Actor Gene Hackman, pictured at an ESPN The Magazine party on Feb. 4, 2005, in Jacksonville, Fla., is a film legend who has won two Oscars and four Golden Globes awards over his five-decade career..
Gene Hackman arrives at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, on Jan. 19, 2003.
Co-stars Gene Hackman and Anjelica Huston hug as they meet at the premiere of their new film "The Royal Tenenbaums" in Los Angeles, Dec. 6. 2001. ,
Gene Hackman and Marisa Tomei pose with their Oscars at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on March 29, 1993. He won for her role in Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven." Hackman won his first Oscar in 1972 for "The French Connection."
Actors Robin Williams, Gene Hackman and Michael Caine pose backstage during the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 19, 2003.
Gene Hackman, right, Monica Bellucci, and Morgan Freeman at the premiere for "Under Suspicion" at the 53rd Cannes Film Festival, in France on May 11, 2000.
Actors Gene Hackman, left, and Dustin Hoffman watch the New Orleans Hornets play the Miami Heat in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002. Both are in the New Orleans area filming a movie.
Gene Hackman. starred with Richard Gere In "Power," a story about the role of political consultants.
Gene Hackman starred in 1974's "The Conversation" as an electronic surveillance expert. The movie won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Gene Hackman in a scene from Hoosiers (1986).
In Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums," Hackman was the patriarch of an estranged family of former child prodigies that reunites when one of their members announces he has a terminal illness.
Superman, portrayed by Christopher Reeve, left, and Gene Hackman, right, are shown in a scene from "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace." i
Gene Hackman, Bruce Davison and John Cusack in "Runaway Jury"