About Gene Hackman
It has been stated that the total estimate of the current Gene Hackman net worth reaches a sum of 80 million dollars, which makes him one of the richest actors in Hollywood. In addition to that, he is a novel writer. Gene Hackman was born in San Bernardino, California in 1930 and his real birth name is Eugene Allen Hackman. He has been active in show business for more than 50 years and during this time, there is no surprise that Gene Hackman net worth has increased so much.
His career into acting has been nominated and awarded, too. Gene Hackman is a nominee of five Academy Awards, and in fact, he became a winner of two of them, and one out of those two was given for him in the category of the Best actor because of his appearance in “The French Connection”. In addition to these awards, Gene Hackman has become a winner of two BAFTA and three Golden Globe awards.
His breakthrough performance is considered to be his role as Buck Barrow in “Bonnie and Clyde”. Other films which also made him famous and earned him acclaim include “Mississippi Burning”, “Poseidon Adventure”, “Superman”, “The Birdcage”, “The Conversation”, “Hoosiers”, “The Firm”, “Unforgiven”, “Get Shorty”, “Enemy of the State”, “Crimson Tide” and “The Royal Tenenbaums”, in addition to some others. Thus, all of these films have also increased the total size of Gene Hackman net worth.
When he was only 16 years old, Gene Hackman dropped out of high school. He lied about his actual age so he would be able to enroll into the US Marine Corps. When he finished his service in 1951, he moved from Illinois to New York. There he was a student of TV productions and journalism and at the same time he worked a couple of odd jobs to make ends meet.
In the 1950s, Gene Hackman began to study at the Pasadena Playhouse Theatre. There, he was a classmate with Dustin Hoffman, who also became a successful actor. The two soon became good friends and during their studies they were called “least likely to succeed”. In 1958, Gene Hackman appeared in his first off-Broadway production called “Chaparral”. In 1965, he got his big break which was in the movie called “Lilith”. Since that time, he has achieved more in the industry and his appearances in more films have also added up to the total size of Gene Hackman net worth.