Paul Newman by Andy Gotts
I think I'll watch Cat on a Hot Tin Roof tonight, or maybe Cool Hand Luke. Or The Color of Money or Nobody's Fool or The Hustler or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
My son, who's 15, says he's never heard of Paul Newman.
Featured Comment by Greg Smith: "What a talent Newman was...aside from his always great movies, what cemented him in my mind as someone above the herd were his multiple national championships driving fast sports cars. SCCA racing at that level is a howling pack of snapping, biting, thrusting dogs all chasing the rabbit where the tiniest mistake and you are at the back of the pack if you're still running at all. Newman ran at the front and usually won. In racing circles it's acknowledged that he was good enough to have been pro and make his living at it...if he hadn't had Hollywood. A very cool customer...in a lot of different respects."
Featured Comment by Jack M.: "I knew Paul for the last 30 years. I never met a kinder man. Nice of you to run this piece, and he would have appreciated that the photo you ran was B&W, as he got very tired of people trying to take photos of his blue eyes."