Paul Newman (I) (1925–2008)


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Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Arthur Sigmund Newman (died 1950) and Theresa Fetsko (died 1982). His elder brother was Arthur S. Newman Jr., named for their father, a Jewish businessman who owned a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Hustler Eddie Felson
(1961)
Road to Perdition John Rooney
(2002)
The Verdict Frank Galvin
(1982)
(1994)

Filmography

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 2008 The Meerkats (Documentary)
Teller (voice)
 2007 Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1 (Video)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 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 (Documentary short)
Dave Scott (voice)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini Series)
Max Roby
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Max Roby
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Max Roby
 2003 Freedom: A History of US (TV Series documentary)
Woodrow Wilson / Justice Earl Warren
- Safe for Democracy (2003) ... Woodrow Wilson (voice)
- Democracy and Struggles (2003) ... Justice Earl Warren (voice)
 2003 Our Town (TV Movie)
Stage Manager
 2002 Road to Perdition
John Rooney
 2001 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Paul Newman
- The Blunder Years (2001) ... Paul Newman (voice)
 2000 Where the Money Is
Henry
 1999 Message in a Bottle
Dodge
 1998 Twilight
Harry Ross
 1994 Nobody's Fool
Sully
 1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Sidney J. Mussburger
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
Walter Bridge
 1989 Blaze
Earl Long
 1989 Fat Man and Little Boy
General Leslie R. Groves
 1986 The Color of Money
Eddie
 1984 Harry & Son
Harry Keach
 1982 The Verdict
Frank Galvin
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Hughie
- Come Along with Me (1982) ... Hughie (voice, as P.L. Neuman)
 1981 Absence of Malice
Michael Colin Gallagher
 1981 Fort Apache the Bronx
Murphy
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Hank Anderson
 1979 Quintet
Essex
 1977 Slap Shot
Reggie
 1976 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
Narrator
- American Ballet Theatre (1976) ... Narrator
 1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody)
 1976 Silent Movie
Paul Newman
 1975 The Drowning Pool
Lew Harper
 1974 The Towering Inferno
Doug Roberts
 1973 The Sting
Henry Gondorff
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Rearden
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Judge Roy Bean
 1972 Pocket Money
Jim Kane
 1970 WUSA
Rheinhardt
 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy
 1969 Winning
Capua
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Harry Frigg
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Luke
 1967 Hombre
John Russell
 1966 Torn Curtain
Prof. Michael Armstrong
 1966 Harper
Lew Harper
 1965 Lady L
Armand Denis
 1964 The Outrage
Juan Carrasco
 1964 What a Way to Go!
Larry Flint
 1963 The Prize
Andrew Craig
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Steve Sherman
 1963 Hud
Hud Bannon
 1962 Sweet Bird of Youth
Chance Wayne
 1961 The Hustler
Eddie Felson
 1961 Paris Blues
Ram Bowen
 1960 Exodus
Ari Ben Canaan
 1960 From the Terrace
David Alfred Eaton
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Anthony Judson Lawrence
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Harry Bannerman
 1958 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Brick Pollitt
 1958 The Left Handed Gun
Billy The Kid
 1958 The Long, Hot Summer
Ben Quick
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Christian Darling
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... Christian Darling
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Larry Maddux
 1957 Until They Sail
Capt. Jack Harding
 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
- Bang the Drum Slowly (1956) ... Henry Wiggen
- 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 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Billy the Kid
- The Death of Billy the Kid (1955) ... Billy the Kid
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Ralph / Mack
- The Bridge of the Devil (1955) ... Ralph
- Five in Judgment (1955) ... Mack
 1954 The Silver Chalice
Basil
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
Jeff
- Knife in the Dark (1954) ... Jeff
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Jimmy Polo
- The Contender (1954) ... Jimmy Polo
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Mike / Larry
- Thunder of Silence (1954) ... Mike
- Guilty Is the Stranger (1954) ... Larry
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Party Night (1954)
 1953-1954 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
 1952-1953 The Web (TV Series)
Alex
- The Leech (1953) ... Alex
- One for the Road (1953) ... Alex
- The Bells of Damon (1953) ... Alex
- Deadlock (1952) ... Alex
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Nathan Hale / Plato
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Captain Radetski
- Woman in Love (1952) ... Captain Radetski
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sgt. Wilson
- Ice from Space (1952) ... Sgt. Wilson
 1949 The Aldrich Family (TV Series)
Occasional Cast Member (1952-53)
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Show Show Writer (2 credits)
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Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (7 credits)
Show Show Self (151 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of the book, "Paul and Joanne: A Biography of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward" by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 84 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 37 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

P.L. Neuman

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Joanne Woodward  (his death)  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Scott Newman | See more »

Parents:

Theresa Fetsko | Arthur Sigmund Newman

Relatives:

Arthur S. Newman Jr. (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't think there's anything exceptional or noble in being philanthropic. It's the other attitude that confuses me. See more »

Trivia:

After being asked so many times what the secret was to being married for so long to Joanne Woodward, he finally responded, "I don't know what she puts in my food". 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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King Cool See more »

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