Saturday, 27 September 2008

Paul Newman 1925 - 2008

Very sad news that Paul Newman has died after a battle with cancer. A brilliant actor who became almost as famous in later life for his Newman's Own salad dressings. What is not perhaps known is that all the proceeds from his salad dressing company went to charity and so far has raised $250 million. Newman's Hole In The Wall charity (named after the gang in Butch Cassidy) for children with life threatening conditions has enabled over 135,000 children to go on its holiday camps. Here is my top 5 Newman films in no particular order:
  1. Cool Hand Luke - he really looked like he had eaten 50 boiled eggs.
  2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - one of the best endings in cinema history.
  3. The Hustler - Tom Cruise eat your heart out.
  4. Road to Perdition - cold, hard, calculating and chilling.
  5. Cat on a hot tin roof - sizzles with Liz.
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1 comment:

movie fan said...

it's hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman's Own line--high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes... very smart.