Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman first came to fame in 1967 with his
performance in Bonnie and Clyde. Other major films include The
French Connection (1971), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and
Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven which won the Academy Award for
Best Picture in 1991. Hackman won an Oscar for Best Actor in a
Supporting Role in the film. Before his acting career, he was
a radio operator in the U.S. Marine Corps.