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Gene Hackman's Acting Credentials: Awards and Highlights of Storied Career

By    |   Thursday, 09 Apr 2015 10:38 PM

Gene Hackman is an iconic actor who has starred in dozens of movies since his career began flourishing in the 1950s.

Once voted “least likely to succeed,” Hackman has proved critics wrong, racking up many honors and awards as an actor.

Hackman retired in 2004, with more than 70 movies under his belt.

Here are some highlights from Hackman’s storied career.

1. Academy Awards
  • 1993: Best Supporting Actor Win, "Unforgiven"
  • 1989: Best Actor Nomination, "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1972: Best Actor Win, "The French Connection"
  • 1971: Best Supporting Actor Nomination, "I Never Sang for My Father "
  • 1968: Best Supporting Actor Nomination, "Bonnie and Clyde"
2. Golden Globe Awards
  • 2003: Cecil B. DeMille Award
  • 2002: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical, "The Royal Tenenbaums"
  • 1993: Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, "Unforgiven"
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3. Golden Globe Nominations

  • 1989: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1986: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, "Twice in a Lifetime"
  • 1984: Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,  "Under Fire"
  • 1976: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, "The French Connection"
  • 1975: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, "The Conversation"
4. British Academy of Film and Television Arts
  • 1992: Actor in Supporting Role, "Unforgiven"
  • 1973: Best Actor, "The Poseidon Adventure"
  • 1973: Best Actor, "The French Connection"
5. Berlin International Film Festival
  • 1989: Silver Bear,  "Mississippi Burning"
6. Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 1997,  Favorite Supporting Actor in a Comedy, "The Birdcage"
7. Kansas City Film Critics Award
  • 1992: Best Supporting Actor, "Unforgiven"
  • 1971: Best Actor,  "The French Connection"
8. Sant Jordi Awards
  • 1975: Best Performance in a Foreign Film, "The Conversation"
9. National Board of Review, USA
  • 1988: Best Actor, "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1974: Best Actor, "The Conversation"
  • 1972: Best Actor,  "The French Connection"
10. Western Heritage Awards (shared awards with cast)
  • 1994: Theatrical Motion Picture, "Geronimo: An American Legend"
  • 1993: Theatrical Motion Picture, "Unforgiven"
  • 1976: Theatrical Motion Picture, "Bite the Bullet"
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Once voted “least likely to succeed,” Gene Hackman has proved critics wrong, racking up many honors and awards as an actor. Hackman retired in 2004, with more than 70 movies under his belt. Here are some highlights from Hackman’s storied career.
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