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Hackman Quotes


"Gene Hackman is one of the great American actors of all time." - Lane Garrison

"A favorite cast? Lisa Kudrow, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and my wife." - William H Macy

"And Hackman had really choked up when he was telling it. It was very moving." - Wes Anderson

"I've always admired Gene Hackman, Jack Lemmon, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck. I'm showing my age here." - Tim Dekay

"It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes." - Richard Donner

"Gene Hackman was a superstar in the '70s - with that face!" - Joel Edgerton

"Hey, I'm just trying to become the Michael Caine/Gene Hackman of my generation." - John C Reilly

"I got to work with Gene Hackman for six weeks, side by side, 12 hours a day." - Marguerite Moreau

"The fact that they let me in a movie with Gene Hackman has left me with no faith in show buisness." - Ray Romano

"From 1980 to 1990, I shot more films than any other actor in the Screen Actors Guild, apart from Gene Hackman." - Steve Guttenberg

"Hackman is able to live in the moment which means there is nothing for him at that split second than what is occurring in the scene." - James Lipton

"I idolize Gene Hackman. He is not a natural star, not an incandescent personality like Jack Nicholson, but he makes luminous the problems of being an ordinary man in an extraordinary situation." - Brian Dennehy

"I always wanted to be Gene Hackman and I always wanted to be, you know... I wanted to be one of these guys. I always wanted to be Bob Duvall." - John C Mcginley

"I still assume that, any day, I'm going to be exposed as a fraud. That, like I once heard Gene Hackman say, the acting police are going to burst in and take away my card." - Chris Pine

"I went to L.A. to be Brad Pitt; now I just want to be Gene Hackman. I came to Nashville to be Kenny Chesney. I'd be very fortunate to be George Strait." - Christian Kane

"...he went into the sitting room, put on a Duke Ellington record he had bought after seeing Gene Hackman sitting on the overnight bus in The Conversation to the sound of some fragile piano notes that were the loneliest Harry had ever heard." - Jo Nesbo

"I remember watching Gene Hackman, or Robert Duvall. To just see them as actors. You think of them as these icons. But you see them mess up their lines, flub their lines, whatever, you just see the human being. But then when they're in it's totally about playing pretend. The game of it." - Ray Liotta

"When I think of character actors, I think of Spencer Tracy; I think of Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall. When I was a young lad watching films, my eyes were on them - watching 'On the Waterfront,' my eyes are on Rod Steiger and Karl Malden, not on Brando." - Eddie Marsan

"When you're still, and some actors are really brilliant at that, you bring a kind of energy to you as opposed to sending the energy out. There are some actors, like Gary Cooper or Kevin Spacey, that are absolutely brilliant - Gene Hackman is another - at being and allowing the audience to just do the work." - Gabriel Byrne

"I'm not an Adonis, that's for damn sure. I've never really thought of myself that way, and it doesn't matter to me. My favorite actors aren't Adonises. Dustin Hoffman is a flawed-looking man; he's amazing to me. Tom Hanks is flawed-looking; people love him. Same with Gene Hackman." - Shia Labeouf