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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

PAUL NEWMAN?

Paul Newman



I really believe in PAUL NEWMAN (1925-2008), born Paul Leonard Newman. In this day and political climate, one needs someone to believe in. He made many movies before '72, and many after.






The Long Hot Summer (1958)
Haven't you seen The Long Hot Summer (1958)?


Watch this and then see these other four films.



Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Played Elizabeth Taylor's husband. The part made him look unkind, but just watching the two of them was a pleasure.
Cool Hand Luke (1967) Paul was a convict and a hard case. He wouldn't conform. He bet he could eat lots of hard boiled eggs and he won the bet.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) The story is about two down and out cowboys who thought they would be able to make a better life in Mexico, by stealing there. A sad ending, but what a treat to watch Paul Newman with Robert Redford.
Nobody's Fool (1994) Newman plays Sully Sullivan and Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith also star.


*Contributed by: "Emily Omar" Date: Fri, Nov 11 2005 / 10:44:32 PST

Academy Awards®
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1958 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
1961 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE HUSTLER
1963 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: HUD
1967 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: COOL HAND LUKE
1968 Nominated for Best Picture: RACHEL, RACHEL — Producer
1981 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: ABSENCE OF MALICE
1982 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE VERDICT
1985 Honorary and Other Awards: In recognition of his many memorable and compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft. Winner presented a Statuette.
1986 Won Best Actor in a Leading Role: THE COLOR OF MONEY
1993 The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: For his humanitarian efforts.
1994 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: NOBODY'S FOOL

1 Comments:

  • Hello,


    The only Newman film on your list that I haven't seen is Nobody's Fool. I'll have to check it out. Two more movies that I liked starring Paul Newman were The Verdict and absence of Malice.


    John

    By Anonymous John, at Mon Oct 20, 07:16:00 PM PDT