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Gene Hackman stable after being hit by a car


(Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

Hackman, who will turn 82 on Jan. 30, has appeared in films since the early 1960s. Among some of his roles, Hackman played Reverend Scott in “The Poseidon Adventure,” Lex Luther in the Superman series, Coach Norman Dale in “Hoosiers” and Royal Tenenbaum in “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

In recent years, Hackman stepped back from making movies, concentrating instead on writing. His most recent novel “Payback at Morning Peak,” came out in July and is a “satisfying revenge tale,” The Post review read.

TMZ originally reported that Hackman was airlifted from the Keys to a hospital. The Post cannot confirm the report, but we’ll update with more soon.

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