Hackman's villain is of the subtle type -- just evil enough that you want him stopped but not bad enough to hate him.
Not only does the flick have the most exciting car chase of all time, but it has Hackman at his best, as a cop investigating a drug ring.
Hackman's inspirational work as a high-school coach helps this classic sports flick rise above cliches.
For tackling the controversial subject of the KKK and the sixties Deep South, Hackman earned another Oscar nomination.
In his breakout role, Hackman manages to steal just a tiny bit of thunder from superstars Beatty and Dunaway.
Hackman's priest is the best part of the original disaster flick, a movie with no shortage of fun, memorable scenes.
Lex Luthor becomes one of the most fun villains of all time in Hackman's hands. Menacing and comical all at once.
Hackman's vouyer is sad, creepy, and a bit sympathetic. That's what makes The Conversation such a classic.
Who else could have played off the cranky, manipulative, and lovable Tenenbaum? Nobody. Which is why Hackman won a Golden Globe.
Hackman had only one scene, but it's as memorable as any in Warren Beatty's romantic epic.