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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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16.

Bravo600    

You go, Gene!!

688 days ago
17.

MrCrowley73    

Hell yea man.Some of these dudes are vagrant pieces of sh@t who think they can talk to people an way they want.Good job.

688 days ago
18.

MysterWright    

If you said even REMOTELY those words 40 years ago then these so-called "sensitive" *******s defacing the name of liberalism would've been slapped around even moreso when they got home being found OUT what they're saying by their senator daddies. You ask what I'm talking about? Wait until you're home alone with your divorcee Mama, soccer fans. She'll tell ya. There is no excuse to act up in front of people just because you want to show off. If you're overcompensating that has s**t to do with anyone else. Your issues, you seek therapy and deal with it yourself. Nobody is gonna clean up after you anymore. Which is probably why people choose to be "green" so as to sneer at not getting away with murder anymore.

688 days ago
19.

Mick Kahler    

A good friend of mine lives in Santa Fe and there are more homeless people there than you think. Any idiot who uses the c-word in front of a woman or calls her that should be beaten to a pulp. Way to go Gene!

688 days ago
20.

janice    

We live in a world where a man gets slapped across the face so he calls the cops? Jeez.

688 days ago
21.

Bitter Scribe    

I've never hit a homeless guy, but I've come close once or twice. Some of them can be pretty obnoxious.

688 days ago
22.

YouDontSay    

Need more men like Gene!

688 days ago
23.

Little_Leota    

Very happy to see there is still a man in this world who will defend his ladies honor...plus b*tch slap the a-hole! lol

688 days ago
24.

WhyNot    

The thing today is... anyone can verbally assault you and when you react... they sue you, cause they are in it to win it... and they are looking for an income for life. Truth is... you cannot make a poor man rich. You give him a million today, he will be broke and homeless again in 6 months. It has become a case of the opportunists making the opportunity to score and anyone with money is a prime candidate for the pay day. That's why paparazzi run in front of cars and get up in people's faces. Looking for the money shot, or the chance to sue and get rich, without ever having actually worked an honest day in their lives. Predators are among us... and it can happen to you too.

688 days ago
25.

Andy    

Always liked Gene, now I like him more!

688 days ago
26.

firebaby    

i have a funny feeling if it was a pap instead of a bum the outcome would have been quite different...

688 days ago
27.

DaveT    

Good job, do the same if a woman ever insults your wife, give her a good smack.

688 days ago
28.

DingDong    

Gene Smackman!

688 days ago
29.

Dr.Yades    

Where did the homeless guy get a phone?

688 days ago
30.

FreezeFrame555    

I would like to know what dialogue took place before the slapping that led the homeless man to address Hackman's wife the way he did. Usually people only cough up the c word when they themselves have been greatly offended.

688 days ago
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