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Paul Newman (I) (1925–2008)


Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store. Paul's mother... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Cars
Cars Doc Hudson
(2006)
The Sting
The Sting Henry Gondorff
(1973)
Cool Hand Luke
(1967)

Filmography

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 2017 Cars 3
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Mater and the Ghostlight (Video short)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Cars (Video Game)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Cars
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Dave Scott (voice)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Max Roby
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Max Roby
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Max Roby
 2003 Our Town (TV Movie)
Stage Manager
 2000 Where the Money Is
Henry
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Hughie
- Come Along with Me (1982) ... Hughie (voice, as P.L. Neuman)
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Hank Anderson
 1979 Quintet
Essex
 1977 Slap Shot
Reggie
 1976 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
Narrator
- American Ballet Theatre (1976) ... Narrator
 1976 Silent Movie
Paul Newman
 1972 Pocket Money
Jim Kane
 1970 WUSA
Rheinhardt
 1969 Winning
Capua
 1965 Lady L
Armand Denis
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Steve Sherman
 1963 Hud
Hud Bannon
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Christian Darling
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... Christian Darling
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Correlli / Pvt. Danny Scott
- The Rag Jungle (1956) ... Charlie Correlli
- The Army Game (1956) ... Pvt. Danny Scott
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Henry Wiggen / Giorgio / Tom Corey
- The Five Fathers of Pepi (1956) ... Giorgio
- The Rise and Fall of Silas Lapham (1954) ... Tom Corey
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Ad Francis
- The Battler (1955) ... Ad Francis
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
George Gibbs
- Our Town (1955) ... George Gibbs
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Mack
- Five in Judgment (1955) ... Mack
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
Jeff
- Knife in the Dark (1954) ... Jeff
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Jimmy Polo
- The Contender (1954) ... Jimmy Polo
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Mike
- Thunder of Silence (1954) ... Mike
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Party Night (1954)
 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Fight Spectator
- The Big Blow-Off (1954) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
 1952-1953 The Web (TV Series)
Alex
- The Leech (1953) ... Alex
- One for the Road (1953) ... Alex
- The Bells of Damon (1953) ... Alex
- Deadlock (1952) ... Alex
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Captain Radetski
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sgt. Wilson
 1949 The Aldrich Family (TV Series)
Occasional Cast Member (1952-53)
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Other Works:

(6/02) Stage: Starred (as "Stage Manager") in "Our Town" at Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 81 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 35 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

P.L. Neuman

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I picture my epitaph: "Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown." See more »

Trivia:

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 ... See more »

Trademark:

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. See more »

Nickname:

PL See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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