Saturday, September 27, 2008

R.I.P. Paul Newman

So sad to hear of the death of movie legend and philanthropist extraordinaire Paul Newman.

He's the sort of class act I wish I could be when I grow up.

Looking back over his credits, I realized that he didn't really break through until he was in his thirties. He then went on to create memorable performances and be infinitely cool for the next five decades.

Not too shabby.

Here's a list of some of his more notable films (the stars indicate ones I've seen, the double stars indicate ones YOU should see!):

The Long, Hot Summer *
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof *
The Hustler **
Harper *
Cool Hand Luke **
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid **
The Sting **
The Towering Inferno
Slap Shot
Absence of Malice *
The Verdict *
The Color of Money *
Blaze *
The Hudsucker Proxy
Nobody's Fool **
Road to Perdition
Empire Falls **

What's your favorite Paul Newman movie?


  1. Wow! I loved Paul Newman but I've seen shockingly few of his films. That will change starting this week! :)

  2. That's not even a complete list--just the more well-known ones!

  3. What a great photo! Like I said in my blog, "Exodus" holds a special place in my heart because I watched it about six times before my first trip to Israel. But there are definitely lots on your list I need to check out, including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."