Gene Hackman Net Worth
Gene Hackman Net Worth and Salary: Gene Hackman is an American retired actor and novelist who has a net worth of $80 million. During his nearly 50 year career, Gene Hackman has been nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two, including best actor in The French Connection. He has also won three Golden Globes and two BAFTAs. His performance as Buck Barrow in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde launched his career. He is perhaps best-known for his role in 1971's The French Connection, 1992's Unforgiven and 1993's The Firm.
Early Life: Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman was born January 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, California. At 16 years old, Hackman dropped out of high school and lied about his age in order to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. After being discharged in 1951, he worked his way from Illinois to New York, taking on various jobs and studying journalism and TV production as well.
At some point in the 1950s, gene moved to California to pursue an acting career. In 1956 he began studying acting at the Pasadena Playhouse Theatre where one of his classmates was Dustin Hoffman. The two became friends and shared the dubious honor of being labeled "least likely to succeed".
He moved to New York City in 1957. In 1958 he landed his first off-Broadway role in off Broadway plays. In New York he became friends with Robert Duvall and was roommates with Dustin Hoffman, for a time.
Success: Gene's big break came after director Robert Rossen cast him in 1975's Lilith, alongside with Warren Beatty. Beatty then helped Hackman land a supporting role in the film Bonnie and Clyde (1967), a role which brought Hackman critical acclaim and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Many roles and successes in the film industry followed as Hackman continued to explore different genres and types of characters.
Other notable films include Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Conversation (1974), Superman (1978), Hoosiers (1986), Mississippi Burning (1988), Unforgiven (1992), The Firm (1993), Crimson Tide (1995), Get Shorty (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Enemy of the State (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).
Retirement and Books: Gene Hackman retired from acting in 2004. He has not appeared in a major commercial film or television production since 2004's Welcome to Mooseport. His only entertainment projects since 2004 have been two documentaries for which he lent his voice as narrator.
To date he has co-written three books with Daniel Lenihan; Wake of the Perdido Star (1999), Justice for None (2004), and Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War (2008).
Personal Life: Gene has been married twice and has three children. His first marriage to Faye Maltese lasted from 1956 to 1986. He has been married to Betsy Arakawa since 1991.
Real Estate: For many years, Gene has made Santa Fe, New Mexico his primary residence. His current primary residence is a 12-acre property that he and wife Betsy Arakawa extensively remodeled and re-designed. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett visited Hackman after filming Enemy of the State in 1998. The Smiths were so impressed by the Hackman estate that they hired his architect to build their palatial Malibu compound.
In the 1980s, he owned an incredible 25-acre property in Montecito, California, near Santa Barbara for $5.5 million (roughly $13 million in today's dollars). In 2015, a later owner sold this house for $25 million. He also previously owned a house in Pebble Beach, California which he sold in 1993. In 2012 this home was listed for $80 million.
|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
|Date of Birth:||1930-01-30|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Author, Novelist, Voice Actor, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Gene Hackman Earnings
- The Quick and the Dead$1,300,000
- Lucky Lady$1,250,000
- The French Connection$100,000