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Gene Hackman, an 82-year-old Oscar winner known for films such as "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Unforgiven," and "Superman," recently slapped a homeless man in Sante Fe after the person assaulted him and his wife and also insulted her to her face, police say.

No one was injured during the altercation, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, and no charges were filed. Hackman's spokesperson had no immediate comment about the incident.

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Gene Hackman appears in a still from the 2001 film, The Royal Tenenbaums. - Provided courtesy of Touchstone Pictuers / Buena Vista Pictures

Gene Hackman was hit by a car while biking in the Florida Keys on Friday.

The Oscar-winner was "taken to a hospital for routine tests after being bumped from behind while riding his bike today in the Keys," his rep Susan Madore told OnTheRedCarpet.com.


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