Quotes by Gene Hackman

Eugene Allen Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Hackman won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and two BAFTAs. Nominated for five Academy Awards, Hackman won Best Actor for his role as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle in the critically acclaimed thriller The French Connection, and Best Supporting Actor as "Little" Bill Daggett in the Clint Eastwood Western Unforgiven.

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Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.

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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.

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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.

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If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.

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If you look at yourself as a star, you've already lost something in the portrayal of any human being.

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