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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 64 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Sting
The Sting Henry Gondorff
(1973)
Cars
Cars Doc Hudson
(2006)
Cool Hand Luke
(1967)

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 2006 Cars
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2000 Where the Money Is
Henry
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Hank Anderson
 1979 Quintet
Essex
 1976 Silent Movie
Paul Newman
 1972 Pocket Money
Jim Kane
 1970 WUSA
Rheinhardt
 1969 Winning
Capua
 1965 Lady L
Armand Denis
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Steve Sherman
 1963 Hud
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Sweet Bird of Youth. Drama. Written by Tennessee Williams. Incidental music by Paul Bowles. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Anna Hill Johnstone. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costumes for Miss Page created by Theoni Vachlioti Aldredge. Assistant Scenic Design: Hugh Hardy. Associate Designer to Mr. Mielziner:... 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

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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I have no natural gift to be anything - not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches - not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me. See more »

Trivia:

Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations. See more »

Trademark:

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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Star Sign:

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