Talk about good genes.
Hollywood legend Gene Hackman proved he’s still in great shape when he did yard work on his ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Sunday.
The ‘Unforgiven’ actor – who celebrated his 93rd birthday in January – looked fit and healthy as he brandished a shovel at his private estate.
Earlier in the day, the two-time Oscar winner was spotted fueling up for physical labor at a local Wendy’s, ordering a meal from the drive-thru.
Hungry Hackman munched on his chicken sandwich in the parking lot of the fast food franchise before pumping gas at a nearby station.
It was a rare sighting of the reclusive and retired star, who was last seen on screen in the 2004 comedy ‘Welcome to Mooseport’.
Despite being one of Tinseltown’s powerhouses — appearing in such classics as “The French Connection,” “The Conversation,” “Superman,” “Hoosiers,” and “The Royal Tenenbaums” — Hackman has long shunned the bright lights of Hollywood.
The father-of-three, who has lived in New Mexico for decades with his pianist wife, Betsy Arakawa, also refrains from giving interviews — except for The Post.
In late 2021, Hackman gave his first interview in a decade, telling The Post about his “checkered career of hits and misses.”
Speaking at the 50th anniversary of “The French Connection” – the hit movie for which he won his first Best Actor Oscar in 1972 – the star said, “The movie definitely helped me in my career, and I’m thankful for that.”
The down-to-earth actor added that he wasn’t a fan of revisiting his own movies and hadn’t seen the classic crime flick since 1971.
“[I] I haven’t seen the film since its first screening in a dark, small viewing room in a post-production company 50 years ago,” he told The Post.
Hackman, who previously lived in posh Montecito, California, has lived in Santa Fe since the 1980s.
The actor is also an architect and designer who has helped create more than 10 homes, including a rectory in New Mexico that was featured in Architectural Digest.
Since his retirement from Hollywood, the star has also dabbled in writing novels, including the 2013 police thriller ‘Pursuit’.
Hackman is also an avid cyclist, a hobby he has maintained into his 90s, which gives him a well-groomed appearance.
In 2012, the actor was hit by a pickup while cycling in Florida. He was airlifted to hospital and made a full recovery.