January 26, 1925
September 26, 2008
5 ft 9¾ in | 177 cm
75 kg | 165 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Paul Leonard Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States, on January 26, 1925, was an American actor.
Young Paul Newman first started performing at the age of seven, in school production of "Robin Hood", in role as court jester.
He got his television debut in anthology science fiction series Tales of Tomorrow (1952) in episode "Ice from Space", in role as Sgt. Wilson.
He made his big screen debut in historical epic adventure film The Silver Chalice (1954) in role as Basil.
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Picnic" (1953) in role as Alan Seymour.
Paul's breakthrough performance came as Brick Pollitt in drama movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958).
He made his directorial debut with drama movie Rachel, Rachel (1968), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.
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He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Fast Eddie Felson in drama film The Color of Money (1986).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) drama as Brick Pollitt
The Hustler (1961) drama as Eddie Felson
Hud (1963) Western as Hud Bannon
Cool Hand Luke (1967) prison drama as Lucas "Luke" Jackson
Absence of Malice (1981) drama as Michael Gallagher
The Verdict (1982) drama as Frank Galvin
Nobody's Fool (1994) comedy drama as Donald "Sully" Sullivan
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for his role as John Rooney in drama crime film Road to Perdition (2002).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Butch Cassidy in Western movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
He was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Ben Quick in drama romance movie The Long Hot Summer (1958).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Basil in historical epic adventure film The Silver Chalice (1954).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Chance Wayne in drama movie Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).
He was nominated for the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance for his role as Dodge Blake in romantic drama film Message in a Bottle (1999).
He voiced Doc Hudson in animated sports comedy films:
(2017) (Archive Recordings)
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as Stage Manager in television film Our Town (2003).
The Sting (1973) crime drama as Henry Gondorff
Slap Shot (1977) sports comedy as Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) comedy as Sidney J. Mussburger
The Towering Inferno (1974) drama disaster as Doug Roberts
Hombre (1967) Western as John Russell
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role as Max Roby in HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
Graduated from Shaker Heights High School in Ohio (1943).
Attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (1949), with a Bachelor of Arts in drama and economics.
Studied at Yale School of Drama.
Studied at Actors Studio under Lee Strasberg.
He served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater.
Had older brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr.
Had Hungarian Jewish and Polish Jewish ancestry.
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 awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 7060 Hollywood Boulevard in 1994.
He received honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his extensive charity work.
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as the Stage Manager in a play "Our Town" (2003), at Booth Theatre.
He was co-founder of Safe Water Network and of Newman's Own.
Founded the SeriousFun Children's Network in 1988.
Newman died on September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83.
He was married to:
Jackie Witte (1949-1958) they had a son, Scott and two daughters: Susan, Stephanie Kendall
Joanne Woodward (1958-2008), they had three daughters: Elinor "Nell" Teresa, Melissa "Lissy" Stewart and Claire "Clea" Olivia
He dated Joan Collins (1958) and Natalie Wood.