Gene Hackman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th June 2011

Quote: "I'm 81 years old now and the sand is running out of the old hourglass. I was trying to find something to do and you can only make so many birdhouses." Veteran actor Gene Hackman on his career as a novelist.

3rd October 2008

Quote: “You had Gene Hackman and Sharon Stone and these actors who had been in the business for 30 years. We had only done a couple of small movies, and we weren't part of that superstar club. So we forged a friendship and started our own club.” Actor Russell Crowe's friendship with Leonardo Dicaprio was cemented when they starred in 1995 film The Quick and the Dead.

14th December 2006

Fact: Late actor Peter Boyle turned down the lead role of POPEYE DOYLE in cult movie The French Connection. The part eventually went to Gene Hackman.

22nd November 2005

Quote: <p>"He's one of the greatest living actors, for sure. And one of the things I've learnt as an actor growing up, from people like him, is the importance of a work ethic, commitment, focus." Actor Matt Dillon hails his TARGET co-star Gene Hackman. </p>

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