Newman has additionally distinguished himself as a director with such films as Rachel, Rachel (for which he received a New York Film Critics Circle Award), "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Harry and Son, Sometimes a Great Notion, The Glass Menagerie" and the television adaptation of Michael Cristofer's The Shadow Box.
Newman's recent screen credits include Nobody's Fool, the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy, James Ivory's Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (with Joanne Woodward), Fat Man and Little Boy, Blaze and the recent Twilight.
One of Newman's first feature roles brought him to American moviegoers' attention, that of boxing champ Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me. Some of his other screen credits include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and Slapshot (all three directed by George Roy Hill), The Rack, The Left-Handed Gun, Exodus, From the Terrace, Paris Blues, The Prize, Lady L, Torn Curtain, Harper, Hombre, Winning, Pocket Money, WUSA, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Towering Inferno, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, The Drowning Pool and Fort Apache, The Bronx.
In 1992, Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, received the Kennedy Center Honors and, in 1994, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Paul Newman Facts
|Birth Name||Paul Leonard Newman|
|Birthday||January 26, 1925|
|Birthplace||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Date of death||September 26, 2008 (Westport, Connecticut, USA, age 83)|
|Height||5' 9" (1m75) How tall is Paul Newman compared to you?|
|Awards||2006 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (for Empire Falls)|
|2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (for Empire Falls)|
|2005 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (for Empire Falls)|
|1987 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for The Color of Money)|
|1986 Academy Awards: Honorary Award|
|1986 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award|
|1984 Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award|
|1969 Golden Globe Awards: Best Director - Motion Picture (for Rachel, Rachel)|
|Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius|
|Road to Perdition|
|Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman|
|The Towering Inferno|
|Bible According to Hollywood|