September 27, 2008

Goodbye Paul Newman

It seems that Paul Newman has died. He made a number of movies that I enjoyed, but like so many others I liked Cool Hand Luke the best. I have been trying to find some of my favorite clips to share with you.

Thus far I haven't found exactly what I am looking for, but we'll use what we have.

Cool Hand Luke Clip

Here are clips from The Hustler- unfortunately the sound quality is a little rough.

Finally, here is what CNN said:
(CNN) -- Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died of cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83.

He died Friday, according to spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic.

Newman attained stardom in the 1950s and never lost the movie-star aura, appearing in such classic films as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Exodus," "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "The Verdict."

He finally won an Oscar in 1986 -- on his eighth try -- for "The Color of Money," a sequel to "The Hustler." He later received two more Oscar nominations. Among his other awards was the Motion Picture Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

3 comments:

therapydoc said...

We'll miss him.I'll bet he got those blue eyes from his father.

Shana Tova, Jack.

Jack said...

Shana Tova to you as well.

One Wink at a Time said...

Oh my, I'll be having to break this news to me Mum. And she's going to take it hard. He was her all-time favorite. Wish me luck, plz.
I may have to watch Butch and the Kid in fond remembrance.