(6/02) Stage: Starred (as "Stage Manager") in "Our Town" at Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT
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 It'd be lunatic to try to get into politics at my age. I don't think I'd have the stomach for it. I wish I felt a little more comfortable about the direction that we're going. It does not seem to be of the people, by the people and for the people. It seems to be about something else completely different. I think part of it is the media's fault for not being more aggressive and persistent ...
Although he played the lead male roles in the original productions of three Broadway classics near the beginning of his career - "The Desperate Hours", "Picnic" and "Sweet Bird of Youth" - Newman did not receive a Tony Award nomination until 2003, when at age 78, he was nominated as Best Actor for his performance in the 2002 revival of the "Our Town".
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.