Oscar winner Gene Hackman hasn’t acted since 2004, but fans are still coming out in droves to celebrate his birthday at 92 years old.
Fans are celebrating Gene Hackman‘s 92nd birthday as his name trends throughout social media. Hackman, who retired from acting in 2004, is the oldest living and earliest surviving Best Actor Oscar winner. He won the Oscar for his role as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in 1971’s The French Connection and later won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Bill Daggett in 1992’s Unforgiven. Hackman was also nominated for Bonnie and Clyde, I Never Sang for My Father, and Mississippi Burning.
There are many other roles fans remember Hackman fondly for playing. That notably includes playing the supervillain Lex Luthor opposite Christopher Reeves in Superman: The Movie. Some of his other acclaimed roles include The Poseidon Adventure, A Bridge Too Far, The Firm, Enemy of the State, The Replacements, Behind Enemy Lines, and more. Fans are referring to their personal favorites in honor of Hackman on his birthday.
“Happy birthday Gene Hackman, a talented acting machine! I loved him as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde, terrific as Det. Popeye Doyle in The French Connection, as surveillance expert Harry Caul in The Conversation, and at his best as burned out Det. Harry Moseby in Night Moves,” one fan says.
Another fan says, “Happy 92nd birthday to the beautiful and talented Gene Hackman. The French Connection is one of my favorite films, and Hoosiers and, yes, Poseidon Adventure are way up there too.”
“Happy Birthday to Gene Hackman,” another tweet reads. “92 yrs old! He has been one of my favorite actors since I was a little kid. I have always loved him. A tremendous actor.”
Gene Hackman’s Final Role Was in 2004’s Welcome to Mooseport
After an incredible career, Gene Hackman hung it up after starring in the political satire Welcome to Mooseport with Ray Romano in 2004. He soon after announced he was finished with acting and found a new love for writing novels. While he’s no longer acting, Hackman did serve as a narrator for the Marine documentaries The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima in 2016 and We, The Marines in 2017.
Last year, a photo of Hackman at 91 years old went viral as it showed the retired actor was doing well and enjoying retirement. All of his fans continue to wish him well another year into his 90s with his name continuing to trend. Happy 92nd birthday, Gene Hackman!
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