Gene Hackman

The Life and Work


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About the Book

Gene Hackman (b. 1930) has been described as the best actor of his generation. During almost half a century as an American film, television and stage actor, film producer and author, he was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning the Best Actor for The French Connection (1971) and the Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven (1992), as well as three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. This study examines his film work in detail, with a filmography/videography included.

About the Author(s)

Peter Shelley is a playwright, screenwriter and author of several film books. He lives in Gosford, Australia.

Bibliographic Details

Peter Shelley
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 199
Bibliographic Info: 25 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7047-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3369-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv
Preface 1
1. Beginning 3
2. Bonnie and Clyde 22
3. The Poseidon Adventure 46
4. The French Connection II 59
5. Semi-Retirement 74
6. Twice in a Lifetime 86
7. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 97
8. Narrow Margin 113
9. A Second Academy Award 125
10. Extreme Measures 139
11. Heist 151
12. Retirement 164
Appendix 169
Bibliography 174
Index 191

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “This book will be prized by all Gene Hackman fans as well as aficionados of Hollywood film history.”—ARBA.