Saturday, 30 January 2010

Gene Hackman

Happy Birthday to

Gene Hackman

80 today

If there was a shock with Katherine Ross hitting 70 yesterday then Gene's 80th is even more amazing. As a cinema icon few can match his Popeye Doyle or Harry Caul - even his Lex Luthor is the template for the role. He retired from acting 6 years ago and has spent much of that time writing and painting, it's a shame that his last few films were duds, but if he's enjoying himself I'm happy.

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