Ten fun facts about Gene Hackman

Fact 1
Gene Hackman was originally the first choice to play character Mike Brady on the popular television series “The Brady Bunch.”

Fact 2
When he was 16 years old, Gene Hackman lied about his age in order to join the Marines.

Fact 3
As part of the Pasadena Playhouse, Gene Hackman met and befriended Dustin Hoffman. They were both nominated by their fellow classmates as “least likely to succeed.”

Fact 4
Gene Hackman was originally considered to play the part of Hannibal Lector in “The Silence of the Lambs.” The part instead went to Anthony Hopkins.

Fact 5
In 1946, a young Gene Hackman was jailed after he robbed a candy store. He was accused of stealing soda and candy.

Fact 6
During his years of acting, he has appeared in three films that were based on books written by author John Grisham. These films are “The Firm”, “The Chamber” and “Runaway Jury.”

Fact 7
Gene Hackman was roommates with Dustin Hoffman during the early years of his career.

Fact 8
There are three Steven Spielberg films that Gene Hackman turned the lead role down. These are “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Fact 9
Gene Hackman has played a fictional President of the United States in three films.

Fact 10
Apart from acting Gene Hackman is a novelist. In 2011 he released his first novel “Payback at Morning Peak.”

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Short about Gene Hackman
Is an American born character actor who has been nominated for and has also won numerous Academy Awards.

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