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Gene Hackman
January 30, 1930 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actor
Subcategory: American Actor

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


Dysfunctional families have sired a number of pretty good actors.


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


If I start to become a star, I'll lose contact with the normal guys I play best.


I do not like assassins, or men of low character.


It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.


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


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