Gene Hackman is a great actor however I think that he was a poor choice for Lex Luther. He acted the part alright but there's a physical type to the part that he just doesn't fit. Other film and stage commitments Hackman was under couldn't allow him to work in S-3 as Lex Luthor and the film's producers did not wish to replace Hackman with another actor for the role.
Gene Hackman was also very vocal in his distaste for Richard Donner's expulsion from Superman II. He did not return to film extra scenes for the film when Richard Lester took over the film. Most of his footage had already been shot, and a stand-in was used for a few inserts. So long as the Salkinds (Alexander and Ilya) were producing Superman pictures, Hackman would not be involved. After Superman III, the rights to the character were sold to Cannon films, and the Salkind's were not involved in the production of Superman IV, which is why Hackman returned to the role. He was very vocal in criticizing how the Salkinds treated "Superman" director Richard Donner. Margot Kidder who plays Lois Lane, was also angry over the release of Donner and was limited to a cameo in Superman III.
This rumor is now being spread amongst the Thai community based on a phone call from someone in NY. They are saying he died in London. Neither the Bangkok Post or the Bangkok Nation show any response as of 10:00 EST
Hackman does not appear in either filmed version of this novel.
Presently he is married to Betsy Arakawa. His first marriage, to Faye Maltese, ended in divorce after thirty years.
Yes, named Richard.
Still very much alive as of 2011 September. He hasn't made a film since 2004, but he's alive.
No, he was not
Almost 80...link of his filmography is below.
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This was NOT the answer he gave! he was being interviewed by Jonathan Ross and he most definitely didn't suggest this film - this is cliché answer that thousands of people would proffer - he chose a far more obscure film?
The blond actress who played the girlfriend of Lex Luthor (Gene Hackmans' character) was Valerie Perrine.
Gene was married to Fay Maltese from 1956-1986, and had 3 children. He remarried Betsy Arakawa in December of 1991, and is still married. whoop!yes Gene Hackman is a homosexual, he has been frequently spotted on the Sunset Strip searching for young male hustlers....
Hackman had three children with his first wife, Faye Maltese: Christopher, Elizabeth, and Leslie.
As of May 2009, Gene Hackman has 100 acting credits. Some of these are television roles. His first film was "Mad Dog Coll" (1961). He played an uncredited cop. His most recent film was "Welcome To Mooseport" (2004).
He is Jew
Yes, as of 2011 October.
Retired from acting but still alive.
Yes. He is a conservative republican .
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They both appeared in the thriller Enemy of the State(1998).
Not too sure but there is a whole list of movie acted in, movies directed, and soundtracks. Just go to IMDb just search his name
Enemy of the State (1998).
No, Hackman has retired from Acting and now writes novels, in 2004 he announced that he had no future film projects lined up, and said his acting career was over. In 2008, while promoting his third novel, he confirmed that he had retired from acting.
I know Bat 21 from the year 1990 is one of his Vietnam movies.
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