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Paul Newman's Film/Director/Producer accomplishments.

 

Actor Credits

 

* The Price of Sugar (2007)

Narrator

* Cars (2006)

Voice of Doc Hudson

* Roving Mars (2006)

* Empire Falls (2005)

* Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

* Tell Them Who You Are (2005)

Himself

* Our Town (2003)

* The Education of Gore Vidal (2003)

* Road to Perdition (2002)

John Rooney

* The Films of Paul Newman (2002)

* The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

* Where the Money Is (2000)

Henry Manning

* Message in A Bottle (1999)

Dodge Blake

* Twilight (1998)

Harry Ross

* Super Speedway (1997)

* Nobody's Fool (1994)

Donald "Sully" Sullivan

* The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

Sidney J Mussburger

* Why Havel? (1991)

Himself

* Bang the Drum Slowly (1990)

* Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)

Walter Bridge

* Blaze (1989)

Earl Long

* Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

General Leslie R Groves

* Hello Actors Studio (1988)

Himself

* John Huston: The Man, The Movies, The Maverick (1988)

Himself

* The Color of Money (1986)

"Fast" Eddie Felson

* Harry & Son (1984)

Harry Keach

* The Verdict (1982)

Frank Galvin

* Absence of Malice (1981)

Gallagher

* Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981)

John Murphy

* When Time Ran Out (1980)

Hank Anderson

* Quintet (1979)

Essex

* Slap Shot (1977)

Reggie Dunlop

* Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

Buffalo Bill Cody

* Silent Movie (1976)

* The Drowning Pool (1975)

Harper

* The Towering Inferno (1974)

Doug Roberts

* The Mackintosh Man (1973)

Rearden

* The Sting (1973)

Henry Gondorff

* Pocket Money (1972)

Jim Kane

* The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)

Judge Roy Bean

* Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)

Hank Stamper

* King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

Himself

* Wusa (1970)

Rheinhardt

* Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy

* Winning (1969)

Frank Capua

* The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)

Harry Frigg

* Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Luke

* Hombre (1967)

John Russell

* Harper (1966)

Lew Harper

* Lady L (1966)

Armand

* Torn Curtain (1966)

Professor Michael Armstrong

* What a Way to Go! (1964)

Larry Flint

* The Outrage (1964)

Juan Carrasco

* Hud (1963)

Hud Bannon

* A New Kind of Love (1963)

Steve Sherman

* The Prize (1963)

Andrew Craig

* Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

* Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Chance Wayne

* Paris Blues (1961)

Ram Bowen

* The Hustler (1961)

Eddie Felson

* Exodus (1960)

Ari Ben Canaan

* From the Terrace (1960)

Alfred Eaton

* The Young Philadelphians (1959)

Anthony Judson "Tony" Lawrence

* Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

Brick Pollitt

* Rally Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)

Harry Bannerman

* The Left-Handed Gun (1958)

William Bonney

* The Long, Hot Summer (1958)

Ben Quick

* Until They Sail (1957)

Captain Jack Harding

* The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

Larry

* Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Rocky

* U.S. Steel Hour, The - "Bang the Drum Slowly" (1956)

* The Rack (1956)

Captain Edward Hall Jr

* The Silver Chalice (1954)

Basil

* The Life Between

 

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Director Credits

 

* The Glass Menagerie (1987)

Director

* Harry & Son (1984)

Director

* The Shadow Box (1980)

Director

* The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

Director

* Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)

Director

* Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Director

 

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Producer Credits

 

* Harry & Son (1984)

Producer

* The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

Producer

* They Might Be Giants (1971)

Producer

* Wusa (1970)

Producer

* Rachel, Rachel (1968)

Producer

 

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Writing Credits

 

* Harry & Son (1984)

screenplay

 

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Consultant Credits

 

* Cars (2006)

Special Racing Consultant

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Lung cancer. He was a chain smoker all of his life and yet I never saw a picture of him with a cigarette in his hand except on film. Sort of like Jackie Kennedy. Smoked all her life but only one picture I can recall seeing her with a cig in her hand. He was a great actor but like all actors intensely aware of the image he projected.

 

I wonder what his first wife thought of him? He dumped her for Joanne Woodward. But it seems the marriage was a success and we all make mistakes in relationships.

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Paul Newman was not only a great actor, but an unusual human being. I was sad to hear of his death and will miss him. He was one of my favorite people. Besides, will there ever be another person who has blue eyes as nice and piercing as his?

 

The following is a slide show on the life of Paul Newman. There are some interesting things about his life that some members may not know. Most people know that he gave all the proceeds from his food products to charity. The total amount was at least $250 million. He also started a summer camp for children with cancer. He lost his only son to drugs.

 

http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20229386_20219605_1,00.html

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Newman was incredibly impressive on the screen, but he was even more so in person. I'm sure hundreds of thousands of people have their own personal Paul Newman story, and here's mine.

 

In the 1968 Presidential campaign, Newman was an indefatigable campaigner for Gene McCarthy. He traveled to hundreds of college campuses to rev-up student support for Gene. I had the pleasure of introducing him to an overflow crowd at a Midwestern College Campus that year. Before we went on stage, he whispered to me and asked if he could borrow my watch (seems his watch had stopped and he wanted to make sure he didn't go over his allotted time). After he was done speaking he had to rush off to another campus about 75 miles away, but while he was speaking, his driver for that day became ill. Newman asked me if I would drive him to the next event, and I readily agreed.

 

Digression: It was well known in those days that Newman had a serious affinity for Budweiser beer. Early on our way to his next speaking engagement, he leaned forward in the car (he was in the back seat) and asked me if I would stop and buy him a six pack.

 

During the 75 mile trip, he guzzled the Bud and got funnier with each can, keeping us (there were three of us plus Newman) in absolute stitches. There was zero hint of pretense or ego, just a very common demeanor.of a very uncommon man.

 

He was one of a kind. May he rest in peace.

 

P.S. I still have the watch. }(

 

P.P.S. For those of you who like to cook, try to find a cookbook he co-wrote with his long time friend and neighbor, A.E. Hotchner, and his (Newman's) daughter, Nell. The recipes are complemented by anecdotes only Newman could tell. :p

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