My Favorite Film of Paul Newman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid may have been the biggest Western blockbuster film in history. (I should look that up)
The combination of Paul Newman and Robert Redford was an unbeatable magnet for women and men both. I think the movie was more about the charisma between the sharp gunslinger Sundance and the man that does all the thinking Butch. The clever dialogue, upbeat music and Katharine Ross made this a different twist on the usually dramatic western genre. Loved it ***** (Still do)
The offscreen chemistry between Newman and Redford definitely shows on camera.
(CNN) -- Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died of cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83.
Paul Newman's handsome face and solid acting made him a popular and respected film star. He died Friday, according to spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic. Newman attained stardom in the 1950s and never lost the movie-star aura, appearing in such classic films as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Exodus," "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting" and "The Verdict."
He finally won an Oscar in 1986 -- on his eighth try -- for "The Color of Money," a sequel to "The Hustler."
He was often willing to make fun of himself. Early in his career he was mistaken for fellow Method actor Marlon Brando; Newman obligingly signed autographs, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando." Read the Article Here