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Is there one last great part for Gene Hackman?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Simon_Cowbell, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    One of my favorites, it depresses me that, at 77, he may not ever get a good role again, leaving the pathetic Welcome to Mooseport as the final film of his career.


    Re: another old classic, Michael Caine is playing the Olivier part in the remake of sleuth, with Jude Law playing another former Michael Caine role.....
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Class Action II?


    Seriously, though, look at the great late-life roles afforded to Richard Harris and Peter O'Toole.

    Hackman's still in decent health, eh?
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I love Hackman. I'm not sure how many great roles he would get, but even his roles in "Runaway Jury" and "Behind Enemy Lines" were more than enough to get to me to watch the movie when it came on HBO.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I dunno.... but a film with Caine might be ideal... were there ever two more prolific movie actors?
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    They've done pretty well with his book adaptations.

    I also liked Brad Renfro, Tommy Lee and Sarandon in The Client.

    That opening is entrancing.
  6. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Guest

    I love Hackman. Poseidon, French Connection, Superman, Hoosiers, Blood & Wine (with Jack no less!), Crimson Tide. Lot of good movies. I think he's got one last great role in him.
  7. CapeCodder

    CapeCodder Member

    IMDB says he's doing the voice for what looks to be a new Dirty Harry videogame...


    I agree with Meat Loaf--with that resume, there has to be at least one more great role for him out there.
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    there never was one good role for hack-man.

    i'm surprised in no way that he's one of pube's favs.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    He'd be a great mayor when and if Jericho: The Movie gets made.
  10. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    He's 77? There's no way Hackman can end his run by doing voiceovers on Lowe's hardware commercials.
  11. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Let us not forget his Academy Award winning performance in "Unforgiven."

    Little Bill (Hackman): I don't deserve to die like this... I was building a house.
    Munny (Eastwood): Deserve's got nothing to do with it.
    Little Bill: I'll see you in hell William Munny.
    Munny: Yeah.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yeah, but i was happy when munny pulled back on lil' bill.
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