HACKMAN, Gene

(1930– )
   Born in California, Gene Hackman has made his reputation in Westerns playing some of the nastiest villains imaginable. After beginning his career in television, he got his break in Hollywood playing Clyde’s brother in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. The 1990s was the decade for all of Hackman’s Western roles. He won his second Academy Award for his role as Little Bill Daggett in Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven (1992). Daggett is a petty, vicious, corrupt sheriff who rules his town as a tyrant. In Geronimo: An American Legend (1993), Hackman played U.S. Cavalry general George S. Crook, a role in which he can sympathize with the plight of Geronimo. In Wyatt Earp (1994), Hackman played Earp’s overbearing father, and in The Quick and the Dead (1995), he reprised his role from Unforgiven as Herod, Redemption’s town boss who, again, rules as a tyrant. Altogether, Gene Hackman has been nominated five times for Academy Awards and has won twice.

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  • Hackman, Gene — in full Eugene Alden Hackman born Jan. 30, 1930, San Bernardino, Calif., U.S. U.S. film actor. He won a leading role on Broadway in Any Wednesday (1964), which led to his film debut in Lilith (1964). He was praised for his performances in Bonnie… …   Universalium

  • Hackman, Gene — p. ext. Eugene Alden Hackman (n. 30 ene. 1930, San Bernardino, Cal., EE.UU.). Actor de cine estadounidense. Obtuvo un rol protagónico en Broadway en Cualquier miércoles (1964), el que lo condujo a obetener su debut cinematográfico en Lilith… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hackman, Gene — • ХЭ КМЕН (Hackman) Джин (наст. имя и фам. Юджин Олден, Alden) (p. 30.1. 1931)    амер. актёр. В 50 е гг. выступал в т ре и на ТВ. В кино с 1961, гл. обр. в ролях второго плана (ф. Лилит , Бон ни и Клайд и др.). Созданные актёром в нач. 70 х гг.… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Gene Hackman — en junio de 2008 Nombre real Eugene Allen Hackman Nacimiento 30 de enero de 1930 (81 años) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gene Hackman — Infobox actor imagesize = 210px caption = Gene Hackman at a book signing in Albuquerque 2008 birthname = Eugene Allen Hackman birthdate = birth date and age|1930|01|30 birthplace = San Bernardino, California, United States yearsactive = 1961 2004 …   Wikipedia

  • gene — /jeen/, n. the basic physical unit of heredity; a linear sequence of nucleotides along a segment of DNA that provides the coded instructions for synthesis of RNA, which, when translated into protein, leads to the expression of hereditary… …   Universalium

  • Gene — /jeen/, n. a male given name, form of Eugene. * * * I Unit of heredity that occupies a fixed position on a chromosome. Genes achieve their effects by directing protein synthesis. They are composed of DNA, except in some viruses that contain RNA… …   Universalium

  • gene — ► sustantivo masculino BIOQUÍMICA Gen, elemento de un cromosona. * * * gene m. Biol. Gen. * * * ► masculino BIOLOGÍA Gen. * * * (as used in expressions) Hackman, Gene Kelly, Gene Krupa, Gene …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gene Hackman — en juin 2008 Données clés Nom de naissance Eugene Allen Hackman N …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gene Hackman — (2008) Gene Hackman (* 30. Januar 1930 in San Bernardino, Kalifornien als Eugene Allen Hackman) ist ein US amerikanischer Schauspieler und mehrfacher Golden Globe sowie Oscar Preisträger. Hackman zählt zu den führenden US amerikanischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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