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Austin, TX-based instrumental post-rock quartet Paul Newman formed in past due 1995, called not honoring the Hollywood icon but instead bassist Paul A. Newman; guitarist Craig McCaffrey and drummer Anthony Nozero finished the initial lineup, which extended to some four-piece with the help of second bassist Eddie Robert in middle-1996. The next springtime Paul Newman released their debut seven-inch “…Make sure you Wait Through the Silence” within the Twistworthy label before putting your signature on to Trance Syndicate release a the full-length Fps in early 1998. Just Like Can Break Your Heart adopted later on that same yr, but after Trance Syndicate shut store, the group relocated to the MY MATE God imprint for 2000’s Machine ISN’T Damaged. Nozero concurrently performed in Drums and Tuba.

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Full Name Paul Newman
Died September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States
Height 1.77 m
Profession Film director, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Voice Actor, Race car driver, Film producer, Philanthropist, Activist
Education Kenyon College, Actors Studio, Yale University, Yale School of Drama, Ohio University, Shaker Heights High School
Nationality American
Spouse Joanne Woodward, Jackie Witte
Children Scott Newman, Nell Newman, Melissa Newman, Claire Olivia Newman, Susan Kendall Newman, Stephanie Newman
Parents Theresa Newman, Arthur Sigmund Newman
Siblings Arthur Newman
Awards Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Honorary Award, Kennedy Center Honors, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Cannes Best Actor Award, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites, Silver Bear for Best Actor, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, James Beard Award for Humanitarian of the Year
Music Songs 'Curse You Would, Under the Golden Horses, All Black, All Anal, Perdition, Hampton Kicks, The New Goth, Eight-Day Wait, ...Please Wait During the Silence, The Cup Is Fierce, Seizure's Fashion, Where Are Your Hands Now, Perhaps You Would Be More Comfortable, December '91 or So, I Know My Luck Too Well, The Pound or the Fist, Machine Is Not Broken, Sir, Fairies Wear Boots, Enter the Empire of the Ants, Grady No. 101, Abouting, Alonely, Some Common Items You Never Notice, Changing Faster, Were Those Ever Cowboy Boots..., Beeline to Mamou, Elements of Style, Way to Breathe, No-breath, Dawson 1, Oklahoma 0, Order of Operations, Standing By, When I Was, Please Wait During, The Godblessed Western Way
Albums Machine Is Not Broken, Frames Per Second, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, This Is How It Is Lost, Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package! Re-evaluate the Songs
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama, Producers Guild of America Award - David L. Wolper Producer of the Year Award in Long-Form Television, People's Choice Award for World-Favorite Motion Picture Actor
Movies Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, The Sting, The Color of Money, The Verdict, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Long, Hot Summer, Nobody's Fool, Road to Perdition, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Slap Shot, Hud, Cars, Hombre, The Towering Inferno, Absence of Malice, Exodus, Torn Curtain, Harper, The Left Handed Gun, From the Terrace, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Paris Blues, The Drowning Pool, The Silver Chalice, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Young Philadelphians, WUSA, The Hudsucker Proxy, Sometimes a Great Notion, Message in a Bottle, Rally Round the Flag, Boys!, Rachel, Rachel, A New Kind of Love, Fort Apache, The Bronx, Harry & Son, The Outrage, Twilight, Fat Man and Little Boy, Where the Money Is, The Mackintosh Man, The Prize, Quintet, Winning, Pocket Money, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, The Helen Morgan Story, Lady L, Cars 3
TV Shows The Man Behind the Badge, Appointment with Adventure, Producers' Showcase, The Web, Armstrong Circle Theatre, Empire Falls, The Aldrich Family, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Goodyear Television Playhouse, HypaSpace, The Joe Palooka Story


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1 Pictured on a USA 'forever' postage stamp issued 18 September 2015. Price on day of issue was 49¢.
2 The births of his and Joanne's daughters were announced in the Milestones columns of the Time Magazine issues for 20 April 1959, 6 October 1961, and 30 April 1965 respectively; while his oldest grandson Peter's birth was announced in the Passages column of People magazine's 3 June 1996 issue.
3 Did not start training to be an actor until he was 26.
4 It was little known he was a skilled jazz and blue piano player, like Clint Eastwood. One photo was taken the appears to show him playing while Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin sing, while Robert Mitchum and James Garner look on.
5 Appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Hustler (1961), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Verdict (1982). Only The Sting (1973) won in the category.
6 The longest period he had gone without an Oscar nomination was 13 years between his Best Picture nomination for Rachel, Rachel (1968) and his Best Actor nomination for Absence of Malice (1981).
7 Release of his book, "Newman's Own Cookbook".
8 Release of the book, "Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward" by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein.
9 Attended the month long festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of the Indianapolis 500. [May 2008]
10 Often said that of all the films he had performed in, Slap Shot (1977) was the most fun and his personal favorite.
11 He was never happy at signing autographs and stopped completely after a man asked him for one while he was stood at a urinal in a gents toilet at a restaurant.
12 Presented with The Golden Turkey Award for The Most Embarrassing Movie Debut of All Time for his performance in The Silver Chalice (1954). His response was that he fully agreed with the award.
13 Was announced as co star with Spencer Tracy and Robert Mitchum in the Jerry Wald production of The Enemy Within, based on the book by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, which at 1962/63 was in preparation for Twentieth Century Fox.
14 He was the only performer, to date, to receive an Oscar for a repeated role. He won as Fast Eddie Felson in The Color of Money (1986), having been previously nominated as the same character in The Hustler (1961).
15 Newman was expelled from Ohio University for denting the college president's car with a beer keg.
16 Like his dear friend Robert Redford, both men had firstborn sons named Scott who predeceased their fathers.
17 Directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: Joanne Woodward (Best Actress, Rachel, Rachel (1968)), Estelle Parsons (Best Supporting Actress, Rachel, Rachel (1968)), and Richard Jaeckel (Best Supporting Actor, Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)).
18 Inducted into the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Hall of Fame in 2009.
19 Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press).
20 Turned down the lead role in Sorcerer (1977), a part that eventually went to Roy Scheider.
21 He was director William Friedkin's first choice for the lead role of Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971), but he was deemed too expensive. The role went to Newman's good friend Gene Hackman.
22 His first wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Witte, was born in September 1929.
23 Chosen by GQ magazine as one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in the Past 50 Years.
24 Turned down Donald Sutherland's role in A Time to Kill (1996) because he found the film's justification of murder distasteful.
25 The TV episode The Simpsons: Lost Verizon (2008), was dedicated to his memory.
26 Cars (2006), his last movie, was the highest-grossing film of his career.
27 Said in an interview that a film had never made any special impact on him until he saw On the Waterfront (1954).
28 Did all of his own driving in films.
29 Once, when he was handing out punch at a Westport charity event, a dowager asked him to stir her drink with his finger. "I'd be glad to," Newman replied, "but I just took it out of a cyanide bottle.".
30 He and Frank Sinatra are the only people who were awarded a competitive Oscar, an Honorary Award and a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the AMPAS.
31 Known as an inveterate prankster, he and Robert Redford in particular played numerous pranks on each other. One time, Redford, who was also into car racing, had a beaten-up Porsche shell delivered to Newman's porch for Newman's 50th birthday. Newman never said anything, but not long after, Redford found a crate of the (now) molten metal delivered to the living room of a house Redford rented, which dented the floor. Not to be outdone, Redford then had the metal turned into an incredibly ugly sculpture and dropped into Newman's garden.
32 Father-in-law to Gary Irving (husband of Elinor "Nell" Newman), Raphael "Raphe" Elkind (husband of Melissa "Lissy" Newman) and Kurt Soderlund (husband of Claire "Clea" Newman).
33 Grandfather of Peter (born in May 1996) and Henry Elkind, the sons of his daughter Melissa "Lissy" Newman and her husband Raphael "Raphe" Elkind.
34 Turned down the role of Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971) because he thought the screenplay was too right-wing, and recommended Clint Eastwood for the part instead.
35 As of 2007, he is one of six directors who has directed his wife to a Best Actress Oscar nomination (Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel (1968)). The other five are Joel Coen directing Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996), John Cassavetes directing Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Blake Edwards directing Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria (1982), Paul Czinner directing Elisabeth Bergner in Escape Me Never (1935) and Richard Brooks directing Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife Melina Mercouri in an Oscar-nominated performance (Never on Sunday (1960)), but they weren't married yet at the time of the nomination.
36 Recorded a television advertisement for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June 2007.
37 Attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter on 20 January 1977.
38 Donated $1 million to "The Nation" magazine in order to keep it going.
39 Attended the main Democratic fund raiser for Senator John Kerry before the Democratic National Convention at Radio City Music Hall, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary J. Blige, Chevy Chase and Jessica Lange. (13 August 2004).
40 Supported Al Franken's campaign for election as US Senator from Minnesota.
41 In the 1970s, long before Brokeback Mountain (2005), he was thwarted by Hollywood in his desire to star in the movie version of the best-selling novel "The Front Runner", about the love affair between a male coach and a male star runner. The project remains unmade.
42 According to Joe McGinnis' book about the advertising industry's participation in Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign, the first telethon for the Eugene McCarthy Campaign, which was emceed by Newman, raised $125,000 (about $800,000 in 2008 money, when factored for inflation, a good sum for the time). Nixon's advertising people attributed the success of the telethon to Newman's participation.
43 Supported anti-war Senator Eugene McCarthy's bid to win the Democratic nomination from incumbent President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and actively campaigned for George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election.
44 Longtime supporter of gun control, and a member of Handgun Control Inc.
45 Became a rear gunner of a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber when his color blindness disqualified him from being a pilot.
46 Ranked #19 in Empire Magazine's 2007 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of all time.
47 Announced in July 2007 that his Champ Car team is merging with NASCAR team Robert Yates Racing. It is now called Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan racing. Newman said the deal "in no way lessens our commitment to open-wheel racing. We want to broaden our horizons.".
48 His father, Arthur, died in 1950 at the age of 55 and his mother, Theresa, died in 1982 at the age of 86.
49 The Eiger Sanction (1975) was originally intended as a vehicle for him.
50 Got two roles which were first offered to Elvis Presley but which were turned down by Presley's manager: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).
51 Was offered the role of "Judah Ben-Hur" in Ben-Hur (1959) but turned it down because he said he didn't have the legs to wear a tunic.
52 He was a vocal supporter of gay marriage.
53 Opened a restaurant in 2006 called "Dressing Room" with co-owner and chef Michael Nischan in Westport, Connecticut. It was originally opened to help subsidize the Westport Country Playhouse, which sits next to it.
54 Announced in May 2007 that he was retiring from acting. He had previously announced his retirement in 1995, but came back to make four more movies.
55 Turned down the part taken by Robert Duvall in The Paper (1994).
56 In 2007, his auto racing team, known as Newman-Haas, became Newman/Haas/Lanigan due to Chicago businessman Michael Lanigan becoming a partner.
57 Supported Sen. Ted Kennedy's campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980.
58 During the 1950s and 1960s he was a close friend of fellow Democrat and civil rights activist Charlton Heston. Later, in 1983, after Heston's political beliefs had moved to the Right, both actors took opposing sides in a television debate on President Ronald Reagan's Star Wars defense missile program. Heston, much better briefed and prepared than Newman, was judged to have won the debate easily. Some years later, when Newman learned that Heston was supposed to introduce him at an awards ceremony, Newman insisted that his one-time friend be replaced by the liberal Donald Sutherland.
59 A film poster of him in Hud (1963) appears in Midnight Cowboy (1969).
60 One of the most sought after and valuable collectible Rolex watches, the early "Daytona" model, from the 1960's, is known unofficially and passionately world wide, as the Rolex "Paul Newman." "Paul Newmans" in steel fetch as much as $100,000 in auctions. This nickname was adopted as he sported one in film.
61 After being asked so many times what the secret was to being married so long to Joanne Woodward, he was asked yet again and simply responded, "I don't know what she puts in my food".
62 When Newman failed to receive an Oscar nomination for his performance in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), producer Charles Schnee and director Robert Wise gave him what they called a "Noscar." The engraving says, "The Schnee-Wise Noscar award to Paul Newman for best portraying a terrible no-good, for turning him into a charming and lovable sprite, and for thereby doing what Lincoln said should never be done, i.e. fooling all of the people all of the time".
63 Prior to filming The Hustler (1961) , Newman lacked talent at playing pool. But after brushing up on it for the role, he felt very confident in his ability. So he bet co-star Jackie Gleason $50 on a game of pool. Being the excellent pool player he was, Gleason beat Newman. Instead of paying him in dollar bills, Newman dumped $50 worth of pennies on the table for Gleason to take.
64 While campaigning for the Democrats in the 1968 U.S. Presidential election, Newman would rent a Jaguar on the weekends. When he found out that opponent Richard Nixon , who was known to his naysayers as "Tricky Dick", was renting the same car during the week, Newman left a note in it saying "This clutch is tricky, so you won't have any trouble with it.".
65 Great admirer of Jim Carrey.
66 Godfather of Jake Gyllenhaal.
67 Said he didn't want his epitaph to say two things: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown" and "Here lies the old man who wasn't a part of his time." -1960's.
68 For a Mother's Day gift, he gave wife Joanne Woodward 2 hours of uninterrupted driving around the roads of Westport, Connecticut that they had never seen before.
69 The GI Bill got him through his first 3 months at Yale. To pay tuition for the rest of his time there, he sold Encyclopedia Britannica. He claims he was very good at it.
70 Ranked the #1 Box Office star of 1969 and 1970 by Quigley Publications' annual poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars. He was ranked #2 in 1968 and at #3 in 1967, 1971 and 1974. In all, he made the Top Ten list 14 times from 1963, when he entered it at #9, and 1986, when he bowed out of the Top 10 at #10. He was ranked in the Top Ten for 10 straight years from 1966-1975, peaking in the Top Three from 1967 to 1971.
71 His performance as Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967) is ranked #30 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
72 His performance as Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) is ranked #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains. This is a ranking which he shares with Robert Redford, who played the Sundance Kid.
73 Turned down the role of Quint in Jaws (1975).
74 Was director Robert Wise's first pick for the lead in The Sand Pebbles (1966), eventually played by Steve McQueen, who won his only Oscar nomination for the role. Wise had earlier directed Newman in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) and Until They Sail (1957).
75 His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
76 His performance as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982) is ranked #19 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
77 Has donated between $150 million-$175 million to charity since the 1980s.
78 Is one of only six actors to be nominated for acting honors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences over five decades (1950s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s). Laurence Olivier (1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s), Katharine Hepburn (1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s),Jack Nicholson (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s) and Michael Caine (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s)Meryl Streep (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s) are the others who have turned the trick.
79 Was nominated 10 times for the Academy Award, including eight times as Best Actor, once as Best Supporting Actor, and once for Best Picture (the latter coming the same year he famously did not receive a Best Director nomination despite having won the then-equally prestigious New York Critics Award as Best Director for Rachel, Rachel (1968). In the acting field, the only actors with more nominations are Jack Nicholson with 12 nominations (8 Best Actor and 4 Best Supporting Actor nominations) and Laurence Olivier (nine Best Actor nominations and 1 Best Supporting Actor nod). On the distaff side, Bette Davis, who was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award, all of them Best Actress nods. Katharine Hepburn, with 12 nods (all in the Best Actress category) and Meryl Streep, with 17 nods have more acting nominations than Newman.
80 When Premiere Magazine does a list of 24 Great Performances from each year, they often ask the actors who their idols are. Newman has been the most frequently cited idol so far.
81 Michelle Pfeiffer wanted Newman to play her father, patriarch Larry Cook, in the 1997 movie A Thousand Acres (1997), which she produced. Newman turned down the part, which went to Jason Robards.
82 He had one brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr., who was named after their father, Arthur S. Newman, a successful sporting goods store owner.
83 He is only one of five performers to be nominated for an Oscar twice for playing the same role in two separate films. He played as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Peter O'Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968), Al Pacino as Michael Corleone for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).
84 The role of Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) was originally awarded to James Dean, who died before filming began. Due to Dean's death, Newman was cast in the role. Dean also was signed to play Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun (1958), but that role was also inherited by Newman after Dean's death. Dean and Newman had shot their last screen tests for East of Eden (1955) together; the six-years-younger Dean got the part and Newman went on to star in The Silver Chalice (1954), a notorious turkey.
85 He and his daughter Nell Potts were supposed to be in Paper Moon (1973) in the leading roles, but this changed when original director John Huston bowed out and was replaced by Peter Bogdanovich.
86 He was nominated for nine acting Academy Awards in five different decades - the 1950s (Best Lead Actor for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)), 1960s (Best Lead Actor for The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963) and Cool Hand Luke (1967)), the 1980s (Best Lead Actor for Absence of Malice (1981), The Verdict (1982) and The Color of Money (1986) winning for this last film), the 1990s (Best Lead Actor for Nobody's Fool (1994)) and finally in 2002's Road to Perdition (2002) for Best Supporting Actor.
87 Brother of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
88 Otto Preminger, a Jew himself, cast him in Exodus (1960) because he wanted someone of Jewish heritage who didn't "look Jewish".
89 In 2005 Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #6 Greatest Movie Star of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
90 Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."
91 Was named the #1 Box Office Star by Quigley Publications in its annual Top Ten Money Making Stars poll of movie exhibitors two years in a row, 1969 and 1970. Newman had been #2 in 1968 and #3 in '67 and would rank #3 in both 1971 and '74. Newman, who entered the list for the first time in 1963 at #9 and the last time in 1986 at #10, has made the list 17 times.
92 Appeared on Quigley Publications' annual poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars 14 times from 1963 to 1986, which ranks him #7 for all-time in appearances in the top 10. He trails Bing Crosby, who made the list 15 times, Clark Gable (16 appearances on the list), Gary Cooper and Tom Cruise (18 times each), Clint Eastwood (21 times) and John Wayne (25 times).
93 Stumped the U.S. for Eugene McCarthy during his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1968. Newman made the cover of LIFE Magazine with a McCarthy pin on his jacket on the May 10th, 1968 issue.
94 Lee Strasberg, who trained Newman at the Actor's Studio, said that he would have been as great an actor as Marlon Brando if he hadn't been so handsome. According to Strasberg, Newman had the talent, but he too often relied on his good looks to coast through a role.
95 He and Frank Sinatra are the only actors to win an acting Academy Award, a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and a Special/Honorary Academy Award. Sinatra won the Best Supporting Actor Award (1953), the Humanitarian Award (1970) and a Special Award (1945, Best Short Subject The House I Live In (1945)). Newman won the Best Actor Award (1986), the Humanitarian Award (1993) and an Honorary Award (1985) for lifetime achievement.
96 Students at Princeton University have named 24 April Newman's Day. Students try to drink 24 beers over the 24 hours of the day. The tradition stems from a comment that Newman is alleged to have made; "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." The event is not officially sponsored by the university, and Newman has commented that he would "like to bring an end to the tradition".
97 The 4th nomination on Empire Magazine's "Gods Among Us" series along with Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson.
98 He was voted the 13th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
99 His father was Ashkenazi Jewish (the son of immigrants from Hungary and Poland). His mother was from an ethnic Slovak family in Hungary.
100 Was so ashamed of his debut in the failed costume drama The Silver Chalice (1954), that he took out an ad in Variety apologizing for his performance.
101 Although he played the lead male roles in the original productions of three Broadway classics near the beginning of his career - "The Desperate Hours", "Picnic" and "Sweet Bird of Youth" - Newman did not receive a Tony Award nomination until 2003, when at the age of 78 he was nominated as Best Actor for his performance in the 2002 revival of the "Our Town".
102 Within a space of five months in 2003, he was nominated for an Oscar (for Road to Perdition (2002)), a Tony (for "Our Town") and an Emmy (for Our Town (2003)).
103 Was mentioned in La Dolce Vita (1960), in a discussion about salaries paid to film stars.
104 Nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in the Revival of a Play, for "Our Town".
105 Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations.
106 He was among the celebrities on the famous "Enemies List" kept by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
107 Returned to live theater for the first time in 35 years in June 2002 in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" at the Westport Country Playhouse near his home in Westport, CT. He directed and starred as the Stage Manager. Wife Joanne Woodward is the playhouse's Artistic Director.
108 Finished second in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935.
109 He was the visual inspiration for the illustrations of superhero Green Lantern/Hal Jordan (when the character was reintroduced in 1959). Newman was 34 years old at the time.
110 Chosen by People magazine in 1990 as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
111 Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
112 Had a son and two girls with his first wife Jacqueline "Jackie" Witte. His only son, Scott Newman, died of a drug overdose in 1978. Daughter, Susan Kendall Newman, is well known for stage acting and her philanthropic activities. His other daughter from his first marriage is named Stephanie and was born in 1954.
113 Father, with Joanne Woodward, of actress Melissa Newman, Nell Potts, and Claire Newman.
114 Owned half of the Champ Car (auto racing) team Newman-Haas.
115 Had his own line of food products, "Newman's Own", featuring mainly spaghetti sauces and salad dressings. The company made more than $100 million in profits over the years, all of which he donated to various charities.
116 Lived in Connecticut and was known to race at The Lime Rock Road Circuit.
117 Ranked #19 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October of 1997.
118 Owned The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases (and their siblings) in Ashford, Connecticut, and also ran a fall "Discovery" program for inner city kids, also in Ashford.
119 Said the sound he loved most is that of a V-8 engine.
120 Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.
121 Chosen by Empire magazine in 1995 as #12 in the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
122 The births of his and Joanne's daughters were announced in the milestones columns of the Time Magazine issues dated April 20th 1959, October 6th 1961 and April 30th 1965 respectively while his oldest grandson Peter's birth was announced in the Passages column of people magazines June 3rd 1996 issue.
123 Did not start acting until he was in his mid twenties.
124 It was little known he was a skilled jazz and blue piano player, like Clint Eastwood. One photo was taken the appears to show him playing while Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin sing, while Robert Mitchum and James Garner look on.
125 Has appeared in six films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Hustler (1961), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Verdict (1982). Only The Sting (1973) won in the category.
126 The longest period he had gone without an Oscar nomination was 13 years between his Best Picture nomination for Rachel, Rachel (1968) and his Best Actor nomination for Absence of Malice (1981).
127 Release of his book, "Newman's Own Cookbook".
128 Release of the book, "Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward" by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein.
129 Attended the month long festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of the Indianapolis 500. [May 2008]
130 Often said that of all the films he had performed in, Slap Shot (1977) was the most fun and his personal favorite.
131 He was never happy at signing autographs and stopped completely after a man asked him for one while he was stood at a urinal in a gents toilet at a restaurant.
132 Presented with The Golden Turkey Award for The Most Embarrassing Movie Debut of All Time for his performance in The Silver Chalice (1954). His response was that he fully agreed with the award.
133 Was announced as co star with Spencer Tracy and Robert Mitchum in the Jerry Wald production of The Enemy Within, based on the book by Attorney General Robert Kennedy, which at 1962/63 was in preparation for Twentieth Century Fox.
134 He was the only performer, to date, to receive an Oscar for a repeated role. He won as "Fast Eddie Felson" in "The Color of Money", having been previously nominated as the same character in "The Hustler".
135 Newman was expelled from Ohio University for denting the college president's car with a beer keg.
136 Like his dear friend Robert Redford, both men had firstborn sons named Scott who predeceased their fathers.
137 Directed 3 actors to Oscar nominations: Joanne Woodward (Best Actress, Rachel, Rachel (1968)), Estelle Parsons (Best Supporting Actress, Rachel, Rachel (1968)), and Richard Jaeckel (Best Supporting Actor, Sometimes a Great Notion (1970)).
138 Inducted into the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Hall of Fame in 2009.
139 Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press).
140 Turned down the lead role in Sorcerer (1977), a part that eventually went to Roy Scheider.
141 He was director William Friedkin's first choice for the lead role of Popeye Doyle in The French Connection (1971), but he was deemed too expensive. The role went to Newman's good friend Gene Hackman.
142 His first wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Witte, was born in September 1929.
143 Chosen by GQ magazine as one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in the Past 50 Years.
144 Turned down Donald Sutherland's role in A Time to Kill (1996) because he found the film's justification of murder distasteful.
145 The TV episode The Simpsons: Lost Verizon (2008), was dedicated to his memory.
146 Cars (2006), his last movie, was the highest-grossing film of his career.
147 Said in an interview that a film had never made any special impact on him until he saw On the Waterfront (1954).
148 Did all of his own driving in films.
149 His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
150 Once, when he was handing out punch at a Westport charity event, a dowager asked him to stir her drink with his finger. "I'd be glad to," Newman replied, "but I just took it out of a cyanide bottle.".
151 He and Frank Sinatra are the only people who were awarded a competitive Oscar, an Honorary Award and a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the AMPAS.
152 Known as an inveterate prankster, he and Robert Redford in particular played numerous pranks on each other. One time, Redford, who was also into car racing, had a beaten-up Porsche shell delivered to Newman's porch for Newman's 50th birthday. Newman never said anything, but not long after, Redford found a crate of the (now) molten metal delivered to the living room of a house Redford rented, which dented the floor. Not to be outdone, Redford then had the metal turned into an incredibly ugly sculpture and dropped into Newman's garden.
153 Father-in-law to Gary Irving (husband of Elinor "Nell" Newman), Raphael "Raphe" Elkind (husband of Melissa "Lissy" Newman) and Kurt Soderlund (husband of Claire "Clea" Newman).
154 Grandfather of Peter (born in May 1996) and Henry Elkind, the sons of his daughter Melissa "Lissy" Newman and her husband Raphael "Raphe" Elkind.
155 Turned down the role of Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971) because he thought the screenplay was too right-wing, and recommended Clint Eastwood for the part instead.
156 As of 2007, he is one of six directors who has directed his wife to a Best Actress Oscar nomination (Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel (1968)). The other five are Joel Coen directing Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996), John Cassavetes directing Gena Rowlands in A Woman Under the Influence (1974) & Gloria (1980), Blake Edwards directing Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria (1982), Paul Czinner directing Elisabeth Bergner in Escape Me Never (1935) and Richard Brooks directing Jean Simmons in The Happy Ending (1969). Jules Dassin also directed his future wife Melina Mercouri in an Oscar-nominated performance (Never on Sunday (1960)), but they weren't married yet at the time of the nomination.
157 Recorded a television advertisement for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June 2007.
158 Attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter on 20 January 1977.
159 Donated $1 million to "The Nation" magazine in order to keep it going.
160 Attended the main Democratic fund raiser for Senator John Kerry before the Democratic National Convention at Radio City Music Hall, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mary J. Blige, Chevy Chase and Jessica Lange. (13 August 2004).
161 Supported Al Franken's campaign for election as US Senator from Minnesota.
162 In the 1970s, long before Brokeback Mountain (2005), he was thwarted by Hollywood in his desire to star in the movie version of the best-selling novel "The Front Runner", about the love affair between a male coach and a male star runner. The project remains unmade.
163 According to Joe McGinnis' book about the advertising industry's participation in Richard Nixon's 1968 campaign, the first telethon for the Eugene McCarthy Campaign, which was emceed by Newman, raised $125,000 (about $800,000 in 2008 money, when factored for inflation, a good sum for the time). Nixon's advertising people attributed the success of the telethon to Newman's participation.
164 Supported anti-war Senator Eugene McCarthy's bid to win the Democratic nomination from incumbent President Lyndon Johnson in 1968, and actively campaigned for George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election.
165 Longtime supporter of gun control, and a member of Handgun Control Inc.
166 Became a rear gunner of a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber when his color blindness disqualified him from being a pilot.
167 Ranked #19 in Empire Magazine's 2007 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of all time.
168 Announced in July 2007 that his Champ Car team is merging with NASCAR team Robert Yates Racing. It is now called Yates/Newman/Haas/Lanigan racing. Newman said the deal "in no way lessens our commitment to open-wheel racing. We want to broaden our horizons.".
169 His father, Arthur, died in 1950 at the age of 55 and his mother, Theresa, died in 1982 at the age of 86.
170 The Eiger Sanction (1975) was originally intended as a vehicle for him.
171 Got two roles which were first offered to Elvis Presley but which were turned down by Presley's manager: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).
172 Was offered the role of "Judah Ben-Hur" in Ben-Hur (1959) but turned it down because he said he didn't have the legs to wear a tunic.
173 He was a vocal supporter of gay marriage.
174 Opened a restaurant in 2006 called "Dressing Room" with co-owner and chef Michael Nischan in Westport, Connecticut. It was originally opened to help subsidize the Westport Country Playhouse, which sits next to it.
175 Announced in May 2007 that he was retiring from acting. He had previously announced his retirement in 1995, but came back to make four more movies.
176 Turned down the part taken by Robert Duvall in The Paper (1994).
177 In 2007, his auto racing team, known as Newman-Haas, became Newman/Haas/Lanigan due to Chicago businessman Michael Lanigan becoming a partner.
178 Supported Sen. Ted Kennedy's campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980.
179 During the 1950s and 1960s he was a close friend of fellow Democrat and civil rights activist Charlton Heston. Later, in 1983, after Heston's political beliefs had moved to the Right, both actors took opposing sides in a television debate on President Ronald Reagan's Star Wars defense missile program. Heston, much better briefed and prepared than Newman, was judged to have won the debate easily. Some years later, when Newman learned that Heston was supposed to introduce him at an awards ceremony, Newman insisted that his one-time friend be replaced by the liberal Donald Sutherland.
180 A film poster of him in Hud (1963) appears in Midnight Cowboy (1969).
181 One of the most sought after and valuable collectible Rolex watches, the early "Daytona" model, from the 1960's, is known unofficially and passionately world wide, as the Rolex "Paul Newman." "Paul Newmans" in steel fetch as much as $100,000 in auctions. This nickname was adopted as he sported one in film.
182 After being asked so many times what the secret was to being married so long to Joanne Woodward, he was asked yet again and simply responded, "I don't know what she puts in my food".
183 When Newman failed to receive an Oscar nomination for his performance in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), producer Charles Schnee and director Robert Wise gave him what they called a "Noscar." The engraving says, "The Schnee-Wise Noscar award to Paul Newman for best portraying a terrible no-good, for turning him into a charming and lovable sprite, and for thereby doing what Lincoln said should never be done, i.e. fooling all of the people all of the time".
184 Prior to filming The Hustler (1961) , Newman lacked talent at playing pool. But after brushing up on it for the role, he felt very confident in his ability. So he bet co-star Jackie Gleason $50 on a game of pool. Being the excellent pool player he was, Gleason beat Newman. Instead of paying him in dollar bills, Newman dumped $50 worth of pennies on the table for Gleason to take.
185 While campaigning for the Democrats in the 1968 U.S. Presidential election, Newman would rent a Jaguar on the weekends. When he found out that opponent Richard Nixon , who was known to his naysayers as "Tricky Dick", was renting the same car during the week, Newman left a note in it saying "This clutch is tricky, so you won't have any trouble with it.".
186 Great admirer of Jim Carrey.
187 Godfather of Jake Gyllenhaal.
188 Said he didn't want his epitaph to say two things: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown" and "Here lies the old man who wasn't a part of his time." -1960's.
189 For a Mother's Day gift, he gave wife Joanne Woodward 2 hours of uninterrupted driving around the roads of Westport, Connecticut that they had never seen before.
190 The GI Bill got him through his first 3 months at Yale. To pay tuition for the rest of his time there, he sold Encyclopedia Britannica. He claims he was very good at it.
191 Ranked the #1 Box Office star of 1969 and 1970 by Quigley Publications' annual poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars. He was ranked #2 in 1968 and at #3 in 1967, 1971 and 1974. In all, he made the Top Ten list 14 times from 1963, when he entered it at #9, and 1986, when he bowed out of the Top 10 at #10. He was ranked in the Top Ten for 10 straight years from 1966-1975, peaking in the Top Three from 1967 to 1971.
192 His performance as Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967) is ranked #30 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
193 His performance as Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) is ranked #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains. This is a ranking which he shares with Robert Redford, who played the Sundance Kid.
194 Turned down the role of Quint in Jaws (1975).
195 Was director Robert Wise's first pick for the lead in The Sand Pebbles (1966), eventually played by Steve McQueen, who won his only Oscar nomination for the role. Wise had earlier directed Newman in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) and Until They Sail (1957).
196 His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
197 His performance as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982) is ranked #19 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
198 Has donated between $150 million-$175 million to charity since the 1980s.
199 Is one of only six actors to be nominated for acting honors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences over five decades (1950s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s). Laurence Olivier (1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s), Katharine Hepburn (1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s),Jack Nicholson (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s) and Michael Caine (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s)Meryl Streep (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s) are the others who have turned the trick.
200 Was nominated 10 times for the Academy Award, including eight times as Best Actor, once as Best Supporting Actor, and once for Best Picture (the latter coming the same year he famously did not receive a Best Director nomination despite having won the then-equally prestigious New York Critics Award as Best Director for Rachel, Rachel (1968). In the acting field, the only actors with more nominations are Jack Nicholson with 12 nominations (8 Best Actor and 4 Best Supporting Actor nominations) and Laurence Olivier (nine Best Actor nominations and 1 Best Supporting Actor nod). On the distaff side, Bette Davis, who was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award, all of them Best Actress nods. Katharine Hepburn, with 12 nods (all in the Best Actress category) and Meryl Streep, with 17 nods have more acting nominations than Newman.
201 When Premiere Magazine does a list of 24 Great Performances from each year, they often ask the actors who their idols are. Newman has been the most frequently cited idol so far.
202 Michelle Pfeiffer wanted Newman to play her father, patriarch Larry Cook, in the 1997 movie A Thousand Acres (1997), which she produced. Newman turned down the part, which went to Jason Robards.
203 He had one brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr., who was named after their father, Arthur S. Newman, a successful sporting goods store owner.
204 He is only one of five performers to be nominated for an Oscar twice for playing the same role in two separate films. He played as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Peter O'Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968), Al Pacino as Michael Corleone for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).
205 The role of Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) was originally awarded to James Dean, who died before filming began. Due to Dean's death, Newman was cast in the role. Dean also was signed to play Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun (1958), but that role was also inherited by Newman after Dean's death. Dean and Newman had shot their last screen tests for East of Eden (1955) together; the six-years-younger Dean got the part and Newman went on to star in The Silver Chalice (1954), a notorious turkey.
206 He and his daughter Nell Potts were supposed to be in Paper Moon (1973) in the leading roles, but this changed when original director John Huston bowed out and was replaced by Peter Bogdanovich.
207 He was nominated for nine acting Academy Awards in five different decades - the 1950s (Best Lead Actor for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)), 1960s (Best Lead Actor for The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963) and Cool Hand Luke (1967)), the 1980s (Best Lead Actor for Absence of Malice (1981), The Verdict (1982) and The Color of Money (1986) winning for this last film), the 1990s (Best Lead Actor for Nobody's Fool (1994)) and finally in 2002's Road to Perdition (2002) for Best Supporting Actor.
208 Brother of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
209 Otto Preminger, a Jew himself, cast him in Exodus (1960) because he wanted someone of Jewish heritage who didn't "look Jewish".
210 In 2005 Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #6 Greatest Movie Star of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
211 Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."
212 Was named the #1 Box Office Star by Quigley Publications in its annual Top Ten Money Making Stars poll of movie exhibitors two years in a row, 1969 and 1970. Newman had been #2 in 1968 and #3 in '67 and would rank #3 in both 1971 and '74. Newman, who entered the list for the first time in 1963 at #9 and the last time in 1986 at #10, has made the list 17 times.
213 Appeared on Quigley Publications' annual poll of the Top Ten Money Making Stars 14 times from 1963 to 1986, which ranks him #7 for all-time in appearances in the top 10. He trails Bing Crosby, who made the list 15 times, Clark Gable (16 appearances on the list), Gary Cooper and Tom Cruise (18 times each), Clint Eastwood (21 times) and John Wayne (25 times).
214 Stumped the U.S. for Eugene McCarthy during his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1968. Newman made the cover of LIFE Magazine with a McCarthy pin on his jacket on the May 10th, 1968 issue.
215 Lee Strasberg, who trained Newman at the Actor's Studio, said that he would have been as great an actor as Marlon Brando if he hadn't been so handsome. According to Strasberg, Newman had the talent, but he too often relied on his good looks to coast through a role.
216 He and Frank Sinatra are the only actors to win an Actor Academy Award, an Humanitarian Academy Award and a Special Honorary Academy Award. Sinatra won the Best Supporting Actor Award (1953), Humanitarian Award (1970) and a Special Award (1945, Best Short Subject The House I Live In (1945)). Newman won the Best Actor Award (1986), the Humanitarian Award (1993) and a Special Award (1985, Lifetime Achievement Award).
217 Students at Princeton University have named 24 April Newman's Day. Students try to drink 24 beers over the 24 hours of the day. The tradition stems from a comment that Newman is alleged to have made; "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." The event is not officially sponsored by the university, and Newman has commented that he would "like to bring an end to the tradition".
218 The 4th nomination on Empire Magazine's "Gods Among Us" series along with Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson.
219 He was voted the 13th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
220 His father was Ashkenazi Jewish (the son of immigrants from Hungary and Poland). His mother was from an ethnic Slovak family in Hungary.
221 Was so ashamed of his debut in the failed costume drama The Silver Chalice (1954), that he took out an ad in Variety apologizing for his performance.
222 Although he played the lead male roles in the original productions of three Broadway classics near the beginning of his career - "The Desperate Hours", "Picnic" and "Sweet Bird of Youth" - Newman did not receive a Tony Award nomination until 2003, when at the age of 78 he was nominated as Best Actor for his performance in the 2002 revival of the "Our Town".
223 Within a space of five months in 2003, he was nominated for an Oscar (for Road to Perdition (2002)), a Tony (for "Our Town") and an Emmy (for Our Town (2003)).
224 Was mentioned in La Dolce Vita (1960), in a discussion about salaries paid to film stars.
225 Nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in the Revival of a Play, for "Our Town".
226 Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations.
227 He was among the celebrities on the famous "Enemies List" kept by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
228 Returned to live theater for the first time in 35 years in June 2002 in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" at the Westport Country Playhouse near his home in Westport, CT. He directed and starred as the Stage Manager. Wife Joanne Woodward is the playhouse's Artistic Director.
229 Finished second in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935.
230 He was the visual inspiration for the illustrations of superhero Green Lantern/Hal Jordan (when the character was reintroduced in 1959). Newman was 34 years old at the time.
231 Chosen by People magazine in 1990 as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
232 Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
233 Had a son and two girls with his first wife Jacqueline "Jackie" Witte. His only son, Scott Newman, died of a drug overdose in 1978. Daughter, Susan Kendall Newman, is well known for stage acting and her philanthropic activities. His other daughter from his first marriage is named Stephanie and was born in 1954.
234 Father, with Joanne Woodward, of actress Melissa Newman, Nell Potts, and Claire Newman.
235 Awarded an honorary Oscar in 1994 in recognition of his charity work.
236 Owned half of the Champ Car (auto racing) team Newman-Haas.
237 Had his own line of food products, "Newman's Own", featuring mainly spaghetti sauces and salad dressings. The company made more than $100 million in profits over the years, all of which he donated to various charities.
238 Lived in Connecticut and was known to race at The Lime Rock Road Circuit.
239 Ranked #19 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October of 1997.
240 Owned The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases (and their siblings) in Ashford, Connecticut, and also ran a fall "Discovery" program for inner city kids, also in Ashford.
241 Said the sound he loved most is that of a V-8 engine.
242 Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.
243 Chosen by Empire magazine in 1995 as #12 in the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars 3 2017 Doc Hudson (voice)
Mater and the Ghostlight 2006 Video short Doc Hudson (voice)
Cars 2006 Video Game Doc Hudson (voice)
Cars 2006 Doc Hudson (voice)
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Dave Scott (voice)
Empire Falls 2005 TV Mini-Series Max Roby
Our Town 2003 TV Movie Stage Manager
Freedom: A History of Us 2003 TV Series documentary Woodrow Wilson Justice Earl Warren
Road to Perdition 2002 John Rooney
Where the Money Is 2000 Henry
Message in a Bottle 1999 Dodge
Twilight 1998 Harry Ross
Nobody's Fool 1994 Sully
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 Sidney J. Mussburger
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 Walter Bridge
Blaze 1989 Gov. Earl K. Long
Fat Man and Little Boy 1989 General Leslie R. Groves
The Color of Money 1986 Fast Eddie Felson
Harry & Son 1984 Harry Keach
The Verdict 1982 Frank Galvin
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Hughie
Absence of Malice 1981 Gallagher
Fort Apache the Bronx 1981 Murphy
When Time Ran Out... 1980 Hank Anderson
Quintet 1979 Essex
Slap Shot 1977 Reggie
Great Performances: Dance in America 1976 TV Series Narrator
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson 1976 The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody)
Silent Movie 1976 Paul Newman
The Drowning Pool 1975 Lew Harper
The Towering Inferno 1974 Doug Roberts
The Sting 1973 Henry Gondorff
The MacKintosh Man 1973 Rearden
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 Judge Roy Bean
Pocket Money 1972 Jim Kane
Sometimes a Great Notion 1970 Hank Stamper
WUSA 1970 Rheinhardt
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 Butch Cassidy
Winning 1969 Capua
The Secret War of Harry Frigg 1968 Pvt. Harry Frigg
Cool Hand Luke 1967 Luke
Hombre 1967 John Russell
Torn Curtain 1966 Professor Michael Armstrong
Harper 1966 Lew Harper
Lady L 1965 Armand Denis
The Outrage 1964 Juan Carrasco
What a Way to Go! 1964 Larry Flint
The Prize 1963 Andrew Craig
A New Kind of Love 1963 Steve Sherman
Hud 1963 Hud Bannon
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man 1962 The Battler
Sweet Bird of Youth 1962 Chance Wayne
Paris Blues 1961 Ram Bowen
The Hustler 1961 Eddie Felson
Exodus 1960 Ari Ben Canaan
From the Terrace 1960 David Alfred Eaton
The Young Philadelphians 1959 Anthony Judson Lawrence
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 Harry Bannerman
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Brick Pollitt
The Left Handed Gun 1958 Billy The Kid
The Long, Hot Summer 1958 Ben Quick
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Christian Darling
Until They Sail 1957 Capt. Jack Harding
The Helen Morgan Story 1957 Larry Maddux
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1956 TV Series Charlie Correlli / Pvt. Danny Scott
The Rack 1956 Capt. Edward W. Hall, Jr.
The United States Steel Hour 1954-1956 TV Series Henry Wiggen / Giorgio / Tom Corey
Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 Rocky
Playwrights '56 1955 TV Series Ad Francis
Producers' Showcase 1955 TV Series George Gibbs
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1955 TV Series Billy the Kid
Appointment with Adventure 1955 TV Series Mack
The Silver Chalice 1954 Basil
Danger 1954 TV Series Jeff
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1954 TV Series Jimmy Polo
Goodyear Playhouse 1954 TV Series Mike
The Mask 1954 TV Series
The Joe Palooka Story 1954 TV Series Fight Spectator
The Man Behind the Badge 1953 TV Series
The Web 1952-1953 TV Series Alex
You Are There 1953 TV Series Nathan Hale Plato
Suspense 1952 TV Series Captain Radetski
Tales of Tomorrow 1952 TV Series Sgt. Wilson
The Aldrich Family 1949 TV Series Occasional Cast Member (1952-53)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire Falls 2005 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Harry & Son 1984 producer
The MacKintosh Man 1973 executive producer - uncredited
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 1972 producer
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean 1972 co-executive producer - uncredited
They Might Be Giants 1971 producer - uncredited
Sometimes a Great Notion 1970 co-executive producer
WUSA 1970 producer
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 co-executive producer - uncredited
Winning 1969 co-executive producer - uncredited
Rachel, Rachel 1968 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry & Son 1984
The Shadow Box 1980 TV Movie
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds 1972
Sometimes a Great Notion 1970
Rachel, Rachel 1968
The Glass Menagerie 1987

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road to Perdition 2002 performer: "Perdition - Piano Duet" 2002
Cool Hand Luke 1967 performer: "Plastic Jesus"
Hud 1963 performer: "The Great Titanic It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down" ca 1915 - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry & Son 1984 screen story and screenplay

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Towering Inferno 1974 stunts - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Backyard Story 2010 grateful acknowledgment
I'm Still Here 2010/I special thanks
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus! 2010 special thanks
Old Dogs 2009/II the producers wish to thank
The Simpsons 2008 TV Series dedicated to the memory of - 1 episode
Super Speedway 2000 Documentary with gratitude to: Owner, Newman/Hass Racing
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970 Documentary particular thanks for contributing their talents

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Meerkats 2008 Documentary Teller (voice)
Live to 150, Can You Do It? 2008 TV Movie Himself
2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview 2008 TV Movie Himself
Character Studies 2007 TV Series Himself
The Verdict: Sidney Lumet, The Craft of Directing 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the Search for Greatness 2007 Video documentary short
Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Price of Sugar 2007 Documentary Narrator
Dale 2007 Documentary Narrator
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Paul Newman: The Craft of Acting 2007 Video documentary short Himself
3055 Jean Leon 2006 Documentary
The Road to Cars 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
HypaSpace 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Roving Mars 2006 Documentary short Himself - Introduction by
All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2005 TV Special Himself
Iconoclasts 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Costas Now 2005 TV Series Himself
Race Car Driver 2005 TV Series Himself
The Art of 'The Sting' 2005 Video documentary Himself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself - Sam Mendes Tribute
Biography 1995-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Jane Pauley Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern 2005 Documentary Himself
The Story Behind Absence of Malice 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Tell Them Who You Are 2004 Documentary Himself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Life Between 2003 Documentary Himself
American Masters 1989-2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Narrator
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Outlaws Out of Time 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Life and Times 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
HBO First Look 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Road to Perdition' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself / John Rooney
The Simpsons 2001 TV Series Himself
Backstory 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Ben Quick
Bravo Profiles 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Super Speedway 2000 Documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Making of Message in a Bottle 2000 Video documentary short Himself / Dodge
Altman on His Own Terms 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players 2000 TV Movie Himself
The Directors 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Magic Time for Piotr 1998 TV Short documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1995 TV Special Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Presenter: Best Cinematography / 'Cabin Boy' Audition Reel
In Search of Peace: 50 Years of the United States in the United Nations 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator
CBS This Morning 1990-1994 TV Series Himself
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Various
Inside the Actors Studio 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Jean Hersholt Award
Edward R. Murrow: The Best of 'Person to Person' 1993 Video Himself
Today 1978-1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1992 TV Special Himself - Honoree
The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
The Home Show 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia 1990 TV Movie Himself
Ancient Forests: Rage Over Trees 1989 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
De película 1984-1989 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Hello Actors Studio 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Racing Experience 1988 Video documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 Documentary Himself
Candid Camera: First 40 Years 1987 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning Britain 1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Annual National Board of Review Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor
A Step Away from War 1986 TV Special documentary Himself - Host
Josh, the Logan Legend 1986 Documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Honorary Award Recipient (via satellite)
Moving Image Salutes Sidney Lumet 1985 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Himself
Bitte umblättern 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS Early Morning News 1984 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston 1983 TV Special Himself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Absence of Malice' 1982 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Verdict' 1982 Video documentary short Himself
New York, New York 1981 TV Series Himself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1980 TV Series Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Himself - Guest
ABC's Wide World of Sports 1976-1979 TV Series Himself - Driver
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee 1978 TV Special Himself - Interviewee
War Without Winners 1978 Documentary short Himself - Host
A Salute to American Imagination 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself - Co-host
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Stars Salute Israel at 30 1978 TV Movie Himself - Performer
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala 1977 TV Movie Himself
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter 1975 Documentary Himself - Host
The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards 1974 TV Special Himself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
The Ernie Sigley Show 1974 TV Series Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney 1974 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show 1973 TV Series Himself - Guest
Flowers of Darkness 1972 Documentary short Himself - Narrator (voice)
Once Upon a Wheel 1971 Documentary Himself
The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' 1970 Documentary Himself - Narrated by
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1970 TV Series Himself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Guest
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 1970 Documentary Himself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards 1969 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Bell Telephone Hour 1968 TV Series Himself
Luke 1967 Short Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself - Guest
A Year Toward Tomorrow 1966 Documentary short Narrator
Hollywood and the Stars 1964 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1953-1963 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards 1962 TV Special Himself - Nominee
At This Very Moment 1962 TV Special Himself
The 15th Annual Tony Awards 1961 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Choreographer & Best Featured Actor (Musical)
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1959 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest #1 / Himself - Mystery Guest
Person to Person 1958 TV Series documentary Himself
Wide Wide World 1958 TV Series documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards 1958 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Playhouse 90 1958 TV Series Himself - Host
I've Got a Secret 1956 TV Series Himself
The Vic Damone Show 1956 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sebring 2018 post-production Himself
Untitled Willy T. Ribbs Documentary 2017 Documentary Himself
Chroma 2017 TV Series Himself
Nunca es tarde 2017 TV Series Himself
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts 2017 TV Series documentary short Himself
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mes Chers Contemporain 2015 TV Series Himself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Brick
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman 2015 Documentary Himself
The Emperor's New Clothes 2015 Documentary Himself
Tab Hunter Confidential 2015 Documentary Himself
Best of Enemies 2015 Documentary Himself
I Am Steve McQueen 2014 Documentary Doug Roberts (in 'The Towering Inferno')
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
3615 Usul 2013 TV Mini-Series Himself
Today 2012 TV Series Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2012 TV Series Luke
The Being Frank Show 2011 TV Series Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Professor Michael Armstrong / Sidney J. Mussburger
Today Tonight 2011 TV Series Butch Cassidy
Sing Your Song 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
20 to 1 2006-2010 TV Series documentary Henry Gondorff Luke Butch Cassidy
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Hollywood sul Tevere 2009 Documentary Himself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Memorial Tribute
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 TV Special Luke / Butch Cassidy
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence 2008 TV Series Hud Bannon
Cinema 3 2008 TV Series
Días de cine 2008 TV Series
Miradas 2 2008 TV Series documentary
Qwerty 2008 TV Series Brick
Late Show with David Letterman 2008 TV Series Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Frank Galvin (uncredited)
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 Video Himself
La rentadora 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
MythBusters 2007 TV Series documentary Luke
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series Himself
Sweet Bird of Youth: Chasing Time 2006 Video short Chance Wayne
American Experience 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Butch Cassidy
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Billy The Kid
James Dean: Forever Young 2005 Documentary Himself
Mickybo and Me 2004 Butch Cassidy
The Hustler: The Inside Story 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (1973 BBC interview) (uncredited)
Slapshot 2: Behind the Glass 2002 Video documentary short Reggie (uncredited)
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Sladke sanje 2001 uncredited
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Butch Cassidy Doug Roberts Frank Galvin
Twister: A Musical Catastrophe 2000 Video Applause
Message in a Bottle: Videoclip Only Lonely 2000 Video documentary short Dodge (uncredited)
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration 2000 TV Movie uncredited
Omnibus 2000 TV Series documentary
Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith 2000 Video documentary Himself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Great Romances of the 20th Century: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton 1997 TV Short documentary
Empire of the Censors 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Universal Story 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies 1995 TV Movie documentary Billy The Kid (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
American Masters 1994 TV Series documentary Brick / Chance Wayne
The Best of the Don Lane Show 1994 TV Movie Himself
La classe américaine 1993 TV Movie Dave
Gunfighters of the Old West 1992 Video documentary Billy (uncredited)
Into the West 1992 Butch Cassidy (uncredited)
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards 1991 TV Special Walter Bridge
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short Himself
Especial Oscars 86 1987 TV Movie Eddie Felson
The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987 TV Special Eddie Felson (uncredited)
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments 1984 TV Special Himself
The War at Home 1979 Documentary Himself - 1968 Democratic National Convention (uncredited)
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Hank Stamper (uncredited)
TV: The Fabulous Fifties 1978 TV Movie Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Eddie Felson
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine 1963 TV Series Eddie Felson
The Theater of Tomorrow 1963 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Empire Falls (2005)
2006 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Empire Falls (2005)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Empire Falls (2005)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Empire Falls (2005)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Road to Perdition (2002)
1994 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Academy Awards, USA
1994 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 1 February 1994. At 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
1987 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Color of Money (1986)
1986 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA

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1986 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Male Star of the Year
1986 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor The Color of Money (1986)
1986 Life Achievement Award Screen Actors Guild Awards
1984 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA
1983 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) The Verdict (1982)
1975 Gala Tribute Film Society of Lincoln Center
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star
1969 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Director Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1968 Man of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star
1968 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1967 Most Popular Male Star Photoplay Awards
1966 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Male
1964 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Male
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance Hud (1963)
1962 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor The Hustler (1961)
1962 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance The Hustler (1961)
1962 Best Actor Mar del Plata Film Festival The Hustler (1961)
1958 Best Actor Cannes Film Festival The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
1957 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Most Promising Newcomer - Male Together with John Kerr

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Empire Falls (2005) · Marc Platt, Scott Steindorff, Fred Schepisi, William Teitler
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Miniseries Empire Falls (2005) · Scott Steindorff, Fred Schepisi, Marc Platt, William Teitler
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Empire Falls (2005)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Our Town (2003)
2003 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Our Town (2003)
2003 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama Road to Perdition (2002)
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Road to Perdition (2002)
2002 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Performance, Male Road to Perdition (2002)
2002 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
2002 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance Message in a Bottle (1999)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Color of Money (1986)
1987 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Glass Menagerie (1987)
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Verdict (1982)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Verdict (1982)
1982 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Absence of Malice (1981)
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a Special The Shadow Box (1980)
1973 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
1971 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Star, Male 4th place.
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Producer-Director 8th place.
1969 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1969 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Rachel, Rachel (1968)
1968 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Cool Hand Luke (1967)
1968 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama Cool Hand Luke (1967)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Dramatic Performance Hombre (1967)
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 4th place.
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star 12th place.
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Comedy Performance, Male What a Way to Go! (1964)
1964 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Hud (1963)
1964 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama Hud (1963)
1964 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Hud (1963)
1964 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 7th place.
1963 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
1963 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star 9th place.
1962 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Hustler (1961)
1962 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama The Hustler (1961)
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance Exodus (1960)
1959 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
1959 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actor Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Dramatic Performance Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
1986 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Color of Money (1986)
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Star

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition (2002)
1987 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor The Color of Money (1986)
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1968 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Dramatic Performance Cool Hand Luke (1967)
1966 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Action Performance Harper (1966)
1963 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Hud (1963)
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Male Star
1961 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Hustler (1961)

TitleSalary
Blaze (1989) $5,000,000
The Towering Inferno (1974) $1,000,000 + 10% of gross
The Sting (1973) $500,000 and profit participation
Pocket Money (1972) $1,200,000
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) $750,000
Winning (1969) $1,100,000
Hombre (1967) $750,000 + 10% of gross
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) $350,000 + percentage of profits
Exodus (1960) $200,000
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) $17,000
Blaze (1989) $5,000,000
The Towering Inferno (1974) $1,000,000 + 10% of gross
The Sting (1973) $500,000 and profit participation
Pocket Money (1972) $1,200,000
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) $750,000
Winning (1969) $1,100,000
Hombre (1967) $750,000 + 10% of gross
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) $350,000 + percentage of profits
Exodus (1960) $200,000
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) $17,000

#Quote
1 [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.
2 We are such spendthrifts with our lives. The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I'm not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.
3 I felt guilty as hell about leaving my wife and children, and I will carry that guilt for the rest of my life. But the fact that Joanne and I are still together after all those years proves I took the right decision.
4 I can say fairly safely that I didn't really know much about acting until I got to be in my fifties.
5 I have no natural gift to be anything - not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches - not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.
6 If anyone had ever told me 20 years ago I'd be sitting in a room with peach walls, I would have told them to take a nap in a urinal.
7 [in 1994] I'm not mellower, I'm not less angry, I'm not less self-critical, I'm not less tenacious. Maybe the best part is that your liver can't handle those beers at noon anymore.
8 Once you've seen your face on a bottle of salad dressing. it's hard to take yourself seriously.
9 [in 2005] It'd be lunatic to try to get into politics at my age. I don't think I'd have the stomach for it. I wish I felt a little more comfortable about the direction that we're going. It does not seem to be of the people, by the people and for the people. It seems to be about something else completely different. I think part of it is the media's fault for not being more aggressive and persistent and nasty and I think it's the people's fault for not paying attention. That's not a good combination. It allows people in government to do pretty much what they want.
10 [on Henry Fonda] If I can be like Henry Fonda, then I look forward to aging to sixty and beyond -- and not just because Hank finally won the Oscar he deserved. He was a good character actor and a good actor in the American tradition of playing variations on oneself.
11 [on Tom Cruise] He's got a lot of actor's courage. He doesn't mind climbing up there and jumping off. It's nice to watch that.
12 [on Julie Andrews] The last of the really great dames.
13 [about a $10-million donation he made to his alma mater] I owe Kenyon College a great deal. I even started my first business, a laundry service, there, and I depended on the extra $60 a week.
14 [2007] I have an extraordinary attention span. I manage to juggle two or three different ideas at the same time, and that's probably, if I have a gift, that's probably the best gift that's given me.
15 [asked why he thought he became so successful as an actor] I have a face that does not belong to a thief.
16 I'm not able to work anymore as an actor and still at the level that I would want to. I'm just, you know, you start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, you start to lose your invention. So I think that's pretty much a closed book for me.
17 I wasn't driven to acting by an inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting goods business.
18 Ever since Slap Shot (1977) I've been swearing more. I knew I had a problem one day when I turned to my daughter and said, "Would you please pass the fucking salt?"
19 You can't stop being a citizen just because you have a Screen Actors' Guild card.
20 [Joanne Woodward] has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that's love.
21 To be an actor, you have to be a child.
22 The characters I have the least in common with are the ones I have the greatest success with. The further a role is from my own experience, the more I try to deepen it.
23 Acting isn't really a creative process, it's an interpretative one.
24 As long as my heart continues to beat, I think I will continue.
25 Once I started taking drama classes, I asked myself why I had ever wasted so much time on a football team.
26 Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.
27 A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
28 I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried - who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out.
29 I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me.
30 I would like it if people would think that beyond Newman, there's a spirit that takes action, a heart, and a talent that doesn't come from my blue eyes.
31 Almost everything I learned about being an actor came from those early years at the Actor's Studio.
32 Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experiences.
33 A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
34 In the early days of films, the movie star in this country replaced royalty. They've been demoted since then but they're still treated as beings larger than life.
35 I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able. But that could all end tomorrow . . .
36 I'm always puzzled by this talk about star . . . image. I think there's people who are writers or barbers or mechanics or race car drivers that have certain recognizable personalities, and I don't think just because they happen to be on the screen that it makes them any more exceptional.
37 [yalking about his days as a member of the Actors Studio] I remember someone who helped me a lot in my early days. We were just rehearsing a scene and I remember she stopped me with an absolute rifle shot of a clap and grabbed my shirt and said, "You are not thinking, you are just thinking you are thinking". And if you watch actors, you can tell those who don't necessarily indicate in broad strokes what's going on, but you can really see in their eyes that they are going through a process.
38 [1970s] I think I get a very unfortunate view of the press. I think of what is written about me, about 5% of it is accurate. I'm not comfortable with them, they're not comfortable with me. I certainly am not comfortable with photographers.
39 I picture my epitaph: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown."
40 [explaining why he accepted The Silver Chalice (1954) for his film debut] After the success of "Picnic", I had a lot of offers from Hollywood and I never accepted any of them. Finally, my agent said, "You know, they're going to keep knocking on your door and knocking on your door and at some point they're going to stop. So you better make sure you say 'Yes' before that stop occurs". That was when somebody sent me a copy of "The Silver Chalice" and I got talked into it. I knew that was going to be a bomb.
41 [about his long marriage to Joanne Woodward] We are very, very different people and yet somehow we fed off those varied differences and instead of separating us, it has made the whole bond a lot stronger.
42 I can remember in my high school days and I kept thinking to myself, "Now, why did those actors go out in public after a certain age?" I mean, why would they wanna blow this image they'd worked so hard and allow themselves to be photographed? They should have just stayed at home and stayed young and youthful. And now it's there for everybody to look at - all our words, stuttering, and bad posture. All those things that should never happen, really. Well, times change. Yeah, it ain't so bad!
43 That I survived the first film I did [The Silver Chalice (1954)] was extraordinarily good fortune. I mean, I had dogs chasing me down the street. I was wearing this tiny little Greek cocktail dress - with MY legs! Good Lord, it was really bad. In fact, it was the worst film made in the 1950s. My first review said that "Mr. Newman delivers his lines with the emotional fervor of a Putnam stop conductor announcing local stop".
44 [on winning his first Oscar after so many losses] It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, "I'm terribly sorry. I'm tired".
45 [why he decided to stay in Connecticut] Better than Montana . . . and my wife and I found a nice cemetery here.
46 I had no natural gift to be anything--not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches--not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.
47 The first time I remember women reacting to me was when we were filming Hud (1963) in Texas. Women were literally trying to climb through the transoms at the motel where I stayed. At first, it's flattering to the ego. At first. Then you realize that they're mixing me up with the roles I play - characters created by writers who have nothing to do with who I am.
48 [what wife Joanne Woodward thinks of his love for racing] She thinks competitive driving is the silliest thing in the world. It is also very scary for her, and she doesn't much care for it.
49 I've been accused of being aloof. I'm not. I'm just wary.
50 Twenty-five years ago I couldn't walk down the street without being recognized. Now I can put a cap on, walk anywhere and no one pays me any attention. They don't ask me about my movies and they don't ask me about my salad dressing because they don't know who I am. Am I happy about this? You bet.
51 I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors. We make pictures and that's about all we have in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with the neighborhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends and not impose on the other...You can't spend a lifetime breathing down each other's necks.
52 [advice to young actors just starting out] Study your craft and know who you are and what's special about you. Find out what everyone does on a film set, ask questions and listen. Make sure you live life, which means don't do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.
53 I never ask my wife [actress Joanne Woodward] about my flaws. Instead I try to get her to ignore them and concentrate on my sense of humor. You don't want any woman to look under the carpet, guys, because there's lots of flaws underneath. Joanne believes my character in a film we did together, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990), comes closest to who I really am. I personally don't think there's one character who comes close . . . but I learned a long time ago not to disagree on things that I don't have a solid opinion about.
54 I started my career giving a clinic in bad acting in the film, The Silver Chalice (1954) and now I'm playing a crusty old man who's an animated automobile [in Cars (2006)]. That's a creative arc for you, isn't it?
55 Being on [President Richard Nixon's] enemies list was the highest single honor I've ever received. Who knows who's listening to me now and what government list I'm on?
56 For those of you who like to scarf your popcorn in the sack, the good news is that Newman's Own contains an aphrodisiac.
57 Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.
58 If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
59 I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
60 You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: "Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!" It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
61 [about Alfred Hitchcock] I think Hitch and I could have really hit it off, but the script kept getting in the way.
62 I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter, either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being . . . by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
63 I like racing but food and pictures are more thrilling. I can't give them up. In racing you can be certain, to the last thousandth of a second, that someone is the best, but with a film or a recipe, there is no way of knowing how all the ingredients will work out in the end. The best can turn out to be awful and the worst can be fantastic. Cooking is like performing and performing like cooking.
64 It's all been a bad joke that just ran out of control. I got into food for fun but the business got a mind of its own. Now - my good Lord - look where it has gotten me. My products are on supermarket shelves, in cinemas, in the theater. And they say show business is odd.
65 When I realized I was going to have to be a whore, to put my face on the label, I decided that the only way I could do it was to give away all the money we make. Over the years, that ethical stance has given us a 30 per cent boost. One in three customers buys my products because all the profits go to good causes and the rest buy the stuff because it is good.
66 If I ever feel like I'm doing something I've done before, I scrap it and start over again.
67 I really just can't watch myself. I see all the machinery at work and it just drives me nuts.
68 [on philanthropy] You can only put away so much stuff in your closet.
69 The embarrassing thing is that my salad dressing is out-grossing my films.
70 [in 1982] Acting is like letting your pants down - you're exposed.
71 [in 1974, on the success of his collaborations with wife Joanne Woodward] You should see us when we get back to the bedroom.
72 [in response to radio interviewer who asked if he would co-star with Robert Redford in a sequel to Indecent Proposal (1993)] Like a rocket! . . . I'd shack up with anyone for a million dollars. I'd shack up with a gorilla for a million, plus 10%.
73 [responding to an interviewer's question as to why he was never "tempted" by the many beautiful Hollywood actresses he worked with] Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?
74 [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.
75 We are such spendthrifts with our lives. The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I'm not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.
76 I felt guilty as hell about leaving my wife and children, and I will carry that guilt for the rest of my life. But the fact that Joanne and I are still together after all those years proves I took the right decision.
77 I can say fairly safely that I didn't really know much about acting until I got to be in my fifties.
78 I have no natural gift to be anything - not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches - not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.
79 If anyone had ever told me 20 years ago I'd be sitting in a room with peach walls, I would have told them to take a nap in a urinal.
80 [in 1994] I'm not mellower, I'm not less angry, I'm not less self-critical, I'm not less tenacious. Maybe the best part is that your liver can't handle those beers at noon anymore.
81 Once you've seen your face on a bottle of salad dressing. it's hard to take yourself seriously.
82 [in 2005] It'd be lunatic to try to get into politics at my age. I don't think I'd have the stomach for it. I wish I felt a little more comfortable about the direction that we're going. It does not seem to be of the people, by the people and for the people. It seems to be about something else completely different. I think part of it is the media's fault for not being more aggressive and persistent and nasty and I think it's the people's fault for not paying attention. That's not a good combination. It allows people in government to do pretty much what they want.
83 [on Henry Fonda] If I can be like Henry Fonda, then I look forward to aging to sixty and beyond -- and not just because Hank finally won the Oscar he deserved. He was a good character actor and a good actor in the American tradition of playing variations on oneself.
84 [on Tom Cruise] He's got a lot of actor's courage. He doesn't mind climbing up there and jumping off. It's nice to watch that.
85 [on Julie Andrews] The last of the really great dames.
86 [about a $10-million donation he made to his alma mater] I owe Kenyon College a great deal. I even started my first business, a laundry service, there, and I depended on the extra $60 a week.
87 [2007] I have an extraordinary attention span. I manage to juggle two or three different ideas at the same time, and that's probably, if I have a gift, that's probably the best gift that's given me.
88 [asked why he thought he became so successful as an actor] I have a face that does not belong to a thief.
89 I'm not able to work anymore as an actor and still at the level that I would want to. I'm just, you know, you start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, you start to lose your invention. So I think that's pretty much a closed book for me.
90 I wasn't driven to acting by an inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting goods business.
91 Ever since Slap Shot (1977) I've been swearing more. I knew I had a problem one day when I turned to my daughter and said, "Would you please pass the fucking salt?"
92 You can't stop being a citizen just because you have a Screen Actors' Guild card.
93 [Joanne Woodward] has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that's love.
94 To be an actor, you have to be a child.
95 The characters I have the least in common with are the ones I have the greatest success with. The further a role is from my own experience, the more I try to deepen it.
96 Acting isn't really a creative process, it's an interpretative one.
97 As long as my heart continues to beat, I think I will continue.
98 Once I started taking drama classes, I asked myself why I had ever wasted so much time on a football team.
99 Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.
100 A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
101 I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried - who tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out.
102 I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me.
103 I would like it if people would think that beyond Newman, there's a spirit that takes action, a heart, and a talent that doesn't come from my blue eyes.
104 Almost everything I learned about being an actor came from those early years at the Actor's Studio.
105 Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experiences.
106 A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
107 In the early days of films, the movie star in this country replaced royalty. They've been demoted since then but they're still treated as beings larger than life.
108 I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able. But that could all end tomorrow . . .
109 I'm always puzzled by this talk about star . . . image. I think there's people who are writers or barbers or mechanics or race car drivers that have certain recognizable personalities, and I don't think just because they happen to be on the screen that it makes them any more exceptional.
110 [yalking about his days as a member of the Actors Studio] I remember someone who helped me a lot in my early days. We were just rehearsing a scene and I remember she stopped me with an absolute rifle shot of a clap and grabbed my shirt and said, "You are not thinking, you are just thinking you are thinking". And if you watch actors, you can tell those who don't necessarily indicate in broad strokes what's going on, but you can really see in their eyes that they are going through a process.
111 [1970s] I think I get a very unfortunate view of the press. I think of what is written about me, about 5% of it is accurate. I'm not comfortable with them, they're not comfortable with me. I certainly am not comfortable with photographers.
112 I picture my epitaph: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown."
113 [explaining why he accepted The Silver Chalice (1954) for his film debut] After the success of "Picnic", I had a lot of offers from Hollywood and I never accepted any of them. Finally, my agent said, "You know, they're going to keep knocking on your door and knocking on your door and at some point they're going to stop. So you better make sure you say 'Yes' before that stop occurs". That was when somebody sent me a copy of "The Silver Chalice" and I got talked into it. I knew that was going to be a bomb.
114 [about his long marriage to Joanne Woodward] We are very, very different people and yet somehow we fed off those varied differences and instead of separating us, it has made the whole bond a lot stronger.
115 I can remember in my high school days and I kept thinking to myself, "Now, why did those actors go out in public after a certain age?" I mean, why would they wanna blow this image they'd worked so hard and allow themselves to be photographed? They should have just stayed at home and stayed young and youthful. And now it's there for everybody to look at - all our words, stuttering, and bad posture. All those things that should never happen, really. Well, times change. Yeah, it ain't so bad!
116 That I survived the first film I did [The Silver Chalice (1954)] was extraordinarily good fortune. I mean, I had dogs chasing me down the street. I was wearing this tiny little Greek cocktail dress - with MY legs! Good Lord, it was really bad. In fact, it was the worst film made in the 1950s. My first review said that "Mr. Newman delivers his lines with the emotional fervor of a Putnam stop conductor announcing local stop".
117 [on winning his first Oscar after so many losses] It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, "I'm terribly sorry. I'm tired".
118 [why he decided to stay in Connecticut] Better than Montana . . . and my wife and I found a nice cemetery here.
119 I had no natural gift to be anything--not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches--not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me.
120 The first time I remember women reacting to me was when we were filming Hud (1963) in Texas. Women were literally trying to climb through the transoms at the motel where I stayed. At first, it's flattering to the ego. At first. Then you realize that they're mixing me up with the roles I play - characters created by writers who have nothing to do with who I am.
121 [what wife Joanne Woodward thinks of his love for racing] She thinks competitive driving is the silliest thing in the world. It is also very scary for her, and she doesn't much care for it.
122 I've been accused of being aloof. I'm not. I'm just wary.
123 Twenty-five years ago I couldn't walk down the street without being recognized. Now I can put a cap on, walk anywhere and no one pays me any attention. They don't ask me about my movies and they don't ask me about my salad dressing because they don't know who I am. Am I happy about this? You bet.
124 I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors. We make pictures and that's about all we have in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with the neighborhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends and not impose on the other...You can't spend a lifetime breathing down each other's necks.
125 [advice to young actors just starting out] Study your craft and know who you are and what's special about you. Find out what everyone does on a film set, ask questions and listen. Make sure you live life, which means don't do things where you court celebrity, and give something positive back to our society.
126 I never ask my wife [actress Joanne Woodward] about my flaws. Instead I try to get her to ignore them and concentrate on my sense of humor. You don't want any woman to look under the carpet, guys, because there's lots of flaws underneath. Joanne believes my character in a film we did together, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990), comes closest to who I really am. I personally don't think there's one character who comes close . . . but I learned a long time ago not to disagree on things that I don't have a solid opinion about.
127 I started my career giving a clinic in bad acting in the film, The Silver Chalice (1954) and now I'm playing a crusty old man who's an animated automobile [in Cars (2006)]. That's a creative arc for you, isn't it?
128 Being on [President Richard Nixon's] enemies list was the highest single honor I've ever received. Who knows who's listening to me now and what government list I'm on?
129 For those of you who like to scarf your popcorn in the sack, the good news is that Newman's Own contains an aphrodisiac.
130 Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.
131 If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
132 I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
133 You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: "Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!" It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
134 [about Alfred Hitchcock] I think Hitch and I could have really hit it off, but the script kept getting in the way.
135 I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter, either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being . . . by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
136 I like racing but food and pictures are more thrilling. I can't give them up. In racing you can be certain, to the last thousandth of a second, that someone is the best, but with a film or a
137 It's all been a bad joke that just ran out of control. I got into food for fun but the business got a mind of its own. Now - my good Lord - look where it has gotten me. My products are on supermarket shelves, in cinemas, in the theater. And they say show business is odd.
138 When I realized I was going to have to be a whore, to put my face on the label, I decided that the only way I could do it was to give away all the money we make. Over the years, that ethical stance has given us a 30 per cent boost. One in three customers buys my products because all the profits go to good causes and the rest buy the stuff because it is good.
139 If I ever feel like I'm doing something I've done before, I scrap it and start over again.
140 I really just can't watch myself. I see all the machinery at work and it just drives me nuts.
141 [on philanthropy] You can only put away so much stuff in your closet.
142 The embarrassing thing is that my salad dressing is out-grossing my films.
143 [in 1982] Acting is like letting your pants down - you're exposed.
144 [in 1974, on the success of his collaborations with wife Joanne Woodward] You should see us when we get back to the bedroom.
145 [in response to radio interviewer who asked if he would co-star with Robert Redford in a sequel to Indecent Proposal (1993)] Like a rocket! . . . I'd shack up with anyone for a million dollars. I'd shack up with a gorilla for a million, plus 10%.
146 [responding to an interviewer's question as to why he was never "tempted" by the many beautiful Hollywood actresses he worked with] Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?

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1 Bright blue eyes
2 While he played similar system-bucking, troubled young men as such near contemporaries as Marlon Brando and James Dean, Newman's characters were often more humorous, introspective and self-assured. Newman's character's conflicts were often ironic and (intentionally) borderline-absurd.
3 He was known for his wry, puckish sense of humor, mainly off-screen.
4 Often played detached yet charismatic anti-heroes and rebels
5 His movies often reflect his political views
6 Bright blue eyes
7 While he played similar system-bucking, troubled young men as such near contemporaries as Marlon Brando and James Dean, Newman's characters were often more humorous, introspective and self-assured. Newman's character's conflicts were often ironic and (intentionally) borderline-absurd.
8 He was known for his wry, puckish sense of humor, mainly off-screen.
9 Often played detached yet charismatic anti-heroes and rebels
10 His movies often reflect his political views

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