Tuesday, October 7, 2008
RIP Mr. Newman. I saw Paul Newman at the Frye about 3 years ago and for a while I didn't believe it was him. How could this tiny, shriveled, humble old man possibly be Butch Cassidy, Cool Hand Luke, and The Hustler? But it was, sure enough. I can't say there has ever been a more likable screen personality who has sustained such a great, long career, not to mention every account of Mr Newman's life has been glowing with gratitude and admiration for his charitable and general good-natured deeds.
Wonderful man, wonderful actor. Great humanitarian.
And a great actor-here's my personal favorite Paul Newman roles:
1. The Color of Money- his reprisal of his character from the Hustler was just supremely entertaining, I really enjoy this a great deal.
2. Nobody's Fool - Paul really nailed the old curmudgeon softens up a bit role. And he punches Phillip Seymour Hoffman in the face.
3. Cool Hand Luke - 50 eggs!
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
5. The Verdict
Oh, and let us not forget Slap Shot!
Posted by Molo at 8:52 AM