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Actor Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio on January 26, 1925. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He graduated from Kenyon College in 1949 and later studied acting at Yale University and at the Actors' Studio in New York City. He made his Broadway debut in 1953 in Picnic and his näytä lisää film debut in The Silver Chalice in 1954. His film roles include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, and Road to Perdition. In 1987, he won an Oscar for The Color of Money. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy Award. One of his last roles was the voice of Doc Hudson in the 2006 animated movie Cars. In 1982, he founded Newman's Own, a line of food products, with writer A. E. Hotchner. He established a policy that all proceeds from the sale of Newman's Own products, after taxes, would be donated to charity. He and Hotchner co-wrote a memoir entitled Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Common Good about this subject. He also established the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is a residential summer camp for seriously ill children.He died after a long battle with lung cancer on September 26, 2008 at the age of 83. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Ei tuumaakaan [elokuva] (1971) — Ohjaaja; Actor — 11 kappaletta
Blaze [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 10 kappaletta
The Glass Menagerie [1987 film] (1988) — Director — 10 kappaletta
Rachel, Rachel [1968 film] (1968) — Director — 7 kappaletta
McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter [1975 film] (1986) — Kertoja — 2 kappaletta
Harry & Son [elokuva] (2015) — Director — 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (1962) — Kertoja, eräät painokset5,265 kappaletta
Cars [2006 film] (2006) — Voice — 1,036 kappaletta
Matkalla Perditioniin [elokuva] (2002) 380 kappaletta
Butch ja Kid – auringonlaskun ratsastajat (1969) — Producer and Actor — 379 kappaletta
Puhallus [elokuva] (1973) — Actor — 316 kappaletta
Cool Hand Luke [1967 film] (1967) 224 kappaletta
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof [1958 film] (1958) — Actor — 153 kappaletta
Message in a Bottle [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 152 kappaletta
The Towering Inferno [1974 film] (1974) — Actor — 137 kappaletta
The Hustler [1961 film] (1961) 125 kappaletta
Exodus [1960 film] (1960) 110 kappaletta
Slap Shot [1977 film] (1977) — Actor — 108 kappaletta
The Hudsucker Proxy [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 102 kappaletta
The Color of Money [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 87 kappaletta
Torn Curtain [1966 film] (1966) — Actor — 81 kappaletta
The Verdict [1982 film] (1982) — Actor — 79 kappaletta
Silent Movie [1976 Film] (1976) 67 kappaletta
Hud [1963 film] (1963) 63 kappaletta
Empire Falls [2005 TV movie] (2005) 52 kappaletta
Absence of Malice [1981 film] (1981) 52 kappaletta
Hombre [1967 film] (1967) 47 kappaletta
The Long, Hot Summer [1958 film] (2004) 47 kappaletta
Harper [1966 film] (1966) — Actor — 43 kappaletta
Fat Man and Little Boy [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 40 kappaletta
What a Way to Go! [1964 film] (1964) — Actor — 32 kappaletta
Sweet Bird of Youth [1961 film] (1961) 31 kappaletta
Nobody's Fool [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 31 kappaletta
Twilight [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 27 kappaletta
Andretti (1994) — Johdanto — 23 kappaletta
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean [1972 film] (2003) — Actor — 22 kappaletta
From the Terrace [1960 film] (1960) — Actor — 21 kappaletta
The Drowning Pool [1975 film] (1975) 20 kappaletta
The Silver Chalice [1954 film] (1952) — Actor — 17 kappaletta
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge [1990 film] (1990) — Actor — 17 kappaletta
The Left Handed Gun [1958 film] (1958) 16 kappaletta
A New Kind of Love [1963 film] (2005) — Actor — 14 kappaletta
Our Town [2003 TV movie] (2003) — Actor — 14 kappaletta
The Mackintosh Man [1973 film] (1973) — Actor — 13 kappaletta
Somebody Up There Likes Me [1956 film] (1956) — Actor — 13 kappaletta
Paris Blues [1961 film] (1994) 11 kappaletta
The Prize [1963 film] (1992) 8 kappaletta
The Meerkats [2008 film] (2009) — Kertoja — 8 kappaletta
Tab Hunter Confidential [2015 film] (2015) — Archive footage — 8 kappaletta
Winning [1969 film] (2010) 7 kappaletta
WUSA [1970 film] (2011) — Actor — 6 kappaletta
When Time Ran Out [1980 film] (2017) — Actor — 5 kappaletta
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! [1958 film] (1958) — Actor — 5 kappaletta
Pocket Money [1972 film] (1972) 4 kappaletta
Dale [2007 film] — Kertoja — 4 kappaletta
Lady L [1965 film] — Actor — 3 kappaletta
Quintet [1979 film] (2006) 3 kappaletta
Inside The Actors Studio (Box Set) (2012) — Self — 3 kappaletta
Paul Newman: The Tribute Collection — Actor — 3 kappaletta
Until They Sail [1957 film] (1957) 3 kappaletta
9 Movie Western Collection (2019) 2 kappaletta
Bang the Drum Slowly [1990 film] (1995) — Actor — 2 kappaletta
The Paul Newman Collection: Volume 2 — Actor — 1 kappale
Blaze / Empire Falls Mini Series — Actor — 1 kappale
The Films of Paul Newman — Actor — 1 kappale
IMAX: Super Speedway [1997 film] — Kertoja — 1 kappale
Mater and the Ghostlight [2006 short film] (2006) — Actor — 1 kappale

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The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man by Paul Newman is a 2022 Knopf publication.

This a great way to present a memoir. I thoroughly enjoyed the various excerpts from people who knew Paul Newman personally, and those who knew him mainly from a professional standpoint, while Paul fills in all the rest. This creates more of a well-rounded view of him as a person, and it was interesting to see it all come together so fluidly.

Paul Newman was very easy on the eyes- and yes, he knew this- but his looks seemed to make him more insecure about being taken seriously as an actor.

Now that I’ve learned a bit more about him, I see that he was very different from many actors. I think. His musings show a man who thinks deeply, but didn't take himself too seriously. He was also a person who was surprisingly filled with a lot of self- doubt. He seemed almost bemused by his success as an actor, but also acknowledged that it came at a cost.

Though I didn’t agree with his spiritual philosophy, an area of his thinking I was disappointed in, to say the least- but I do find that no matter how ‘normal’ an actor - or any other entertainer, for that matter- can seem, they usually fail to realize they don’t live in the same reality as the rest of us.

Still, despite that one big difference of opinion- I thought this was a solid effort by everyone who took part in it. The latter years of Paul’s life are not part of this memoir-for reasons that will be explained if you read the book- which was too bad, as he accomplished a great deal in his final years.

Still, I found the memoir interesting, and it gave me insight into Newman’s inner thoughts, his private life, his regrets, and various internal conflicts. I also enjoyed hearing about his professional relationships, and the anecdotes he shared about his movie making adventures with his fellow co-stars and friends.

Overall, this is a different approach for a memoir, but it was well-executed and quite effectively.
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gpangel | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 23, 2023 |
The format for this memoir/autobiography of one of Hollywood’s most respected actors is a bit unconventional. About 80% of the narrative are Paul Newman’s own words as recorded in transcribed interviews with one of his best friends from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. The other 20% are comments from friends and movie industry colleagues as well as relatives. Newman’s equally famous wife, Joanne Woodward, also weighs in periodically in the book as do his children from two marriages. The story of Newman’s life is extremely candid, revealing the warts as well as what was behind “those eyes.” Drinking played an important part of Newman’s life, but unlike classic alcoholics, he seemed to know exactly when he was about to go over the alcohol cliff and then defied that gravity. His work was never affected by his drinking, nor, apparently were the relationships with his family and friends. In many respects, Paul Newman was a functioning drunk. I made a list of Newman’s films that I wanted to either watch for the first time or revisit. In some cases, I couldn’t remember whether or not I had seen them. The list is about seven movies long. Having the back story on his making of these films should give me a new perspective on them as I watch them all these years later. I wouldn’t consider myself a Paul Newman fan necessarily, but I have always liked his movies, and this book made me appreciate Newman as a man and an actor much more. I highly recommend it to fans and others like myself.… (lisätietoja)
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FormerEnglishTeacher | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 12, 2023 |
Thought it was a good account of Paul's life using his and the perspectives of others close to him. He did reveal himself and its was interesting to see how he progressed through his years learning more about himself and the meaning of life. Therin lies the legacy that he has left and lessons from his life. Was he a flawed man, yes, he was but who that has walk this earth is not? Some interesting anecdotes and stories about other greats in the movie industry during the hey days.
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thanesh | 11 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 17, 2023 |



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