What is Gene Hackman Net Worth?

Gene Hackman Net Worth is US$ 90 Million as of January 2023.

Net WorthUS$ 90 Million
Full NameEugene Allen Hackman
BornJanuary 30, 1930 (94 Years)
Height6′ 2″
Country of OriginSan Bernardino, California, The US
ProfessionAmerican Retired Actor and Former Novelist
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseFaye Maltese (m. 1956; div. 1986) Betsy Arakawa (m. 1991)
ChildrenChristopher Allen Hackman, Elizabeth Jean Hackman, Leslie Anne Hackman
Famous ForThe French Connection (1971)


Gene Hackman is a former American actor and writer. Hackman has garnered numerous accolades over a career spanning more than 6 decades, including Golden Globes, Academy Awards, Silver Bear, Screen Actors Guild Award, and two BAFTAs. He was nominated for five Academy Awards and won Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for his performances as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and “Little” Bill Daggett in the thriller movie called “The French Connection” and “Unforgiven,” respectively. The Poseidon Adventure (1972), French Connection II (1975), The Conversation (1974), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Superman (1978) and Superman IV its sequels Superman II (1980), and The Quest for Peace (1987) were among Hackman’s other notable cinema appearances. Welcomed to Moose port (2004), was his last movie before quitting acting.



Hackman began an acting career. He joined the Pasadena Playhouse in California.


He got nominated for a second-best supporting actor academy award.


He shifted between lending and supporting roles over the years. He was nominated for the second-best actor Oscar.


He earned the second Oscar.


Golden Globe Awards Honored the Cecil B. DeMille award.


He took a retirement from his acting career.


He started a career as a novelist.


He discussed his career and novels with Pat O’Brien, Vic “The Brick”, and Steve Hartman on Fox Sports Radio Show “the Loose Cannons.”

Early Life

Hackman, the child of Eugene Ezra Hackman & Anna Lyda Elizabeth, was born in San Bernardino, California. He has a sibling named Richard. His mother was from Canada and was born in Lambton, Ontario. He is of Pennsylvania Dutch, English, and Scottish descent. His family repeatedly relocated until landing in Danville, Illinois, where they occupied the home of his maternal grandmother, who was born in England.

Hackman resided in Storm Lake, Iowa, where he attended Storm Lake High School for his sophomore year. He joined the US Marine Corps by lying about his real age and ran away from home at 16. He worked as a field radio operator for four and a half years. He was allocated in China. In 1949, when the Communist Revolution took control of the mainland, Hackman was sent to Japan and Hawaii. After being released in 1951, he relocated to New York and worked many jobs. His mother accidentally sparked a fire in 1962, which led to her death. Under the G.I. Bill, he studied journalism and television production at the famous University of Illinois but dropped out.


Beginnings from the 60s

Hackman started his acting career in 1956. He got into the Pasadena Playhouse in city of California, where he made friends with Dustin Hoffman, another young actor. Hackman and Hoffman were selected as “The Least Likely to Succeed” by their peers, and Hackman received the lowest rating the Pasadena Playhouse had ever given. In 1963, Hackman began acting in many Off-Broadway productions and received several little parts, including one on the television series “Route 66.” He was offered a role with co-star ‘Sandy Dennis’ in the play “Any Wednesday” in 1964. He played his first role in “Lilith,” which starred Warren Beatty and Jean Seberg. He was on the verge of accepting the part of Mike Brady for the television show “The Brady Bunch”, but his manager suggested he turn it down in favor of a more exciting part, which he accepted.


“I Never Sang for My Father” star Hackman was nominated for a second-Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (1970). He advanced to leading man status the following year when he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of New York City Detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in The French Connection (1971). As criminal genius Lex Luthor in film called “Superman” (1978), which he would later reprise in its 1980 and 1987 sequels.


Throughout the 1980s, Hackman shifted between leading as well supporting roles, starring in “Reds” (1981), which was directed and starred by Warren Beatty. “Under Fire” (1983), “Hoosiers” (1986), “No Way Out” (1987), and “Mississippi Burning” (1988), which was nominated for a second-Best Actor Oscar and featured Hackman in a supporting role. He appeared in nine movies between 1985 and 1988, making him, along with Steve Guttenberg, the busiest actor.


In the 1990 remake of the 1952 motion picture The Narrow Margin, Hackman co-starred alongside Anne Archer. He starred as the cruel sheriff Bill Daggett in Clint Eastwood’s 1992 Western Unforgiven, written by David Webb Peoples. Hackman had vowed to stay away from violent parts, but Eastwood persuaded him to accept the role, which brought home his second Oscar, this time for Best Supporting Actor. It was also named Best Picture. He appeared in the 1996 comedy The Birdcage alongside Nathan Lane and Robin Williams as the right-leaning Senator Kevin Keeley.


Hackman played in David Mamet’s criminal thriller “Heist” (2001) as an old professional thief with tremendous talent who is pushed into one last assignment and co-starred with Owen Wilson in “Behind Enemy Lines” (2001). In Wes Anderson’s comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), he drew critical praise for playing the eccentric family patriarch type, resulting in him winning    the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In year 2003, the Golden Globe Awards presented Hackman with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment world.”

Retirement from Acting

In a rare interview with Larry King on July 7, 2004, Hackman declared that his acting career was over and that he had no upcoming film projects. In 2008, he announced his retirement from acting while promoting his third book.

Career as a Novelist

Hackman co-wrote three historical fiction books with known archaeologist Daniel Linehan: Wake of the Perdida Star (1999), Justice for None (2004), a murder mystery set in the Great Depression; and Escape from Andersonville (2008), which is about a prison break during the American Civil War. He spoke with Pat O’Brien, Steve Hartman, and Vic “The Brick” Jacobs about his career and books on Fox Sports Radio that programmed The Loose Cannons in 2011.


Hackman is a Democratic Party member who was “glad” to be on Nixon’s Enemies List. But he has praised former Republican president Ronald Reagan in the past.

Gene Hackman Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2022US$ 90.0 Million
Net Worth in 2021US$ 82.5 Million
Net Worth in 2020US$ 75.0 Million
Net Worth in 2019US$ 67.5Million
Net Worth in 2018US$ 61.0 Million
Net Worth in 2017US$ 55.5 Million


  • The French Connection (1971)
  • Unforgiven (1992)
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • The Conversation (1974)
  • Hoosiers (1986)
  • Mississippi Burning (1988)
  • I Never Sang for My Father (1970)
  • Superman (1978)

Favorite quotes from Gene Hackman

“I do not like assassins or men of low character.”

Gene Hackman

“The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.”

Gene Hackman

“It costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on screen. I think of myself and feel like I’m pretty young, and then I look at this older man with a baggy chin, tired eyes, receding hairline, and all that.”

Gene Hackman

“Dysfunctional families have sired several pretty good actors.”

Gene Hackman

“I was trained to be an actor, not a star. I was introduced to play roles, not to deal with fame, agents, lawyers, and the press.”

Gene Hackman

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

Gene Hackman

“If I start to become a star, I’ll lose contact with the regular guys I play best.”

Gene Hackman

“Things parents say to children are often not heard, but in some cases, you pick up on things that your parent would like to see you have done.”

Gene Hackman

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Gene Hackman?

Gene Hackman’s total net worth is around US$ 90 Million.

What is the age of Gene Hackman?

Currently, Gene Hackman is 92 years old.

Why did Gene Hackman stop acting?  

Gene Hackman stopped acting because of his health.  


American actor and author Gene Hackman will have a net worth of US$ 90 million in 2022. He worked in the film industry for more than 50 years as an actor before retiring. During that time, he collaborated with numerous other performers and the company. He played legendary roles in a number of superhit films that changed the business. He portrayed Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in the 1971 movie “The French Connection.” Gene Hackman has received Best Actor accolades and five Academy Award nominations.