(6/02) Stage: Starred (as "Stage Manager") in "Our Town" at Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT
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I picture my epitaph: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown."
During the 1950s and 1960s, he was close friends with fellow Democrat and civil rights activist Charlton Heston
. In 1983, after Heston's political beliefs had moved to the Right, both actors took opposing sides in a television debate on President Ronald Reagan
's Star Wars defense missile program. Heston, much better briefed and prepared than Newman, was judged to have won the debate easily. Some ...
While he played similar system-bucking, troubled young men as such near contemporaries as Marlon Brando
and James Dean
, Newman's characters were often more humorous, introspective and self-assured. Newman's character's conflicts were often ironic and (intentionally) borderline-absurd.