Gene Hackman is a retired award-winning actor, who has two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, a Screen Actors Guild Award and two from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). His first film credit was in the 1964 film Lilith. From then on, his movie performances had just been nothing but something to look forward to and note. His final film before his retirement was the 2004 comedy film, Welcome to Mooseport.

Today, though he is no longer seen in the limelight of cinema, as he is sure of his retirement from acting, he remains to be in the industry of entertainment as he now writes novels and already has five books to his credit. He has written several historical novels named Wake of the Perdido Star, a sea adventure of the 19th century, Justice for None, a Depression-era tale of murder, and Escape from Andersonville which is a story about a prisoner who escapes during the American Civil War.