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Paul Newman (I) (1925–2008)

Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born in January 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store. Paul's mother, a ... See full bio »

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 2006 Mater and the Ghostlight (Video short)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Cars (Video Game)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Cars
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Dave Scott (voice)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Max Roby
 2003 Our Town (TV Movie)
Stage Manager
 2000 Where the Money Is
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- Come Along with Me (1982) ... Hughie (voice, as P.L. Neuman)
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Hank Anderson
 1979 Quintet
 1976 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
- American Ballet Theatre (1976) ... Narrator
 1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody)
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
 1972 Pocket Money
Jim Kane
 1970 Sometimes a Great Notion
Hank Stamper
 1970 WUSA
 1969 Winning
Frank Capua
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Pvt. Harry Frigg
 1965 Lady L
Armand Denis
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Steve Sherman
 1963 Hud
Hud Bannon
 1961 Paris Blues
Ram Bowen
 1960 From the Terrace
David Alfred Eaton
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Anthony Judson Lawrence
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Harry Bannerman
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Christian Darling
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... Christian Darling
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Correlli / Pvt. Danny Scott
- The Rag Jungle (1956) ... Charlie Correlli
- The Army Game (1956) ... Pvt. Danny Scott
 1956 The Rack
Capt. Edward W. Hall, Jr.
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Henry Wiggen / Giorgio / Tom Corey
- The Five Fathers of Pepi (1956) ... Giorgio
- The Rise and Fall of Silas Lapham (1954) ... Tom Corey
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Ad Francis
- The Battler (1955) ... Ad Francis
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
George Gibbs
- Our Town (1955) ... George Gibbs
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Five in Judgment (1955) ... Mack
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Jimmy Polo
- The Contender (1954) ... Jimmy Polo
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
- Thunder of Silence (1954) ... Mike
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Party Night (1954)
 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Fight Spectator
- The Big Blow-Off (1954) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
 1952-1953 The Web (TV Series)
- The Leech (1953) ... Alex
- One for the Road (1953) ... Alex
- The Bells of Damon (1953) ... Alex
- Deadlock (1952) ... Alex
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Captain Radetski
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sgt. Wilson
 1949 The Aldrich Family (TV Series)
Occasional Cast Member (1952-53)
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Guest on "New York Style" also appearing was Tony Danza and Katherine Helmond. See more »

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10 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 81 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 35 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

P.L. Neuman


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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To be an actor, you have to be a child. See more »


Was so ashamed of his debut in the failed costume drama The Silver Chalice (1954), that he took out an ad in Variety apologizing for his performance. See more »


While he played similar system-bucking, troubled young men as such near contemporaries as Marlon Brando and James Dean, Newman's characters were often more humorous, introspective and self-assured. Newman's character's conflicts were often ironic and (intentionally) borderline-absurd. See more »


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