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Actor Gene Hackman had given clothes, money and the odd ride to the homeless man he slapped in New Mexico this week, Fox News reports.
It's a story corroborated by the homeless man, who confirmed that he'd received help from the Oscar winning actor, but it was the violent altercation that they didn't agree on. Bruce Becker, 63, said he was hit 10 to 12 times by the tough-guy actor, but Hackman says he slapped the man once. Becker said he told Hackman, "Gene, you are just another Clint Eastwood, you are nothing but an empty chair," an apparent reference to Eastwood's Republican National Convention appearance this summer. That's when Hackman went "ballistic" and began "pummeling" him, he told officers. Hackman, 82, told police Becker became angry when he refused to give him money, and that after some names were thrown, the homeless man's threatening movements lead him to give him a swift slap, at which point they both fell to the ground. Police say Hackman acted in self-defense and no charges have been filed.
TMZ had reported that Hackman "pimp-slapped" the homeless man, in a perpetuation of what can only be described as a ridiculous scene. We've only just seen the end of 'happy-slapping', please don't say we're in line for its deformed cousin, 'Hackman-slapping'. Contact Music denounces all types all violence. We're a tranquil bunch.
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Gene Hackman knew the homeless man that he slapped on a downtown Santa Fe street this week, according to The New Mexican newspaper. Police reports provide more detail on the incident, which doesn't appear to be as straight forward as first thought.
Hackman has provided the homeless man, Bruce Becker, 63, with clothes, money and rides for a number of years though their relationship turned sour in a matter of moments this week. The actor and his wife were walking on Marcy Street near Washington Avenue when Becker approached him. After refusing to provide more help, Hackman told the homeless man to "get a job." Suddenly, Becker became angry and called Hackman's wife a vulgar name, which is when the French Connection star struck him in the side of the head. Becker told police that he - quite cleverly - responded, "Gene, you are just another Clint Eastwood, you are nothing but an empty chair."
Hackman has a small cut on his hand, while there were no visible injuries on Becker. Neither was charged with a crime. The actor, now 82, last appeared in the underwhelming comedy 'Welcome to Mooseport' with Ray Romano.
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Gene Hackman allegedly slapped a homeless man who called his wife a c*** outside a New Mexico restaurant.
TMZ learned that Hackman felt threatened by the man approaching him in the street and when he called Hackman’s wife Betsy a rather unsavoury name, Hackman struck Bruce Becker across the face.
Unfortunately for Hackman, who was trying to defend his wife’s honour, Becker went and called the cops, having seen exactly where Hackman and his wife had headed for dinner. Luckily for Hackman, the police were sympathetic to his plight and decided that – as he had felt threatened by Becker approaching him and his wife – he was technically acting in self-defence and let him off without any charges. Becker hadn’t visibly been injured and so the movie star walked.
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Movie veteran Gene Hackman has quit acting for good, insisting he is too old to land appealing roles.
The 78-year-old actor hasn't starred in a film since 2004 comedy Welcome to Mooseport, and although he has never announced his retirement - he couldn't bring himself to return to Hollywood and play "grandfathers".
Hackman says, "I guess you could call it retired. I haven't worked for four years now. And I don't miss the business. I miss the process of being on-set with actors when things get cooking. But there's so much crapola (crap) in order to get there. It's just too painful.
"At my age, they would have me playing grandfathers and great grandfathers. That's not a heck of a lot of fun. I'd rather go back to the theatre, actually. But that's not going to happen. I'm pretty satisfied with my life right now."
Instead, Hackman keeps himself busy and his mind active, writing historical fiction novels with his neighbour Daniel Lenihan.
He adds, "I write every day for at least a couple of hours. I exercise a little bit. And then it's time for the old folks to go to bed."
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