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Gene Hackman

Smacks Homeless Guy

Who Dropped C-Word

10/30/2012 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gene Hackman
pimp-slapped a homeless man who physically threatened the actor and his wife outside a New Mexico restaurant ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the incident went down Tuesday as Hackman and his wife were leaving a Santa Fe restaurant. We're told a homeless guy named Bruce Becker approached them in a threatening manner.

We're told the incident escalated big time when Becker called Hackman's wife a "c**t" -- and then Hackman dished out some street justice ... slapping Becker across the face.

Becker then called the cops to report the incident.

We're told cops interviewed Hackman and his wife, determined the slap was in self-defense ... and, for now, no charges have been filed.

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Spencer B in MD    

Good job Gene! Still protecting your woman when you're in your 70's - That's a real man for ya. I hope you got some last night Gene!

638 days ago
2.

Stace.    

Now that's a great husband right there!

638 days ago
3.

Eddie    

BRAVO to Mr. Hackman. No sarcasm. Zero tolerance for derelict behavior like this. Big mouth, big fist.

638 days ago
4.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Get the terminology straight: "homeless guy" actually means "bum." And if some worthless bum mouths off to me or my partner, said worthless bum is going to experience painful physical harm. If you don't understand the way this works, you probably need to get slapped yourself, moron.

638 days ago
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ralphie the one-eyed    

Don’t mess with Lex!

638 days ago
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Stacy Allison    

Way to go, Gene! Stand up for your lady! :)

638 days ago
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Sociopaths are Sad    

How is that self-defense? Maybe she IS a c-nt. Freedom of speech should not be met with physical force.
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Fun fact: Gene's in his early 80s & his wife is 51. So, she's at the very a gold digger: she met Geney when she was working at a health club & he was a health club member ... they first screwed when she was barely legal & he was 54 :) :) :) :)

638 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Hum... I thought the smart thing was to walk away. Otherwise if you physically strike first, you could be nailed for assault. Frankly Hackman was stupid to let it escalate - nut job could have had a gun and a pimp slap wouldn't mean squat. I guess he thought he was in one of his movies. He was lucky on this one.

638 days ago
9.

Kabala    

Dude is a feisty 82!

638 days ago
10.

Max    

No one messes with Popeye Doyle.

638 days ago
11.

Raymond    

I bet the bum was french and Gene smelling a connection.

638 days ago
12.

R    

"The son of a bitch is here. I saw him. I'm gonna get him. "

638 days ago
13.

NoBozo    

Street people in Santa Fe, NM? Wow. Good for Gene. Disrespect a man's wife, cuss at her, he's a lucky bumb to be breathing. Toss him.

637 days ago
14.

kellyb    

Good for you Gene!

637 days ago
15.

WLou    

Good man Gene!

637 days ago
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