Gene Hackman
Background information
Born Eugene Allen Hackman
January 30, 1930 (age 87)
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Cause of Death
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Occupations Actor and novelist
Years active 1956–2004 (actor)
1999–2013 (novelist)
Spouse Faye Maltese 1956-1986 (divorced)
Betsy Arakawa 1991-
Children 3

Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career spanning nearly five decades, Hackman was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning Best Actor in The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor in Unforgiven. He won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs.

He is best known for portraying the villainous Lex Luthor in Superman, Superman II, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.