History Creator / PaulNewman

31st Mar '17 9:22:00 AM WJTaylor4
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One of the few actors who successfully made the transition from the classic cinema to that of the 1960s and 1970s. His rebellious persona and attractive image - he was ranked high in the most attractive men lists for many decades - appealed well to new generations. He was especially famous for his [[WhatBeautifulEyes blue eyes]], so much so that he once joked that his epitaph could be: "Here lies Paul Newman who died a failure because his eyes turned brown." He starred in over 60 films, and was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nine times, winning once in 1986.

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One of the few actors who successfully made the transition from the classic cinema to that of the 1960s and 1970s. His rebellious persona and attractive image - he was ranked high in the most attractive men lists for many decades - appealed well to new generations. He was especially famous for his [[WhatBeautifulEyes blue eyes]], so much so that he once joked that his epitaph could be: "Here lies Paul Newman who died a failure because his eyes turned brown." He starred in over 60 films, and was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nine times, winning once in 1986. He was also the visual basis for the comic book Silver Age Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
24th Feb '17 8:05:31 PM wittylibrarian
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For all his acting accolades, [[http://jezebel.com/5369544/daughter-newman-liked-being-on-nixon-enemies-list one honor he enjoyed was finding out]] he was on RichardNixon's "Enemies List."
7th Jan '17 8:45:48 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Robert Redford. They did many movies together.
3rd Dec '16 5:31:03 PM jamespolk
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[[HeAlsoDid Aside from his acting work]] he was also well known as a professional car racer - unlike SteveMcQueen he actually raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours and even finished second - and owner in UsefulNotes/IndyCar, and for his philanthropic work. In 1982, he co-founded the food company Newman's Own. All of the proceeds of the company, after taxes, were donated to charity. After divorcing his first wife, Jackie Witte in 1958, he married actress Joanne Woodward, and they remained together for 50 years, until his death (in Hollywood, a very remarked and rare feat on its own).

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[[HeAlsoDid Aside from his acting work]] he was also well known as a professional car racer - unlike SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor he actually raced in the Le Mans 24 Hours and even finished second - and owner in UsefulNotes/IndyCar, and for his philanthropic work. In 1982, he co-founded the food company Newman's Own. All of the proceeds of the company, after taxes, were donated to charity. After divorcing his first wife, Jackie Witte in 1958, he married actress Joanne Woodward, and they remained together for 50 years, until his death (in Hollywood, a very remarked and rare feat on its own).
28th Oct '16 4:10:52 PM Aquila89
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* ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' (1964)
12th Oct '16 8:23:04 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DuelingStarsMovie: [[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid Two]] [[Film/TheSting memorable]] collaborations with his good friend Creator/RobertRedford.
** This was literally the case for ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' with [[TheRival co-star]] SteveMcQueen. [=McQueen=] insisted on having an equal number of lines with Newman, and the movie studio had to invent a new format for the promotional titles - DiagonalBilling - to give both actors equal billing.
2nd Jul '16 11:00:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoolOldGuy: From Butch Cassidy onward he played characters who were seemingly older [[TheObiWan or wiser]] than the others, as a substitute father figure.

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* CoolOldGuy: From Butch Cassidy onward he played characters who were seemingly older [[TheObiWan or wiser]] wiser than the others, as a substitute father figure.
14th Jun '16 9:26:24 AM JohnnyChimpo
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Newman was a lifelong liberal; he opposed the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar and was a supporter of the Democratic Party. He was proud to be included in UsefulNotes/RichardNixon famous list of enemies. He was also a supporter of gay rights and campaigned to end global warming.
13th Apr '16 2:05:48 AM TrollBrutal
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* ''Film/SomebodyUpThereLikesMe'' (1956)


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* ''Film/TheSecretWarOfHarryFrigg'' (1968)


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* ''Film/FortApacheTheBronx'' (1981)
* ''Film/AbsenceOfMalice'' (1981)


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* ''Film/FatManAndLittleBoy'' (1989)
13th Apr '16 2:03:48 AM Mdumas43073
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Newman occasionally dabbled in directing, as well. ''Sometimes A Great Notion'', ''The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'', ''Harry & Son'' and an adaptation of ''Literature/TheGlassMenagerie'' are among his more notable directorial credits.

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Newman occasionally dabbled in directing, as well. ''Sometimes A a Great Notion'', ''The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds'', ''Harry & Son'' and an adaptation of ''Literature/TheGlassMenagerie'' are among his more notable directorial credits.


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* ''Film/TheLongHotSummer'' (1958)
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