When I checked my e-mails this morning, I saw that Paul Newman has died.
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008)was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian and auto racing enthusiast. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy award, along with many honorary awards. — from Wikipedia
I remember as a kid, I went to the drive-in theater with my uncle, aunt and sister to see “The Sting” (1973). I was only seven years old, I really don’t remember much about the movie. I do remember sitting in the backseat of the car and eating popcorn. I remember hearing “The Entertainer” in the background.
Going through the list of movies that he made, I realized that I haven’t seen a lot of them. The ones that I did see were:
- Cars (2006)
- When Time Ran Out… (1980)
- Absence of Malice (1981)
- Slap Shot (1977)
- The Towering Inferno (1974) — one of my favorite movies
I think I knew more about Newman through his racing, his salad dressing and charity.
One thing on my Life To Do List is to see the classic movies. On this list will be some of his best movies like:
It was hard trying to find a picture to put on this site. Young or old… he was a very good looking man. I would have to say that this is one of my favorite pictures of Paul Newman.
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