Gene Hackman
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"Eugene" ""Gene"" "Allen Hackman" is an 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 (film)/The French Connection. In addition, Hackman has won three Golden Globe Award/Golden Globes and two British Academy of Film and Television Arts/BAFTAs. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (film)/Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include The French Connection (film)/The French Connection (1971), in which he played Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle; The Poseidon Adventure (1972 film)/The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Superman (1978 film)/Superman (1978), in which he played arch-villain Lex Luthor; Hoosiers (1986); Mississippi Burning (1988); Unforgiven (1992); The Firm (1993 film)/The Firm (1993); Crimson Tide (film)/Crimson Tide (1995); Get Shorty (film)/Get Shorty (1995); The Birdcage (1996); Enemy of the State (film)/Enemy of the State (1998); and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

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