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Gene Hackman ! 90 today

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by carraigbhoy, Jan 30, 2020.

Discuss Gene Hackman ! 90 today in the TalkCeltic Pub area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. carraigbhoy Gold Member Gold Member

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  2. cidermaster Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. Scotia Gold Member Gold Member

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    Honestly ! if he made a film reading names out a phone book .. I would probably watch it , a superb actor .
     
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    Yeah great actor. :50:
     
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    Cant read the page because its anti adblock. Get it up them!! :56:
     
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    Love him in Best Shot (Hoosiers)
     
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    French Connection 1 & 2
     
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    He could do anything. Best Lex Luthor ever, apart from owt else.

    :)
     
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    Doesn't look a day over 89.

    'Mississippi Burning' is an all time classic - he was good in that Will Smith one as well (Enemy of The State).

    I forgot all about Superman....*'s class man.
     
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    Royal * Tenembaum.
     
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    Fantastic actor, Mississippi Burning and The French Connection are two of my favourite films.
     
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    Poseidon Adventure
     
  13. Jack Torrance Heeeeeere's Johnny! Gold Member

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    Crimson tide was a good watch
    As well
     
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    Happy Birthday, Mr Hackman.

    Incredibly versatile actor, who could turn his hand to action, drama & comedy. Among his best works - French Connection, The Conversation, Mississippi Burning, Poseidon Adventure, Unforgiven, Get Shorty & The Royal Tanenbaums.

    And yet even as part of ensembles and supporting roles, where his work sometimes might be overlooked because he was playing the proverbial (and even literal) straight man for the likes of Nathan Lane & Robin Williams in The Birdcage or Dan Ackroyd & Dom DeLuise in Loose Cannons (have always had a soft spot for even though it's far from a classic). And then there are the roles in gems such as Absolute Power, Runaway Jury, Bonnie & Clyde, Superman I & II, even A Bridge Too Far (even with his dodgy accent, lol).
     
  16. Padmill It's been a while...

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    He was good in Dallas.

    Loved the storyline where he got shot.
     
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    Oh, and speaking of, for those old enough, did anyone ever try to prove/disprove the Caine/Hackman theory here?

    I remember learning of it through a film called PCU in the mid-90's and sometimes when I was bored (and had a TV), I would test it out, and remarkably was usually able to find one or the other. The theory goes, that any time of the day or night you could find a Gene Hackman or Michael Caine movie on TV, lol.
     
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    Unforgiven is such a great movie.
     
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    Forgot he was in "The Mexican" was good in that aswell , only in it for a wee bit
     
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    Old Hackers. The Hackmeister. Heckle. Heckster. Hecko. * Heck. Happy Birthday. Always looked like a tough nut in his younger days. Obviously the roles he played would influence that thought but he did have that look.
     
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