Sunday, September 28, 2008

Paul Newman

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Paul Newman: actor, on the stage, television and in movies, race car driver, and owner, and philanthropist died Friday of cancer. He was 83.

Here he is in his role as car owner during the California 500 at Ontario Motor Speedway on September 3, 1972.

His acting was legendary and he won awards for his stage, television and movie roles. Others will tell you of how he starred in their favorite performances.

I appreciated his storytelling, especially in, Exodus, 1960. His performance in the 1969 released Winning with the cameo appearance of Albuquerque’s Bobby Unser, the actual 1968 Indianapolis 500 winner, whose car was featured in the production.

Who could not like his other 1969 film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?

He made three movies in a row in 1981 and 1982 that resonated with me as his best, they were all stories of law: Fort Apache the Bronx, Absence of Malice, and The Verdict.

1 comment:

joe schmedlap said...

Ft Apache was a great film and he turned out some darn fine salad dressing too.