Gene Hackman Net Worth

Gene Hackman Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gene Hackman net worth is
$80 Million

Gene Hackman Wiki Biography

Eugene Allen Hackman was born on 30 January 1930, in San Bernardino, California USA of Dutch (German), English, and Scottish ancestry (his mother was born in Canada) and is a retired  actor still very respected in the film industry, and a novelist.

So just how rich is Gene Hackman? Sources estimate that Gene’s net worth is $80 million dollars, most of his wealth having been earned during his acting career over more than 50 years.

Gene Hackman Net Worth $80 Million

Gene Hackman’s education did not extend past high school, and in 1946 he joined the US Marines, serving for five years as a radio operator. He then worked at several jobs in NewYork, which earned him enough money to move to California in 1956, where he joined the Pasadena Playhouse company. He had little success, and with other aspiring actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall, moved back to New York and found roles in off-Broadway plays. These eventually led to film and TV roles, the first in 1964 was in “Lilith” with Warren Beaty, then in an episode of the TV series “The Invaders”.

A more significant supporting role for Gene Hackman was Buck Barrow in “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967, again with Warren Beaty as well as Faye Dunaway, which earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. From these early beginnings, Gene has subsequently appeared in more than 80 films, showing his versatility by playing a very wide variety of starring and supporting roles from ‘bad man’ to policeman and comedy parts, which made him very popular with viewing audiences, and much sort-after by film directors. Of course, his continuing activities did no harm to Gene Hackman’s net worth, which grew steadily if unspectacularly throughout his career.

Gene Hackman’s most notable performances include his role as ‘Popeye’ Doyle in “The French Connection” in 1971, for which he won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actor. (He later starred in “The French Connection 2” in 1975.) Gene then played Reverend Frank Scott in “The Poseidon Adventure” in 1972; Harry Caul in “The Conversation” directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1974, which film was nominated for several Oscars; and also in 1972 Harold – the blind man, a comedic role in “Young Frankenstein”. These were followed by ‘the baddie’ Lex Luther in “Superman”(1978). Gene Hackman’s net worth was growing all the time.

Gene Hackman was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for playing FBI agent Rupert Anderson in “Mississippi Burning”(1988), and then won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of sadistic sheriff Daggett in “Unforgiven”(1992), directed by Clint Eastwood, which also won the Best Picture Oscar. (1993). Hackman then played General Crook in “Geronimo: an American Legend”; a corrupt lawyer in “The Firm”(1993) with Tom Cruise;  a hopeless Hollywood producer in “Get Shorty”(1995);  and a submarine captain in “The Crimson Tide”(1995) with Denzel Washington; and a death row convict in “The Chamber”(1996).

There are many other films which could be mentioned, but these examples show Gene Hackman’s versatility, and the reason why his net worth is considerable. One further, major accolade happened in 2003, when Gene Hackman was honored with the ‘Ceci B. deMille Award’ for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field”. Following this event, Gene decided to retire from acting, and concentrate on writing. However, the roles he played and many of the films in which he acted are still popular around the world.

As a novelist, Gene Hackman has written six books, with topics and plots as varied as his acting roles, and which have contributed to his net worth.

In his personal life, Gene Hackman has three children from his first marriage to Faye Maltese(1956-86).  Gene married Betsy Arakawa in 1991, and they live in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Full NameGene Hackman
Net Worth$80 Million
Date Of Birth30 January 1930
Place Of BirthSan Bernardino, California, USA
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionActor, Author, Novelist, Voice Actor, Film Producer
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Southern California, Art Students League of New York
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBetsy Arakawa, Fay Maltese
ChildrenChristopher Allen Hackman, Leslie Anne Hackman, Elizabeth Jean Hackman
ParentsLydia Hackman, Eugene Ezra Hackman
SiblingsRichard Hackman
NicknamesEugene Allen Hackman , Eugene Alder , Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman , Gene
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Be...
NominationsDavid di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
MoviesThe French Connection, Unforgiven, The Conversation, Hoosiers, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bonnie and Clyde, Crimson Tide, Mississippi Burning, Superman, Runaway Jury, Enemy of the State, The Poseidon Adventure, The Quick and the Dead, The Firm, Night Moves, Superman II, Welcome to Mooseport, Absolute Pow...
1Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal
2Raspy voice
The Quick and the Dead (1995)$1,300,000
Superman (1978)$2,000,000
Lucky Lady (1975)$1,350,000
The French Connection (1971)$100,000
1[beginning his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, when he won Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven (1992) thinking he wouldn't win] Heck, I've just lost a hundred bucks.
2Our dreams are usually limited by some kind of reality check and because a guy thinks because he can pluck a guitar a couple of strokes he thinks he's going to be Elvis Presley or whoever.
3[on writing novels] With me it takes quite a long time, at least a year maybe a little more by the time I go through two or three edits, professional edits, but it's still fun because it's always a challenge.
4[on whether he will ever come out of retirement and act again] Only in reruns. Yeah, that's it. I'm at a place where I feel very good about not having to work all night.
5I'm disappointed that success hasn't been a Himalayan feeling.
6(2011, on Hoosiers (1986)) I took the film at a time that I was desperate for money. I took it for all the wrong reasons, and it turned out to be one of those films that stick around. I was from that area of the country and knew of that event, strangely enough. We filmed fifty miles from where I was brought up. So it was a bizarre feeling. I never expected the film to have the kind of legs it's had.
7(2011, on where he keeps his Oscars) You know, I'm not sure; I don't have any memorabilia around the house. There isn't any movie stuff except a poster downstairs next to the pool table of Errol Flynn from The Dawn Patrol (1938). I'm not a sentimental guy.
8(2011, on how he'd like to be remembered) As a decent actor. As someone who tried to portray what was given to them in an honest fashion. I don't know, beyond that. I don't think about that often, to be honest. I'm at an age where I should think about it.
9[on making The French Connection (1971)] I found out very quickly that I am not a violent person. And these cops are surrounded by violence all the time. There were a couple of days when I wanted to get out of the picture.
10[In a 2011 GQ interview, when asked if he would ever come out of retirement and make another film] I don't know. If I could do it in my own house, maybe, without them disturbing anything and just one or two people.
11I haven't held a press conference to announce retirement, but yes, I'm not going to act any longer. I've been told not to say that over the last few years, in case some real wonderful part comes up, but I really don't want to do it any longer ... I miss the actual acting part of it, as it's what I did for almost fifty years, and I really loved that. But the business for me is very stressful. The compromises that you have to make in films are just part of the beast, and it had gotten to a point where I just didn't feel like I wanted to do it anymore.
12When you're on top, you get a sense of immortality. You feel you can do no wrong, that it will always be good no matter what the role. Well, in truth, that feeling is death. You must be honest with yourself.
13People in the street still call me Popeye, and The French Connection (1971) was 15 years ago. I wish I could have a new hit and another nickname.
14Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
15The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
16I suppose I wanted to be an actor from the time I was about 10, maybe even younger than that. Recollections of early movies that I had seen and actors that I admired like James Cagney, Errol Flynn, those kind of romantic action guys. When I saw those actors, I felt I could do that. But I was in New York for about eight years before I had a job. I sold ladies shoes, polished leather furniture, drove a truck. I think that if you have it in you and you want it bad enough, you can do it.
17I wanted to act, but I'd always been convinced that actors had to be handsome. That came from the days when Errol Flynn was my idol. I'd come out of a theater and be startled when I looked in a mirror because I didn't look like Flynn. I felt like him.
18[on seeing Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and becoming determined to be an actor] He made it seem something natural.
19I came to New York when I was 25, and I worked at Howard Johnson's in Times Square, where I did the door in this completely silly uniform. Before that, I had been a student at the Pasadena Playhouse, where I had been awarded the least-likely-to-succeed prize, along with my pal Dustin Hoffman, which was a big reason we set off for New York together. Out of nowhere, this teacher I totally despised at the Pasadena Playhouse suddenly walked by HoJo's and came right up into my face and shouted, "See, Hackman, I told you that you would never amount to anything!" I felt one inch tall.
20If I start to become a "star", I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.
21[on accepting his Best Actor Oscar] I wish all five of us could be up here, I really do.
22[Dustin Hoffman on him and Hackman as young stage actors and roommates in New York] Psychologically, Gene/myself, we did not think about making it in the terms that people think about. We fully expected to be failures for our entire life. Meaning that we would always be scrambling to get a part. We were actors. We had no pretensions. There was more dignity in being unsuccessful.
23[on aging] It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.
24I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.
1When asked about friendship in an interview, Robert Duvall replied: "A friend is someone who, many years ago, offered you his last $300 when you broke your pelvis. A friend is Gene Hackman.".
2Got the role in Crimson Tide after Al Pacino turned it down.
3He was initially reluctant to take the role of Lex Luthor in ''Superman: The Movie (1978)'' as he didn't want to shave off a mustache he had recently grown. Richard Donner made a deal with him that if he shaved it off, Donner would shave off his as well. After Hackman did so, Donner revealed that the mustache he was wearing was a fake. This made Hackman instantly respect and like Donner immensely.
4He appeared in four films with John Ratzenberger: A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman (1978), Superman II (1980) and Reds (1981).
5He was considered for the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) before his A Bridge Too Far (1977) co-star Anthony Hopkins.
6He has worked with 10 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: George Roy Hill, William Friedkin, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Attenborough, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Clint Eastwood, Sydney Pollack, and Robert Benton.
7Has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The French Connection (1971), The Conversation (1974), Reds (1981), Mississippi Burning (1988) and Unforgiven (1992). The French Connection (1971) and Unforgiven (1992) won in the category and rewarded Hackman for his acting efforts twice.
8Release of his book, "Escape From Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War", by Gene with Daniel Lenihan. [2008]
9Announces his retirement from acting at the age of 78. [April 2008]
10Release of his book, "Justice For None", by Gene with Daniel Lenihan. [2004]
11He is the voice on the commercials for the Lowe's home center store chain, and has been for the past couple of years. [June 2007]
12Release of his book, "Wake of the Perdido Star", by Gene with Daniel Lenihan. [1999]
13Did not start acting until he was 25.
14Is one of only four actors to win two Oscars for films that also won Best Picture (the others being Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman).
15In the late 1970s, he competed in Sports Car Club of America races driving open-wheeled Formula Ford. In 1983, he drove in a 24-hour Daytona endurance race. He has also won the Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity Race.
16Released his novel, a violent Western, "Payback at Morning Peak" in June, 2011.
17Distantly related to Jenni Blong.
18Both Hackman and his former roommate, Dustin Hoffman, had their big breaks in 1967, Hackman in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Hoffman in The Graduate (1967).
19Turned down the leading role in Sorcerer (1977) that went to Roy Scheider, Hackman's co-star in The French Connection (1971).
20Friends with Kris Kristofferson since Cisco Pike (1972).
21Turned down the role of Sheriff Teasle in First Blood (1982).
22In contrast with his on-screen image of tough guy and reactionary, in real life Hackman is said to be an extremely gentle, shy person who holds very progressive political views.
23Was a Dallas Cowboys fan but now regularly attends Jacksonville Jaguars games as a guest of his friend, head coach Jack Del Rio.
24Studied journalism and TV production at the University of Illinois, where he was voted "Least Likely to Succeed.".
25Before he decided to become an actor, he worked numerous jobs including announcing at small radio and TV stations.
26Appeared on Richard Nixon's infamous "List of Enemies" during the 1972 presidential election, the only time Hackman was publicly involved in politics. During an interview on Larry King Live (1985) in July 2004, Hackman stated that although he is a Democrat, he liked President Ronald Reagan, who had died the previous month.
27Hackman has said that the failure of Scarecrow (1973) turned him off of art films due to the disappointment of working hard on a film that was critically acclaimed, but that tanked at the box office and failed to garner any awards. After this flop, Hackman mainly concentrated on acting for money, turning down such films as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Network (1976) for roles in films like March or Die (1977) and Lucky Lady (1975) that offered him fatter paychecks.
28His performance as Harry Caul in The Conversation (1974) is ranked #37 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
29Hackman replaced George Segal in the role of Kibby in the notorious flop Lucky Lady (1975). Possibly anticipating that the film would be a turkey, Segal bailed out of the production and Hackman was brought in at the last-minute. The desperate producers paid Hackman - riding high from the huge box office success of The Poseidon Adventure (1972)--a reported $1.2 million for his role, $500,000 more than Segal's going rate. Hackman knew co-star Burt Reynolds from starring in the first episode of Burt's short-lived 1966 TV series Hawk (1966).
30Has played three fictional Presidents: he plays President Alan Richmand in Absolute Power (1997). His Superman (1978) character, Lex Luthor, became President of the United States in the year 2000, in the DC Comics. He also played President Monroe "Eagle" Cole in Welcome to Mooseport (2004).
31In the Superman movies, he didn't like the idea of going bald for his role as Lex Luthor. He was allowed to wear wigs instead, and was convinced to wear a bald cap in only a few scenes.
32Is one of only a few actors to win an Oscar for a supporting role after winning an Oscar for a leading role. (Others to do so are Jack Nicholson, Maggie Smith and Helen Hayes).
331990: Underwent successful angioplasty surgery after nearly suffering a severe heart attack.
34In Robert Osborne's "Academy Awards 1972 Oscar Annual", Hackman is quoted as saying Errol Flynn was his boyhood idol. Says a poster of Flynn is one of the only movie mementos he has in his otherwise very "civilian" Santa Fe home.
35After flunking out of the Pasadena Playhouse and moving to New York City with fellow drop-out Dustin Hoffman, Hackman worked at the Howard Johnson's restaurant in Times Square as a doorman. One day, a Pasadena Playhouse acting teacher whom Hackman hated walked by him, stopped, and told him that he had been right, that Hackman would never amount to anything.
36While a struggling actor in New York City, he worked as a soda jerk in a pharmacy and as a furniture mover. But told Time Magazine in 2011 that "worst job I ever had" was working nights at the legendary Chrysler Building--as part of a crew that polished the leather furniture.
37In a 2004 Vanity Fair story on him, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Duvall, Hackman said one of the worst memories of being a struggling actor, was working as a doorman in New York City. He recalled having seen former Marine officers pass him by when opening the door for them, of which one had said "Hackman, you're a sorry son of a bitch."
38Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) because he was in a troubled marriage and could not spend 16 weeks outside of Los Angeles on location shooting.
39Even though he is no longer a cigarette smoker, Hackman played the role of a chain-smoker in Heartbreakers (2001). He was using a special kind of cigarette that only produces heavy smoke without requiring any inhaling. Ironically and tragically, in 1962, Hackman's mother Lydia died of injuries incurred from a fire caused by her own smoking.
40As a young man, Hackman attended a showing of the movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and was impressed by the performance of Marlon Brando due to his naturalism and the fact that he didn't look like what a movie star typically looked like in the 1950s. After exiting the theater, he told his father that he wanted to be an actor.
41Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
42Enjoys painting and writing fiction.
43Along with Margot Kidder, Hackman was appalled at the way Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind, the producers of the first three Superman films and 1984's Supergirl (1984) film, had treated director Richard Donner, who had directed the first Superman (1978) and most of the second Superman film back-to-back before he was fired by the Salkinds over creative differences. Hackman, who said he only did the first two movies because of Donner's persuasion, was so angry with the Salkinds that he vehemently refused to reprise the role of Lex Luthor in Superman III (1983), while Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane, only appeared in a cameo role. Hackman was later persuaded to reprise the Luthor role in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
44After he played Little Bill in Unforgiven (1992), Hackman vowed not to appear in any more violent films. After he had been in violent films dating back to Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and The French Connection (1971) (in a role refused by Peter Boyle for the same reasons), he said he was fed up with them.
45Reportedly turned down one of the lead roles in Network (1976).
46Reportedly turned down the role of Randall Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
47Says watching his own films makes him terribly nervous.
487/7/04: Appeared on Larry King Live (1985). Larry King was surprised to find out that Hackman had no movies lined up, and Hackman replied by saying that he thinks it is the end of his career.
49Turned down the lead roles in Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
50Was the subject of the song "Gene Hackman" by Hoodoo Gurus.
51Was admitted into the famed Pasadena Playhouse on the G.I. Bill. He failed out of it after 3 months and moved to New York to continue being a stage actor. Received 1 of the lowest grades the school had ever given (1.3 out of 10). He headed to New York with the intention of proving them wrong.
52Met actor Dustin Hoffman in the first month at Pasadena Playhouse. Had several classes with him.
53Runaway Jury (2003) was the first time he and former roommate Dustin Hoffman performed on the screen together.
54Dustin Hoffman asked for the part of Rankin Fitch in Runaway Jury (2003), which had gone to Hackman. Hoffman admits to asking, "Can't you get rid of Gene and give me the part?".
55As roommates, Dustin Hoffman and Hackman would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for Marlon Brando, who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.
56Dustin Hoffman came to New York after finishing his training at the Pasadena Playhouse. The two of them roomed together in New York at Hackman's one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Ave. & 26th St. Hoffman slept on the kitchen floor. Originally, Hackman had offered to let him stay a few nights, but Hoffman would not leave. Hackman had to take him out to look for his own apartment.
57Based his role, in The Conversation (1974), on one of his uncles and a fellow Marine he had known well. He characterized the Marine as someone "who probably became a serial killer".
58Has appeared in three films adapted from novels by John Grisham: The Firm (1993), The Chamber (1996) and Runaway Jury (2003).
59Brother of Richard Hackman.
60Father of Christopher Hackman. He also has 2 daughters named Leslie Hackman and Elizabeth Hackman.
612001: Was involved in a road-rage incident when two young men attacked him for hitting their car in Hollywood.
62Revealed on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) that two of the most important factors in deciding on which films he will work on are the script and the money.
63Has stated that his performance in Scarecrow (1973) is his personal favorite.
64One of the most sustaining actors of all time, he still averaged two films a year in his 70s, having starred in six in 2001 alone. This all changed however in 2004, when he last acted in Welcome to Mooseport (2004). He has not appeared in anything since.
65Jailed as a teen (c. 1946) for stealing candy & soda pop from a candy store.
66Turned down the part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Pearl Harbor (2001), which went to Jon Voight.
67Was also offered the chance to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
68Was the first choice to play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
69While at the Pasadena Playhouse, Hackman and a classmate were voted "Least likely to succeed". The classmate was Dustin Hoffman.
70He lied about his age to join the Marines at 16, but left as soon as his initial tour was complete.
71He was the sixth choice to play Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971).
72Was the first choice to play Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969).


Welcome to Mooseport2004Monroe Cole
Runaway Jury2003Rankin Fitch
Behind Enemy Lines2001Reigart
The Royal Tenenbaums2001Royal Tenenbaum
Heist2001Joe Moore
Heartbreakers2001William B. Tensy
The Mexican2001Arnold Margolese
The Replacements2000Jimmy McGinty
Under Suspicion2000Henry Hearst
Enemy of the State1998Edward Lyle
Antz1998General Mandible (voice)
Twilight1998Jack Ames
Absolute Power1997President Richmond
The Chamber1996Sam Cayhall
Extreme Measures1996Dr. Lawrence Myrick
The Birdcage1996Sen. Kevin Keeley
Get Shorty1995Harry Zimm
Crimson Tide1995Ramsey
The Quick and the Dead1995Herod
Wyatt Earp1994Nicholas Earp
Geronimo: An American Legend1993Brig. Gen. George Crook
The Firm1993Avery Tolar
Unforgiven1992Little Bill Daggett
Company Business1991Sam Boyd
Class Action1991Jedediah Tucker Ward
Narrow Margin1990Robert Caulfield
Postcards from the Edge1990Lowell Kolchek
Loose Cannons1990MacArthur Stern
The Package1989Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Mississippi Burning1988Agent Rupert Anderson
Full Moon in Blue Water1988Floyd
Split Decisions1988Dan McGuinn
Another Woman1988Larry
Bat*211988Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton
No Way Out1987David Brice
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace1987Lex Luthor Nuclear Man (voice)
Hoosiers1986Coach Norman Dale
Power1986Wilfred Buckley
Target1985Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
Twice in a Lifetime1985Harry MacKenzie
Misunderstood1984Ned Rawley
Uncommon Valor1983Col. Jason Rhodes
Two of a Kind1983God (voice, uncredited)
Under Fire1983Alex Grazier
Eureka1983Jack McCann
Reds1981Pete Van Wherry
All Night Long1981George Dupler
Superman II1980Lex Luthor
Superman1978Lex Luthor
March or Die1977Maj. William Sherman Foster
A Bridge Too Far1977Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski
The Domino Principle1977Tucker
Lucky Lady1975Kibby Womack
French Connection II1975Doyle
Bite the Bullet1975Sam Clayton
Night Moves1975Harry Moseby
Young Frankenstein1974Blindman
Zandy's Bride1974Zandy Allan
The Conversation1974Harry Caul
The Poseidon Adventure1972Reverend Scott
Prime Cut1972Mary Ann
Cisco Pike1972Officer Leo Holland
The French Connection1971Jimmy Doyle
The Hunting Party1971Brandt Ruger
Doctors' Wives1971Dr. Dave Randolph
I Never Sang for My Father1970Gene Garrison
Insight1970TV SeriesHolt
Marooned1969Buzz Lloyd
Downhill Racer1969Claire
The Gypsy Moths1969Joe Browdy
Riot1969Red Fraker
Shadow on the Land1968TV MovieRev. Thomas Davis
The Split1968Detective Lt. Walter Brill
I Spy1968TV SeriesFrank Hunter
CBS Playhouse1968TV SeriesNed
Iron Horse1967TV SeriesHarry Wadsworth
The Invaders1967TV SeriesTom Jessup
Bonnie and Clyde1967Buck Barrow
Banning1967Tommy Del Gaddo
Community Shelter Planning1967ShortDonald Ross - Regional Civil Defense Officer
A Covenant with Death1967Harmsworth
First to Fight1967Sgt. Tweed
The F.B.I.1967TV SeriesHerb Kenyon
Hawaii1966Dr. John Whipple
Hawk1966TV SeriesHouston Worth
Directions1966TV Series
The Trials of O'Brien1966TV SeriesRoger Nathan
Brenner1959-1964TV SeriesOfficer Richard Clayburn / Police Officer in Squad Room
East Side/West Side1963TV SeriesPoliceman
Ride with Terror1963TV Movie
The DuPont Show of the Week1963TV SeriesDouglas McCann
Route 661963TV SeriesMotorist
The Defenders1961-1963TV SeriesStanley McGuirk / Jerry Warner
Naked City1963TV SeriesMr. Jasper
Look Up and Live1963TV SeriesFrank Collins
The United States Steel Hour1959-1962TV SeriesEd / Reverend MacCreighton / Steve / ...
Tallahassee 70001961TV SeriesJoe Lawson
Mad Dog Coll1961Cop (uncredited)


The Birdcage1996performer: "I Could Have Danced All Night"
Under Fire1983performer: "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" - uncredited
The French Connection1971performer: "Jingle Bells" 1857 - uncredited
The Gypsy Moths1969performer: "Wild Blue Yonder" "U.S. Air Force Song" - uncredited


Under Suspicion2000executive producer


A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection'2001TV Movie documentary special thanks
American Masters2000TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
Miami Blues1990special thanks
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment


The Movie Show1995TV SeriesHimself
All Access: On the Set of 'Crimson Tide'1995Video shortHimself
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Dramatic Motion Picture
100 Years of the Hollywood Western1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Shurtleff on Acting1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Eastwood & Co.: Making 'Unforgiven'1992TV Short documentaryHimself
Earth and the American Dream1992DocumentaryReader (voice)
Clint Eastwood on Westerns1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 46th Annual Tony Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Play
ABC's Wide World of Sports1991TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Ken Adam - Production Designer1990Himself
Today1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee & Presenter
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Island of Hope, Island of Tears1989Documentary shortNarrator
Late Night with David Letterman1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder1986TV Special documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Nominee & Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1972-1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The South Bank Show1983TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Making of 'Superman II'1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire1981TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Superman: The Movie'1980TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Look at Liv1979DocumentaryHimself
Revista de cine1979TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
V.I.P.-Schaukel1978TV Series documentaryHimself
Speed Fever1978DocumentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Film '721976TV SeriesHimself
At Long Last Cole1975TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Academy Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Winner & Presenter
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
Cinema1972TV Series documentaryHimself
The Return of the Movie Movie1972Documentary shortRev. Frank Scott / Himself (uncredited)
The Hollywood Squares1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
The David Frost Show1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Sky Divers1969Documentary shortHimself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Unkown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story2013DocumentaryHimself
The Role That Changed My Life2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Hackman on Doyle2009Video documentary shortHimself
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale2009Documentary shortHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty2008TV SpecialHimself
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres2008TV MovieHimself
Revolution! The Making of 'Bonnie and Clyde'2008Video documentaryHimself
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2008TV SeriesHimself
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
All Access: The Showdown of 'Enemy of the State'2006Video shortHimself
Hoosier History: The Truth Behind the Legend2005Video shortHimself
Get Shorty: Look at Me2005Video documentary shortHimself
Get Shorty: Wiseguys and Dolls2005Video documentary shortHimself
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust2004DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Hollywood Greats2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together2004Video documentary shortHimself
Off the Cuff: Hackman & Hoffman2004Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Runaway Jury'2004Video documentary shortHimself
HBO First Look2000-2003TV Series documentary shortHimself
Hidden City2003DocumentaryNarrator
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Colors of Courage: Sons of New Mexico, Prisoners of Japan2002DocumentaryNarrator
All on Accounta Pullin' a Trigger2002Video documentary shortHimself
Biography1994-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Page to Screen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter2001Documentary shortHimself
Making 'Superman': Filming the Legend2001Video documentary shortHimself / Lex Luthor
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of 'The French Connection'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Heartbreakers: Laffs & Gaffes2001Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Heartbreakers'2001Video shortHimself
Heroes of Iwo Jima2001TV Movie documentaryHimself (host / narrator)
Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman'2001Video documentary shortHimself / Lex Luthor
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1998-2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor / Himself - Narrator
Backstory2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Bravo Profiles2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends1999TV Special documentaryHimself
The Best of Hollywood1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interview
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Secret World of 'Antz'1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Sports on the Silver Screen1997TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jet 71996TV SeriesHimself (1998)
Showbiz Today1996TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Crimson Tide'1995Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning1990-1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

The 89th Annual Academy Awards2017TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
No Sleep TV32016TV SeriesHerod
Welcome to the Basement2015TV SeriesHimself / Sen. Kevin Keeley
Wogan: The Best Of2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryLex Luthor (uncredited)
Missing Reel2014TV Mini-Series documentaryJimmy Doyle
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Unforgettable Russell Harty2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee on The Russell Harty Show
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesBlindman
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut2006VideoLex Luthor
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon2006TV SpecialWalter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter (uncredited)
Hollywood Science2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Enemy of the State'2006Video documentary shortHimself
It Happened That Way2004Video documentary shortHimself - 'Nicholas Earp'
Biography1995-2003TV Series documentaryDefense Secretary David Brice on 'No Way Out' / Jimmy Doyle
Inside the Actors Studio2003TV SeriesHimself
Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentaryLex Luthor
Hollywood Remembers2000TV Series documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryJimmy Doyle / Himself
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies2000Video documentary
Split Screen1999TV SeriesHarry Caul
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Making Frankensense of 'Young Frankenstein'1996Video documentary shortHimself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryLittle Bill Daggett (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein1994TV Movie documentary
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special1989TV MovieHimself - 'The Conversation'
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialDet. Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle (uncredited)
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHarry MacKenzie (uncredited)
That's Hollywood1978TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2011OFTA Film Hall of FameOnline Film & Television AssociationActing
2003Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002AFI AwardAFI Awards, USAFeatured Actor of the Year - Male - MoviesThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
1997Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - ComedyThe Birdcage (1996)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastThe Birdcage (1996)
1994Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureGeronimo: An American Legend (1993)
1993OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleUnforgiven (1992)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureUnforgiven (1992)
1993BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleUnforgiven (1992)
1993DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1993NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1993Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureUnforgiven (1992)
1992BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1992KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1992LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1992NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1989Silver Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalBest ActorMississippi Burning (1988)
1988NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorMississippi Burning (1988)
1976Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTheatrical Motion PictureBite the Bullet (1975)
1975Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera)The Conversation (1974)
1974NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorThe Conversation (1974)
1973BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe French Connection (1971)
1972OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe French Connection (1971)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe French Connection (1971)
1972NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorThe French Connection (1971)
1971KCFCC AwardKansas City Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe French Connection (1971)
1971NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe French Connection (1971)
1968NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorBonnie and Clyde (1967)

Nominated Awards

2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest ActorThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Action/AdventureEnemy of the State (1998)
1997Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalThe Birdcage (1996)
1996American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Get Shorty (1995)
1996CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorGet Shorty (1995)
1996Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastGet Shorty (1995)
1993CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorUnforgiven (1992)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleMississippi Burning (1988)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaMississippi Burning (1988)
1989CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMississippi Burning (1988)
1989DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)Mississippi Burning (1988)
1988NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorMississippi Burning (1988)
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaTwice in a Lifetime (1985)
1984Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureUnder Fire (1983)
1979BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorSuperman (1978)
1976Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaFrench Connection II (1975)
1976BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorFrench Connection II (1975)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Conversation (1974)
1975BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Conversation (1974)
1971OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleI Never Sang for My Father (1970)
1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleBonnie and Clyde (1967)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale New Face8th place.

2nd Place Awards

1989NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorMississippi Burning (1988)
1988LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorMississippi Burning (1988)
1982NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorAll Night Long (1981)
1974NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Conversation (1974)

3rd Place Awards

2001BSFC AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
1975NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorNight Moves (1975)
1971NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe French Connection (1971)
1969NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorDownhill Racer (1969)

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