Is Gene Hackman retired?? Say it ain’t so

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Bob ‘The Bitch’:
Here at Derober, we understand that Gene Hackman isn’t the youngest pod in the pool (78), nor has he done any films in the last 4 years but..c’mon, it’s Gene Hackman! He could could melt butter with a stare, drown a mule with his sweat glands, and bring peace to China with a grin. According to Hackman he might just be officially retired. Gene said about his acting career,

I guess you could call it retired. I haven’t worked for four years now. And I don’t miss the business. I miss the process of being on-set with actors when things get cooking. But there’s so much crapola (crap) in order to get there. It’s just too painful. At my age, they would have me playing grandfathers and great grandfathers. That’s not a heck of a lot of fun. I’d rather go back to the theatre, actually. But that’s not going to happen. I’m pretty satisfied with my life right now. I write every day for at least a couple of hours. I exercise a little bit. And then it’s time for the old folks to go to bed.

It’s not that I’m knocking Gene Hackman–I WORSHIP him. But he is the last of a golden age of true movie legends, in an age when iconic actors are nearly extinct. Come back to us, Gene.

Comment (1) “Is Gene Hackman retired?? Say it ain’t so”

kamalAugust 4, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

Gene Hackman is such a legendary actor, it depends on the director to give him such a roll. He is able to do any kind of role. we are waiting for you Gene. You look so cute in your old age. Please come back.

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