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Paul Newman

Paul Newman is one of the film industry's most accomplished stars. An eight-time Academy Award nominee, Newman received a special honorary Oscar in 1985 and a Best Actor Oscar the following year for his performance in The Color of Money. The films for which he received Oscar nominations as an actor include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Absence of Malice, The Verdict and Nobody's Fool. He also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for Rachel, Rachel, which he produced.

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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Paul Newman Facts

Birth NamePaul Leonard Newman
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1925
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA
Date of deathSeptember 26, 2008 (Westport, Connecticut, USA, age 83)
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Paul Newman compared to you?
Awards2006 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)

Selected Filmography

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
Road to Perdition
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman
The Towering Inferno
Annie Hall
Bible According to Hollywood
The Hopefuls
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