Gene Hackman Net Worth

Do you want to know how much Gene Hackman is worth? We have the answer for you! First off, let’s get familiar with the person in question, shall we? He is an actor from United States of America. He was born in unknown, on unknown in to the family of Lydia Hackman, Eugene Ezra Hackman and Richard Hackman. His talents and gifts as an actor soon became apparent and a promising career path was laid out right before him. It is also worth noting that he attended University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Southern California, Art Students League of New York and earned the Nicknames of Eugene Allen Hackman , Eugene Alder , Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman , Gene throughout his studies and working career. He stands at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) in terms of height. Starring in multiple hit movies or TV shows, Gene Hackman has earned global recognition as well as amassing a fortune. In his career Gene Hackman has earned a lot of money and now has a total Net worth valued at $80 Million.

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Gene Hackman’s education did not extend past high school, and in 1946 he joined the US Marines, serving for five years as a radio operator. He then worked at several jobs in NewYork, which earned him enough money to move to California in 1956, where he joined the Pasadena Playhouse company. He had little success, and with other aspiring actors Dustin Hoffman and Robert Duvall, moved back to New York and found roles in off-Broadway plays. These eventually led to film and TV roles, the first in 1964 was in “Lilith” with Warren Beaty, then in an episode of the TV series “The Invaders”.

A more significant supporting role for Gene Hackman was Buck Barrow in “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967, again with Warren Beaty as well as Faye Dunaway, which earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. From these early beginnings, Gene has subsequently appeared in more than 80 films, showing his versatility by playing a very wide variety of starring and supporting roles from ‘bad man’ to policeman and comedy parts, which made him very popular with viewing audiences, and much sort-after by film directors. Of course, his continuing activities did no harm to Gene Hackman’s net worth, which grew steadily if unspectacularly throughout his career.

Gene Hackman’s most notable performances include his role as ‘Popeye’ Doyle in “The French Connection” in 1971, for which he won an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actor. (He later starred in “The French Connection 2” in 1975.) Gene then played Reverend Frank Scott in “The Poseidon Adventure” in 1972; Harry Caul in “The Conversation” directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1974, which film was nominated for several Oscars; and also in 1972 Harold – the blind man, a comedic role in “Young Frankenstein”. These were followed by ‘the baddie’ Lex Luther in “Superman”(1978). Gene Hackman’s net worth was growing all the time.

Gene Hackman was nominated as Best Supporting Actor for playing FBI agent Rupert Anderson in “Mississippi Burning”(1988), and then won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of sadistic sheriff Daggett in “Unforgiven”(1992), directed by Clint Eastwood, which also won the Best Picture Oscar. (1993). Hackman then played General Crook in “Geronimo: an American Legend”; a corrupt lawyer in “The Firm”(1993) with Tom Cruise;  a hopeless Hollywood producer in “Get Shorty”(1995);  and a submarine captain in “The Crimson Tide”(1995) with Denzel Washington; and a death row convict in “The Chamber”(1996).

There are many other films which could be mentioned, but these examples show Gene Hackman’s versatility, and the reason why his net worth is considerable. One further, major accolade happened in 2003, when Gene Hackman was honored with the ‘Ceci B. deMille Award’ for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field”. Following this event, Gene decided to retire from acting, and concentrate on writing. However, the roles he played and many of the films in which he acted are still popular around the world.

As a novelist, Gene Hackman has written six books, with topics and plots as varied as his acting roles, and which have contributed to his net worth.

In his personal life, Gene Hackman has three children from his first marriage to Faye Maltese(1956-86).  Gene married Betsy Arakawa in 1991, and they live in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Gene Hackman
  • Net Worth: $80 Million
  • Date Of Birth: 30 January 1930
  • Place Of Birth: San Bernardino, California, USA
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • Profession: Actor, Author, Novelist, Voice Actor, Film Producer
  • Education: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, University of Southern California, Art Students League of New York
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Spouse: Betsy Arakawa, Fay Maltese
  • Children: Christopher Allen Hackman, Leslie Anne Hackman, Elizabeth Jean Hackman
  • Parents: Lydia Hackman, Eugene Ezra Hackman
  • Siblings: Richard Hackman
  • Nicknames: Eugene Allen Hackman , Eugene Alder , Eugene Allen “Gene” Hackman , Gene
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  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Be…
  • Nominations: David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
  • Movies: The French Connection, Unforgiven, The Conversation, Hoosiers, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bonnie and Clyde, Crimson Tide, Mississippi Burning, Superman, Runaway Jury, Enemy of the State, The Poseidon Adventure, The Quick and the Dead, The Firm, Night Moves, Superman II, Welcome to Mooseport, Absolute Pow…


  • [beginning his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, when he won Best Supporting Actor for Unforgiven (1992) thinking he wouldn’t win] Heck, I’ve just lost a hundred bucks.
  • Our dreams are usually limited by some kind of reality check and because a guy thinks because he can pluck a guitar a couple of strokes he thinks he’s going to be Elvis Presley or whoever.
  • [on writing novels] With me it takes quite a long time, at least a year maybe a little more by the time I go through two or three edits, professional edits, but it’s still fun because it’s always a challenge.
  • [on whether he will ever come out of retirement and act again] Only in reruns. Yeah, that’s it. I’m at a place where I feel very good about not having to work all night.
  • I’m disappointed that success hasn’t been a Himalayan feeling.
  • (2011, on Hoosiers (1986)) I took the film at a time that I was desperate for money. I took it for all the wrong reasons, and it turned out to be one of those films that stick around. I was from that area of the country and knew of that event, strangely enough. We filmed fifty miles from where I was brought up. So it was a bizarre feeling. I never expected the film to have the kind of legs it’s had.
  • (2011, on where he keeps his Oscars) You know, I’m not sure; I don’t have any memorabilia around the house. There isn’t any movie stuff except a poster downstairs next to the pool table of Errol Flynn from The Dawn Patrol (1938). I’m not a sentimental guy.
  • (2011, on how he’d like to be remembered) As a decent actor. As someone who tried to portray what was given to them in an honest fashion. I don’t know, beyond that. I don’t think about that often, to be honest. I’m at an age where I should think about it.
  • [on making The French Connection (1971)] I found out very quickly that I am not a violent person. And these cops are surrounded by violence all the time. There were a couple of days when I wanted to get out of the picture.
  • [In a 2011 GQ interview, when asked if he would ever come out of retirement and make another film] I don’t know. If I could do it in my own house, maybe, without them disturbing anything and just one or two people.
  • I haven’t held a press conference to announce retirement, but yes, I’m not going to act any longer. I’ve been told not to say that over the last few years, in case some real wonderful part comes up, but I really don’t want to do it any longer … I miss the actual acting part of it, as it’s what I did for almost fifty years, and I really loved that. But the business for me is very stressful. The compromises that you have to make in films are just part of the beast, and it had gotten to a point where I just didn’t feel like I wanted to do it anymore.
  • When you’re on top, you get a sense of immortality. You feel you can do no wrong, that it will always be good no matter what the role. Well, in truth, that feeling is death. You must be honest with yourself.
  • People in the street still call me Popeye, and The French Connection (1971) was 15 years ago. I wish I could have a new hit and another nickname.
  • Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.
  • The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
  • I suppose I wanted to be an actor from the time I was about 10, maybe even younger than that. Recollections of early movies that I had seen and actors that I admired like James Cagney, Errol Flynn, those kind of romantic action guys. When I saw those actors, I felt I could do that. But I was in New York for about eight years before I had a job. I sold ladies shoes, polished leather furniture, drove a truck. I think that if you have it in you and you want it bad enough, you can do it.
  • I wanted to act, but I’d always been convinced that actors had to be handsome. That came from the days when Errol Flynn was my idol. I’d come out of a theater and be startled when I looked in a mirror because I didn’t look like Flynn. I felt like him.
  • [on seeing Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and becoming determined to be an actor] He made it seem something natural.
  • I came to New York when I was 25, and I worked at Howard Johnson’s in Times Square, where I did the door in this completely silly uniform. Before that, I had been a student at the Pasadena Playhouse, where I had been awarded the least-likely-to-succeed prize, along with my pal Dustin Hoffman, which was a big reason we set off for New York together. Out of nowhere, this teacher I totally despised at the Pasadena Playhouse suddenly walked by HoJo’s and came right up into my face and shouted, “See, Hackman, I told you that you would never amount to anything!” I felt one inch tall.
  • If I start to become a “star”, I’ll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.
  • [on accepting his Best Actor Oscar] I wish all five of us could be up here, I really do.
  • [Dustin Hoffman on him and Hackman as young stage actors and roommates in New York] Psychologically, Gene/myself, we did not think about making it in the terms that people think about. We fully expected to be failures for our entire life. Meaning that we would always be scrambling to get a part. We were actors. We had no pretensions. There was more dignity in being unsuccessful.
  • [on aging] It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I’m quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.
  • I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was trained to play roles, not to deal with fame and agents and lawyers and the press.


  • When asked about friendship in an interview, Robert Duvall replied: “A friend is someone who, many years ago, offered you his last $300 when you broke your pelvis. A friend is Gene Hackman.”.
  • Got the role in Crimson Tide after Al Pacino turned it down.
  • He was initially reluctant to take the role of Lex Luthor in ”Superman: The Movie (1978)” as he didn’t want to shave off a mustache he had recently grown. Richard Donner made a deal with him that if he shaved it off, Donner would shave off his as well. After Hackman did so, Donner revealed that the mustache he was wearing was a fake. This made Hackman instantly respect and like Donner immensely.
  • He appeared in four films with John Ratzenberger: A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman (1978), Superman II (1980) and Reds (1981).
  • He was considered for the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) before his A Bridge Too Far (1977) co-star Anthony Hopkins.
  • He has worked with 10 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: George Roy Hill, William Friedkin, Francis Ford Coppola, Richard Attenborough, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Clint Eastwood, Sydney Pollack, and Robert Benton.
  • Has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Bonnie and Clyde (1967), The French Connection (1971), The Conversation (1974), Reds (1981), Mississippi Burning (1988) and Unforgiven (1992). The French Connection (1971) and Unforgiven (1992) won in the category and rewarded Hackman for his acting efforts twice.
  • Release of his book, “Escape From Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War”, by Gene with Daniel Lenihan. [2008]
  • Announces his retirement from acting at the age of 78. [April 2008]
  • Release of his book, “Justice For None”, by Gene with Daniel Lenihan. [2004]
  • He is the voice on the commercials for the Lowe’s home center store chain, and has been for the past couple of years. [June 2007]
  • Release of his book, “Wake of the Perdido Star”, by Gene with Daniel Lenihan. [1999]
  • Did not start acting until he was 25.
  • Is one of only four actors to win two Oscars for films that also won Best Picture (the others being Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, and Dustin Hoffman).
  • In the late 1970s, he competed in Sports Car Club of America races driving open-wheeled Formula Ford. In 1983, he drove in a 24-hour Daytona endurance race. He has also won the Long Beach Grand Prix Celebrity Race.
  • Released his novel, a violent Western, “Payback at Morning Peak” in June, 2011.
  • Distantly related to Jenni Blong.
  • Both Hackman and his former roommate, Dustin Hoffman, had their big breaks in 1967, Hackman in Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and Hoffman in The Graduate (1967).
  • Turned down the leading role in Sorcerer (1977) that went to Roy Scheider, Hackman’s co-star in The French Connection (1971).
  • Friends with Kris Kristofferson since Cisco Pike (1972).
  • Turned down the role of Sheriff Teasle in First Blood (1982).
  • In contrast with his on-screen image of tough guy and reactionary, in real life Hackman is said to be an extremely gentle, shy person who holds very progressive political views.
  • Was a Dallas Cowboys fan but now regularly attends Jacksonville Jaguars games as a guest of his friend, head coach Jack Del Rio.
  • Studied journalism and TV production at the University of Illinois, where he was voted “Least Likely to Succeed.”.
  • Before he decided to become an actor, he worked numerous jobs including announcing at small radio and TV stations.
  • Appeared on Richard Nixon’s infamous “List of Enemies” during the 1972 presidential election, the only time Hackman was publicly involved in politics. During an interview on Larry King Live (1985) in July 2004, Hackman stated that although he is a Democrat, he liked President Ronald Reagan, who had died the previous month.
  • Hackman has said that the failure of Scarecrow (1973) turned him off of art films due to the disappointment of working hard on a film that was critically acclaimed, but that tanked at the box office and failed to garner any awards. After this flop, Hackman mainly concentrated on acting for money, turning down such films as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and Network (1976) for roles in films like March or Die (1977) and Lucky Lady (1975) that offered him fatter paychecks.
  • His performance as Harry Caul in The Conversation (1974) is ranked #37 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Hackman replaced George Segal in the role of Kibby in the notorious flop Lucky Lady (1975). Possibly anticipating that the film would be a turkey, Segal bailed out of the production and Hackman was brought in at the last-minute. The desperate producers paid Hackman – riding high from the huge box office success of The Poseidon Adventure (1972)–a reported $1.2 million for his role, $500,000 more than Segal’s going rate. Hackman knew co-star Burt Reynolds from starring in the first episode of Burt’s short-lived 1966 TV series Hawk (1966).
  • Has played three fictional Presidents: he plays President Alan Richmand in Absolute Power (1997). His Superman (1978) character, Lex Luthor, became President of the United States in the year 2000, in the DC Comics. He also played President Monroe “Eagle” Cole in Welcome to Mooseport (2004).
  • In the Superman movies, he didn’t like the idea of going bald for his role as Lex Luthor. He was allowed to wear wigs instead, and was convinced to wear a bald cap in only a few scenes.
  • Is one of only a few actors to win an Oscar for a supporting role after winning an Oscar for a leading role. (Others to do so are Jack Nicholson, Maggie Smith and Helen Hayes).
  • 1990: Underwent successful angioplasty surgery after nearly suffering a severe heart attack.
  • In Robert Osborne’s “Academy Awards 1972 Oscar Annual”, Hackman is quoted as saying Errol Flynn was his boyhood idol. Says a poster of Flynn is one of the only movie mementos he has in his otherwise very “civilian” Santa Fe home.
  • After flunking out of the Pasadena Playhouse and moving to New York City with fellow drop-out Dustin Hoffman, Hackman worked at the Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Times Square as a doorman. One day, a Pasadena Playhouse acting teacher whom Hackman hated walked by him, stopped, and told him that he had been right, that Hackman would never amount to anything.
  • While a struggling actor in New York City, he worked as a soda jerk in a pharmacy and as a furniture mover. But told Time Magazine in 2011 that “worst job I ever had” was working nights at the legendary Chrysler Building–as part of a crew that polished the leather furniture.
  • In a 2004 Vanity Fair story on him, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Duvall, Hackman said one of the worst memories of being a struggling actor, was working as a doorman in New York City. He recalled having seen former Marine officers pass him by when opening the door for them, of which one had said “Hackman, you’re a sorry son of a bitch.”
  • Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) because he was in a troubled marriage and could not spend 16 weeks outside of Los Angeles on location shooting.
  • Even though he is no longer a cigarette smoker, Hackman played the role of a chain-smoker in Heartbreakers (2001). He was using a special kind of cigarette that only produces heavy smoke without requiring any inhaling. Ironically and tragically, in 1962, Hackman’s mother Lydia died of injuries incurred from a fire caused by her own smoking.
  • As a young man, Hackman attended a showing of the movie A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and was impressed by the performance of Marlon Brando due to his naturalism and the fact that he didn’t look like what a movie star typically looked like in the 1950s. After exiting the theater, he told his father that he wanted to be an actor.
  • Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Enjoys painting and writing fiction.
  • Along with Margot Kidder, Hackman was appalled at the way Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind, the producers of the first three Superman films and 1984’s Supergirl (1984) film, had treated director Richard Donner, who had directed the first Superman (1978) and most of the second Superman film back-to-back before he was fired by the Salkinds over creative differences. Hackman, who said he only did the first two movies because of Donner’s persuasion, was so angry with the Salkinds that he vehemently refused to reprise the role of Lex Luthor in Superman III (1983), while Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane, only appeared in a cameo role. Hackman was later persuaded to reprise the Luthor role in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
  • After he played Little Bill in Unforgiven (1992), Hackman vowed not to appear in any more violent films. After he had been in violent films dating back to Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and The French Connection (1971) (in a role refused by Peter Boyle for the same reasons), he said he was fed up with them.
  • Reportedly turned down one of the lead roles in Network (1976).
  • Reportedly turned down the role of Randall Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
  • Says watching his own films makes him terribly nervous.
  • 7/7/04: Appeared on Larry King Live (1985). Larry King was surprised to find out that Hackman had no movies lined up, and Hackman replied by saying that he thinks it is the end of his career.
  • Turned down the lead roles in Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).
  • Was the subject of the song “Gene Hackman” by Hoodoo Gurus.
  • Was admitted into the famed Pasadena Playhouse on the G.I. Bill. He failed out of it after 3 months and moved to New York to continue being a stage actor. Received 1 of the lowest grades the school had ever given (1.3 out of 10). He headed to New York with the intention of proving them wrong.
  • Met actor Dustin Hoffman in the first month at Pasadena Playhouse. Had several classes with him.
  • Runaway Jury (2003) was the first time he and former roommate Dustin Hoffman performed on the screen together.
  • Dustin Hoffman asked for the part of Rankin Fitch in Runaway Jury (2003), which had gone to Hackman. Hoffman admits to asking, “Can’t you get rid of Gene and give me the part?”.
  • As roommates, Dustin Hoffman and Hackman would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for Marlon Brando, who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.
  • Dustin Hoffman came to New York after finishing his training at the Pasadena Playhouse. The two of them roomed together in New York at Hackman’s one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Ave. & 26th St. Hoffman slept on the kitchen floor. Originally, Hackman had offered to let him stay a few nights, but Hoffman would not leave. Hackman had to take him out to look for his own apartment.
  • Based his role, in The Conversation (1974), on one of his uncles and a fellow Marine he had known well. He characterized the Marine as someone “who probably became a serial killer”.
  • Has appeared in three films adapted from novels by John Grisham: The Firm (1993), The Chamber (1996) and Runaway Jury (2003).
  • Brother of Richard Hackman.
  • Father of Christopher Hackman. He also has 2 daughters named Leslie Hackman and Elizabeth Hackman.
  • 2001: Was involved in a road-rage incident when two young men attacked him for hitting their car in Hollywood.
  • Revealed on Inside the Actors Studio (1994) that two of the most important factors in deciding on which films he will work on are the script and the money.
  • Has stated that his performance in Scarecrow (1973) is his personal favorite.
  • One of the most sustaining actors of all time, he still averaged two films a year in his 70s, having starred in six in 2001 alone. This all changed however in 2004, when he last acted in Welcome to Mooseport (2004). He has not appeared in anything since.
  • Jailed as a teen (c. 1946) for stealing candy & soda pop from a candy store.
  • Turned down the part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Pearl Harbor (2001), which went to Jon Voight.
  • Was also offered the chance to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
  • Was the first choice to play Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
  • While at the Pasadena Playhouse, Hackman and a classmate were voted “Least likely to succeed”. The classmate was Dustin Hoffman.
  • He lied about his age to join the Marines at 16, but left as soon as his initial tour was complete.
  • He was the sixth choice to play Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971).
  • Was the first choice to play Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch (1969).


  • Prefers to come to a role with minimal rehearsal
  • Raspy voice


Title Year Status Character
Welcome to Mooseport 2004 Monroe Cole
Runaway Jury 2003 Rankin Fitch
Behind Enemy Lines 2001 Reigart
The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 Royal Tenenbaum
Heist 2001 Joe Moore
Heartbreakers 2001 William B. Tensy
The Mexican 2001 Arnold Margolese
The Replacements 2000 Jimmy McGinty
Under Suspicion 2000 Henry Hearst
Enemy of the State 1998 Edward Lyle
Antz 1998 General Mandible (voice)
Twilight 1998 Jack Ames
Absolute Power 1997 President Richmond
The Chamber 1996 Sam Cayhall
Extreme Measures 1996 Dr. Lawrence Myrick
The Birdcage 1996 Sen. Kevin Keeley
Get Shorty 1995 Harry Zimm
Crimson Tide 1995 Ramsey
The Quick and the Dead 1995 Herod
Wyatt Earp 1994 Nicholas Earp
Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 Brig. Gen. George Crook
The Firm 1993 Avery Tolar
Unforgiven 1992 Little Bill Daggett
Company Business 1991 Sam Boyd
Class Action 1991 Jedediah Tucker Ward
Narrow Margin 1990 Robert Caulfield
Postcards from the Edge 1990 Lowell Kolchek
Loose Cannons 1990 MacArthur Stern
The Package 1989 Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Mississippi Burning 1988 Agent Rupert Anderson
Full Moon in Blue Water 1988 Floyd
Split Decisions 1988 Dan McGuinn
Another Woman 1988 Larry
Bat*21 1988 Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton
No Way Out 1987 David Brice
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1987 Lex Luthor
Nuclear Man (voice)
Hoosiers 1986 Coach Norman Dale
Power 1986 Wilfred Buckley
Target 1985 Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
Twice in a Lifetime 1985 Harry MacKenzie
Misunderstood 1984 Ned Rawley
Uncommon Valor 1983 Col. Jason Rhodes
Two of a Kind 1983 God (voice, uncredited)
Under Fire 1983 Alex Grazier
Eureka 1983 Jack McCann
Reds 1981 Pete Van Wherry
All Night Long 1981 George Dupler
Superman II 1980 Lex Luthor
Superman 1978 Lex Luthor
March or Die 1977 Maj. William Sherman Foster
A Bridge Too Far 1977 Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski
The Domino Principle 1977 Tucker
Lucky Lady 1975 Kibby Womack
French Connection II 1975 Doyle
Bite the Bullet 1975 Sam Clayton
Night Moves 1975 Harry Moseby
Young Frankenstein 1974 Blindman
Zandy’s Bride 1974 Zandy Allan
The Conversation 1974 Harry Caul
Scarecrow 1973 Max
The Poseidon Adventure 1972 Reverend Scott
Prime Cut 1972 Mary Ann
Cisco Pike 1972 Officer Leo Holland
The French Connection 1971 Jimmy Doyle
The Hunting Party 1971 Brandt Ruger
Doctors’ Wives 1971 Dr. Dave Randolph
I Never Sang for My Father 1970 Gene Garrison
Insight 1970 TV Series Holt
Marooned 1969 Buzz Lloyd
Downhill Racer 1969 Claire
The Gypsy Moths 1969 Joe Browdy
Riot 1969 Red Fraker
Shadow on the Land 1968 TV Movie Rev. Thomas Davis
The Split 1968 Detective Lt. Walter Brill
I Spy 1968 TV Series Frank Hunter
CBS Playhouse 1968 TV Series Ned
Iron Horse 1967 TV Series Harry Wadsworth
The Invaders 1967 TV Series Tom Jessup
Bonnie and Clyde 1967 Buck Barrow
Banning 1967 Tommy Del Gaddo
Community Shelter Planning 1967 Short Donald Ross – Regional Civil Defense Officer
A Covenant with Death 1967 Harmsworth
First to Fight 1967 Sgt. Tweed
The F.B.I. 1967 TV Series Herb Kenyon
Hawaii 1966 Dr. John Whipple
Hawk 1966 TV Series Houston Worth
Directions 1966 TV Series
The Trials of O’Brien 1966 TV Series Roger Nathan
Lilith 1964 Norman
Brenner 1959-1964 TV Series Officer Richard Clayburn / Police Officer in Squad Room
East Side/West Side 1963 TV Series Policeman
Ride with Terror 1963 TV Movie
The DuPont Show of the Week 1963 TV Series Douglas McCann
Route 66 1963 TV Series Motorist
The Defenders 1961-1963 TV Series Stanley McGuirk / Jerry Warner
Naked City 1963 TV Series Mr. Jasper
Look Up and Live 1963 TV Series Frank Collins
The United States Steel Hour 1959-1962 TV Series Ed / Reverend MacCreighton / Steve / …
Tallahassee 7000 1961 TV Series Joe Lawson
Mad Dog Coll 1961 Cop (uncredited)
Title Year Status Character
The Birdcage 1996 performer: “I Could Have Danced All Night”
Under Fire 1983 performer: “Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most” – uncredited
The French Connection 1971 performer: “Jingle Bells” 1857 – uncredited
The Gypsy Moths 1969 performer: “Wild Blue Yonder” “U.S. Air Force Song” – uncredited
Title Year Status Character
Under Suspicion 2000 executive producer
Title Year Status Character
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of ‘The French Connection’ 2001 TV Movie documentary special thanks
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary thanks – 1 episode
Miami Blues 1990 special thanks
Dieter & Andreas 1989 Short grateful acknowledgment
Title Year Status Character
The Movie Show 1995 TV Series Himself
All Access: On the Set of ‘Crimson Tide’ 1995 Video short Himself
The 20th Annual People’s Choice Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Accepting Award for Dramatic Motion Picture
100 Years of the Hollywood Western 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Shurtleff on Acting 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wyatt Earp: Walk with a Legend 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself – Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Eastwood & Co.: Making ‘Unforgiven’ 1992 TV Short documentary Himself
Earth and the American Dream 1992 Documentary Reader (voice)
Clint Eastwood on Westerns 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 46th Annual Tony Awards 1992 TV Special Himself – Presenter: Best Leading Actress in a Play
ABC’s Wide World of Sports 1991 TV Series Himself – Audience Member
Ken Adam – Production Designer 1990 Himself
Today 1990 TV Series Himself – Guest
Good Morning America 1989 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself – Nominee & Presenter
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 TV Special Himself – Nominee
Island of Hope, Island of Tears 1989 Documentary short Narrator
Late Night with David Letterman 1988 TV Series Himself – Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Himself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself – Co-Presenter: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself – Nominee & Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1972-1984 TV Series Himself – Guest / Himself
The South Bank Show 1983 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest
The Making of ‘Superman II’ 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Making of ‘Superman: The Movie’ 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Look at Liv 1979 Documentary Himself
Revista de cine 1979 TV Series Himself – Interviewee
V.I.P.-Schaukel 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
Speed Fever 1978 Documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1977 TV Series Himself – Guest
Film ’72 1976 TV Series Himself
At Long Last Cole 1975 TV Movie Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1975 TV Series Himself – Guest
Dinah! 1975 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Himself – Presenter
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself – Winner & Presenter
Laugh-In 1972 TV Series Himself – Guest
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1972 TV Special Himself
Cinema 1972 TV Series documentary Himself
The Return of the Movie Movie 1972 Documentary short Rev. Frank Scott / Himself (uncredited)
The Hollywood Squares 1971 TV Series Himself – Guest Appearance
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards 1971 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Sky Divers 1969 Documentary short Himself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Himself – Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Unkown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima 2016 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story 2013 Documentary Himself
The Role That Changed My Life 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Hackman on Doyle 2009 Video documentary short Himself
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale 2009 Documentary short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
AFI’s 10 Top 10: America’s 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres 2008 TV Movie Himself
Revolution! The Making of ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ 2008 Video documentary Himself
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives 2008 TV Series Himself
America’s Game: The Superbowl Champions 2006 TV Series documentary Himself – Narrator
All Access: The Showdown of ‘Enemy of the State’ 2006 Video short Himself
Hoosier History: The Truth Behind the Legend 2005 Video short Himself
Get Shorty: Look at Me 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Get Shorty: Wiseguys and Dolls 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself – Guest
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 2004 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Hollywood Greats 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Exploring the Scene: Hackman & Hoffman Together 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Off the Cuff: Hackman & Hoffman 2004 Video short Himself
The Making of ‘Runaway Jury’ 2004 Video documentary short Himself
HBO First Look 2000-2003 TV Series documentary short Himself
Hidden City 2003 Documentary Narrator
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself – Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Colors of Courage: Sons of New Mexico, Prisoners of Japan 2002 Documentary Narrator
All on Accounta Pullin’ a Trigger 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 1994-2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Page to Screen 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Cannes: Through the Eyes of the Hunter 2001 Documentary short Himself
Making ‘Superman’: Filming the Legend 2001 Video documentary short Himself / Lex Luthor
Making the Connection: Untold Stories of ‘The French Connection’ 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 2001 TV Series Himself – Guest
Heartbreakers: Laffs & Gaffes 2001 Video short Himself
The Making of ‘Heartbreakers’ 2001 Video short Himself
Heroes of Iwo Jima 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself (host / narrator)
Taking Flight: The Development of ‘Superman’ 2001 Video documentary short Himself / Lex Luthor
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing ‘The French Connection’ 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
American Masters 1998-2000 TV Series documentary Himself – Actor / Himself – Narrator
Backstory 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1999 TV Series Himself – Guest
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars: America’s Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
The Best of Hollywood 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself – Interview
The Rosie O’Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Secret World of ‘Antz’ 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Directors 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Sports on the Silver Screen 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jet 7 1996 TV Series Himself (1998)
Showbiz Today 1996 TV Series Himself
The Making of ‘Crimson Tide’ 1995 Video documentary short Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-1995 TV Series Himself – Guest
CBS This Morning 1990-1995 TV Series Himself – Guest
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
No Sleep TV3 2016 TV Series Herod
Welcome to the Basement 2015 TV Series Himself / Sen. Kevin Keeley
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Himself – Guest
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 Documentary Lex Luthor (uncredited)
Missing Reel 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Jimmy Doyle
And the Oscar Goes To… 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Unforgettable Russell Harty 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself – Interviewee on The Russell Harty Show
The O’Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Blindman
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 2006 Video Lex Luthor
Premio Donostia a Matt Dillon 2006 TV Special Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter (uncredited)
Hollywood Science 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of ‘Enemy of the State’ 2006 Video documentary short Himself
It Happened That Way 2004 Video documentary short Himself – ‘Nicholas Earp’
Biography 1995-2003 TV Series documentary Defense Secretary David Brice on ‘No Way Out’ / Jimmy Doyle
Inside the Actors Studio 2003 TV Series Himself
Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
De Superman à Spider-Man: L’aventure des super-héros 2001 TV Movie documentary Lex Luthor
Hollywood Remembers 2000 TV Series documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Jimmy Doyle / Himself
Boom! Hollywood’s Greatest Disaster Movies 2000 Video documentary
Split Screen 1999 TV Series Harry Caul
Sharon Stone – Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Making Frankensense of ‘Young Frankenstein’ 1996 Video documentary short Himself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Little Bill Daggett (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
It’s Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein 1994 TV Movie documentary
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special 1989 TV Movie Himself – ‘The Conversation’
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Det. Jimmy ‘Popeye’ Doyle (uncredited)
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Harry MacKenzie (uncredited)
That’s Hollywood 1978 TV Series documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Himself


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