He could have been my grandfather.. my grandma used to go out with him. Other than that I really have no feelings towards him. Saw a little bit on the news today, I guess he was a humanitarian and did good things with his money.
I just saw this. Thank you for all the wonderful films you made and for being such an inspiration and role model for all of us. Rest in peace.
Newman was half of one of the most successful showbiz marriages -- to Joanne Woodward, whom he married in 1958. He observed that just because he was a sex symbol there was no reason to commit adultery.
"Why would I go out for a hamburger when [I] have steak at home?" he asked.
He went to my university for a while and was supposedly told by some professor in Drama that he didn't have the kind of talent it takes to get ahead in Acting. He was either kicked out ( or got into trouble ) for riding a motorcycle through a dormitory, was the legend.
One of my professors ( Walter Tevis ) wrote the book that Paul made famous in the movie - "The Hustler" about playing pool.
My favorite movies with Paul that come to mind were "Cool Hand Luke", "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", and "Hud" I suppose. He was always a modest guy, despite his fame.
A lot of women were crazy about him. I remember our next door neighbor was one of them, when I was in High School. If Sinatra wasn't already called "old Blue Eyes" I think Paul might have got the title from those ladies. Or do I remember it wrong ? Maybe it was Paul who was called that. *scratches chin *
"The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Reichsfuhrer Herman Goering at the Nuremburg trials.
He's been one of two of my favorite actors since I was a kid.
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay one invincible summer."
A Christian's life may be the only Bible some people ever read.
"The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them" Maya Angelou.
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" Gandhi