(*homocinematically inclined)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Cinematic Crush: Paul Newman

It's the eyes. Paul Newman always resisted the sex symbol label, but it was undeniable. As was his unmistakable talents.

From his early roles (Somebody Up There Likes Me, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler) to his iconic characters that cemented his screen immortality (Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) to his smooth transition from acting legend (Absence of Malice, The Verdict, The Color of Money) to cool-as-a-cucumber character actor (The Hudsucker Proxy, Nobody's Fool, Road to Perdition), Newman was always an actor first, movie star second.

We cannot blame him for wanting us to think that way; but blame those eyes for making us think otherwise.

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  1. One quote attributed to him goes

    "I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood."

    Luv that Paul!

  2. That is a *great quote*, never heard it before.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Rest in peace dear Paul... [^]