Newman, Paul (I)
Nome di battesimo: Newman, Paul Leonard
Data di nascita: 26 January 1925
Altezza: 5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Coniuge: Joanne Woodward::(29 January 1958 - present) 3 children, Jackie Witte::(December 1949 - 28 January 1958) (divorced) 3 children
- Cars (2006) (VG) .... Doc Hudson (voice) [attore]
- Mater and the Ghostlight (2006) (V) .... Doc Hudson (voice) [attore]
- Empire Falls (2005) (TV) .... (executive producer) [produttore]
- Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005) .... Dave Scott (voice) [attore]
- Our Town (2003) (TV) .... Stage Manager [attore]
- Road to Perdition (2002) .... John Rooney [attore]
- Where the Money Is (2000) .... Henry Manning [attore]
- Message in a Bottle (1999) .... Dodge Blake [attore]
- Twilight (1998) .... Harry Ross [attore]
- The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) .... Sidney J. Mussburger [attore]
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Newman was born in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a successful sporting goods store owner. He acted in grade school and high school plays and after being disharged from the navy in 1946 enrolled at Kenyon College. After graduation he spent a year at the Yale Drama School and then headed to New York, where he attended the famed New York Actors Studio. Classically handsome and with a super abundance of sex appeal, television parts came easily and, after his first Broadway appearance in "Picnic" (1953), he was offered a movie contract by Warner Brothers. His first film, The Silver Chalice (1954) was nearly his last. He considered his performance in this costume epic to be so bad that he took out a full-page ad in a trade paper apologizing for it to anyone who might have seen it. He fared much better in his next effort, Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), in which he portrayed boxer Rocky Graziano and drew raves from the critics for his briliant performance. He went on to become one of the top box office draws of the 1960s, starring in such superior films as The Hustler (1961), The Prize (1963), Hud (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). He also produced and directed many quality films, including Rachel, Rachel (1968) in which he directed wife Joanne Woodward and which received an Oscar nomination for best picture. Nominated nine times for a best actor Oscar, he finally took one home for his performance as an aging pool shark in The Color of Money (1986). Though well into his 70s as the century drew to a close, Newman still commanded lead roles in films such as Message in a Bottle (1999). He lives with his wife in Westport, Connecticut. A caring and supremely generous man, he is the founder of "Newman's Own" a successful line of food products that has earned in excess of $100 million, every penny of which the philanthropic movie icon has donated to charity. Renowned for his sense of humor, in 1998 he quipped that he was a little embarrassed to see his salad dressing grossing more than his movies.
Trivia random: Became a rear gunner of a TBF Avenger torpedo bomber when his color blindness disqualified him from being a pilot.
Citazione random: Acting isn't really a creative process, it's an interpretative one.
Salario massimo: $5,000,000, per Blaze (1989)
Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb.