Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist.
In a career spanning five decades, Hackman has been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, including best actor in The French Connection. In addition, Hackman has won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde.
1. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HERO AND A COWARD IS ONE STEP SIDEWAYS.
2. I LEFT HOME WHEN I WAS 16 BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING FOR ADVENTURE.
3. I DON’T SEE MYSELF AS A VIOLENT GUY.
4. IF YOU LOOK AT YOURSELF AS A STAR, YOU’VE ALREADY LOST SOMETHING IN THE PORTRAYAL OF ANY HUMAN BEING.
5. IF I START TO BECOME A STAR, I’LL LOSE CONTACT WITH THE NORMAL GUYS I PLAY BEST.
6. MY WIFE AND I TAKE WHAT WE CALL OUR FRIDAY COMEDY DAY OFF. WE WATCH STAND UP COMICS ON TV. THE RAUNCHIER THE BETTER. WE LOVE EDDIE IZZARD.
7. MY EARLY DAYS IN BROADWAY WERE ALL COMEDIES. I NEVER DID A STRAIGHT PLAY ON BROADWAY.