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Paul Newman

FULL NAME Paul Leonard Newman
BORN 26 January 1925, Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
DIED 26 September 2008, Westport, Connecticut, USA (aged 83)
ASSOCIATION Actor/Director
NATIONALITY American
HEIGHT 177 cm
REVIEWED ENTRIES 13 (12)
MAX. RATING

MIN. RATING

AVERAGE RATING 3.75

 

ACTOR FILMOGRAPHY (REVIEWED ENTRIES ONLY)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

RATING

1963 Hud Hud Bannon

1967 Cool Hand Luke Lucas "Luke" Jackson

1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy

1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Judge Roy Bean

1973 The Sting Henry Gondorff

1974 The Towering Inferno Doug Roberts

1976 Silent Movie Himself  
1977 Slap Shot Reggie Dunlop

1980 When Time Ran Out Hank Anderson

1982 The Verdict Frank Galvin

1986 The Color of Money Eddie

1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Sidney J. Mussburger

2002 Road to Perdition John Rooney

 

PORTRAIT

One of film history's biggest stars and sex symbols, Paul Newman broke through in the wake of Marlon Brando's and James Dean's success, as one of the so-called methods actors. Among his early work in this period was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opposite Elizabeth Taylor. All through the 1960s and 70s, he was both one of Hollywood's top box office stars and one of the most frequently nominated actors for the Academy Award. Towards the end of his career he appeared in more supporting roles, but he still continued to attract lead work up until the end. Appeared in ten feature films with wife Joanna Woodward, and he also directed her in Rachel, Rachel, for which both was nominated for an Academy Award.

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1959

 

Nominated for Best Actor for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

1962

 

Nominated for Best Actor for The Hustler

1964

 

Nominated for Best Actor for Hud

1968

  Nominated for Best Actor for Cool Hand Luke

1969

  Nominated for Best Picture (producer) for Rachel, Rachel

1982

  Nominated for Best Actor for Absence of Malice

1983

  Nominated for Best Actor for The Verdict

1986

Honorary Award

1987

Best Actor for The Color of Money

1994

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

1995

  Nominated for Best Actor for Nobody's Fool

2003

  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Road to Perdition

 

QUOTES

On Marlon Brando:
"I've always envied Marlon's talent, which was always so much greater than anybody else's. I feel cheated he hasn't made more films, but I understand his reason. I think he felt that acting was not a manly profession sometimes and sometimes I feel the same way. But with Marlon it's more that he's too good for any of this."