Gene Hackman, the iconic Hollywood actor, was seen after many years. The 93-year-old, who celebrated his birthday in January, was captured visibly changed by the signs of time at a local Wendy’s, where he ordered a meal at the drive-thru. The reclusive and retired star no longer appears in public.

Despite being one of Hollywood’s powerhouse actors, with such classics as “The French Connection,” “The Conversation,” “Superman,” “Hoosiers” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” Hackman has long shied away from bright lights of Hollywood. He has lived in New Mexico with his pianist wife, Betsy Arakawa, for decades and also refrains from giving interviews, except to the Post.

Hackman has been quite busy since retiring from Hollywood. He is an architect and designer who has helped create more than 10 homes, including a mansion in New Mexico that was featured in Architectural Digest. He has also written novels, including the 2013 crime thriller Pursuit.

The beloved actor is also an avid cyclist, a hobby he has maintained into his 90s, which has helped him stay in shape. In 2012, the actor was hit by a truck while cycling in Florida, but made a full recovery.