Paul Newman: career in pictures

Paul Newman would have celebrated his birthday on January 26th.  This is in tribute to the great actor featuring images of his films – from the classic era.

“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.”

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If interested you can read a commentary I posted dedicated to Sidney Lumet’s The Verdict and Paul Newman’s tour de force.

14 thoughts

  1. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I just LOVE these! And I LOVE how they’re set up! What a great gallery of a great man that had an amazing career. This is wonderful. I was fortunate enough to meet Paul Newman twice. Both times as he participated in auto racing. Once here in Wisconsin at Road America, and the other time at Michigan International Speedway and I can tell you he was the kindest guy there. Seriously, except for maybe Walter Payton, lol, who shared his brownie. This was years and years ago, but I’ll never forget what a quiet, but sweet man Mr. Newman was. I fell in love immediately!

          1. Um. Your vocabulary is outstanding!!! Are you kidding me?!? Lame attempt at humor on my part there, lol. Sorry. You know how I am…

            Well, I’m home Aurora. Lazy, tired and ready to watch Columbo for the first time in way too long. I’m kind of excited 🙂

          2. Your humor’s great! Otherwise you wouldn’t enjoy my silliness. I am sooo excited for you! Please let me know what you think of MY Lieutenant! Are you starting from season one?

          3. Yep, starting with season one. I think I’m gonna make a coffee run then come home and collapse with him for the day. Sounds good to me!

  2. Wonderful set of images! Paul Newman is certainly easy on the eyes, so he’s very well-fitted to a pictorial tribute, haha. 🙂 Nice work, Aurora!

  3. Lord, I think I drooled all the way through this post. Great collection of photos!
    I have to admit, I couldn’t make it through “The Silver Chalice.” I watched it for Natalie Wood’s scenes and the rest just was pretty bad for me.
    I do really like his movie “The Rack.” Interesting look at what POWs face and would commit treason for and gives a different look to war after all the glory of World War 2.

    1. Only fitting since I drooled all the way through the choosing of the pictures and posting!! I’ve never seen The Silver Chalice”. Not sure I want to.

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