Thursday, January 30, 2020
Happy 90th to Gene Hackman
Today is the 90th birthday of noted American actor Gene Hackman.
I am unsure if the kids really understand what a big deal Hackman is in movies, but he was one of the most solid actors of the second half of the 20th Century. He was in top-flight movies and elevated the B-movies her appeared in, always bringing something great to the part.
For my Super-Pals, of course he played Lex Luthor in three Superman films, but the role I'll always love best is Royal Tenenbaum, the guy I will surely age into.