Life of the Former Stars Beyond Hollywood and Reasons Behind Their Decision to Leave the Spotlight
Gene Hackman – Novelist
Gene Hackman was a name everyone knew when 'Bonnie and Clyde' just came out in theaters in 1967. Hackman's career included several more blockbusters, including 'Hoosiers' and 'Crimson Tide,' 'The Poseidon Adventure, 'The Conversation, 'Superman: The Movie as arch-villain Lex Luthor,' 'The Firm,' 'Enemy of the State, 'Behind Enemy Lines,' and 'Welcome to Mooseport.'
His final acting role was in 2004. That year, Hackman went on Larry King Live! to announce that he had no upcoming acting projects. He went on to write three successful novels, and voiced the narration for the documentaries 'The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima' and 'We, the Marines.'