Bill Hickman

Bill Hickman

actor, stunts, second unit director or assistant director

Bill Hickman was born on Jan 25, 1921 in USA. Bill Hickman's big-screen debut came with The Beginning or the End directed by Norman Taurog in 1947, strarring Barometric Observer (uncredited). Bill Hickman is known for The French Connection directed by William Friedkin, Gene Hackman stars as Jimmy Doyle and Fernando Rey as Alain Charnier. The upcoming new movie Bill Hickman plays is Capricorn One which will be released on Jun 02, 1978.

The actor is better known for his prowess as a stunt driver. His work in Bullitt (1968) is legendary where he drove the black Dodge Charger 440 Magnum that was pursued by Steve McQueen in his Ford Mustang 390 GT. For his reputation earned on Bullitt, Hickman was hired by William Friedkin for French Connection (1971). He staged a similar chase on the streets of Manhattan but with a greater presence of civilians, an element that had been missing in Bullitt. Doubling for Gene Hackman in the more hazardous stunts, Hickman drove the brown 1970 Pontiac at speeds up to 90mph with Friedkin manning the camera right behind him. Hickman's third spectacle would be captured in Police puissance 7 (1973) where, yet again, he virtually outdid himself driving the car being pursued by Roy Scheider in another landmark car chase.

  • Birthday

    Jan 25, 1921
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles County, California, USA

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