Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman is a retired actor and a novelist.Nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, Hackman has also won three Golden Globes and
two British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in a career that spanned
four decades. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow
in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include his role as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in The French Connection (1970) Hooseriers (1986), Unforgiven (1992) and
his final film role before retirement was in Welcome to Mooseport (2004).