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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Jordan Krug has sent in some great images… those Conversation BTS shots in particular are amazing and he’s come through with another set of rare shots, this time from the great Paul Newman starrer The Hustler.

Goddamn this is a good movie, with Paul Newman giving a performance that demands your attention every single time he’s onscreen. And then you have Jackie Gleason being a stone cold badass as Minnesota Fats and Piper Laurie being a stone cold fox for that matter! It’s such a great flick, with beautiful black and white cinematography. Damn, I want to rewatch this now…

Thanks once again to Jordan Krug for these great, rare images! I’ve got two shots for you today, the first a standard BTS shot with Newman, the great George C. Scott and the super awesome character actor (yet shitty Mayor) Murray Hamilton at the pool table and the second a slightly damaged, but still awesome bit of mugging from Mr. Newman. Click both to embiggen!




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  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST

    rack em up

    by deelzbub


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:35 p.m. CST

    if i ever have another kid, i'd name it Paul Newman

    by sonnyhooper

    ....boy or girl dont matter. the coolness of the name alone would have to rub off on them.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Martin, my kids were at that pool table too...

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:44 p.m. CST

    Never had his salad dressing

    by Geektard_Smasher

    but then I don't eat salad. I ain't no Kansas City faggot.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 5:53 p.m. CST


    by Quint


  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    Nice, Lao Che

    by dukeroberts

    Great movie.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Nice try, lao_che.


    Nice enough to win the thread.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Newman's Own Pink Lemonade.


    Aka, the nectar of the gods.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Cookies, popcorn, iced tea...

    by MooseMalloy

    I'm hungry now.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    George C. Scott

    by alxorange

    I've read he's buried in an unmarked grave. Also, drinking Newman's Own is like licking God's vagina.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Also, I'm the only person who was hoping for THE LONG GOODBYE

    by MooseMalloy

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    One of the best movies.and the sequel is great too.

    by KilliK

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    I'm ashamed, but I don't get Lao Che's reference

    by one9deuce

    Can someone please enlighten me? Also, THE HUSTLER is awesome, and yes, THE COLOR OF MONEY is pretty great too.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:54 p.m. CST



    That's Murray Hamilton in the top pic with Newman. He played Mayor Vaughn in JAWS.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    And if you haven't seen JAWS,


    I can do nothin' for you, son.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Goddamn, Newman's eyes were so blue...

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny could see them in a black and white photo.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    this movie

    by mick vance

    defines cool and style more than any madmen style show can. of course, paul newman always was and always will be the embodiment of awesome.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by SchwarzenGollum

    Your early post headline made me laugh out loud! :)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    are we waiting for Biehn to die

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    before we get the interview, or is there some embargo or something?

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Great pics

    by Juggernaut125

    from a terrific film. And the lao_che post is the winner for this week.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    How about some Billy Jack & 3 Stooges BTS Pics!

    by Drunken Busboy

    Before you start dipping into the Alien franchise again! (Though there is nothing wrong with that.)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    If you want an interesting double bill watch The Hustler and

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    The Cincinatti Kid together. The latter is cards instead of pool, and McQueen instead of Newman.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Newman's Own Pink Lemonade: local store had it on sale

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    at 10 for $10. You better believe I stocked the hell up. Best lemonade ever.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:04 p.m. CST

    10 for $10???


    That's not a deal, that's a gift from Bale.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    c'mon guys. someone here has to photoshop that second pic

    by BadMrWonka

    I know that removing one fairly thin line from an old photo is one of the easiest things ever for anyone halfway decent with Photoship. Plus, I bet Quint would post it along with the original and thank you by name, along with sending you a fruit basket! (note: this offer is not endorsed by Quint...member FDIC)

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    The crease down the 2nd photo...

    by WeakThirdAct

    Thought at first that Mr Newman was giving us a golden shower. "Wanna know what gives my salad dressing that extra tang? Wanna know?" Only for a second.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    No fruit basket, but my email's on this article. If you're good at photoshop, remove that crease I'll post it with thanks and a link if you have a blog or some such.

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Hey, I like the crease.


    Gives it character. Buncha fukkin' Lucases around here with your revisionism!

  • Aug. 16, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Awesome movie. WHy don't I have this on DVD again?

    by HapaPapa72

    Shit, why don't I have this in ANY format, not even an ancient VHS tape? I remember how bad I felt for him when he got his thumbs broken...

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:08 a.m. CST

    BTSPOTD: Special Lucas Edition

    by PeanutButterSlut Added in some special effects and CG, per quints and the tb'ers suggestions. No need to pimp my blog. Just doing service for my country! GOD BLESS TB!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    lol lao_che

    by JAGUART

    hehe. Nice.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar pissing in Newmans face

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Click the pic, and ye shall be granted ye wishes (click above link)

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Newmans getting some 10for10 lemonade to the face

    by PeanutButterSlut

    Jar Jar style.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    My ex-boss was called Paul Newman

    by Dr Eric Vornoff

    Proof, if proof were needed, that having that name doesn't automatically make you cool 'cos he was right cunt.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:32 a.m. CST

    X-Wings make the pic

    by PeanutButterSlut


  • Thanks AICN!!!!!

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Hot blue eyes

    by Robbiemc9

    Paul is probably one of the few old time stars I would shag in a second. I usually beat off after I catch one of his movies - which is usually The Towering Inferno. As for The Hustler - it's about playing Pool - or is it snooker? Either way, boring! But then any chance to disappear into those blue eyes.... Oh and his salad dressing is the best.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Yeah yeah.......

    by macheesmo3

    It's a great film, completely performance driven. Yet, with all the attention give Newman, Scott and Gleason (all brilliant btw...) I think Piper Laurie's blows them all away. She is ,frankly, brilliant in this movie. Her pain ooooooozes off the screen... It's really, IMO, one of the great underappreciated female performances of the last century.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Thanks Choppah

    by one9deuce

    A JAWS reference, now I'm really embarrased. As well I should be.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Hercules censoring people who break news before him.

    by raptorjesusgonnafuckherc

    hercules has repeatedly been deleting my account, which was under the name of raptorjesusisback. I didn't do anything wrong, nor did I break any rule or term of service on the site, except to make a crack about how Herc doesn't understand what a dramedy is (talkback here: although all criticisms of herc have been deleted). I then posted this link in the breaking bad talkback at 10:04pm, where Herc took my information to update the story, then deleted my account and all posts by 11pm. I informed herc of this news, bur rather than thank me for the update, he simply erased my existence. I don't understand how this site abides by such censorship. People can say what they like, but if a mod has a personal issue then they can abuse their power? I even contacted harry for a response, but received none. What has happened to AICN, in that petty bitchy little moderators are allowed to steal information without attribution and silence those who provide it? You know what would be nice, is an answer from Harry, but far nothing. What do you think talkbackers? Acceptable?

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 4:30 a.m. CST

    raptor ...

    by nico_laos

    ... I agree. It's unacceptable. But then, Herc has been a douche since day one. I'll remember your plight when you get deleted again, my friend.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 6 a.m. CST


    by the goose

    Check your email, sent you a shopped pic - hope it cuts the mustard. Unfortunately, now I see the full face, I see . . . . TOM CRUISE!!!!!!OMFG!!11! THOSE EYES THOSE EYES

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:22 a.m. CST

    raptorjesusgonnafuckherc, assuming that your post is accurate then no

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    of course it's not acceptable. The thing is I usually ignore Herc, and rarely read his posts as he is the least professional of the bunch here. He is anti-Quint actually. I still don't know how he got a job.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Speaking of George C. Scott, forget pool. I hear he would wipe the floor

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    with anyone at chess.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Thank you for reminding me of this awesome movie

    by DadTimesTwo

    It's one of my favorite movies, period. I'm going to have to see it again, along with its sequel.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I prefer The Color of Money

    by phifty2

    The Hustler's great I just like the character arc better in TCoM. And the movie never comes up when people talk good sequels. That and Psycho 2. "There's a reason for that." STFU future poster.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:19 a.m. CST


    by TheJudger

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Agreed on Color of Money

    by Randy

    Fantastic Newman performance, great direction, pacing and a real understanding of the character. The fact that the infamous"Doom" line from Cruise named the video game alone makes it a classic.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    In The Color of Money we see a mature Fast Eddie

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    In The Hustler he doesn't mature until the end. So, depending on how you want to see the character will determine which movie you prefer though both are great. Not only is Color a worthy sequel, but more so considering how many years later the sequel was made. Also, look at Color and you can get some great early glimpses of Forrest Whitaker and Turturro.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 10:21 a.m. CST

    The Color of Money and sequel talk...

    by OldDickLemon

    I think the Color of Money doesn't come up much in sequel talk because: 1) I think a lot of people may not be aware it is one and, more so 2) It doesn't at all play like a sequel. The movies were made 25 years apart, the name offers no indication that it's a follow up and the film doesn't behave like a follow up. Other than the Felton character's name and same implications about his past, if you didn't know better you'd never know. There's no flashback to previous events, no opening credit montage of his life since the last film, nor any real connection fabric. We could just as easily be meeting Fast Eddie for the very first time and it stlll completely works.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Good point. I'm an 80s teen, but unless you were aware of the original

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    it was just a great movie period.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    My favorite Paul Newman joke....

    by Damned if I can login

    I went to the supermarket, and I saw Paul Newman's face on the side of a jar. Then I saw another item with Paul Newman's face on it, and then another. Hey Paul Newman *missing*???

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Why did it crop off the top part of the post?

    by Damned if I can login

    It was a Bruce Baum joke, from a perfomance at a local comedy club in the early 90's.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    what happened to male actors???

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Bogart, Newman, McQueen, Redford, Beatty...MEN...incredible male stars who earned every cent and kudo they received. I'll never forget the story Spielberg told about trying to cast McQueen as Roy Neary in CE3K...McQueen had Spielberg meet him at a bar in Trancas, California, middle of fucking nowhere...McQueen has like 30 beers or something and forces Spielberg (who doesn't drink) to have several...McQueen gets in a fight and starts knocking fucking skulls...he wasn't afraid of tarnishing his movie star looks. He told Spielberg he couldn't do the role because he couldn't cry on cue. Spielberg, desperately wanting to cast McQueen said he'd change the scene...McQueen told him NO, leave the scene because it's great. What movie star would do that today? Male actors of before were true characters...boozing, fighting, fucking, and adverturing their way through life while lighting up the silver screen. Burton, Flynn, Plumber, Shaw, Holden, Hopper...there guys would go on 7 year benders! I'll never forget the time Robert Shaw was so sea sick on Jaws he couldn't even walk...they had to carry him to the shot where he YELLS "HOOPER YA IDIOT, STARBORD AINTCHA WATCHING IT!!!"...Shaw could barely even keep his head up, but when Spielberg yelled action, Shaw belted the line with such fury it scared the shit out of everybody...when Spielberg yelled cut, Shaw slumped back into being sick...what fucking actor would be able to do that hardcore shit today??? And they were great, interesting, intense actors, REAL MEN...Brando, Duvall, Caan, Hoffman, Hackman, who do we have today? effeminate, androgynous "male" performers... Kutcher, Walker, Efron, Wood...pussified "males"... even today's directors are you think Tim Burton would carry two .45's in his belt and fire one off instead of calling action like Sam Fuller did? Peckinpah regularly got into fist fights with studio execs over his films...the closest is James Cameron who nearly killed a studio exec by holding off the edge of a tank for coming to his set in The Abyss. The older films had grit, character, pathos, artistry because the people making them were REAL PEOPLE, they didn't let the hollywood glamour and lifestyle fuck up their perspective on life. The baton is being passed on to wimps who aren't even that good...who's going to replace Mel Gibson? Paul Walker??? Who's going to replace Gene Hackman? Hayden Christensen??? Who's going to replace Hoffman? Ryan Gosling??? (he's good, but come on! he's not up to it) Who's going to replace Pacino, Deniro, Day Lewis, Ed Harris? Zac fucking Braff??? Robert fucking Pattison??? Taylor fucking Lautner???

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Cameron killed a guy on Abyss and Titanic.

    by UltraTron

    That's doing it Ben Hur style baby.

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Newman was one of the Greek gods I think.

    by UltraTron

  • He liked scotch I think. I can get a confirm on that if ya want

  • Omg! Do you think?!..

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    I was gonna say I could fix the crease for you

    by Ruester

    But would you really want me too? I think it adds character

  • Aug. 17, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    No joke. His lemonade is the bomb

    by Knobules


  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Dude you just won the whole internet with that quote.

  • Aug. 18, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST


    by phifty2

    Awesome story about McQueen. As for today we got Clooney and Crowe I guess. You're right though. But I don't think it's just Hollywood; I think it extends to the essential neutering of the modern man. I suppose Fight Club touched upon this. And the guy who wrote that is gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that.