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 the theatre and on television. He made his television debut in the science fiction series Tales of Tomorrow (1952). He made his Broadway debut in production of William Inge's play Picnic (1953). He made his big screen debut in the historical epic adventure movie The Silver Chalice (1954) in role as Basil, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Paul's breakthrough role came as Brick Pollitt in drama movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) opposite Elizabeth Taylor, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Fast Eddie Felson in drama film The Color of Money (1986) directed by Martin Scorsese.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:
The Hustler (1961) drama in role as Eddie Felson
Hud (1963) drama western in role as Hud Bannon
Cool Hand Luke (1967) prison drama in role as Lucas "Luke" Jackson
Absence of Malice (1981) drama in role as Michael Gallagher
The Verdict (1982) drama in role as Frank Galvin
Nobody's Fool (1994) comedy drama in role as Donald "Sully" Sullivan
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in drama crime film Road to Perdition (2002).
The Sting (1973) crime drama with Robert Redford
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Western with Robert Redford
Slap Shot (1977) sports comedy in role as Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) comedy with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins
The Towering Inferno (1974) drama disaster opposite Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway
Hombre (1967) western in role as John Russell
The Long Hot Summer (1958) drama romance opposite Joanne Woodward and Orson Welles
He 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 to Jackie Witte from (1949-1958), they had three children.
He married actress Joanne Woodward in 1958, they had three daughters.
He voiced Doc Hudson in Disney-Pixar's Cars.
He received honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his extensive charity work.
Newman died on September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States, at age of 83.
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.