Hackman won Acadmey Awards for The French Connection and Unforgiven. To my way of thinking, he should have won more. He's an excellent actor. That chuckle of his is both creepy and sexy. I would have loved for him to play the romantic hero--even if he is a little scary. Okay, a lot scary. I also love the film Class Action, a story about a lawsuit concerning injuries caused by a defective automobile; The Chamber, based on a John Grisham novel and Runaway Jury. The guy has made some outstanding movies.
He wrote three books with undersea archaeologist Daniel Lenihan: Wake of the Perdido Star (1999), Justice for None (2004), and Escape from Andersonville (2008). In 2011, his novel Payback at Morning Peak (2011) hit the shelves and got some good reviews. If your interested, check Amazon.
Who's your favorite actor/author? And why?