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Paul Newman (1925-2008)


One of my all-time favorite "Old Hollywood" actors passed away this weekend. Like most legends, Paul Newman went through phases as he matured in his craft.


(young phase) The Hustler....his characterization of Fast Eddie Felson is so memorable. And heart-breaking

(midlife phase) Cool Hand Luke.....stunningly charming and perversely reckless.

(older phase) The Verdict....yet again, Newman as Frank, the washed up lawyer, is desparate yet crazily optimistic in this one. Every move is dead on.

Go watch one of these and try to remember why American movies are the stuff dreams are made of.

Comments (3)


Go watch one of these and try to remember why American movies were the stuff dreams used to be made of.

Fixed it for ya!


He was the greatest! Loved the Henry Gandorf character too!

Got to agree with your fix GF.


Sorry....they're still making get movies.


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