Paul Newman young
January 26, 1925
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm
77 kg | 170 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States on January 26, 1925, was an American actor. Young Paul Newman began his acting career in theatre and television, he made his Broadway debut in production of William Inge's play Picnic (1953). He made his big screen debut in movie The Silver Chalice (1954) in role as Basil. He achieved rose to international fame for his role as Brick Pollitt in drama movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) opposite Elizabeth Taylor, for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He won Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Fast Eddie Felson in film The Color of Money (1986) directed by Martin Scorsese.
Also appeared in successful films including The Sting (1973) with Robert Redford, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with Robert Redford, Hud (1963) with Patricia Neal, Cool Hand Luke (1967) with George Kennedy, The Hustler (1961) with Jackie Gleason, Slap Shot (1977) as Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop, Nobody's Fool (1994) with Bruce Willis, The Verdict (1982) opposite Charlotte Rampling, The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) with Tim Robbins, Road to Perdition (2002) with Tom Hanks, The Towering Inferno (1974) opposite Steve McQueen, Hombre (1967) as John Russell, Absence of Malice (1981) opposite Sally Field, The Long Hot Summer (1958) opposite Joanne Woodward.
Paul won national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing. He did all of his own driving in movies. He was married twice, to Jackie Witte from 1949 to 1958, they had three children and he married actress Joanne Woodward in 1958, they had three daughters. Newman died on September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States.
I really just can't watch myself. I see all the machinery at work and it just drives me nuts.
I like racing but food and pictures are more thrilling. I can't give them up. In racing you can be certain, to the last thousandth of a second, that someone is the best, but with a movie or a recipe, there is no way of knowing how all the ingredients will work out in the end. The best can turn out to be awful and the worst can be fantastic. Cooking is like performing and performing like cooking.
A man with no enemies is a man with no character.
People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
To be an actor you have to be a child.
Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.