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Paul Newman, 1925-2008

Paul Newman died yesterday after after a long battle with cancer. He was 83.

I haven't seen near all of the 60 or so films Newman acted in, but a few of my favorites include him--like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (above), Towering Inferno, The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Slapshot, and Cool Hand Luke. If I recall correctly, Newman is one of my mom's favorite actors. Indeed, he was good at what he did, bringing good stories and complex characters to life.

(Image: From Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, MGM, via IMDB)

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patrick said…
it's hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman's Own line--high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes... very smart.