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Former middle who played 3 video games for the Detroit Reddish colored Wings and was tragically killed within an auto crash at age group 22. He performed in the Canadian Amateur Hockey Little league and was a Memorial Glass champion in 1963. He performed his final time of year in 1965-1966, for the Memphis Wings in the Central Professional Hockey Little league. He was raised with his family members in Rocky Hill Home, Canada. He performed alongside Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe during his brief tenure using the Red Wings.

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Full Name Paul Newman
Date Of Birth September 11, 1943
Died September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States, March 25, 1966, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Canada
Height 1.77 m, 1.8 m
Weight 73 kg
Profession Hockey Player
Education Kenyon College, Actors Studio, Yale University, Yale School of Drama, Ohio University, Shaker Heights High School
Nationality American, Canadian
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, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, Kennedy Center Honors, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Cannes Best Actor Award, Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, Silver Bear for Best Actor, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, National Board of Review 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
Nominations Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, 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 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, The Hustler, The Color of Money, Hud, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Road to Perdition, The Verdict, The Long, Hot Summer, Nobody's Fool, Slap Shot, The Towering Inferno, Hombre, Somebody Up There Likes Me, Exodus, Absence of Malice, Cars, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Paris Blues, The Left Handed Gun, Torn Curtain, Harper, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Drowning Pool, The Hudsucker Proxy, From the Terrace, The Young Philadelphians, Sometimes a Great Notion, The Silver Chalice, WUSA, Fort Apache, The Bronx, Harry & Son, Message in a Bottle, The Prize, Where the Money Is, Fat Man and Little Boy, Pocket Money, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, Rally Round the Flag, Boys!, A New Kind of Love, Quintet, Twilight, The Mackintosh Man, The Outrage, Rachel, Rachel, Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, Winning, The Secret War of Harry Frigg, Blaze
TV Shows The Man Behind the Badge, Appointment with Adventure, Producers' Showcase, The Web, Playhouse 90, Armstrong Circle Theatre, HypaSpace, Empire Falls, The Aldrich Family, The Kaiser Aluminum Hour, Goodyear Television Playhouse, The Joe Palooka Story
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1Pictured on a USA 'forever' postage stamp issued 18 September 2015. Price on day of issue was 49¢.
2The 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.
3Did not start training to be an actor until he was 26.
4It 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.
5Appeared 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.
6The 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).
7Release of his book, "Newman's Own Cookbook".
8Release of the book, "Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward" by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein.
9Attended the month long festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of the Indianapolis 500. [May 2008]
10Often said that of all the films he had performed in, Slap Shot (1977) was the most fun and his personal favorite.
11He 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.
12Presented 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.
13Was 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.
14He 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).
15Newman was expelled from Ohio University for denting the college president's car with a beer keg.
16Like his dear friend Robert Redford, both men had firstborn sons named Scott who predeceased their fathers.
17Directed 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)).
18Inducted into the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Hall of Fame in 2009.
19Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press).
20Turned down the lead role in Sorcerer (1977), a part that eventually went to Roy Scheider.
21He 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.
22His first wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Witte, was born in September 1929.
23Chosen by GQ magazine as one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in the Past 50 Years.
24Turned down Donald Sutherland's role in A Time to Kill (1996) because he found the film's justification of murder distasteful.
25The TV episode The Simpsons: Lost Verizon (2008), was dedicated to his memory.
26Cars (2006), his last movie, was the highest-grossing film of his career.
27Said in an interview that a film had never made any special impact on him until he saw On the Waterfront (1954).
28Did all of his own driving in films.
29Once, 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.".
30He 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.
31Known 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.
32Father-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).
33Grandfather of Peter (born in May 1996) and Henry Elkind, the sons of his daughter Melissa "Lissy" Newman and her husband Raphael "Raphe" Elkind.
34Turned 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.
35As 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.
36Recorded a television advertisement for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June 2007.
37Attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter on 20 January 1977.
38Donated $1 million to "The Nation" magazine in order to keep it going.
39Attended 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).
40Supported Al Franken's campaign for election as US Senator from Minnesota.
41In 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.
42According 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.
43Supported 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.
44Longtime supporter of gun control, and a member of Handgun Control Inc.
45Became a rear gunner of a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber when his color blindness disqualified him from being a pilot.
46Ranked #19 in Empire Magazine's 2007 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of all time.
47Announced 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.".
48His father, Arthur, died in 1950 at the age of 55 and his mother, Theresa, died in 1982 at the age of 86.
49The Eiger Sanction (1975) was originally intended as a vehicle for him.
50Got 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).
51Was 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.
52He was a vocal supporter of gay marriage.
53Opened 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.
54Announced 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.
55Turned down the part taken by Robert Duvall in The Paper (1994).
56In 2007, his auto racing team, known as Newman-Haas, became Newman/Haas/Lanigan due to Chicago businessman Michael Lanigan becoming a partner.
57Supported Sen. Ted Kennedy's campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980.
58During 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.
59A film poster of him in Hud (1963) appears in Midnight Cowboy (1969).
60One 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.
61After 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".
62When 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".
63Prior 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.
64While 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.".
65Great admirer of Jim Carrey.
66Godfather of Jake Gyllenhaal.
67Said 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.
68For 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.
69The 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.
70Ranked 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.
71His performance as Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967) is ranked #30 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
72His 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.
73Turned down the role of Quint in Jaws (1975).
74Was 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).
75His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
76His performance as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982) is ranked #19 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
77Has donated between $150 million-$175 million to charity since the 1980s.
78Is 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.
79Was 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.
80When 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.
81Michelle 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.
82He had one brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr., who was named after their father, Arthur S. Newman, a successful sporting goods store owner.
83He 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).
84The 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.
85He 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.
86He 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.
87Brother of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
88Otto Preminger, a Jew himself, cast him in Exodus (1960) because he wanted someone of Jewish heritage who didn't "look Jewish".
89In 2005 Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #6 Greatest Movie Star of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
90Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."
91Was 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.
92Appeared 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).
93Stumped 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.
94Lee 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.
95He 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.
96Students 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".
97The 4th nomination on Empire Magazine's "Gods Among Us" series along with Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson.
98He was voted the 13th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
99His father was Ashkenazi Jewish (the son of immigrants from Hungary and Poland). His mother was from an ethnic Slovak family in Hungary.
100Was 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.
101Although 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".
102Within 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)).
103Was mentioned in La Dolce Vita (1960), in a discussion about salaries paid to film stars.
104Nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in the Revival of a Play, for "Our Town".
105Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations.
106He was among the celebrities on the famous "Enemies List" kept by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
107Returned 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.
108Finished second in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935.
109He 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.
110Chosen by People magazine in 1990 as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
111Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
112Had 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.
113Father, with Joanne Woodward, of actress Melissa Newman, Nell Potts, and Claire Newman.
114Owned half of the Champ Car (auto racing) team Newman-Haas.
115Had 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.
116Lived in Connecticut and was known to race at The Lime Rock Road Circuit.
117Ranked #19 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October of 1997.
118Owned 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.
119Said the sound he loved most is that of a V-8 engine.
120Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.
121Chosen by Empire magazine in 1995 as #12 in the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
122The 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.
123Did not start acting until he was in his mid twenties.
124It 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.
125Has 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.
126The 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).
127Release of his book, "Newman's Own Cookbook".
128Release of the book, "Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward" by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein.
129Attended the month long festivities at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in support of the Indianapolis 500. [May 2008]
130Often said that of all the films he had performed in, Slap Shot (1977) was the most fun and his personal favorite.
131He 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.
132Presented 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.
133Was 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.
134He 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".
135Newman was expelled from Ohio University for denting the college president's car with a beer keg.
136Like his dear friend Robert Redford, both men had firstborn sons named Scott who predeceased their fathers.
137Directed 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)).
138Inducted into the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Hall of Fame in 2009.
139Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press).
140Turned down the lead role in Sorcerer (1977), a part that eventually went to Roy Scheider.
141He 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.
142His first wife, Jacqueline "Jackie" Witte, was born in September 1929.
143Chosen by GQ magazine as one of the 50 Most Stylish Men in the Past 50 Years.
144Turned down Donald Sutherland's role in A Time to Kill (1996) because he found the film's justification of murder distasteful.
145The TV episode The Simpsons: Lost Verizon (2008), was dedicated to his memory.
146Cars (2006), his last movie, was the highest-grossing film of his career.
147Said in an interview that a film had never made any special impact on him until he saw On the Waterfront (1954).
148Did all of his own driving in films.
149His star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is at 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
150Once, 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.".
151He 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.
152Known 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.
153Father-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).
154Grandfather of Peter (born in May 1996) and Henry Elkind, the sons of his daughter Melissa "Lissy" Newman and her husband Raphael "Raphe" Elkind.
155Turned 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.
156As 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.
157Recorded a television advertisement for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in June 2007.
158Attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter on 20 January 1977.
159Donated $1 million to "The Nation" magazine in order to keep it going.
160Attended 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).
161Supported Al Franken's campaign for election as US Senator from Minnesota.
162In 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.
163According 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.
164Supported 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.
165Longtime supporter of gun control, and a member of Handgun Control Inc.
166Became a rear gunner of a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber when his color blindness disqualified him from being a pilot.
167Ranked #19 in Empire Magazine's 2007 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of all time.
168Announced 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.".
169His father, Arthur, died in 1950 at the age of 55 and his mother, Theresa, died in 1982 at the age of 86.
170The Eiger Sanction (1975) was originally intended as a vehicle for him.
171Got 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).
172Was 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.
173He was a vocal supporter of gay marriage.
174Opened 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.
175Announced 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.
176Turned down the part taken by Robert Duvall in The Paper (1994).
177In 2007, his auto racing team, known as Newman-Haas, became Newman/Haas/Lanigan due to Chicago businessman Michael Lanigan becoming a partner.
178Supported Sen. Ted Kennedy's campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980.
179During 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.
180A film poster of him in Hud (1963) appears in Midnight Cowboy (1969).
181One 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.
182After 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".
183When 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".
184Prior 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.
185While 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.".
186Great admirer of Jim Carrey.
187Godfather of Jake Gyllenhaal.
188Said 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.
189For 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.
190The 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.
191Ranked 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.
192His performance as Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967) is ranked #30 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
193His 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.
194Turned down the role of Quint in Jaws (1975).
195Was 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).
196His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
197His performance as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982) is ranked #19 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
198Has donated between $150 million-$175 million to charity since the 1980s.
199Is 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.
200Was 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.
201When 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.
202Michelle 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.
203He had one brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr., who was named after their father, Arthur S. Newman, a successful sporting goods store owner.
204He 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).
205The 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.
206He 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.
207He 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.
208Brother of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
209Otto Preminger, a Jew himself, cast him in Exodus (1960) because he wanted someone of Jewish heritage who didn't "look Jewish".
210In 2005 Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #6 Greatest Movie Star of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature.
211Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."
212Was 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.
213Appeared 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).
214Stumped 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.
215Lee 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.
216He 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).
217Students 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".
218The 4th nomination on Empire Magazine's "Gods Among Us" series along with Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson.
219He was voted the 13th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
220His father was Ashkenazi Jewish (the son of immigrants from Hungary and Poland). His mother was from an ethnic Slovak family in Hungary.
221Was 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.
222Although 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".
223Within 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)).
224Was mentioned in La Dolce Vita (1960), in a discussion about salaries paid to film stars.
225Nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in the Revival of a Play, for "Our Town".
226Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations.
227He was among the celebrities on the famous "Enemies List" kept by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal.
228Returned 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.
229Finished second in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935.
230He 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.
231Chosen by People magazine in 1990 as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world.
232Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
233Had 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.
234Father, with Joanne Woodward, of actress Melissa Newman, Nell Potts, and Claire Newman.
235Awarded an honorary Oscar in 1994 in recognition of his charity work.
236Owned half of the Champ Car (auto racing) team Newman-Haas.
237Had 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.
238Lived in Connecticut and was known to race at The Lime Rock Road Circuit.
239Ranked #19 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October of 1997.
240Owned 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.
241Said the sound he loved most is that of a V-8 engine.
242Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.
243Chosen by Empire magazine in 1995 as #12 in the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars 32017Doc Hudson (voice)
Mater and the Ghostlight2006Video shortDoc Hudson (voice)
Cars2006Video GameDoc Hudson (voice)
Cars2006Doc Hudson (voice)
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D2005Documentary shortDave Scott (voice)
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-SeriesMax Roby
Our Town2003TV MovieStage Manager
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryWoodrow Wilson Justice Earl Warren
Road to Perdition2002John Rooney
Where the Money Is2000Henry
Message in a Bottle1999Dodge
Twilight1998Harry Ross
Nobody's Fool1994Sully
The Hudsucker Proxy1994Sidney J. Mussburger
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge1990Walter Bridge
Blaze1989Gov. Earl K. Long
Fat Man and Little Boy1989General Leslie R. Groves
The Color of Money1986Fast Eddie Felson
Harry & Son1984Harry Keach
The Verdict1982Frank Galvin
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesHughie
Absence of Malice1981Gallagher
Fort Apache the Bronx1981Murphy
When Time Ran Out...1980Hank Anderson
Quintet1979Essex
Slap Shot1977Reggie
Great Performances: Dance in America1976TV SeriesNarrator
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson1976The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody)
Silent Movie1976Paul Newman
The Drowning Pool1975Lew Harper
The Towering Inferno1974Doug Roberts
The Sting1973Henry Gondorff
The MacKintosh Man1973Rearden
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean1972Judge Roy Bean
Pocket Money1972Jim Kane
Sometimes a Great Notion1970Hank Stamper
WUSA1970Rheinhardt
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969Butch Cassidy
Winning1969Capua
The Secret War of Harry Frigg1968Pvt. Harry Frigg
Cool Hand Luke1967Luke
Hombre1967John Russell
Torn Curtain1966Professor Michael Armstrong
Harper1966Lew Harper
Lady L1965Armand Denis
The Outrage1964Juan Carrasco
What a Way to Go!1964Larry Flint
The Prize1963Andrew Craig
A New Kind of Love1963Steve Sherman
Hud1963Hud Bannon
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man1962The Battler
Sweet Bird of Youth1962Chance Wayne
Paris Blues1961Ram Bowen
The Hustler1961Eddie Felson
Exodus1960Ari Ben Canaan
From the Terrace1960David Alfred Eaton
The Young Philadelphians1959Anthony Judson Lawrence
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!1958Harry Bannerman
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof1958Brick Pollitt
The Left Handed Gun1958Billy The Kid
The Long, Hot Summer1958Ben Quick
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesChristian Darling
Until They Sail1957Capt. Jack Harding
The Helen Morgan Story1957Larry Maddux
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956TV SeriesCharlie Correlli / Pvt. Danny Scott
The Rack1956Capt. Edward W. Hall, Jr.
The United States Steel Hour1954-1956TV SeriesHenry Wiggen / Giorgio / Tom Corey
Somebody Up There Likes Me1956Rocky
Playwrights '561955TV SeriesAd Francis
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesGeorge Gibbs
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1955TV SeriesBilly the Kid
Appointment with Adventure1955TV SeriesMack
The Silver Chalice1954Basil
Danger1954TV SeriesJeff
Armstrong Circle Theatre1954TV SeriesJimmy Polo
Goodyear Playhouse1954TV SeriesMike
The Mask1954TV Series
The Joe Palooka Story1954TV SeriesFight Spectator
The Man Behind the Badge1953TV Series
The Web1952-1953TV SeriesAlex
You Are There1953TV SeriesNathan Hale Plato
Suspense1952TV SeriesCaptain Radetski
Tales of Tomorrow1952TV SeriesSgt. Wilson
The Aldrich Family1949TV SeriesOccasional Cast Member (1952-53)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Empire Falls2005TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Harry & Son1984producer
The MacKintosh Man1973executive producer - uncredited
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds1972producer
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean1972co-executive producer - uncredited
They Might Be Giants1971producer - uncredited
Sometimes a Great Notion1970co-executive producer
WUSA1970producer
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid1969co-executive producer - uncredited
Winning1969co-executive producer - uncredited
Rachel, Rachel1968producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry & Son1984
The Shadow Box1980TV Movie
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds1972
Sometimes a Great Notion1970
Rachel, Rachel1968
The Glass Menagerie1987

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road to Perdition2002performer: "Perdition - Piano Duet" 2002
Cool Hand Luke1967performer: "Plastic Jesus"
Hud1963performer: "The Great Titanic It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down" ca 1915 - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry & Son1984screen story and screenplay

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Towering Inferno1974stunts - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Backyard Story2010grateful acknowledgment
I'm Still Here2010/Ispecial thanks
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!2010special thanks
Old Dogs2009/IIthe producers wish to thank
The Simpsons2008TV Series dedicated to the memory of - 1 episode
Super Speedway2000Documentary with gratitude to: Owner, Newman/Hass Racing
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis1970Documentary particular thanks for contributing their talents

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Meerkats2008DocumentaryTeller (voice)
Live to 150, Can You Do It?2008TV MovieHimself
2008 INDYCar Series Season Preview2008TV MovieHimself
Character Studies2007TV SeriesHimself
The Verdict: Sidney Lumet, The Craft of Directing2007Video documentary shortHimself
Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the Search for Greatness2007Video documentary short
Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Price of Sugar2007DocumentaryNarrator
Dale2007DocumentaryNarrator
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict2007Video documentary shortHimself
Paul Newman: The Craft of Acting2007Video documentary shortHimself
3055 Jean Leon2006Documentary
The Road to Cars2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Roving Mars2006Documentary shortHimself - Introduction by
All of What Follows Is True: The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'2006Video documentary shortHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2005TV SpecialHimself
Iconoclasts2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself
Race Car Driver2005TV SeriesHimself
The Art of 'The Sting'2005Video documentaryHimself
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2005VideoHimself - Sam Mendes Tribute
Biography1995-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jane Pauley Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern2005DocumentaryHimself
The Story Behind Absence of Malice2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tell Them Who You Are2004DocumentaryHimself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Live2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Life Between2003DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1989-2003TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Narrator
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Outlaws Out of Time2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life and Times2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2002TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Road to Perdition'2002TV Short documentaryHimself / John Rooney
The Simpsons2001TV SeriesHimself
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Ben Quick
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Super Speedway2000DocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
The Making of Message in a Bottle2000Video documentary shortHimself / Dodge
Altman on His Own Terms2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Blacklight Dreams: The 25 Years of the Famous People Players2000TV MovieHimself
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Magic Time for Piotr1998TV Short documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1995TV SpecialHimself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - 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 Nations1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator
CBS This Morning1990-1994TV SeriesHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryVarious
Inside the Actors Studio1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Academy Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Jean Hersholt Award
Edward R. Murrow: The Best of 'Person to Person'1993VideoHimself
Today1978-1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1992TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
The 64th Annual Academy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Picture
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come1990TV Special documentaryHimself
The Home Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia1990TV MovieHimself
Ancient Forests: Rage Over Trees1989TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
De película1984-1989TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Hello Actors Studio1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Racing Experience1988Video documentaryHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick1988DocumentaryHimself
Candid Camera: First 40 Years1987TV MovieHimself
Good Morning Britain1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Annual National Board of Review Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor
A Step Away from War1986TV Special documentaryHimself - Host
Josh, the Logan Legend1986DocumentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Award Recipient (via satellite)
Moving Image Salutes Sidney Lumet1985TV MovieHimself - Speaker
Hour Magazine1985TV SeriesHimself
Bitte umblättern1984TV Series documentaryHimself
CBS Early Morning News1984TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Cecil B. DeMille Award Recipient
The 55th Annual Academy Awards1983TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston1983TV SpecialHimself
Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special Lady1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Absence of Malice'1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Verdict'1982Video documentary shortHimself
New York, New York1981TV SeriesHimself
The Barbara Walters Summer Special1980TV SeriesHimself
Live from Lincoln Center1980TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ABC's Wide World of Sports1976-1979TV SeriesHimself - Driver
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee1978TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
War Without Winners1978Documentary shortHimself - Host
A Salute to American Imagination1978TV Movie documentaryHimself - Co-host
Good Morning America1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Stars Salute Israel at 301978TV MovieHimself - Performer
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1977TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala1977TV MovieHimself
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter1975DocumentaryHimself - Host
The 1974 Annual Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards1974TV SpecialHimself
The 46th Annual Academy Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
The Ernie Sigley Show1974TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Cagney1974TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Dick Cavett Show1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Flowers of Darkness1972Documentary shortHimself - Narrator (voice)
Once Upon a Wheel1971DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'1970DocumentaryHimself - Narrated by
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Guest
King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis1970DocumentaryHimself
The 41st Annual Academy Awards1969TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 40th Annual Academy Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Bell Telephone Hour1968TV SeriesHimself
Luke1967ShortHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Year Toward Tomorrow1966Documentary shortNarrator
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1953-1963TV SeriesHimself
The 34th Annual Academy Awards1962TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
At This Very Moment1962TV SpecialHimself
The 15th Annual Tony Awards1961TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Choreographer & Best Featured Actor (Musical)
Here's Hollywood1961TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1959TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest #1 / Himself - Mystery Guest
Person to Person1958TV Series documentaryHimself
Wide Wide World1958TV Series documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Academy Awards1958TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Film Editing
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesHimself - Host
I've Got a Secret1956TV SeriesHimself
The Vic Damone Show1956TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sebring2018post-productionHimself
Untitled Willy T. Ribbs Documentary2017DocumentaryHimself
Chroma2017TV SeriesHimself
Nunca es tarde2017TV SeriesHimself
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts2017TV Series documentary shortHimself
Warren Beatty, une obsession hollywoodienne2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Mes Chers Contemporain2015TV SeriesHimself
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture2015TV Mini-Series documentaryBrick
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman2015DocumentaryHimself
The Emperor's New Clothes2015DocumentaryHimself
Tab Hunter Confidential2015DocumentaryHimself
Best of Enemies2015DocumentaryHimself
I Am Steve McQueen2014DocumentaryDoug Roberts (in 'The Towering Inferno')
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
3615 Usul2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Today2012TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Basement2012TV SeriesLuke
The Being Frank Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesProfessor Michael Armstrong / Sidney J. Mussburger
Today Tonight2011TV SeriesButch Cassidy
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
20 to 12006-2010TV Series documentaryHenry Gondorff Luke Butch Cassidy
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHimself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Hollywood sul Tevere2009DocumentaryHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Memorial Tribute
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2009TV SpecialLuke / Butch Cassidy
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence2008TV SeriesHud Bannon
Cinema 32008TV Series
Días de cine2008TV Series
Miradas 22008TV Series documentary
Qwerty2008TV SeriesBrick
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryFrank Galvin (uncredited)
Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories2008VideoHimself
La rentadora2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
MythBusters2007TV Series documentaryLuke
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHimself
Sweet Bird of Youth: Chasing Time2006Video shortChance Wayne
American Experience2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1995-2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Butch Cassidy
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesBilly The Kid
James Dean: Forever Young2005DocumentaryHimself
Mickybo and Me2004Butch Cassidy
The Hustler: The Inside Story2002Video documentary shortHimself
Reel Radicals: The Sixties Revolution in Film2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (1973 BBC interview) (uncredited)
Slapshot 2: Behind the Glass2002Video documentary shortReggie (uncredited)
The Kid Stays in the Picture2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Sladke sanje2001uncredited
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryButch Cassidy Doug Roberts Frank Galvin
Twister: A Musical Catastrophe2000VideoApplause
Message in a Bottle: Videoclip Only Lonely2000Video documentary shortDodge (uncredited)
Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration2000TV Movie uncredited
Omnibus2000TV Series documentary
Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith2000Video documentaryHimself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Great Romances of the 20th Century: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton1997TV Short documentary
Empire of the Censors1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Universal Story1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies1995TV Movie documentaryBilly The Kid (uncredited)
100 Years at the Movies1994TV Short documentaryHimself
American Masters1994TV Series documentaryBrick / Chance Wayne
The Best of the Don Lane Show1994TV MovieHimself
La classe américaine1993TV MovieDave
Gunfighters of the Old West1992Video documentaryBilly (uncredited)
Into the West1992Butch Cassidy (uncredited)
Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros.1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards1991TV SpecialWalter Bridge
Hollywood Sex Symbols1988Video documentary shortHimself
Especial Oscars 861987TV MovieEddie Felson
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialEddie Felson (uncredited)
TV's Funniest Game Show Moments1984TV SpecialHimself
The War at Home1979DocumentaryHimself - 1968 Democratic National Convention (uncredited)
Good Old Days Part II1978TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHank Stamper (uncredited)
TV: The Fabulous Fifties1978TV MovieHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself
America at the Movies1976DocumentaryEddie Felson
Mondo Hollywood1967DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1963TV SeriesEddie Felson
The Theater of Tomorrow1963TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionEmpire Falls (2005)
2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesEmpire Falls (2005)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieEmpire Falls (2005)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesEmpire Falls (2005)
2003PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleRoad to Perdition (2002)
1994Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardAcademy Awards, USA
1994Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 1 February 1994. At 7060 Hollywood Blvd.
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Color of Money (1986)
1986Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA

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1986Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsMale Star of the Year
1986NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABest ActorThe Color of Money (1986)
1986Life Achievement AwardScreen Actors Guild Awards
1984Cecil B. DeMille AwardGolden Globes, USA
1983DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)The Verdict (1982)
1975Gala TributeFilm Society of Lincoln Center
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star
1969Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture DirectorRachel, Rachel (1968)
1968Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star
1968NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorRachel, Rachel (1968)
1967Most Popular Male StarPhotoplay Awards
1966Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Male
1964Henrietta AwardGolden Globes, USAWorld Film Favorite - Male
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Dramatic PerformanceHud (1963)
1962BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorThe Hustler (1961)
1962CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Dramatic PerformanceThe Hustler (1961)
1962Best ActorMar del Plata Film FestivalThe Hustler (1961)
1958Best ActorCannes Film FestivalThe Long, Hot Summer (1958)
1957Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleTogether with John Kerr

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Long-Form TelevisionEmpire Falls (2005)· Marc Platt, Scott Steindorff, Fred Schepisi, William Teitler
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding MiniseriesEmpire Falls (2005)· Scott Steindorff, Fred Schepisi, Marc Platt, William Teitler
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionEmpire Falls (2005)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesOur Town (2003)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieOur Town (2003)
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)Road to Perdition (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, DramaRoad to Perdition (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleRoad to Perdition (2002)
2002TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Performance, MaleRoad to Perdition (2002)
2002UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2002WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Drama/RomanceMessage in a Bottle (1999)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Color of Money (1986)
1987Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalThe Glass Menagerie (1987)
1983OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Verdict (1982)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Verdict (1982)
1982OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleAbsence of Malice (1981)
1981Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Limited Series or a SpecialThe Shadow Box (1980)
1973Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalThe Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
1971BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1971Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsStar, Male4th place.
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsProducer-Director8th place.
1969OscarAcademy Awards, USABest PictureRachel, Rachel (1968)
1969DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesRachel, Rachel (1968)
1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleCool Hand Luke (1967)
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaCool Hand Luke (1967)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Dramatic PerformanceHombre (1967)
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star4th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star12th place.
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsComedy Performance, MaleWhat a Way to Go! (1964)
1964OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleHud (1963)
1964Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaHud (1963)
1964BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorHud (1963)
1964Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star7th place.
1963Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaSweet Bird of Youth (1962)
1963Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star9th place.
1962OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Hustler (1961)
1962Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actor - DramaThe Hustler (1961)
1961Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Dramatic PerformanceExodus (1960)
1959OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleCat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
1959BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActorCat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
1959Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Dramatic PerformanceCat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
1986NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Color of Money (1986)
1967Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Star

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorRoad to Perdition (2002)
1987NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest ActorThe Color of Money (1986)
1970Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsAction PerformanceButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsMale Dramatic PerformanceCool Hand Luke (1967)
1966Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsAction PerformanceHarper (1966)
1963NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorHud (1963)
1962Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Male Star
1961NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe 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.
2We 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.
3I 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.
4I can say fairly safely that I didn't really know much about acting until I got to be in my fifties.
5I 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.
6If 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.
8Once 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.
16I'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.
17I wasn't driven to acting by an inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting goods business.
18Ever 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?"
19You 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.
21To be an actor, you have to be a child.
22The 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.
23Acting isn't really a creative process, it's an interpretative one.
24As long as my heart continues to beat, I think I will continue.
25Once I started taking drama classes, I asked myself why I had ever wasted so much time on a football team.
26Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.
27A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
28I'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.
29I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me.
30I 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.
31Almost everything I learned about being an actor came from those early years at the Actor's Studio.
32Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experiences.
33A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
34In 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.
35I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able. But that could all end tomorrow . . .
36I'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.
39I 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.
42I 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!
43That 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.
46I 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.
47The 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.
49I've been accused of being aloof. I'm not. I'm just wary.
50Twenty-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.
51I'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.
53I 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.
54I 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?
55Being 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?
56For those of you who like to scarf your popcorn in the sack, the good news is that Newman's Own contains an aphrodisiac.
57Every 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.
58If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
59I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
60You 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.
62I'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.
63I 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.
64It'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.
65When 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.
66If I ever feel like I'm doing something I've done before, I scrap it and start over again.
67I 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.
69The 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.
75We 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.
76I 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.
77I can say fairly safely that I didn't really know much about acting until I got to be in my fifties.
78I 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.
79If 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.
81Once 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.
89I'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.
90I wasn't driven to acting by an inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting goods business.
91Ever 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?"
92You 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.
94To be an actor, you have to be a child.
95The 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.
96Acting isn't really a creative process, it's an interpretative one.
97As long as my heart continues to beat, I think I will continue.
98Once I started taking drama classes, I asked myself why I had ever wasted so much time on a football team.
99Men experience many passions in a lifetime. One passion drives away the one before it.
100A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
101I'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.
102I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me.
103I 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.
104Almost everything I learned about being an actor came from those early years at the Actor's Studio.
105Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experiences.
106A man can only be judged by his actions, and not by his good intentions or his beliefs.
107In 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.
108I will continue to get behind the wheel of a racing car as long as I am able. But that could all end tomorrow . . .
109I'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.
112I 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.
115I 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!
116That 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.
119I 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.
120The 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.
122I've been accused of being aloof. I'm not. I'm just wary.
123Twenty-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.
124I'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.
126I 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.
127I 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?
128Being 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?
129For those of you who like to scarf your popcorn in the sack, the good news is that Newman's Own contains an aphrodisiac.
130Every 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.
131If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
132I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
133You 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.
135I'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.
136I 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
137It'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.
138When 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.
139If I ever feel like I'm doing something I've done before, I scrap it and start over again.
140I 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.
142The 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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1Bright blue eyes
2While 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.
3He was known for his wry, puckish sense of humor, mainly off-screen.
4Often played detached yet charismatic anti-heroes and rebels
5His movies often reflect his political views
6Bright blue eyes
7While 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.
8He was known for his wry, puckish sense of humor, mainly off-screen.
9Often played detached yet charismatic anti-heroes and rebels
10His movies often reflect his political views

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