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“Luke La Main Froide.”
That is AWESOME.
Newman’s death? Less so.
Newman might have passed away, but people can continue to enjoy his “”Newman’s Own” pasta sauces, salad dressings, cookies, etc., along with his films. I’d include a link, but the “Newman’s Own” Web site is overloaded at the moment.
Aw… I’ll always have The Sting. Rest in peace.
Holy bl moley, that middle pic is hoyay!
Not just a great actor and great man… he was half of my favorite “Hollywood” couple. Condolences to Joanne Woodward and to their family.
Butch Cassidy: Then you jump first.
Sundance Kid: No, I said.
Butch Cassidy: What’s the matter with you?
Sundance Kid: I can’t swim.
Butch Cassidy: Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you.
The night sky will be a little bit darker from now on, for it misses on of its brightest stars that guided the dreams and imaginations of us all that we grew up watching him on the screen. Rest in peace, Butch.
That’s one less great human being in the world.
R.I.P. Mr. Newman and thanks for trying to make this world a better place.
I just bought the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid dvd too.
Man……. the draw back with getting older is your heroes have a habit of dying. Newman was probably the best Hollywood example of “with great power comes great responsibility”. He realised people looked up to film stars and so tried to lead by example, but best of all he wasn’t preachy and still knew how to have a good time.
My condolences go out to his family and friends for the empty space they now have in their lives. And to his fans I’d just say this, Paul Newman lives on where we knew him, in his films and in our imagination.
For those of you who don’t know gil kane used a picture of newman as a model for hal jordan.
When I was a teenager, two of my favorite movies were Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Both starred Paul Newman. I was just a little too young to really get into Cool Hand Luke (back in the days before VCRs). And now knowing he was the model for my very favorite superhero, wow. Being an ol’ married woman myself (30 years and still going strong), I love that he stayed with Joanne Woodward for 50 years. I always admired him, I will remember him and watch his movies (that I now have on DVD). RIP, Mr. Newman. You will be missed.
My stepfather and him used to hang together in the early fifties. My mom has kept a few of his telegrams he used to send him. Kinda weird that both passed away within a month of each other.
He created that salad dressing as a joke thinking it would never sell – but yet now thirty or so years later and over $260 millions donated to charities dedicated to fighting children’s cancer – he didn’t think it was a joke any longer.
I love his microwave popcorn and he was a goddamn great humanitarian to boot.
it’s hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman’s Own line–high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes… very smart.
Thanks for the guide. QUite a few of my precious dvd are getting scratched, so time to make some backups!
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