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Gene Hackman had an affair with Walter Brennen.

So said Cloris Leachman on Jay Leno on Thursdays show.

by Anonymousreply 50October 1, 2008 4:50 AM

The thought of Gene Hackman having a gay affair to incredibly hot -- but with Walter Brennan? It's insane. Even by the 1950s -- when Gene would have presumably been starting his career -- Walter had no "Power" in Hollywood, and had gone to fat (not that Walter thin was all that much to look at). There could not have been any reason for Gene Hackman to have an affair with that old toad.

Cloris is truly off her rocker.

by Anonymousreply 1September 26, 2008 8:33 AM

so that Kathy Griffin Gene Hackman joke was true! He totally slipped under the radar because the gay weren't interested.

by Anonymousreply 2September 26, 2008 8:34 AM

I thought she said she had an affair with Gene.

by Anonymousreply 3September 26, 2008 8:37 AM

wasn't he once Dustin Hoffman's roommate?

by Anonymousreply 4September 26, 2008 8:39 AM

Gene was hot in The French Connection and maybe Superman also.

by Anonymousreply 5September 26, 2008 8:44 AM

Gene was hot well into his fifties.

But is r3 right, that Cloris really said SHE had the affair with him?

by Anonymousreply 6September 26, 2008 8:50 AM

Walter was said to be horse-hung.

by Anonymousreply 7September 26, 2008 9:19 AM


Please help me get that picture out of my mind!

by Anonymousreply 8September 26, 2008 9:20 AM

That's just sick.

by Anonymousreply 9September 26, 2008 9:30 AM

Yes! Yes! He was my ... boyfriend!

by Anonymousreply 10September 26, 2008 10:09 AM

Who among us has not longed to have an affair with Walter Brennan? Also Gabby Hayes.

by Anonymousreply 11September 26, 2008 10:39 AM

What's amazing is that, even though not actually related, Eileen Brennan has aged into the spitting image of Walter circa "The Real McCoys."

by Anonymousreply 12September 26, 2008 10:41 AM

Think of all the famous guys Cher has fucked. I can absolutely see Cloris and Gene Hackman going at it. (Remember Gene Simmons and Diana Ross were a couple once.) I read somewhere that Marlon Brando said he had a thing for Cloris Leachman in the '60s.

by Anonymousreply 13September 26, 2008 10:51 AM

Marlon Brando also had a thing for Wally Cox, so I could see that.

by Anonymousreply 14September 26, 2008 10:58 AM

Gene Hackman is still alive. Did she really say that?

by Anonymousreply 15September 26, 2008 10:59 AM

OP is an idiot.

I saw the show, and Cloris said no such thing.

Cloris did say that she was walking down a Manhattan street one day many years ago and encountered an old friend, George Furth, walking with Gene Hackman. George introduced Cloris to Gene and the two of them had dinner together, where they flirted and later that evening had sex.

Jay, in an effort to be funny, asked Cloris if she was going to reveal in her forthcoming book if she had ever slept with any well known actors, and he slipped in the name of Walter Brennan, mainly so he would have an opportunity to do his half-ass imitation of Walter as Grandpa McCoy.

by Anonymousreply 16September 26, 2008 11:05 AM

I believe Walter Brennan still holds the record for most Oscars won by a male actor, a total of three, all for Best Supporting Actor.

by Anonymousreply 17September 26, 2008 11:13 AM

Cloris Leachman was a beauty queen. I don't doubt Brando and Hackman found her attractive. Ever seen "Kiss Me Deadly?" That legs of that woman running down the road at night belong to Cloris.

by Anonymousreply 18September 26, 2008 11:17 AM

R17, Jack Nicholson has 3 -- Best Actror for "Cuckoo's Nest" and "As Good As It Gets" and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Terms of Endearment."

by Anonymousreply 19September 26, 2008 1:10 PM

r16 has it right. It was Cloris and Hackman who had a one-nighter.

by Anonymousreply 20September 26, 2008 1:28 PM

I don't think Hackman was ever attractive but he was kinda sexy in The Poseidon Adventure and The Conversation.

by Anonymousreply 21September 26, 2008 1:45 PM

I can remember Gene being his sexiest in some confrontation (or seduction?) scene with Jenne Tripplehorn in that John Grisham movie where Jeanne played Tom Cruise's wife. But for me, anyway, Gene was MUCH sexier than Tom EVER was.

Sorry, can't remember the name of the silly movie.

by Anonymousreply 22September 26, 2008 1:55 PM

"The Firm" was the film, r22.

by Anonymousreply 23September 26, 2008 2:04 PM

And Gene was not sexy in THE CONVERSATION.

by Anonymousreply 24September 26, 2008 2:12 PM

The sexiest thing about "The Firm" was David Strathairn as Tom's brother, Ray.

by Anonymousreply 25September 26, 2008 2:12 PM

R16 & R20 are the wrong. I went to NBc.com and watched the clip. Cloris did indeed say Gene Hackman and Walter Brennen had an affair.

R16 & 20 are PR shills for Hackman.

by Anonymousreply 26September 26, 2008 5:40 PM

Maybe she meant Will Geer.

by Anonymousreply 27September 26, 2008 5:42 PM

Gene Hackman - Born 1930

Walter Brennen - Born 1894

by Anonymousreply 28September 26, 2008 5:48 PM

Not Will Geer - he was gay and out.

by Anonymousreply 29September 26, 2008 5:57 PM

All this Water Brennen & Gene Hackman talk is giving me a wobbly.

by Anonymousreply 30September 26, 2008 6:01 PM

OP, why do you keep lying? Even before you got called on it, no one cared all that much about this news.

by Anonymousreply 31September 26, 2008 6:01 PM

All of us at here at the nursing home are turned-on with this kind of wild hawt sex talk. Some of us have our beds cranked-up for the first time in years. Kraftmatic beds are the best, they put body parts within reach the might otherwise atrophy and fall off.

by Anonymousreply 32September 26, 2008 6:07 PM

Early Walter Brennan photo:

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 33September 26, 2008 6:14 PM

Gene Hackman is a greedy, sloppy bottom who needs to learn how to douche.

by Anonymousreply 34September 30, 2008 6:20 PM

What was Kathy Griffin's Hackman joke?

by Anonymousreply 35September 30, 2008 6:43 PM

Walter Brennan had one of the largest cocks in Hollywood. It was legendary. Even straight men would roll over and play bottom just to get a plowing by one of history's hottest male appendages.

by Anonymousreply 36September 30, 2008 6:51 PM

It makes a lot more sense when you put this whole thread in the context of "That mule, Old Rivers and Me.'

by Anonymousreply 37September 30, 2008 7:01 PM

Walter Brennan went to my high school. Swampscott High, in Swampscott, MA.

It is a little-known fact, even in town.

by Anonymousreply 38September 30, 2008 7:02 PM

Oh yes R29, Will Geer talked about being gay all the time when he was on the Tonight Show.


by Anonymousreply 39September 30, 2008 7:12 PM

Here's Gene and Cloris 36 years ago:

Cloris Hot. Gene Not.

Walter dead?

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 40September 30, 2008 7:17 PM

Gene was HOT dressed in drag in "The Birdcage."

"White makes me look fat!"

by Anonymousreply 41September 30, 2008 7:19 PM

She has that kind of Susan Lucci fake laugh in her acceptance speech R40, but she does look pretty damn good for 46.

by Anonymousreply 42September 30, 2008 7:21 PM

link to clip please........

by Anonymousreply 43September 30, 2008 7:25 PM

Always lusted after Gene. I'd do him.

by Anonymousreply 44September 30, 2008 11:40 PM

"The thought of Gene Hackman having a gay affair to incredibly hot"

I'm sure the thought of younger men than yourself getting it on is incredibly hot to you, Senator McCain, but it leaves the rest of us somewhat cold.

by Anonymousreply 45September 30, 2008 11:51 PM

When Cloris and Charlotte Rae graduated from college in Chicago and moved to the Upper West Side they were "roommates". Do you think they got it on?

by Anonymousreply 46September 30, 2008 11:56 PM

When Walt dropped his pants, Gene exclaimed "that sure is The Real McCoy".

by Anonymousreply 47September 30, 2008 11:58 PM

You are kidding right? Gene hackman isn't gay is he?

by Anonymousreply 48October 1, 2008 12:00 AM

Spencer Tracy won three Best Actor Oscars.

And Ann Margret is hilariously, embarrassingly serious in that clip. Is she praying?

by Anonymousreply 49October 1, 2008 4:17 AM

No, r49 only two. He won for "Captains Courageous" and "Boy's Town". He was nominated posthumously for "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" but he did not win.

by Anonymousreply 50October 1, 2008 4:50 AM
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