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Gene Hackman

Best known as an Actor based on credits in that role in 61 films, with $2,807,070,100 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #657)
Best-known acting roles: Avery Tolar (The Firm), Senator Kevin Keeley (The Birdcage), Brill (Enemy of the State), General Mandible (Antz), Captain Frank Ramsey (Crimson Tide)
Most productive collaborators: Tony Scott, Clint Eastwood, Will Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer, David Marconi

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading7$469,604,970$325,519,801$795,124,771
Supporting6$560,461,386$252,129,635$812,591,021
Lead Ensemble Member2$97,090,695$24,394,692$121,485,387
(Unclassified)46$996,848,238$81,020,683$1,077,868,921

Career Trend

This graph shows Gene Hackman’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray Review: Filmmakers Signature Series

October 10th, 2012

A few weeks ago, there a number of films were released on Blu-ray as part of the Filmmakers Signature Series, including Hoffa on Blu-ray. I received The French Connection, Wall Street, and The War of the Roses, the first of which I previously reviewed. Are any of the three worth picking up? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
7/11/2017 The Hunting Party   $0 $0 $0
12/25/2007 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the … Narrator  $21,507 $0 $21,507
2/20/2004 Welcome to Mooseport Monroe "The Eagle" Cole  $14,469,428 $0 $14,469,428
10/17/2003 Runaway Jury Rankin Fitch  $49,440,996 $17,897,223 $67,338,219
12/14/2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Royal Tenenbaum  $52,353,636 $19,077,240 $71,430,876
11/30/2001 Behind Enemy Lines Adm. Leslie Reigart  $58,855,732 $0 $58,855,732
11/9/2001 Heist Joe Moore  $23,483,357 $5,423,460 $28,906,817
3/23/2001 Heartbreakers William B. Tensy  $40,334,024 $17,419,801 $57,753,825
3/2/2001 The Mexican Margoles   $66,808,615 $78,429,635 $145,238,250
9/22/2000 Under Suspicion Henry Hearst  $334,245 $0 $334,245
8/11/2000 The Replacements Jimmy McGinty  $44,737,059 $5,317,452 $50,054,511
11/20/1998 Enemy of the State Brill  $111,549,836 $139,100,000 $250,649,836
10/2/1998 Antz General Mandible  $90,757,863 $61,700,000 $152,457,863
3/6/1998 Twilight Jack Ames  $15,055,091 $0 $15,055,091
2/14/1997 Absolute Power President Alan Richmond  $50,068,310 $0 $50,068,310
10/11/1996 The Chamber Sam Cayhall  $14,407,578 $0 $14,407,578
9/27/1996 Extreme Measures Dr. Lawrence Myrick  $17,378,193 $0 $17,378,193
3/8/1996 The Birdcage Senator Kevin Keeley  $124,060,553 $57,700,000 $181,760,553
10/20/1995 Get Shorty Harry Zimm  $72,021,008 $43,000,000 $115,021,008
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide Captain Frank Ramsey  $91,387,195 $68,000,000 $159,387,195
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead Herod  $18,552,460 $0 $18,552,460
6/24/1994 Wyatt Earp Nicholas Earp  $25,052,000 $0 $25,052,000
12/10/1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Brig. Gen. George Crook  $18,296,646 $0 $18,296,646
6/30/1993 The Firm Avery Tolar  $158,340,892 $112,000,000 $270,340,892
8/7/1992 Unforgiven Little Bill Daggett  $101,157,447 $58,000,000 $159,157,447
9/6/1991 Company Business Sam Boyd/John Jones  $1,270,483 $0 $1,270,483
3/15/1991 Class Action Jedediah Tucker Ward  $23,968,042 $0 $23,968,042
9/21/1990 Narrow Margin Robert Caulfield, Deputy District Attorney  $10,873,237 $0 $10,873,237
9/12/1990 Postcards from the Edge Lowell Korshack, Director  $37,963,281 $0 $37,963,281
2/9/1990 Loose Cannons Mac  $4,463,085 $0 $4,463,085
8/25/1989 The Package Johnny Gallagher  $10,647,219 $0 $10,647,219
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning Anderson  $34,603,000 $0 $34,603,000
10/21/1988 Bat*21 Lieutenant Colonel Iceal Hambleton  $3,966,256 $0 $3,966,256
10/14/1988 Another Woman Larry  $1,562,749 $0 $1,562,749
1/1/1988 Split Decision Dan McGuinn  $695,822 $0 $695,822
1/1/1988 Full Moon in Blue Water Floyd  $450,726 $0 $450,726
8/14/1987 No Way Out David Brice, Secretary of Defense  $35,509,515 $0 $35,509,515
7/24/1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lex Luthor  $11,227,824 $0 $11,227,824
11/14/1986 Hoosiers Coach Norman Dale  $28,607,524 $0 $28,607,524
1/31/1986 Power Wilfred Buckley  $3,800,000 $0 $3,800,000
11/8/1985 Target Walter Lloyd  $9,023,199 $0 $9,023,199
10/23/1985 Twice in a Lifetime Harry MacKenzie  $7,681,246 $0 $7,681,246
3/30/1984 Misunderstood Ned  $1,500,000 $0 $1,500,000
12/16/1983 Two of a Kind Voice  $23,700,000 $0 $23,700,000
12/16/1983 Uncommon Valor Col. Cal Rhodes  $27,900,000 $0 $27,900,000
10/21/1983 Under Fire Alex Grazier  $5,700,000 $0 $5,700,000
12/4/1981 Reds Pete Van Wherry  $50,000,000 $0 $50,000,000
6/19/1981 Superman II Lex Luthor  $108,185,706 $0 $108,185,706
3/6/1981 All Night Long George Dupler  $7,800,000 $0 $7,800,000
8/5/1977 March or Die Major William Sherman Foster  $1,000,000 $0 $1,000,000
6/15/1977 A Bridge Too Far Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski   $50,800,000 $0 $50,800,000
1/1/1975 French Connection II Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle  $12,000,000 $0 $12,000,000
1/1/1975 Lucky Lady Kibby  $24,441,725 $0 $24,441,725
1/1/1975 Bite the Bullet Sam Clayton  $11,000,000 $0 $11,000,000
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein The Blind Hermit  $86,300,000 $0 $86,300,000
4/7/1974 The Conversation Harry Caul  $4,420,000 $0 $4,420,000
12/13/1972 The Poseidon Adventure Reverend Scott  $93,300,000 $0 $93,300,000
10/9/1971 The French Connection Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle  $41,158,757 $0 $41,158,757
12/11/1969 Marooned Buzz Lloyd  $4,300,000 $0 $4,300,000
8/13/1967 Bonnie and Clyde Buck Barrow  $50,700,000 $0 $50,700,000
10/10/1966 Hawaii Reverend John Whipple  $34,562,222 $0 $34,562,222
Movies: 61Totals:$2,124,005,289$683,064,811$2,807,070,100
  Averages:$34,819,759$11,197,784$46,017,543

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/14/2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $276,981 999 $52,353,636 $71,430,876 73.3%
3/23/2001 Heartbreakers $11,801,323 2,751 $40,334,024 $57,753,825 69.8%
8/11/2000 The Replacements $11,039,214 2,754 $44,737,059 $50,054,511 89.4%
11/20/1998 Enemy of the State $20,038,573 2,517 $111,549,836 $250,649,836 44.5%
10/20/1995 Get Shorty $12,700,007 2,130 $72,021,008 $115,021,008 62.6%
5/12/1995 Crimson Tide $18,612,190 2,514 $91,387,195 $159,387,195 57.3%
2/10/1995 The Quick and the Dead $6,515,861 2,158 $18,552,460 $18,552,460 100.0%
8/7/1992 Unforgiven $15,018,007 2,087 $101,157,447 $159,157,447 63.6%
12/9/1988 Mississippi Burning $0 1,074 $34,603,000 $34,603,000 100.0%
Movies: 9Totals:  $566,695,665$916,610,158 
 Averages:$10,666,9062,109$62,966,185$101,845,57373.4%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/2/2001 The Mexican $20,108,829 3,162 $66,808,615 $145,238,250 46.0%
10/2/1998 Antz $17,195,160 2,929 $90,757,863 $152,457,863 59.5%
2/14/1997 Absolute Power $16,770,220 2,568 $50,068,310 $50,068,310 100.0%
6/30/1993 The Firm $32,476,785 2,393 $158,340,892 $270,340,892 58.6%
6/19/1981 Superman II $14,100,522 1,887 $108,185,706 $108,185,706 100.0%
12/15/1974 Young Frankenstein $0 0 $86,300,000 $86,300,000 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $560,461,386$812,591,021 
 Averages:$16,775,2532,157$93,410,231$135,431,83777.3%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 289 $566,695,665
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,378 $560,461,386
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 166 $2,033,225,919
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 601-700) 631 $582,160,975
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,478 $402,207,370
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 231 $2,124,005,289
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 586 $349,914,493
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,968 $252,129,635
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,189 $621,364,811
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,404 $349,914,493
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 5,701-5,800) 5,716 $252,129,635
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,335 $683,064,811
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 415 $916,610,158
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,201-3,300) 3,282 $812,591,021
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 501-600) 549 $2,654,590,730
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 959 $932,075,468
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 3,401-3,500) 3,442 $654,337,005
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 601-700) 657 $2,807,070,100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1988 at the Domestic Box Office 89 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 1989 at the Domestic Box Office 96 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 1990 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 107 69
Highest Grossing Stars of 1992 at the Domestic Box Office 70 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 1993 at the Domestic Box Office 74 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 1994 at the Domestic Box Office 76 90
Highest Grossing Stars of 1995 at the Domestic Box Office 32 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 1996 at the Domestic Box Office 30 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 1997 at the Domestic Box Office 26 187
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 83 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 95 86
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office 40 129
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Domestic Box Office 50 137
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Domestic Box Office 53 137
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 102 94
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office 74 88
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 138 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 149 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 156 67
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office 52 115
Highest Grossing Stars of 2001 at the Worldwide Box Office 67 109
Highest Grossing Stars of 2002 at the Worldwide Box Office 59 109
Highest Grossing Stars of 2003 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 130 82
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 101-200) 162 $460,071,657
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 301-400) 398 $72,021,008
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $34,603,000
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 301-400) 320 $306,914,493
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 488 $43,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $766,986,150
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 401-500) 439 $115,021,008
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Real Life Events Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $34,603,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 209 $566,695,665
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 401-500) 407 $349,914,493
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $916,610,158
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 131 $412,382,758
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 128 $119,709,907
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $34,603,000
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 194 $291,914,493
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $58,000,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $704,297,251
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies (Rank 101-200) 183 $177,709,907
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Dramatization Movies (Rank 201-300) 258 $34,603,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 172 $157,092,091
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 101-200) 170 $202,937,031
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 401-500) 480 $34,603,000
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Western Movies 10 $119,709,907
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 33 $52,353,636
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 264 $65,737,253
Top International Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 248 $207,100,000
Top International Leading Stars for Western Movies 37 $58,000,000
Top International Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 57 $19,077,240
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 201-300) 206 $222,829,344
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 214 $410,037,031
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies (Rank 601-700) 651 $34,603,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Western Movies 20 $177,709,907
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Black Comedy Movies 47 $71,430,876
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 601-700) 620 $85,071,083
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies 59 $481,624,582
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 935 $22,737,253
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 119 $327,177,240
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 701-800) 776 $107,808,336
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies 78 $808,801,822
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $145,894,506
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 144 $255,290,667
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 401-500) 468 $18,552,460
Top Domestic Leading Stars for MGM Movies 18 $112,355,032
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 375 $63,317,452
Top International Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 201-300) 216 $226,177,240
Top International Leading Stars for MGM Movies 22 $60,419,801
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 201-300) 288 $209,211,958
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Walt Disney Movies (Rank 101-200) 197 $481,467,907
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Sony Pictures Movies (Rank 501-600) 520 $18,552,460
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for MGM Movies 20 $172,774,833


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