Was Gene Hackman Good As Lex Luthor?
Superman II (1980)
Superman IV: Quest For Peace (1987)
Gene Hackman was easily the most famous actor in the Christopher Reeve Superman films, one of the greatest actors ever.
I do think however, he plays it too funny, I think he was very funny in the role, on the other hand that could be bad, not that menacing, though Hackman proved he could do menacing in Unforgiven (1992).
Was he good as Lex Luthor?
He probably stands alone as the best in the role, I know of no other great actor to have played the role.