Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman 1925-2008

Paul Newman, RIP: one of the few actors I considered a huge screen icon and a magnificent film actor. Whilst Steve McQueen and Alain Delon had the on screen charisma, Paul Newman had the talent to go with it to lead five masterpieces (The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Verdict) and to produce terrific entertainment in Somebody Up There Likes Me, Harper,The Towering Inferno, The Color Of Money and The Sting . Like Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven he was able to produce an excellent later years performance with Road to Perdition, and I've not even mentioned his charity work or sporting achievements.

All readers of this eulogy must watch one the aformentioned films tonight, and remember a true Hollywood legend and great guy.



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