, “Crimson Tide”, “The French Connection I + II”, “Hoosiers”, “Behind Enemy Lines”, “Enemy of the State”, “Wyatt Earp”, “The Quick and the Dead”, etc. He has also been in two movies with Clint Eastwood: “Unforgiven” and “Absolute Power”.
He had a great career and like I said, he has nothing left to prove. I’m sure he still got it with the acting talent, he just don’t want to do it anymore.
I grew up throughout my entire life watching Gene Hackman movies and I’m sure the rest of you did too.
Happy birthday Gene and hope he’s doing well where ever he is.
Francis Ford Coppola is one of my favorite film directors, and Gene Hackman is one of my favorite actors. I love this movie too much. As soon as you start watching, you’ll get hooked to the very end.
The story tells of a man named Harry Caul, who is a surveillance expert. He is a private surveillance expert and only uses the equipment that he made on his own. He doesn’t work alone, however, he works with a man named Stan, who is his business associate. Harry and Stan’s latest job, is that they must spy on a young couple who they suspect is about ready to get murdered.
Hackman delivers one of the best performances ever. Harrison Ford, also has a small role in this film. What makes this movie so great is the writing. The film may be pretty quiet and slow pacing, but once you get it, the story will thrill you. There are tons of twists and turns, a few big shockers. Toward the end of the film, will get pretty scary. This movie is thought provoking and smart. It is also unpredictable.
I watched this movie on Netflix for the first time, a few months back, actually, and I freaking LOVED IT. This is definitely a masterpiece, and if you want to consider yourself a movie buff, this is a film you must see. It’s another one of those classics that everybody should have seen. It is Netflix streamable, so definitely check this one out.
Legendary actor, Gene Hackman, was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Florida and was airlifted to the hospital. Even though his injuries are non-life threatening, he was airlifted to the hospital ’cause he was riding a bike on an island. Other than that, Gene is fine.
More on the story, here
Well, glad he is all good.
He was a phenomenal actor though. Loved him in a lot of movies. While he is famous for his role as Lex Luthor in the , “Superman” movies, he is also famous for “The Conversation”, and, “The French Connection”. I also loved him in, “Hoosiers”, “Unforgiven” and “Crimson Tide”.
I wish he hadn’t retired from acting. I could definitely see him do much more in films.