Fast Facts

  • After his parents divorced, he was raised in Danville, IL, by his grandmother.
  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1947 to '52, and was stationed in China, Japan and Hawaii.
  • Studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.
  • Lived with Dustin Hoffman while they were both struggling actors.
  • Had surgery for heart problems in 1990, leading to a two-year hiatus from films.
  • In 2008, confirmed he had retired from acting.
  • Coauthored several novels with underwater archaeologist Daniel Lenihan, including Wake of the Perdido Star (1999), Justice for None (2004) and Escape From Andersonville (2009).
  • In 2011, published his first solo novel, Payback at Morning Peak.

Awards

  • 1972, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1992, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1967, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1993, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1992, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1976, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1970, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1972, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1975, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1978, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 1971, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1974, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Betsy Arakawa — Wife
  • Richard Hackman — Brother
  • Leslie Hackman — Daughter
  • Lyda Hackman — Mother
  • Elizabeth Hackman — Daughter
  • Faye Maltese — Ex-wife
  • Beatrice Gray — Grandmother
  • Christopher Hackman — Son
  • Eugene Ezra Hackman — Father

College

  • Attended University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Eugene Alden Hackman
  • Birth Place: San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Birthday: January 30, 1930, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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