Oscar winner Gene Hackman got into an altercation with a homeless man in New Mexico on Tuesday and slapped him for calling his wife a derogatory name.E! News. Law enforcement was able to track down the “French Connection” star nearby. The 82-year-old explained to police that the man was acting aggressive and calling his wife an ugly name [TMZ says it was the C-word) and they both feared for their safety.
Actor Gene Hackman was hit by a car on Friday afternoon while riding his bike in the Florida Keys, according to TMZ. His rep says a "woman bumped him from behind, in her vehicle."
The 81-year-old Oscar winner sustained injuries to his head and body and was airlifted to a trauma hospital in Florida.