Paul Newman

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Paul was born under the official name Newman, Paul Leonard on January 26th, 1925. He died on September 26th, 2008 in Westport, Connecticut, USA (lung cancer). Known to his close friends as King Cool, he has been a credited actor since the 1954 film The Silver Chalice.

Paul Newman was among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in sixteen films including the 2000 comedy film Where the Money Is as the character Henry, the 1998 crime movie Twilight playing Harry Ross and the 1986 drama release The Color of Money cast as Fast Eddie Felson.

Paul was a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes him the top choice for a variety of roles. He has appeared in eight films including: the 2006 adventure film Cars as the character Doc Hudson, the 2002 crime movie Road to Perdition playing John Rooney and the 1999 drama release Message in a Bottle cast as Dodge Blake.

Paul Newman has earned salaries up to $5,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2006 adventure film Cars, which brought in $244,000,000 at the box office.

In 1969 Paul Newman produced his first movie, the action film Winning. Since then he went on to produce three movies including: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and WUSA (1970) .

Paul is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least thirty-three magazines, captured in more than sixteen pictorials, interviewed in over five publications and featured in seventy-seven magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least ten books.

As an actor Paul Newman has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on eight occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Eddie Felson in the 1986 film The Color of Money. Paul Newman was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as Eddie Felson in the 1961 movie The Hustler , Best Actor for his role as Hud Bannon in the 1963 movie Hud , Best Actor for his role as Luke Jackson in the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Michael Gallagher in the 1981 movie Absence of Malice , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Frank Galvin in the 1982 movie The Verdict , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Sully in the 1994 movie Nobody's Fool and Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as John Rooney in the 2002 movie Road to Perdition .

Quotes

" The embarr@#$*!ing thing is that my salad dressing is out-grossing my films.

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Trivia

Said the sound he loved most is that of a V-8 engine.
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