The legendary name of the seventh art, actor Gene Hackman has given us unique moments in his films over the decades. Relying on several masterpieces in his incredible filmography, Hackman has always stood out for his intense performances, but which never escaped the gentle model of governing each scene to which he was inserted. Below, we try to bring the best that the actor has in his career. Let’s go to the list!
10º – No Way Out (Roger Donaldson, 1987)A politician accidentally kills his lover, covering up the crime and trying to put the blame on someone else. However, by mere chance, another man, also with an affair with the dead woman, ends up entering the line of investigation, starting a game of cat and mouse until the appearance of truth. Based on Kenneth Fearing’s novel, ‘No Exit’ is not as good as the 1948 classic also based on the work, but it manages to entertain the spectator, raising a frantic story.
9º – Prime Cut (Michael Ritchie, 1972)The film explores the conflict between two mafia entities, bringing the trajectory of an experienced gangster who has to return to active to solve the problem. ‘The Mark of Brutality’ is regular when we look at the final result. However, the film shows very good specific moments, such as some plans showing the trip of the main character, some sequences of action and the act of not making concessions to the spectator by making explicit the violence inherent to the individuals portrayed. Still, of course, it is worth highlighting the central trio that runs the film, with the presence of Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman and the young Sissy Spacek at the beginning of her career.
8º – Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973)Two men without a right direction in their lives know each other when they are looking for a ride. Together, the two will form a bond of friendship that will make existence more pleasant. Scarecrow’ brings together no less than Gene Hackman and Al Pacino in charge of the central characters, presenting a story permeated by the most common nuances of existence.
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