Saturday, September 27, 2008

RIP Paul Newman

Hollywood legend Paul Newman, the cool "anti-hero" in such films as Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, The Sting, and The Color of Money, died this past Friday of cancer at his Westport Connecticut home. He was 83 years old. A lot of the younger generations may know Mr. Newman as the guy whose face is on Salad dressing and pasta sauces, but he also owned a racing team and was a great philanthropist. But perhaps what made Paul Newman a rarity by today's Hollywood standards was that he was married to actress Joanne Woodward for over fifty years. Considering some celebrity couples are already thinking about divorce before the ink on their marriage license is even dry, that is something to take pride in.

R.I.P. Mr. Newman, you will be missed.

How could ANYONE who has seen Butch Cassidy forget this scene?

Paul Newman in The Color of Money


davethemysteryguy said...

That's such a shame about Paul Newman. I really believe that he was a class act. I loved Butch Cassidy and Cool Hand Luke. And of course, The Sting.

R.J. Mangahas said...

Absolutely agree with you Dave. There will never be another Paul Newman, nor should there be.