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Rest In Peace Paul Newman

Published at: Sept. 28, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST by quint

Hey guys. Quint here with some bad, if not unsurprising news. We got alerted earlier this morning that word of Paul Newman’s death was spreading across Westport after many months of reports of his battle with cancer.

But I have no connections to anybody around Newman and didn’t want to post an obit with the only word being unconfirmed message board posts. And I also didn’t want it to be true. If you’ve been following my regular column, A Movie A Day, you’ll have seen me diving into a whole lot of Paul Newman movies over the last 3-4 months. I’ve appreciated him as a performer before, but over the last few months I’ve really been impressed with him as a performer. HARPER, in fact, started the column and has become one of my favorites of the nearly 120 movies we’ve covered there so far. He marked a change in what Hollywood would need in leading men. He was tough, but had a sense of humor and a comic timing not seen in a Hollywood star since maybe Errol Flynn. His work in the ‘50s and ‘60s gave us some of the best stuff in his career. COOL HAND LUKE, THE HUSTLER, THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS and BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID among my favorites.

Newman’s piercing blue eyes and assured confidence gave us, the viewing audience, not only one of the best leading men of his era, but of the history of cinema. He could inject energy and charisma into the darkest drama or mystery without breaking the overall tone. He was, in short, someone the audience wanted to see in a story, someone who could entertain. And he didn’t just fade away, either. He embraced his age and let that influence his stories. Watch THE STING and see how he shaped a different kind of performance from his ‘60s work while still playing to his strengths. Same with SLAP-SHOT, one of the best films to utilize his comic talents. Of his later works, the two stand-outs to me are THE HUDSUCKER PROXY and ROAD TO PERDITION. I haven’t seen either in a while… I just might throw them on a little later as a tribute to the man. Outside of his film work, he will also be remembered for his generosity, running a diverse company Newman’s Own which produces everything from popcorn (delicious, by the way… one of the best microwavable popcorns on the market) to spaghetti sauce to wine to salad dressing which gives 100% of its profits to charity. In a bit of weird connecting tissue trivia, Paul Newman turned down the role of Quint in Jaws. How crazy would that have been? THE STING-era Newman instead of THE STING-era Robert Shaw as the great shark hunter? There’s no other way to say it except another giant of cinema has left us. Newman’s work will be studied by aspiring actors for generations to come, his influence will be felt as long as film as an art form exists. My thoughts are with Mr. Newman’s friends, family and fans.

-Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Shitfuck

    by DerLanghaarige

    R.I.P. man

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Sad news

    by Nebel

    This is just the worst news...RIP Paul

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST

    RIP Mr. Newman

    by monkey1138

    That just plain sucks.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    it is sad

    by j2talk

    but at least he is at peace now

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    RIP

    by Kneprock

    He will be missed

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Cooler Than Us

    by Jonas Grumpy

    He had more manliness in his 83-year-old body than most guys 1/3 his age do. Good guy. Now I have to watch more of his movies, and drink more of his lemonade.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Sad, sad day.

    by Cartagia

    Newman was a giant amongst men. He had some of the most memorable a greatest movies and characters, ever. Period. This a damned terrible shame.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Sometimes nothing is a pretty cool hand

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Forget "failure to communicate," that's the line I always remember from Cool Hand Luke. Thanks Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    So, Cars literally was the last movie he did

    by terry1978

    I know he said he wanted to retire after that flick, but damn...hoping he'd do one more live action stint or at least some cameo.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    what a sad day

    by boyrobin

    we lost a good one, that's for sure. we'll miss you mr. newman

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Cars 2?

    by Jonas Grumpy

    Had he done any voice work for that yet?

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    what we have here

    by LegoKenobi

    is a sad, sad day. AND a failure to communicate.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    I'll buy Newman's Own products as long as it exists

    by BadWaldosRevenge

    I love spaghetti sauce and hot pretzels. A great charity work. Paul Newman will always be remembered as an unusually humble actor who gave a simple advice, "stay away from Hollywood" when it comes to residence living a glamorous lifestyle. He was iconic in COOL HAND LUKE like James Dean was an icon in REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Fucking speechless

    by Justafan_uk

    One of my favourite actors. I knew this day would come but goddamnit... Godspeed, Fast Eddie.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    Fuck this sucks

    by eric haislar

    Godspeed sir! You will be missed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    He would have been great as Quint

    by Boba Fat

    Not to take anything away from Robert Shaw's great performance but you can just imagine how Newman would have interpreted he role, a sort of bitter but cool Quint. RIP

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Better to have "Cars" as a last movie...

    by Jonas Grumpy

    ...than that "Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu" movie was for Peter Sellers. (Or whatever the F it was called.)

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Pardon my man-crush on Paul Newman.

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Totally understood the appeal he held for just about every woman out there. Just an all-around great guy and fantastic actor. BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID is one of my all-time favorites. If there was any doubt, 2008 is officially the Worst Year Ever for celebrity deaths. Watch his image bring down the house at next year's Oscar memorium...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I remember seeing a sneak preview of Message In A Bottle.

    by DerLanghaarige

    Bad movie. BAAAAAAD movie! But he was great! Pretty much the only good thing that I remember about that awful movie.<br> Another Newman movie that I saw in a sneak preview, but enjoyed much more, was Where The Money Is.A pretty overlooked, nice little movie with him.<br> But I guess my favourite movie with him was The Hudsucker Proxy.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    "You Just Keep Thinkin', Butch...

    by Rebeck2

    That's what you're good at." Movie stars don't come any bigger and they don't come any more decent either. Talk about a life well lived. God bless you, Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Bad day. Very bad day.

    by Jim Bolo

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Wow! Another Great Actor Gone!

    by Real Deal

    I'm a guy who's a little older so this kind of thig really hits home. All the great actors of our time that have been around for so long are really starting to leave us now. Paul Newman was in a class by himself. When you watched him as others have said he just seem to give off this aura of cofidence. I really enjoyed watching his style. The mold was broke and there are no others like him. R.I.P.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Another Giant is gone....

    by closeencounter

    He will be sorely missed, but who is left to fill that void? George Clooney? Matt Damon? Will Smith? Dicaprio? Pitt? Ain't gonna happen....

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    that sucks

    by JettL93

    i'm of a younger generation, but i still enjoy several newman films..he'll be missed

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:04 a.m. CST

    A Class Act

    by Mr_X

    you will be missed

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I saw this on /b/ of all places.

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    I'm officially on the internet too fucking much.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    R.I.P

    by Skin26

    A true legend and a gentleman . . . I am truly saddened R.I.P

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    And as much as I dislike Cars...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...it was also a better last movie than Street Fighter!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Newman's a legend.

    by Jawa 007

    Charismatic and gifted actor. Very sad that he's passed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    It's hard to be sad when...

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    the man lived his life so well and so fully. Can't be easy for his friends and family though.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I think what we have here....

    by Cagliostro

    Is a failure to resuscitate!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    horrible year continues

    by swanstep

    Scheider, Ledger, Charisse, Heston, Stan Winston and many others. Newman was a prince among actors, and among men more generally. RIP.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Its possible I've never seen a Paul Newman movie.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I'm embarrassed to say that.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    FUCK YOU!!!!!....

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    ....Cancer

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Cool Hand Luke

    by Tacom

    Man, he fucking RULED in that movie. Same with THE HUSTLER and when he played Butch Cassidy. One of the few actors who only got better when he got older.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Adios Cool Hand...

    by gopher

    ...you're communicatin' with the big guy now.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Of course I have.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I was just drawing a blank.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    God bless you and your family, Mr. Newman.

    by heyscot

    Thank you for everything and God bless.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    And....

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    ...Rest in piece Paul Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I always thought Newman was the real 'King of Cool'!

    by daglesj

    Sorry but he just was cooler than McQueen..just by a percent or so. Sad to see him go.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Plastic Jesus

    by 11ZOMBIES

    Anyone looking for a good tribute, look for the video of Paul Newman singing "Plastic Jesus" from Cool Hand Luke. It will bring you to tears. Godspeed Mr. Newman, you were one of the greats.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    R.I.P Mr. Newman

    by Zodou

    You have been and, forever will be, an inspiration.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Re: Cotton Knight

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    If you haven't seen anything he's been in, go watch The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Sting or Hud. All are pretty great movies with signature performances by Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Very sad news

    by CherryValance

    You know I didn't get the whole Paul Newman thing at first. I had seen of few of his movies on TV and thought he was a good-looking guy and a good actor but I didn't get why everyone thought he was so awesome. Then one day I was channel surfing and I stopped on this movie with Richard Beymer called 'Adventures of a Young Man'. I'm watching it thinking 'who is this guy playing the boxer?' I thought it was a great performance but didn't know who it was. Then at the end the credits said Paul Newman. I couldn't believe it. I would have never known it was him. Suffice it to say, I got it from then on. Other favorites of mine include 'The Outrage' and 'Nobody's Fool'. Add to that his charitable endeavors (I'm a huge fan of the coffee) and our planet just lost a huge shining light. My thoughts got out to his family especially his wife Joanne. They've always been the example of a great Hollywood marriage and so I'm especially thinking of her right now.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    A Hollywood great!

    by BenBraddock

    And apparently a really great guy. For a moment there I thought we were in real trouble... Rest easy, Butch

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Dick Move Cagliostro

    by FookU

    Seriously. Incredibly unfunny.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Thank you,Mr Newman...

    by KCViking

    for making the world a better place.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Nice obit, Quint

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    The Sting was one of my favourite childhood music. Such a top guy. Sad news indeed!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    This is an awful thing to wake up to.

    by Bungion Boy

    Luckily I'm sick so I can stay in all day and watch some of his films. I'm thinking The Hustler, The Verdict, and The Sting maybe. Wow. I always knew this day would come, but I was not prepared. One of my favorites. I'll miss seeing him.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    The Verdict

    by ragingfluff

    His finest performance.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Wow...this came out of nowhere

    by Gus Van Rant

    Didn't even know he was sick. RIP on Bro...RIP on.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The man lived a rich, full, life...

    by SpiderHarshaw

    And left behind an incredible body of work. Nothing in the world wrong with checking out after 83 years of well-lived life. He was one of the greats, and I believe I'm going to rent The Color of Money today in tribute to him. Cheers, Mr. Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Piltdown

    by Rebeck2

    I've searched my feelings and I'm pretty sure you're a douchebag.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Great Actor

    by King Sweyn Forkbeard

    Great man. Not a bad epitaph.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I got to play Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    by TerryMalloy

    And I must say, Paul Newman was master at his craft.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Piltdown

    by ProoferFromHell

    You're an asshat. STFU and die already. The man was gorgeous as hell and classy to the end. You, sir, are an idiot.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Paul Newman was a class act...on screen and off...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...can't truly say that about very many people.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Now that's a movie star...

    by Pdorwick

    He was a class act both on and off the screen. Our current crop of "stars" could learn a helluva lot. Thank you Mr. Newman, for everything.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Very sad. A great actor. But a really great man.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    :-(

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    We salute you...

    by Primus

    ...a legend in his own lifetime. RIP

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Awful news

    by Denty420

    and heartbreaking. RIP

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Very sad. A great actor. But a really great man.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    :-(

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Hey, that's just what I said!

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    :-/ Whoops about the double post.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    :(

    by redfishbluefish

    one of my faves. miss you already.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    I will Watch Hudsuckers Today for sure

    by DRACULA_WANTS_THE_AMULET

    You know for Kids.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    That heatshot makes 99.9 of today's leading "men"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...look like bra strap snapping seventh graders...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Um, "heatshot"...Freudian slip?...

    by FlickaPoo

    I meant "headshot"

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    He will be missed...

    by Gungan Slayer

    Not many like him these days. He's left us with a great collection of films.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Somebody up there likes me...and down here too!

    by Madmacks

    They most certainly do Paul, Thanks for all the great movies over the years, you have always been in a league of your own, there will never be another Paul Newman. Rest In Peace.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    "So long, architect."

    by Darkman

    Even with all the classic films Newman's done, the only films of his that I've seen are TOWERING INFERNO, that volcano movie that ripped it off and CARS. I'm sure that Turner Classic Movies will allow me to catch up. <br><br> Farewell.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    i was actually just watching

    by bibble 3000

    Cool Hand Luke last night. Plastic Jesus. That man had the power to make you feel something.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Rest in Peace.....

    by travis-dane

    great actor.Thanks for the amazing movies.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Think I'll rewatch Absence Of Malice today...

    by Powers Boothe

    in honor of both Sydney Pollack and Paul Newman. It's been a brutal year for film industry deaths.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    RIP to ""THE MAN""

    by g-ride9000

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    RIP Butch

    by robotdevil

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Road To Perdition

    by Jaws Wayne

    Road To Perdition isn't just one of the greatest films ever made (in my opinion), it also featured Mr. Paul Newman in his very final movie screen-starring role. And boy oh boy, what a magnificent powerhouse performance he gave in that ... Newman was easily my favourite American actor from his generation, I've simply never seen the man giving a bad performance in any movie he featured in. R.I.P Mr. Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    We'll miss him

    by JADSTERSDAD

    A sad loss. Thoughts to his friends and family. Another great goes.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Indeed...R.I.P....

    by Quintus_Arrius

    <P> Hail Newman!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Here's a great Tribute Video of Paul Newman

    by Suki_Jonze

    and a few good write ups http://tinyurl.com/3mcqjn

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    See ya, Paul!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Thanks for all the movies and tasty treats. :)

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    There goes one of the greats...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    I think Newman was an influence on Depp, insofar as deliberately going against type and searching out roles that you wouldn't expect to interest him.....and he was also a guy who knew that there were much bigger things in this world than fame or Hollywood Success - and for god's sake, the guy stayed married to the same woman for over 50 years, instead of the industry standard of 50 minutes....If there's anybody that deserves the phrase "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore", it was Paul Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Best late-era Newman movie=Nobody's Fool

    by Dingleberry Jones

    Damn fine movie, that one. Going to miss having guys like him around. A great actor, philanthropist, role model, and all-around man.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Rest in Peace Mr. Newman

    by ChittyChittyGangBang

    Acting, charity, racing.<p> The guy was a legend in so many more ways that just acting.<p> Damn, I hate this happened.<p> Thoughts and prayers go out...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    One of the true greats and the classiest

    by toadkillerdog

    The man lived a full, rich and giving life. He left indelible memories as both an actor and humanitarian. He will be greatly missed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    A man among men

    by just1n

    Cool Hand Luke & Nobody's Fool are two of the best movies made.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Thanks for everything Paul

    by kafka07

    thank you for all the great things you've left us with, Paul. One of the best screen actors ever. And a humanitarian as well.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Nobody can eat 50 eggs...

    by Randfilms

    "Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand..."

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    This One Brought Tears to My Eyes...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...yes, I know, I never met the man, so shut up. God bless you Paul, rest in peace, thank you for a wonderful body of work but mostly thanks for your humanitarian efforts. You've made the lives of those who never had much better - and that's a legacy, brother.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Of course, I didn't actually know him...

    by BrooseTheScharuk

    ...but my impression was that he was one of the most decent people in the business, EVER. Not to mention, probably the best looking man ever to grace a cinema screen. Sad, sad news. I'm tearing up.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Re: Piltdown Joey

    by chaplinatemyshoe

    I think you have a point that Newman wouldn't have argued with. He was on record many times as downplaying his own acting abilities. He was a movie star who was completely comfortable in his own skin, which frankly is rare on screen. Not many great actors can just 'be'. Throw Branagh or Olivier in Cool Hand Luke and the movie more than likely blows. Newman wasn't Brando, but Brando wasn't Newman. And I'm glad he wasn't.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    This is incredibly sad. Rest In Peace, sir.

    by The Rabbit Of Carrot Shaped Doom

    2008 is not proving a good year in terms of the amount of talented actors passing away.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    RIP Reggie Dunlop

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    "They brought their fuckin' toys with 'em!" Newman was THE MAN.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    a great man

    by dauphin534

    I have had the privilege to witness his generosity and mischievous spirit first hand several times over the last few years. He and his wife were a true inspiration. As the executive director of Hole in the Wall Gang Camp wrote this morning: "In honor of our Founder, do something that celebrates and carries on his dreams. Be compassionate to those who suffer, be generous to those in need, bring playfulness and more than a little mischief to the world around you. Do something…and may his spirit continue to shine."

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Oh no.

    by buffywrestling

    Goodbye blue eyes...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    a class act

    by newc0253

    RIP, sir, RIP.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Another Great One Gone...

    by THE TRUE PINBACK

    It's always sad when someone as terrific As Paul Newman passes away. He's gone but he'll never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences go out to his friends, family and fans. Gotta go now...I'm gonna watch THE STING, but this time I'm afraid it'll be with tears in my eyes.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Gonna go get some popcorn

    by GeorgieBoy

    Guess I'm the only one who liked it. RIP Hudson Hornet.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Jeez

    by Fortunesfool

    Always sad to see the old guard lose another member.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    R.I.P

    by Maximus Prime

    A huge loss

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    "May you get to Heaven an hour before the Devil knows you're dea

    by Johnny Smith

    n/p

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Show Some Class and Respect

    by midgard serpent

    Before trying to be funny, or take potshots at Paul Newman, or his career choices, how about a little respect instead. Whether you liked him or his movies this is a sad day for a lot of people, including Mr Newman's family and friends, who perhaps may be reading these posts. R.I.P Paul Newman, you were one of the last of the Hollywood Giants. Cool Hand Luke indeed.............. " Dyin'? Boy, he can have this little life any time he wants to. Do ya hear that? Are ya hearin' it? Come on. You're welcome to it, ol' timer. Let me know you're up there. Come on. Love me, hate me, kill me, anything. Just let me know it."

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Will the last real actor leaving Hollywood please turn off the l

    by artyfufkin

    He was, is and shall always be a great actor and one whom the current rash of smarmy spoiled little sh!ts should buy all his past films sit down and watch them and learn how to bloody act. We miss you Mr. Newman, you wont be replaced easily. What a sh!t day.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The man who I was named after is gone.

    by Wheel99

    Sad sad news indeed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    A Legend

    by rogueleader66

    "Cool Hand Luke" is a personal favorite of mine. A sad day, the world has lost a legend and an icon, he will be missed. One of the greatest to grace the silver screen.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Also one overlooked Newman performance is

    by Wheel99

    Nobodys Fool. Great small movie.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    See ya around, Mr Newman

    by oneragga

    One of my passions is auto racing, specifically F1. In 2002 The Miami Grand Prix ran through dowton Miami, and Newman's team won one of the races. I got to see the guy in person, and he was as genuine and affable as anyone has ever said. I was both thrilled nd immensely saddend when I heard late August, that a track had been shut down for a day so that Newman could hustle a Corvette around the track for one last ride, since it was expected that he would pass before the end of September. Although I knew it was coming, it's heartbreaking nontheless. It's the loss of one of our premier entertainers, but moreso a loss of a really great and charitable human being. RIP sir...hope they have eggs and a nice pool table wherever you are.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Wow. We're all getting old, folks.

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    Time is a passing.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Pour some salad dressing to the ground.

    by MetalMickey

    Wow. So long to a legend & gentleman who, with great class & character, showed generations of young guys like me how to be real men. If there's a heaven, right now he's probably racing McQueen around it's perimeter.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    If Cool Hand Luke isn't in your top 10...

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    You might be a homo.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    That Ain't Cool News

    by Droid

    Paul Newman was a legend. Hollywood is a lesser place now he's gone. Rest in Peace, Mr. Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    What a terrible loss.

    by beefywhore

    I doubt Holywood will ever find as talented and charming an actor.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Paul Newman was cool

    by DirtyDingusMegee

    What a loss, he was just a great man. I think his performance as Frank Galvin in The Verdict was definitely Oscar worthy, more so than The Color of Money (which was good, but not as great as The Verdict). Too bad he's gone, would have loved to have seen him team with Redford again one last time.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    LOVE PAUL NEWMAN

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    the man was just effortlessly natural and charismatic. This sucks.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Terrific actor and apparently a pretty damn good guy

    by Drunken Rage

    This is very, very sad news.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Bad news, he was one of the greatest

    by moviemaniac-7

    RIP

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Fucking Cigarettes

    by BladeRazor

    Another needless death by smoking and lung cancer... We'll miss you Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    The real Triple H

    by Fred

    Hud Hustler Hombre "Hey. I got a question. How are you planning to get back down that hill?"

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, I meant overlooked

    by Wheel99

    by the movie going public not the industry.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Raindrops keep fallin on my head...

    by Stalkeye

    This guy was a class act without the hollywood bullshit trappings.A man who was humble as noble. (from attending MLk's funeral to newman's own.)America needs more people like Paul, instead we're stuck with bush,Palin and granpa munster himself.<p>R.I.P. Sundance Kid.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by palooka_boy

    never was a better looking man, in my opinion. Rest easy, Luke, and stay cool

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Fucking debate killed him!

    by EvilWizardGlick

    McCain knew it would happen, the real reason for all the falderal, and he went anyway. <p> Bastard John McCain!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Interesting blame smokes and not coke

    by EvilWizardGlick

    May as well blame the Coke for his Cancer. <p> The guy was 83. Shit falls apart at that age.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    There goes a good man...

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    ...and a better man than most. Rest in peace, remembered forever.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Loved Newman in THE HUDSUCKER PROXY

    by SpyGuy

    And yes, fuck cancer. Fuck it right in the ear.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    RIP Paul, you were my favourite one.

    by EvilGeek1

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    pants......damn......

    by LHombreSiniestro

    this sucks....

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    OMG, he was the most gorgeous man alive.

    by AnnoyYou

    He had a good run, and he did some truly great things, both personally and professionally. There will never, never be anyone else like him: incredibly beautiful and an incredible, astute, fearless actor. I hope he didn't suffer. I'm glad he made all those movies, because I can look at him whenever I want. I hope is family is OK. Jesus.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    A genuine legend....

    by RockLobster800

    and Im genuinely gutted to here about this...we'll never get to see the touted final Redford team up either. R.I.P old man...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    FAREWELL PAUL

    by BringingSexyBack

    You fed my stomach as well as my movie-loving soul. The Sting was my favorite - makes me happy anytime I watch it. RIP

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Newman's Own = $175 million to charity.

    by Rev. Slappy

    As we sift through the Wall Street meltdown brought on by out of control greed, it's kind of astonishing to see a guy like Paul Newman who gave away $175 million to charity. They world needs a lot more men and women like him: people who are dedicated to their work and their art while being incredibly generous.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    No one gets out of life alive

    by plocock

    So sorry to hear Mr. Newman has passed on. Another great one is lost...Rest in peace.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    A natural born world shaker....

    by RockLobster800

    sorry, thats a nice obit in itself so, I thought Id pipe it in...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Heston, Newman...

    by Banzai Rootskibango

    ...hard to find their counterparts in today's Hollywood generation...too bad.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    inevitable, but sad nontheless.

    by colinjbooth

    Cool hand Butch.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    "Every time I get a script ..."

    by reaper28

    Found this quote on IMDB that sums up to me why he was such a class actor: "Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why." And that sir, is why you're going to be missed by me and millions of people all over the world. Godspeed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    A God of cinema

    by Charlie_Allnut

    A true gentleman, a true luminary. My favorite performance was in The Long Hot Summer - check it out if you have not seen it! He will be missed greatly.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    A magnificent actor and stellar individual

    by Kal Reeve

    Rest well, Mr. Newman

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    An awesome man

    by titanmatrix

    he always played a real cool hand

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Rest in peace

    by BrightEyes

    Paul Newman, your a legend.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Raise a glass of J.T.S. Brown...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Damn...I had a feeling we would be hearing this news before too long. I don't idolize a lot of people. However, Paul Newman was someone that I had the utmost respect for; a genuine class act and one hell of an actor. I'm really saddened by his passing...and I miss him already.<P>RIP Paul Newman.<P>"Yeah well, sometimes nothing is a real cool hand."

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    One of those guys you just would live forever

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I remember in the 80's it was so sad that a huge wave of legendary actors were passing left and right...cary grant, lucille ball, fred astaire, bill holden etc... Now it seems as though many of the guys from the 60's are starting to go...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    A lot of people here did not like...

    by emeraldboy

    Road to perdition. Newman utterly outacted and outclassed everyone in that film. and for once he got to play the bad guy. What a performance.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Dead, but not gone

    by blindambition238

    He was cinematic legend last week, yesterday, today, and still will be for many many years to come.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Rest in peace Butch/Cool Hand/Fast Eddie

    by heavenlykid

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    A legend is gone.

    by a goonie

    My heart goes out to Paul's family and friends. He is a giant in the landscape of cinema and will be deeply missed. Alongside Steve McQueen, I think Paul Newman was one of the coolest, classiest guys ever to walk this earth. Or at least, ever to be photographed on it. He was truly someone special, someone that will be remembered with love and respect for the rest of time.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Now open for Cage remakes

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Now Cage can remake the body of Newmans work for a whole new generation. <p> How cool is that plebes?

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I loved road to perdition...

    by emeraldboy

    What a magnificent film. But newman was the reason to see this film. I think that it was his greatest performance.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Very sad news

    by fiester

    One of my all-time favorites and an all-around good guy.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Nobody...

    by DontCallMePunchy

    ...will ever be as cool and classy as Paul Newman, ever. His portrayal of Lucas Jackson (CHL) is one of the finest performances in the history of Hollywood. We have lost a titan of the industry and we will never have anyone to fill his shoes because it's IMPOSSIBLE.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    His organisation ran the cafe in the kids' hospital

    by half vader

    where my daughters were born. Spent a llllllotta time there, ate their stuff, and read the bio they had on the walls about what he'd done. I was always a fan, but at that time, that really strengthened it. <p> Like many others, I'd just got Cool Hand Luke on HD. Don't usually do that sorta thing, but I might give it a spin. <p> The only celebs passing that have actually made me sad are people that realised what that was and arguably used it to contribute more in other ways. The only one that really made me upset was Jim Henson. Paul Newman was one of those good ones. R.I.P. mate.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    The Man That Was Cool Hand Luke

    by tolomey

    A true icon. Rest in peace

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Paul Newman was great

    by dioxholster

    but not that great

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I remember a couple of months ago...

    by emeraldboy

    The newman family released a statement to the effect that Paul newmans cancer had spread and that he weeks to live and that his family and doctors had made a decision that he would die at home.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    half vader..

    by emeraldboy

    my brother and I were devastated when Henson died. that death was unfair in some many ways.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    and half vader....

    by emeraldboy

    no other death effected me the way hensons did. even when I hear that song The lovers the dreamers and you, it still effects me.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    What can you say?

    by radio1_mike

    Newman was a legend in acting, auto racing, charity and humility. While I am sad to hear of his death- no more smiles, or a wink of an eye on the screen. I mourn most for the loss of a great human being. RIP Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    "Homer, I'll tell you what I told Redford......

    by otm shank

    It ain't gonna happen." R.I.P sir. Thank you for the moments.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    he and woodward were one of hollywood's

    by bacci40

    greatest love stories...and something not created by the studios as evidenced by the longevity of their marriage...and he will live forever

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    2008: Staggering...

    by Nosferatu Jones

    For the record so far this year, we have: Paul Newman, Charlton Heston, Heath Ledger, Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, David Foster Wallace, Alexander Courage, Bill Melendez, Don LaFontaine, Jerry Reed, Killer Kowalski, Bernie Brillstein, Bobby Murcer, Tony Snow, Tim Russert, Jesse Helms, Jerry Falwell, Don S. Davis, Stanley Kamel, Michael Turner, George Carlin, Cyd Charisse, Bo Diddley, Dick Martin, Harvey Korman, Ling Ling!, Ollie Johnston, Jim Mooney, Neil Aspinall, Arthur C. Clarke, Anthony Minghella, Leonard Rosenman, William F. Buckley Jr., Roy Scheider, John Alvin, Barry Morse, Christian Brando, Bobby Fischer, Brad Renfro... plus many more, I'm sure, that I'm forgetting. Tough, tough year.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST

    This is sad news.

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Paul Newman is irreplacable.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Fast Eddie

    by CedricD

    The NY Times obituary lead sentence called him "one of the last great movie stars of the 20th Century" which considering how many iconic roles he played, could be a bit of an understatement. So who's left - Kirk Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Bacall...the list runs dry when considering the titans of the late 40s, 50s and 60s

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    (Whoops...)

    by Nosferatu Jones

    (Scratch Falwell... I thought that was this year.)

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    He was the very last of his generation of screen legends

    by IndustryKiller!

    Brando, Dean, Newman. The practically invented acting as we know it today and the entirety of art is better for it. God I'm devastated. I suppose I shouldnt feel bad for a man with such a brilliant life. I'm sure he himself would be the last one to mourn. he's truly to be celebrated.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Paul Newman

    by shellfishh

    Good luck trying to find a bad performance by him. Without arguing against any of the movies mentioned, I can not believe no one has mentioned "Slap Shot". <br><br> "Old time hockey!"

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    And moreover he NEVER compromised his integrity

    by IndustryKiller!

    As a man or an actor. He may literally be singular in that category. It's amazing that for a career that went right up until the moment he passed that he remained a brilliant actor who starred in projects of true integrity. Watch Road to Perdition and you can see a performance more intense on the inside than it is on the outside, it's frightening how good he was and proof that they don't make them like they used to and the business has become a lesser place. but Newman was absolutely uncorruptable. Brilliant.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    By Butch

    by jedihillis

    Butch Cassidy was the first movie I ever saw him in....He will be missed. But at least I can still enjoy his rather tasty grape juice :)

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    I remember...

    by Bartleby T. Scrivener

    Taking my dad when he was 63 to go see The Color of Money. He was pretty sick, but he wanted to see the new Paul Newman movie. He was a big fan of the Hustler. He had grown up in pool halls in his youth and loved to tell stories about the guys he knew and played with. Anyway, watching that movie, I was mesmerized by Newman. I mean it was great movie in general; top-notch acting and directing. But man, Newman, he was in different league. I can honestly say that I will miss his presence in future endeavors. But I thank him for his wonderful film legacy he leaves behind.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    I think the last thing he did was "Iconoclasts" w/

    by GQtaste

    his old pal Redford. But I could be mistaken. One thing is for sure though. They don't mak'em like that anymore. One of the greats of all time!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Definitely a sad day ...

    by Lou C.

    ... especially because he was such a class act. You look at so many great actors who have sold their cinematic soul for a buck (I'm talking to you, Burt Reynolds), and here was a guy who simply refused. He was passionate about what he did, and he would not compromise to earn an extra buck. And how much money would he have hauled in had he chose to take profits from Newman's Own? Like others above have said, I always will by his products because they're great stuff, and because what he's done with the business is extraordinary. May God bless him. He truly, truly was a great one.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Forgot about "Nobodys Fool" A great winter film

    by GQtaste

    to watch during the cold months. Could have very well won another Oscar that year, but of course they gave it to Tommy Hanks for playing Forest Gump. Plus, one of Bruce Willis's greatest roles too!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Hollywood will never be the same

    by Chanoc

    Godspeed Mr. Newman and thank you for everything.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    "Australia."

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Hope to see you there someday, Butch.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    I'm actually tearing up...

    by flickchick85

    I don't think I've ever actually cried over the death of an actor before, but Paul Newman was just one of a kind. Not just his performances, but his rare true Hollywood romance with Woodward, and his charity work...they just don't make 'em like that anymore. I feel like we just lost a major chapter of cinema history. RIP Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Blessed to live near him

    by Larry of Arabia

    The community of Westport, CT is going to feel this deep loss. Private, which is what New Englad likes of his celebrities. Civic minded liberal who involved himself unobtrusively in politics, and a supporter of the art community. Newman's Own line of products has contributed so much to so many over the years. IF you want to see a master work a great, small character study catch "Nobody's Fool." We lost a great one.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    RIP Paul Newman

    by NoodlesHahn

    A wonderful actor and a better human being. Now Newman and McQueen can fight over who gets top billing in heaven.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by I am the most horrible

    I too will be buying an increased amount of Newman's Own now. I think he'd have liked that. Couldn't hurt. Good cause.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    coattails....hope you arent trying to be funny

    by bacci40

    cuz that was jack palance

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    "You play a good game of Pool, Fast Eddie"

    by pokadoo

    "So do you, Fats". RIP Mr Newman. True acting legend!!!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Here is the master at work agaisnt Fats: Ten minutes worth

    by GQtaste

    http://tinyurl.com/4xqk9e

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Pure Class

    by Liberty Valance

    Newman was a master of his craft and a true humanitarian who was loyal, humble and kind. These are traits we should all aspire to. Shed a tear and feel no shame, for a legend has passed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Sleep Like a Winner

    by WIBoomer1

    It's very sad to hear of the passing of Paul Newman. Paul was the epitome of coolness. Years ago you would have said that Tom Cruise would be taking his place...but he is not replaceable. Godspeed, Paul Newman

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:23 p.m. CST

    You will be missed Mr. Newman

    by Skyway Moaters

    I can truthfully say that I have never wept over the death of any: actor, musician, celebrity, philanthropist, humanitarian, ever in my life, other than John Lennon, until today. I'm not even sure why this hit me so hard. It feels more like loosing a friend than loosing an icon. God speed Mr. Newman, and may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Im going to eat 50 eggs today

    by ArcadianDS

    If you're a true fan, you'll do the same.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Damn...

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Just though I'd jump online real quick to see what was going on before heading to work. Kind of a bummer to see Newman died. Might have to throw on The Hustler when I get home from work...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Fuck

    by odo19

    Literally fell down on my chair when I heard the news. One of the best actors ever. I still have'nt seen some of his earlier movies. I've been meaning to watch Cool Hand Luke, The Sting, and The Hustler, but I never got around to it. I mostly know him from Hudsucker Proxy, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Slapshot, Color of Money, Cars, and the great Road to Perdition. Just an all around good guy. R.I.P.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Thank you for removing drknight09's...

    by Skyway Moaters

    ...despicable post, whoever you are.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by ikkyu

    if Paul Newman was one thing, he was and always will be a film star. he'll shine on, on our silver screens, that's for sure.<p>may you find happiness and peace wherever you may be now, Mr Newman. thank you for a lifetime's fine work.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:43 p.m. CST

    NO MAN EVER ATE FIFTY EGGS

    by DeweyOxburger

    Biggest actor of all-time. hands down. nine AA nominations. no one was cooler (sorry, mcqueen wasn't even close). Gentlemen, we have lost the best...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    "Now cracks a noble heart. -

    by Skyway Moaters

    - Goodnight sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to they rest!"

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Damn! I'm off to watch the Sting!

    by FILMFUNK

    He had a good kick at the ball but it's stil a shocker!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Show some RESPECT

    by vic twenty

    Thanks to whomever is deleting the 3 or 4 jerks (so far) who feel the need to try out their open mic night crap in an obit talkback. <p> Paul Newman was one of the greats, on the silver screen and in his philanthropical endeavors. If you don't know who he is, borrow Mom's car, go to Blockbuster, and educate yourselves. <p> He will (continue to) be sorely missed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Cars and Road to Perdition

    by Dazzler69

    were great films! He will be missed.<p>RIP

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    The last of the true movie stars.

    by Devil'sOwn

    And a sucky day for true movie fans.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Rest in peace Paul.

    by Godovhellfire

    You had chili for us all.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Gonna miss this ol' boy

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Truly one classy and talented man

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    "The fall will probably kill ya"

    by zooch

    Classic.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    A True Hollywood Legend

    by G100

    A very sad loss indeed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    "Loosing"?!

    by Skyway Moaters

    Sheesh, I am truely out of it...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    RIP Paul

    by theycallmemrglass

    This is hitting me hard. And the older he got on screen, the more compelling he was to watch. Absolute legend gone. Sad Day. At least his last on screen role was a great one in Road to Perdition.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    The world was a better place with you in it Paul

    by hallmitchell

    You helped alot of people. You cared alot about people. You made some great movies. We enjoyed your work. Farewell.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Nobody's Fool, Mr & Mrs. Bridge

    by BrokenHeath

    ...two of his best performances since 1990. The first is getting a lot of love here and deservedly so as it gives a full range of emotions and shows why he was a star. The second, a Merchant/Ivory film done with his wife Joanne Woodward is a minimalist performance... doing little (because the character is so unemotional) but letting you see that there is a caring human inside just with the smallest of facial movements. My favorite earlier ones are The Verdict, Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, and Hud. Though I like Road To Perdition, his is a supporting role and Tom Hanks being miscast in it ruined the movie for me.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Farewell Mr Newman!

    by Aeghast

    And thanks for all the (good) movies..

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    "Newman's Own" Greatest Example...Was Being A Good Person!!!

    by Media Messiah

    Your great works in acting touched many, but your greatest work was not as an actor, it was as an humanitarian. "Newman's Own" product brands, has changed the lives of numerous people through the various charities it supports, and will continue to support. Unlike most, Mr. Newman realized that fame should not be wallowed in, like some pig in mud, or used to celebrate oneself, no, when one touches it, fame, and makes their mark (How much Money, and how many Mansions do you need after that???), they should be gracious enough to take a bow, and walk away...and use the power of their celebrity to help others in need...instead of staying in the limelight for the simple masturbatory exercise of being a fame whore. Mr. Newman shunned the latter, much like his contemporary Robert Redford, which speaks volumes about both men and their personal, and collective, integrity.<BR><BR>It is this selflessness, and the ability to realize that he is just a man...that made him, Paul Newman, something extraordinary in life, and a true legend. Mr. Newman, I admire you for being a loyal Husband and a Father. A loving human being, one of good character and example, who gave nothing but respect to others who have been forgotten by the likes on Wallstreet, that's Newman's Own legacy, one that will never be forgotten!!! Have A Peaceful Journey, Paul Newman, you never forgot about the rest of us, and we love you for it--and we will never forget you!!! God Bless, and Amen!!!!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    When Redford says "I can't swim!"

    by zooch

    Watch Paul Newman's face. It's such a great look.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace Paul Newman

    by lostbat

    A great man has passed away.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Hudsucker Proxy

    by Spidermonkee

    Sure, sure. One of my all time favorite movies. And one of the Coen's most underrated films. I try to watch it every way around New Year's Eve, the way some people watch It's A Wonderful Life around Christmas. Looks like I'll be watching it a little early this year.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Rest In Peace

    by blackwood

    You will be missed; you did great work.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    best actor of the 60s

    by Prossor

    unquestionably

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Rest in peace

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    You will be missed

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    One of the greatest actors ever

    by MontyPigeon

    Rest in Peace, you leave behind a filmography that actors of today could only dream of.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    So Jack & Robert are the only ones left?

    by MarkSingle

    Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston (yeah, even despite his right wing beliefs), Marlon Brando, Paul Newman... to me they were the Hollywood giants. Of that generation only Jack Nicholson (71) and Robert Redford (72) are left. It's a sad day indeed...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    crossed paths with him one day in 1978

    by bunkyboo

    He was looking for directions to a town fair event. I was star struck. He smiled that cool smile of his and went on his way. I'll never forget it.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Boy that Luke

    by optimus122

    "While were sitting here digging and dying he's living and flying" Cool Hand Luke is one of my favorite movies and he was one of the best actors to ever walk this earth. I can only imagine what he was thinking about during his last few days/hours of cognitive thought..was he looking back on it all and feeling like a lucky son of a bitch or was he looking to the great beyond wondering what was next. I know I say every day I wish I could go back and do it all over again..if he could go back he probably wouldn't change a thing. RIP Paul Newman , a man amongst men.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    He will live on for us in films...

    by Sakurai

    he will live on for everyone else as the salad dressing guy. But for those who knew him, I imagine he will live on as something we can all hope to be.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Thanks bunkyboo! I can't believe it but...

    by Skyway Moaters

    In the midst of my grief, it totally slipped my mind that I too once met Mr. Newman, on a TWA flight from Chicago to LA in 1978! Starstruck doesn't begin to describe it. He was in the last row of first class and I was in the first row of coach. I was an 18 year old punk and the man shook my hand with genuine warmth and asked what was taking me to LA. And you are correct, that "cool smile" put all his starstruck fellow passengers at ease. A class act all the way down the line.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST

    A true loss

    by KirkLazarus

    I haven't seen enough of his movies, but I will still miss him. Here is a story from my parents about a female friend of theirs who stood behind Paul Newman back in the '70s in an ice cream parlor. The woman adored him and yet tried to play it cool the whole time in line but apparently Newman's presence got the better of her. After paying, she got a little flustered, stuttering out "But where's my ice cream cone?" Newman turned around with a smile and said "Ma'am, I think you put it in your purse." No idea if that story is true but I hope it is.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    They announced he didn't have long weeks ago,

    by Dingbatty

    but it still hits hard. Peace, Mr. Newman. Thanks for your art, and generosity.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    What kinda world do we live in where Paul Newman can die

    by Orionsangels

    It's hard to believe and Fidel Castro is still alive. At least I think he is. My fav Paul Newman film is Cool Hand Luke! What a great lose. RIP Paul Newman

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Think I'll Rent

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Nobody's Fool this weekend.<p> Or maybe Absence of Malice, or The Verdict.<p> And also Slap Shot. That has the bonus of having the Hanson bros in it.<p> Actually I'll prolly rent any Paul Newman movie that I'm lucky enough to find on the shelves for the next week or more.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:35 p.m. CST

    It's a terrible loss to his family and friends.

    by Orionsangels

    How is it a terrible loss to us though? He hasn't acted in years. A great actor. Who starred in some amazing films. He lived a full life. A terrible loss was Heath Ledger, who died in his prime. Newman's life and career should be celebrated. It's not terrible. Thank God he could die in peace.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Been trying to think of something to say...

    by Neosamurai85

    since the first news report, but I'm just blank on this one. Newman was a classy actor. Hud, Coolhand Luke, The Hustler, The Color of Money, Twilight, BCatSK, Road to Perdition... The man was a great, as an actor and a human being. Cinema literally less classy now that he's gone. Gonna miss him.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger was

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    a tragedy. Any death of a young parent or child is.<p> Paul Newman is a terrible loss to his family and friends<br> And a great loss to the public.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:49 p.m. CST

    On the Wings of Angels

    by Sgt.Steiner

    My heart goes out to Joanne Woodward and the Newman family. He was, and will always be, one of the greats. We'll miss you, Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Slapshot

    by Aphex Twin

    Still my favorite Paul Newman movie. Hell it's the only good hockey movie out there other than maybe Miracle.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    My best to his family and friends.

    by mrfan

    Classy guy onscreen. Classy guy offscreen.<p>He will be missed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Aphex Twin, I watched Slapshot a few months back.

    by mrfan

    Still,cracks me up.<p>They brought their fuckin' TOYS with 'em!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Paul Newman had class

    by codereduk

    It can't be said enough, he belonged to a whole different generation of actors. Maybe a whole different world. And screw the haters, The Color Of Money is a great film, and he was great in it. The Verdict as well.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Commin' up there, Boss!

    by Heretic3k

    Alright, boy, come on up! The Old Man Upstairs has answered. God Bless, Paul.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    "You know, your son looks like a fag to me."

    by Wooksie

    "You better get married again, 'cause he's gonna have somebody's cock in his mouth before you can say Jack Robinson."

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    A true leader

    by deadboy1313

    Aside from being one of the greatest actors ever, he was a man with a good heart who helped so many people. It's sad that this world is run by money-grubbing, back-stabbing, lying career politicians. Not all of them put together have done as much good for this world as Paul Newman did. He was a shining example of what one man can do to make this world a better place. May God bless him and his family, and may Newman's Own have continued success in carrying on his mission of spirit.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Ah Damn...

    by codymr

    I had heard rumours that he was sick with cancer about 6 months ago. What a shame. I have great respect for all of the philanthropy he did for kids in need and he was a talented actor to boot. Funny, a friend just emailed me a high res jpg of Newman & Redford from Butch Cassidy for my desktop last night... then I hit NYT.com this morning and I find out he passed. Weird.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    "I can't swim."

    by Die_Hardest

    "Hahahaha. THE FALL'S GONNA KILL YA!"

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    He was a natural born world shaker...

    by Mattyboy122

    Damn. Paul Newman was fantastic. Rest in peace. You earned it.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Orionsangels

    by bacci40

    in a world where ceo's walk away from failed companies with millions from a golden umbrella, newman created a company whose sole purpose was to assist others...he not only gave away millions, he created camps for children with terminal illnesses...it is a great loss to the world when a man of his compassion and caring leaves us...he didnt just talk the talk, he walked the walk...and it is a loss to everyone

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    the greats are leaving us

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    RIP Mr. Newman

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    "Sure, sure," and "We don

    by Hikaru Ichijo

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 5:55 p.m. CST

    't kneel at Hudsucker!"

    by Hikaru Ichijo

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Requiescat In Pace Fast Eddie Felson

    by Xiphos_2

    The racing world has lost a good man.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    A First

    by DangerMan

    No snarky comments to be found here, so the man truly inspired class.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Great Legend with an even greater legacy

    by quantize

    simply one of the best EVER

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by TheMcflyFarm

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    2008 is the worst year ever for deaths

    by ricarleite

    Everyone's dying this year! The academy awards memorial sequence is going to be 3 hours long!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    r.i.p

    by The Amazing G

    what else can I say? :(

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Paul Newman, 83

    by Napoleon Park

    I'm sure you all have your own favorite Paul Newman memories. My recollections will be with my Dad, at the Studio 28 watching Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy for the first time... and the Eastown Theatre watching Hombre... and the Vista Drive-In catching Harper... and in our living room catching Absence of Malice and the Verdict on HBO...

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    I know bacci40. That's an amazing legacy!

    by Orionsangels

    That will all still go on without him. I don't think I explained myself well. I meant that that man set out to do everything he wanted to do. He acomplished all his goals. It would have been a terrible loss if he had died while doing all this. I'm just saying the man's life and legacy should be celebrated. When I think of terrible loss. I think of a car accident or dying young.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Let The Midnight Special....

    by superzero

    ...shine it's light on me. Let the Midnight special shine it's ever-loving light on me." Thank you Paul, thank you so very, very much.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    RIP Fast Eddie. Newman was the definition

    by SID 8.0

    of professionalism and passion. And just plain ol' cool. I remember being on a bus to Atlantic City and having to watch "Fort Apache The Bronx." I had heard about it for years and never saw it. Turned out to be a damn good movie. Everyone remembers the well known stuff but that one kind of slipped through the cracks. So many young actors should take a lesson from him. On screen and off that's how you do it. One of a kind all the way.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST

    What a great man and husband.

    by malificus

    The guy was truly a product of a classier era in Hollywood. Times like these give a fan pause and I can't help but look at the crop of actors that are so highly regarded in Hollywood today and notice that they fall far short of Newman's greatness. 83 years is a damn fine run. Thanks for being as great offscreen as you were on Mr. Newman.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    RIP - One of the greatest actors of all time....

    by TheWaqman

    and definitely the "Coolest". His roles were definitely memorable. And it was great when he closed with Road to Perdition.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Well, he was...

    by banditmania

    83, not the Highlander. Gotta go sometime.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Spent the day...

    by shatners hairpiece

    watching "The Verdict", "The Hustler" and "Road to Perdition"...my favorite Newman movies. BUt there about a half dozen others that could easily make that list too. A brilliant actor and an example of what a movie star should be. Humble, generous and talented. He will be missed and never replaced.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by cripeman

    A class act.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Hud

    by hank quinlan

    Really...he was so cool in that movie there oughta be a law. Even his later stuff was great. Nobody's Fool had that great poster of just Newman in a ballcap and devilish grin with that tagline: Worn to Perfection. Couldnt have said it better myself. Him saying Richard Russo and Robert Benton's words was heaven. I could watch the Verdict all day. A fucking Icon.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Just finished The Color of Money.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Watching Slap Shot right now. R.I.P.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "THEY BROUGHT THERE FUCKIN' TOYS WITH THEM!"

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    The world just got a little less bright.

    by Amy Chasing

    We'll miss you blue eyes.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    GONDORF!!!!

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    GONDORFF

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

    I meant..

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    2008: Good year for movies, HORRIBLE year for losses.

    by LlGHTST0RMER

    God damn. I'm just gonna blame all this on Bush, too. <p> DAMN YOU, GEORGE W. BUSH!! Just leave already!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    ....Sorry I'm late. I was taking a crap.

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Empire Falls

    by indiebum

    A terrific performance, he steals the show. I'll miss you Newman!

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    RIP Paul Newman

    by hypnotron

    Great actor, great man.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    What a life he lived!

    by Brundlefly

    It's a high honour indeed to have Steve McQueen envy your talent. I hope Paul and Steve are burning rubber right now around some heavenly race track. Rest easy Fast Eddie. Godspeed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    What a cool guy,

    by Samuel Steamer

    What a legacy. I am saddened by his passing but am am comforted by the way he lived.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Luthor told me I could learn sonething from you

    by kwingjr

    I already know how to drink..... and will be doing one tonight for you Mr. Newman.......

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I think we knew this was coming, but I sure

    by sweeneydave

    didn't want to see it happen. I also just discovered Paul Newman because over the past year I've been checking out movies on the top IMDB 250 list. Newman has quite a few on there. I've decided that if I could choose to look like anyone it would be Paul Newman from the Hustler. Mighty good lookin' man.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    A great loss...

    by shaneo632

    Not seen much of his work, but always admired what I'd seen. I've got a bunch of his films to watch, which I shall spend tomorrow doing. Can't say much more than has been said already. It seems he was a great screen presence and a great person all around - a near oxymoron in Hollywood. I shall toast a shot or two to Newman tomorrow, for sure.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    He Was A Class Act

    by bswise

    I remember reading in June that he gave $120 Million (his entire holdings in Newman's Own) to charity.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Extruded Plastic Dingus

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Newman was brilliant. I watched that Newman WB boxed set a few months back, and even thought the films were of variable quality, Newman himself was always watchable. A class act and a wonderful actor, he will be sorely missed.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Natural Born World-Shaker

    by Liberty Valance

    Went out and bought Cool Hand Luke today and popped it in immediately upon getting home. When Luke broke into the "Plastic Jesus" diddy on his banjo after the death of his mom, I broke into tears. I don't think I've ever wept over the death of a celebrity but this legitimately feels like I've lost a family member. There aren't enough accolades we can lavish upon Newman for his accomplishments as an actor and a philanthropist. A talent like his you will never see again.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Clinton ftw!

    by Orionsangels

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    by Orionsangels

    oh sorry. seriously i posted in the wrong talkback. i swear. it was meant for the snl talkback

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by cifra

    ... and the world just got a bit shittier without this pure genius. Apart from the obvious great performances, I'd recall his "duel" with Steve MacQueen in "The Towering Inferno"... their final scene together is pure, unforgettable, classic.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by a rolling stone

    He taught hustlers how to be hustlers. This really sucks.

  • Sept. 27, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    DAMN

    by Muldoon

    We've lost a legend

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    RIP pal

    by TheDark0Knight

    another legend gone

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 12:39 a.m. CST

    God bless his soul

    by Darth Thoth

    What a marvelous life and great inspiration to us all. RIP.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    What we have here . . .

    by aboriginal

    . . . is the best of the best on more levels than can be counted.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Not as overated as your worthless opion Spaz

    by quantize

    you aint even a funny Spaz..fuck off

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Thank you Mr. Newman.

    by bb6634

    You will be missed.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Shelfishh, they did

    by half vader

    That's what the "brought their toys" quote was about, remember? Grand Muff Tarking said it, waaayyy up there. Not criticisin', just sayin'.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:51 a.m. CST

    RIP paul

    by slkboxrman

    i work for a corporate car service based out of ozone park queens nyc, paul newman and his wife have an account with our company and used it quite often...there was one new years eve when paul was in one of our cars right before or just after midnight, we were still on radio dispatch back then and paul came over the radio and wished everyone in the office "a kickass new years" ...that memory has stuck with me ever since then, that had to be at least almost a decade ago......rest in peace PAUL, we will all miss u

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Was he recorded for the Cars Webisodes

    by jimbojones123

    That are planned to go live soon?

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Re-Watch Jaws...

    by happybunni

    It is not a good movie, it is extremely cheesy and doesn't stand up to the test of time except for the theme song. Please stop mentioning it. Thanks.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    A Movie Legend Has Passed

    by Roborob

    I was saddend to hear of Paul Newman's Death, May I offer my condolances to His Family, Friends and Fans.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Paul Newman taught me the words son of a bitch

    by Toby___Wong

    The first time I heard the words was in the awesome Slap Shot. R.I.P.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    A personal loss...

    by onezeroone

    lost my dad when I was rather young and didn't have too many of his pics. The few I had, he looked exactly like Paul Newman in younger days. Since then, watching Paul Newman on screen was like watching dad. Somehow I feel I lost someone really close... as if last connecting thread to dad has been finally snapped. <p>Might sound pretty corny or childish, but is true...

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    This Sucks

    by spiderinside

    Honestly, I can't think of an actor that literally defined class more than Paul Newman. What an amazing and talented individual. I'm gonna be dedicating my next free night to watching a Paul Newman double feature. I think "Slapshot" and "Cool Hand Luke" will do nicely. Then I'll hafta revisit most of his catalogue for the rest of the week. Friggin' A. Alot of actors die, but this is the first one in awhile that I've honestly felt that cramping feeling in my chest over. RIP Mr. Newman. You are a titan of cinema, and a true legend.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    They say the death of an old man is not a tragedy.

    by Knuckleduster

    Still, it is a very sad day when we lose a great man like Paul Newman.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Anybody remember when he was being considered for SUPERMAN?

    by Bob Cryptonight

    I believe it was back when Guy Hamilton was still directing (before Donner took over). Also, Redford was mentioned, too. I always thought Newman would have made a really good (if older) Superman. He was always able to show that kind of sly humor even in the face of impending doom.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Mr. Newman...

    by SnakesOnABicycle

    seemed like a good guy and makes me want to be one.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Very sad news

    by jackalcack

    Paul Newman was absolutely awesome. Feel really shocked at his death even though it was expected. You think people like that will never die. The word 'legend' doesn't even cover it.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    A Saved Man with a Wonderful Life. God Bless HIm

    by Supermans

    The most important thing he did his entire life was being saved by the Lord Jesus Christ. That led him to create the charity which has become his greatest life achievement. Make no mistake about it, Paul Newman stayed out of Hollywood culture simply because of its anti-Christian nature. He was a deeply devout and religious man, one that everyone should aspire to be. May he rest in peace up in heaven where he is definately at...

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 6:33 a.m. CST

    I don't usually do well at obits

    by judderman

    because my head is usually full of conflicting thoughts about the person's work, life or legacy. But in Newman's case, there is simply no downside. The guy led as close to a perfect life as it's possible to live. Master of his craft, accomplished racer, combat veteran, married to the same woman for fifty years, who spent his time off camera raising a quarter-billion dollars for charity. Heck, he even made great lemonade. The fact that he was rewarded with what appears to have been a long and rich life is a suitable coda to such an exemplary man.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Just Looking at his Filmography on IMDB

    by kevinwillis.net

    Surprised he didn't do more in the 80s and 90s. I swear, I remember him doing more. <br><br> But then, I'm looking at the dates of the movies: The Color of Money was in 1986? Has it really be that long? Blaze was in 1989? Wowsers. He had a long career, did some great movies, and was a great guy. RIP, Cool Hand Luke.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    He will be missed

    by CigsandCoffee56

    Paul Newman was so much more than a movie actor. He was a man that defined film. From early on I remember seeing him in films like Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, The Sting, and Butch Cassidy. My dad and Grandpa were huge fans or his and they pushed it on to me. His contributions to those films and his Non-Profit "Newmans Own" are enough for me to remember him. But it wasn't until watching Hud when I was 20 years old that I realized how amazing he really was. There have been a lot of deaths in films lately but none have affected me as personally. I will miss seeing him and hearing his voice. I look forward to going back and watching his films again. A true loss to the world.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    On WTOP they said...

    by Kentucky Colonel

    (WTOP= the only terrestrial radio station still on my dial...24 News/Traffic for DC) <p> "You probably have a jar of his marinara or salad dressing at home in your fridge" <p> And sure enough when we got home I opened up the icebox and there they were...Red Wine Marinara & Honey Mustard. My wife (the not-so-into-movies type, alas) said "That's the guy who died?!?" Bless her. <p> And Bless Paul. $250 million to charity, all from the grocery store. You don't see that kind of generosity every day. And his Hole In The Wall camp for termianl kids...damn. He's the man. I'll bet he & Steve McQueen are having quite the time right now.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    "Oh no! Paul Newman's going to have me legs broke!"

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Newman was like a modest version of Bono...

    by Galactic

    A giant in his field and an amazing philanthropist. You will be missed.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST

    When there's no more room in hell...............................

    by crackerfarmboy

    the dead will walk the earth. Think about it.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    The real Blue Eyes is gone.

    by Sepulchrave

    A troubling, restless actor who overcame a superficial beauty to hint at something repulsive and hopeless; which contradiction is the essence of the true star. Watch The Verdict and learn. Cary Grant had 'it' and so did Newman. Chilly, technical and remote, Newman exuded a somehow manufactured charm that marked him out as something more complicated that a mere good guy. There was in his blue eyes something freezing and daunting. A great stage actor and a natural man for O Neill (watch his bring both of his fists down on Danial Craig in Road to Perdition: "I curse you! I curse the day you were born!") In his private life, liberal, honest and faithful. There is at least one chunk of information essential to film fans that is NOT on the net. David Thompson's Biographical Dictionary of Film. I direct anyone to read his entry on Paul Newman; typically troubling, incisive and beautifully written.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Oh and 'I don't care if it rains or freezes...'

    by Sepulchrave

    '...long as I got my plastic Jesus/ sitting on the dashboard of my car...'

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Oh and Paul was, if not actually gay then..

    by Sepulchrave

    "I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant." So lets moderate that Jesus prop with his absolutely spotless and activist liberalism.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:33 a.m. CST

    and what a great sense of humor

    by filmfanatic1

    He hated his first film, THE SILVER CHALICE, so much that when it first came on TV, he took out ads in TV Guide begging people not to see it; he had Silver Chalice parties where people banged on pots and pans every time a bad scene came on the screen, which was often. Fortunately, for all of us, almost all of his subsequent films were either classics or close to it.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    The suicide of his son, Scott, clearly hit him hard

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Notice that he really got heavily into the charity work and did his toughest roles after Scott, a child from his first marriage, overdosed. I've frequently wondered how tough his role was in Road To Perdition - the devoted father for a very flawed, troubled son.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    "What we've got here is, failure to resuscitate"

    by Silent Mark

    RIP Mr Newman. We'll always have your films to remember you by.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    "Well, that oughta do it." BOOOM!!!!

    by westie

    And he blows up the train. Great scene. Great in everything, my favorites were Butch Cassidy, Cool Hand, Road to Perdition, Where the Money Is, Nobody's fool, etc. etc. Rest in Peace, Butch.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    You Just Keep Thinking Butch...

    by Alen Smithee

    That's what your good at. RIP good sir.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    "I'm going to tell you what I told Redford - it ain't gonna happ

    by fasterpussycat

    Rest in peace, brother.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks Paul for the great movies !

    by kingoflight

    ....

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Harry, why is this not a "Top Story"

    by Doctor Phibes

    When Charleton Heston died, the story was pushed over into the Top Stories column. Paul Newman was 20 times more talented than Heston. I say this story gets moved into the Top Stories.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Dr Phibes

    by JIMBOCOP

    Consider your motion duly seconded. The guy was everything Hollywood royalty should be - talented, devastatingly good looking and big of heart too. He simply puts the snot-faced punks, model/actors and today's multiplex fillers into the shade. RIP. That is all.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I just watched Cool Hand Luke for the 1st time

    by O_Goncho

    He was quite a guy.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    HUD changed my life

    by i kick tits

    Death is fucking stupid

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    good point

    by Quint

    Moved to where he belongs, top of top.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Where's the Lord of Hell going on

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    about the great Abe Vigoda laughing at us all. Or did I just skim 300 plus posts and miss it. I'm not trying to steal his thunder. It's his catchphrase, but he hasn't pounced. He must be having computer problems or something. This is sad news indeed, and he was a great actor, and a generous man.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I'm with everyone else, Cool Hand Luke

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    is one of the greatest movies of all time. In the first episode of Cheers the guys are having a "debate" of the sweatiest movie of all time. Diane's fiance (who dumps her by the end of the episode) comes in mid-argument and simply says "Cool Hand Luke," to the cheers of the rest of the bar.

  • Sept. 28, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST

    He threw me out of an elevator once

    by zacdilone

    He wasn't happy when my friend and I followed him into a building. I wish I could've apologized to him.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    No Cars 2?

    by Nuking the Fridge

    I hear they are making a sequel to Cars. Guess they will re-cast his character voice, huh?

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Why come nobody is praising Pocket Money?

    by Cisco Dyke

    Most of you shitbirds only know of Paul Newman because he pwned McDonalds salad dressings. Seriously though, this man was the SHIT and will be missed. He was like a rich man's Redford.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    R.I.P

    by DrPain

    Sad news. A great talent gone.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    How much poon did this guy tap?

    by thebearovingian

    Monumental amounts.<p>Thank you, sir.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    ABE VIGODA LAUGHS AT YOU ALL!!

    by thelordofhell

    Abe Vigoda will outlive everyone!! All hail the great Abe Vigoda!!

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST

    There ya go Grammaton

    by thelordofhell

    Hell, I didn't realize that people were missing the great Abe Vigoda!! But seriously, Paul Newman was one of those rare actors that used his celebrity in a good way. My condolences to Gena and the rest of the family. R.I.P. Mr. Newman....you deserve it.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Quick Paul Newman Story

    by jeffh4

    My dad was a US Navy Pilot at the beginning of Vietnam when Hollywood celebrities would sometimes tour the ships. Paul Newman and Shirley MacLaine visited the aircraft carrier USS Bonne Homme Richard. They left diametrically opposed impressions on the pilots. While Shirley was aloof, the pilots accepted Paul as one of their own (he flew tail gunner in the Avenger torpedo bomber at the end of WWII). He knew the lingo, knew how to hold his elbow (whatever that meant), and had genuine appreciation for the ships and their crew. Many years later, my dad was in an airport VIP lounge when Paul Newman and his "crowd" sat nearby. My dad piped up, "Mr. Newman, I believe you owe me a drink." The "crowd" shuffled a little uneasily and murmured, but Mr. Newman showed some interest and amusement. "Do you remember the USO maneuvers in 1965?" my dad asked. "Yes," he replied with an acknowledging "of course" air. "And do you remember the pilot that gave you a flight jacket in the Officer's Club of the Bonny Dick?" my dad continued. "Yes," was the reply with a nod. "Well, I am that pilot." With a broad grin, Paul Newman bought my dad a drink. How about that. After 25 years, a morale trip to Vietnam was so important to Paul Newman that he had no problem remembering it's details.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Jeffh4 - cool story. Now Where Are the Tributes?

    by Brody77

    Seriously - no disrespect, but you guys had tributes left right and centre for Stan Winston, so why nothing for Newman? Do I have to rely on crappy snippets from IMDB for my star tributes to one of the greatest of all time?

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Coming...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I'm on the road, and barely at the computer. I'm back in LA verrrrrry soon, and I'm absolutely working on a fitting goodbye to one of the greatest icons of cool. This is, after all, Ain't It Cool, and, yes... Paul Newman sure as fuck was. And always will be.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST

    RIP

    by Marxeffect

    This is the year of the legends leaving us!

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Sad

    by Die_Hardest

    This is a loss on par with Brando's. Very sad. Truly one of the great actors of all time.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    I am going to be very upset when Clint goes

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He's in good health, but still he's in his late 70s. Clint is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 6:34 a.m. CST

    An Icon

    by PrincessLeias_Poohole

    The word icon and greatest are thrown around far to easily imo, but not here. R.I.P you will be sorely missed Mr Newman

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    The ONLY fault with Newman is that

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    while both he and Woodward were married to each other for something like over 50 years, which is a great achievement by any standard, let alone Hollywood, what everyone fails to mention is that Newman and Woodward were both married to other people, then got divorced so they could marry each other. I'm not saying he wasn't a great actor, a great man, but when everyone points to their marriage as a shining example they just need to have all the information.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    See ya buddy

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Thanks for the memories! Look at that first photo, damn what a handsome son of a bitch.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by JIMBOCOP

    Not an issue really, surely. Just goes to show how much they must have been in love from the start IMHO. Plus, his daughters from both marriages seem to get along just fine by all accounts so, he must have handled the issue well. Anyway, who are we to judge? That is all.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Of what I know of the man

    by skimn

    He seemed to be a true gentleman, a rascal, and a real guy's guy. I know he was terribly ill. My father passed away from cancer and I know what an awful, wasting disease it is. So rest in peace, Mr. Newman. You will be missed.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    No JIMBOCOP, you're correct I'm just saying

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    that people ignore the facts. They say look at the Hollywood star who was married 50 plus years. And they are correct, and that is a great achievement. I'm just nitpicky when it comes to having all the information, and people speaking without having all the facts. He was a great actor and humanitarian, but nobody is perfect. We all have our faults, I do, and so do you. I just hate to see marriages fall apart. Check this out. I knew a guy who was a justice of the peace. Every penny of the money he earned from performing weddings he donated to Newman's charity. So, a couple of years ago, the guy gets invited to lunch or dinner by Newman. I don't know if he every made it because he would come to the service station where I worked part-time once a week to pick up the unsold newspapers. I didn't see him for about six weeks because he had a heart attack. When he came back later he mentioned the dinner, but in a couple months disappeared again. He was an older gentleman with health issues, but I hope he got his dinner with the real blue eyes. He was just an ordinary guy who gave thousands away to Newman's charity, and Newman wanted to honor him. That is class.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST

    He was a warciple

    by Abominable Snowcone

    A man's man. He knew how to walk the walk, how to do what needed to be done. The Church of Chang shall miss his presence in the earthly realm, but now Newman's spirit shall grace the pantheon of other manly deceased gods of legend

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    He starred with OJ

    by Abominable Snowcone

    in Towering Inferno. You know, before OJ starting cutting people's heads off.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    A great man and a great actor

    by zapano

    He was a brilliant actor, amazing presence and extremely relaxed, smooth and natural performer, something that is extremely hard to achieve. RIP

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST

    And it's already been said but Nobody's Fool

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    is a great Newman film of the 90's. The focus is Newman of course, but it also had Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and I think Jessica Tandy in what may have been her last role. This is a must see.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Mori

    by Brody77

    Nice to see there'll be more tributes, cheers dude

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST

    zacdilone, if that's true

    by half vader

    I and anyone else who reads that will laugh at everything you post from here on in. If you're not just pathetically "having a lend". <p> And if it IS true, why the fuck would you tell that story in this particular thread (instead of keeping it your own personal embarrassment)??? <p> Although to be fair you might have just been young and stupid then. I can understand that...

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Do yourself a favor and go rent "Hombre" if...

    by LaneMyersClassic

    you haven't already seen it (or if you have). No one on this planet was cooler than Paul Newman. Best badass ever is also in this movie: Richard Boone.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Norm MacDonald to play him in the biopic?

    by LaneMyersClassic

    I'm just saying he kinda looks like him.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The CoC will miss him...

    by just pillow talk

    He stood for all that the CoC believes in.<p>I guess for the past 6 months he looked awful, lost a lot of weight.<p>RIP Mr. Newman. Thanks for all the great memories on film...

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    A True Giant

    by Screwbini

    In an age when words like "great" and "genius" and "extraordinary" are tossed around like old leaves, Paul Newman was one of the acting greats to whom those terms actually applied. I have rarely, if ever, seen Newman give a bad performance, even in a corny disaster flick "The Towering Inferno", and I urge anyone who has never seen a Paul Newman movie (!) to get a hold of some his classics like "Cool Hand Luke", "HUD", "The Hustler", "The Sting" right away. I happen to agree the he gave his finest performance in "The Verdict", but he had so many good roles that there is a lot to choose from. In addition to being one of our finest actors, Paul Newman just appeared to be a real decent human being, from his support for civil rights in the 60s to his charitable work which continued throughout his life. A True Giant - A True Loss.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    update: I got to 18

    by ArcadianDS

    I was serious about the 50 eggs. I ate 18 and had to stop. The rest became equal portions of egg salad and German potato salad.<p> Paul Newman was as liberal as the day is long. The reason I really REALLY repsected him above all others, despite my total disagreement with all his political views, is that he simply said, "hey this is what I think" and then he just let people make their own choices. He didn't use his fame to ramrod his politics into your face. He didn't try to preach his gospel to the conservative 'heathens' - he simply had his opinions, and he lived them.<p> take a HUGE lesson, Harry.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Sad

    by BeyondStatic

    Sad news, but a great tribute. He will be missed... I never, ever thought about the comparison with Errol Flynn, very well stated!

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    A Sad Loss

    by Con Shonnery

    My sympathies go to all Paul Newman's family and friends. I hope they can find some comfort in the tributes being paid to him as an actor, director and humanitarian and in the lives he changed with his charity work. RIP Paul, you won't be forgotten.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Finally in the Top Stories section

    by SlickyVonBoner

    where it belongs.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Check out the video on the Newman's Own

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    website. This is the coolest thing. http://www.newmansown.com/

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 1:42 p.m. CST

    And I need to see this again.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Check him out decking Hoffman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKYsA2-_uk4

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 2:11 p.m. CST

    anchorite...newman wasnt jewish

    by bacci40

    his father was jewish, his mother was a catholic...by jewish law, it goes by the mother...im amazed you said anything nice about a liberal...so kudos to you

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    half vader

    by zacdilone

    I was extremely young and pretty stupid. It was over 20 years ago, and I think we're allowed some youthful indiscretions in life--I'm not embarrassed by the story at all. In fact, it's become my best "wtf???" line when swapping celebrity stories in social circles. We were in NYC with our high school drama club, and when my friend and I saw him on the street we walked up to try to get his autograph. He just kept walking, so we just followed him into the building. He was pissed. The best part was that when we got back to our group, they were all excited because they had just seen Nipsey Russell on the street. My friend and I just casually said, "We just saw Paul Newman." It was a classic moment. As to why I share it in this thread, I honestly meant it when I said I wish I could've apologized to him. I always imagined meeting him again and saying, "Mr. Newman, back in the 80s two obnoxious kids annoyed the crap out of you in New York City. I was one of them, and I'm really sorry for being a douchebag."

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Just watched 'The Hustler' again

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    And remembered why I love that movie so much. "Fat man, you shoot a great game of pool."

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    As cool, hard and handsome as Steve McQueen

    by Sepulchrave

    ...with the added saving grace of not being a total prick to everyone he met. Never could understand why anyone could have eyes for the frosty dysfunctional McQueen or the bland surfer boy Redford while Newman walked the earth. Newman was Lancaster good, Mitchum good, Lee Marvin good.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Can I get a shot at Joanne Woodward Now?

    by Andre the Frog

    Really. I've waited patiently. I didn't try to cuckold Paul or anything.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    I"m Ashamed of This...

    by Stacy Without An E

    ...but even as a bonafide movie addict, I've seen very few Newman films. I enjoy "Butch Cassidy" but I adore "The Sting." Newman and Redford in their heyday, how can you go wrong? You also never heard any negative stories about him, which is a rarity in Hollywood. A man who preferred to talk about helping others and racing than about his career or celebrity. You will be terribly missed.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    zacdilone

    by half vader

    Well you're right - it IS a helluva "WTF?" And I guess that's fair enough. Cheers.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    I Had The Honor To Work With Him On EMPIRE FALLS!

    by DrunkenBusboy

    I had the pleasure and honor of working with Paul Newman on the HBO movie "Empire Falls". I played Brian the hungover busboy (Buster was his name in the book). I remember one of the first days on the set I saw Mr. Newman going to his dressing room trailer. I approached him and thanked him for casting me in the part. (He was a producer of the movie as well.) He looked at me up and down. I was in heavy makeup that made me looke very unhygenic and unkempt like the character was in the book. As he was looking at me and I was noticing his Max Roby makeup. His was just like in the book. Food in the beard & all. We both looked like two homeless people. Anyway as he was looking at me, he smile as if he realized who I was playing. He pointed at my fake infected face and said "Ahhh! The drunk busboy!" I smiled and felt like I had a kindred brother that was the only one on the set the understood what it was like to be made up repulsive. He said welcome and patted me on the back and said he had to run. Though I didn't get to be "pals" with him like I did with Ed Harris & Aidan Quinn, I did get to work with him for 10 hrs. Though you cant really tell by the final cut of the movie, I got to give Paul his cue to enter the scene. After my character is fired, I say something to Ed Harris then I start to leave then Mr. Newman enters the room. That little bit took like 3-4 hrs to film from all the camera angles and various takes. That whole time I kept thinking as I am giving my line then leaving while Newman is watching me waiting to enter "I am at the peak of my acting career. I am giving 2 time Oscar Winner Paul Newman his cue line!" That memory will be etched in my mind foever. I think during the whole time he said only 3 things to me. One of them was in response to me carrying my busboy bin for hours during filming. It was really heavy and my hands hurt so bad from being locked holding it for hours. He came up to me and said "Aren't you sick & tired of carrying around that God Damn thing all day!" I responded "Now that you mention it, Yes!" While I said this Ed Harris noticed and got pissed and yelled at one of the prop guys to place the prop for me and not let me have to do it. Paul Newman was pointing me and my bin out to the prop guy. The poor prop guy was obviously very nervous and was pretty much at my side the rest of the day of filming very apologetic. Once we stopped a shot the prop guy was right there to take my tray for me. After Ed Harris got done yelling at the prop guy, Paul Newman walked by me and smile and winked at me then returned to his mark. That is when I realized "My God! His eyes really are blue!" Un-naturally blue in fact. I could see why women loved them. Both He & Ed Harris were intense and always in the Zone when on the set. It was amazing watching them work. They were both in character constantly even while the cameras werent rolling. As the dailys were coming in during filming, I would watch them with some of them with Ed Harris and the other actors as well as Director Fred Schepisi. Everytime Paul Newman was on the screen playing Max Roby, we would all comment how we was going to clean up come awards time. We were right! I think his performance in the movie is one of his best. Right up there with HUD, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy. I remember every morning coming on to the set he would be there with Ed Harris, Aidan Quinn, Jeffery DeMunn, Dennis Farina. They would all be talking about the Red Sox VS Yankees series the was in full mode at the time. He was just one of the guys. Me being the only non famous guy there would hardly say anything because I was so afraid of saying the wrong thing. He was just one of the guys and for a few weeks I am so proud to say a co-worker. There was a break in filming and we were both at the craft services table getting some snacks. Of course most of the food there was "Newman's Own" products. I remember looking at him pour salad dressing and wondering what it was like to go to a table and your face is on most of the labels on the table! Ha ha ha! I still regret to this day not getting his autograph but I was lucky enough to get my picture taken with him as he was on his way to FLorida to race cars. He was 78 yrs old and the guy still raced! God what a guy! He was a nice guy no doubt. After filming had wrapped He even had his Newman's Own company send me a tshirt that had 20 cast members listed and I was one of them. That blew me away too. He was truly one of the last of the "Old School" movie stars but more importantly he was a great actor. He will be sadly missed! My 2 cents! Tim Ryan

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 7:33 p.m. CST

    National Treasure

    by Evil Chicken

    The man was an American treasure. We were blessed to have had him for the time we did. My heartfelt prayers to his family and friends at this time. 50 years of marriage to the same woman, 250 million dollars to charity, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for sick children, racecar driver, director and – oh yeah; actor. It’s hard to consider what American cinema would have looked like without him. Heaven’s got a new leading man.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Hey Hammerhan, your wifes a dike. I know I know.

    by Yamato

    Oh no, Paul Newman is going to have my legs broke.

  • Sept. 29, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    RIP

    by Cobbio

    To the very end of his acting career, as powerful but conflicted John Rooney in "Road to Perdition," a wonderfully iconic role, Newman was class and talent all the way.<p> On a far lesser note, I've loved Newman's "Italian con Limone" salad dressing for years. I'm glad its tastiness supports green causes, but mostly I just like the taste. Chalk one up to the man.<p> Thanks for a great acting career, Paul. You'll be missed.

  • Sept. 30, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Another RIP

    by JoeSixPack

    :(

  • Sept. 30, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    He's dead? No Shit? Will this stop production of Newman's own sa

    by ThaJackaL

    Because let's face it that's what his real legacy is... A Man who knew how to toss a good salad.

  • Sept. 30, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    The Only Thing I Remember From NOBODY'S FOOL

    by Red Dawn Don

    The Only Thing I Remember From NOBODY'S FOOL is that HOT naked chick from the strip poker game. One of my favs is THE MACKINTOSH MAN (1973). When he burned that manor house down, I was hooked. As a boy I had trouble when the great actor PAUL NEWMAN played a semi-jerk character. His movies HUD, COOL HAND LUKE, THE VERDICT etc, are prime examples. Only with some maturity did I come to appreciate a flawed character. And no one played it better than MR PAUL NEWMAN. He would have made a great flawed QUINT in JAWS. Be seein' ya in your 50 plus movies PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN.

  • Oct. 2, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    "Australia"

    by half vader

    There's a quote I haven't seen so far (unless I missed it)!

  • Oct. 5, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST

    This is the saddest thing ever...

    by codymr

    I think this was the last "performance" I ever saw from Newman, or at least the last time I saw him appear on TV or film. Shilling for something was not his strong suit I guess... It almost looks like they shot it in Newman's basement. http://tinyurl.com/4hvhrp