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Paul Newman

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A poster from the Academy Award-winning Best Picture THE STING (1973) in which Newman co-starred with Robert Redford. In addition to the Best Picture Oscar, this film received nine more nominations and six statuettes including one for Scott Joplin's Original Scoring.

Click hereHear some of "The Entertainer" from THE STING (a .MIDI file).

Memorable Quotations:

  • "Fat man, you shoot a great game of pool." --as Eddie Felson in THE HUSTLER.
  • "I'm shootin' pool, Fats. When I miss, you can shoot." --as Fast Eddie in THE HUSTLER.
  • Click here"Everybody! Everybody wants a piece of me!" --as Fast Eddie in THE HUSTLER.
  • "How in hell do you imagine you're going to have a child by a man that can't stand you?" --as Brick Pollitt in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
  • "I admire his manners and I admire the speeches he makes and I admire the big house he lives in. But if you're saving it all for him honey, you've got your account in the wrong bank!" --as Ben Quick in THE LONG, HOT SUMMER (1958).
  • Click here"Well, ya know, 'could be worse." --as Butch Cassidy in BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
  • Click here"Boy, I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals." --as Butch Cassidy in BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.
  • "Calling it your job don't make it right, Boss." --as Luke Jackson in COOL HAND LUKE (1967).
  • "I am hurrying. It just looks like slow motion." --as Sully in NOBODY'S FOOL (1994).
  • "Mistakes, you know.  We all make 'em, God knows." --as John Rooney in ROAD TO PERDITION (2002).
  • "Natural law -- sons are put on this earth to trouble their fathers." --as John Rooney in ROAD TO PERDITION (2002).

Further Reading:

  • Paul Newman : a biography by Eric Lax (Atlanta, GA: Turner Pub., c1996).
  • No tricks in my pocket : Paul Newman directs by Stewart Stern (New York: Grove Press, 1989).
  • Paul Newman by J.C. Landry (New York: McGraw-Hill, c1983).
  • The films of Paul Newman by Lawrence J. Quirk (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, c1981).
  • Paul Newman, superstar: a critical biography by Lionel Godfrey (New York: St. Martin's Press, c1978).
  • The films of Paul Newman by Kenneth Thompson (Bembridge: BCW Publishing, 1977).
  • Paul Newman by Charles Hamblett (London: W. H. Allen, 1975).
  • Lovers: great romances of our time through the eyes of legendary writers by John Miller and Aaron Kenedi (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1999).

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