Gene Hackman's Trouble With Authority

In honor of Memorial Day we are shining a spotlight on celebrities who have severed our country before making their red carpet debut! Hollywood actor Gene Hackman left home at 16 and lied about his age to enlist in the Marine Corp. During his time in service, the future actor ended up serving more than four years as a field radio operator. He admits that he had trouble with direction because he had trouble with authority and was not a good Marine. But he's still a star in our books!