or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › Paul Newman - RIP
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Paul Newman - RIP - Page 3

post #31 of 45
A consummate gentlemen. It's a shame we don't have many contemprorary actor's who live up to his standards.
post #32 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magician View Post
A consummate gentlemen. It's a shame we don't have many contemprorary actor's who live up to his standards.

+1, Seemed to be a graceful and gracious human being. Not many people like him in general.
post #33 of 45
This guy would be so easy to hate - he was so ridiculously good-looking. But no way, he was the most superb actor, a great man.
post #34 of 45
post #35 of 45
Truly the end of an era. He will be sorely missed.

Sally Field said it best: " Sometimes God makes perfect people and Paul Newman was one of them".
post #36 of 45
Today my avatar and signature are both sadly appropriate.

I have admired the man for decades. He was a great actor and a wonderful person.

His portrayal of Cool Hand Luke made a boring book and a wooden character into a spectacular movie. Incidentally, the scene in the movie that explains how he got his nickname (the inmates are playing poker and Luke says, "...sometimes nothing is a real cool hand.") was not in the book at all.

For those who have followed his life and career the news was not unexpected as he was sick for a long time. He will be sorely missed.
post #37 of 45
He's a Hollywood icon and he led an exemplary life. A true gentleman. May he RIP.
post #38 of 45
Sad news.

Some fine salad dressing he made too.

dl
post #39 of 45
Rest in Peace, Mr. Newman, and thank you for the great works you left us.
post #40 of 45
Newman story from another board:

"A boss I had in New York had just moved into a new house in Greenwich, CT. The doorbell rings. He opens the door. Standing there is Paul Newman with a loaf of freshly baked bread (his wife just made) and a bottle of wine. He was there to welcome his new neighbor. My boss invited him in. They drank and talked for an hour or so. He said Newman was incredibly nice and modest -- more interested in learning about my boss than talking about himself."

lefty
post #41 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by lefty View Post
Newman story from another board:

"A boss I had in New York had just moved into a new house in Greenwich, CT. The doorbell rings. He opens the door. Standing there is Paul Newman with a loaf of freshly baked bread (his wife just made) and a bottle of wine. He was there to welcome his new neighbor. My boss invited him in. They drank and talked for an hour or so. He said Newman was incredibly nice and modest -- more interested in learning about my boss than talking about himself."

lefty

Cool story. Speaks volumes about the guy. I only wish the acting profession had more Newmans and less of the shallow, cause of the day shitheads that it seems filled with these days. I get physically ill when I see a story about one of these "celebrities" on TV or in the print media because I worry it speaks to a fault in Americans, the worship of the vapid, inane celebrity.
post #42 of 45
absolutely one of the best. great man. he will be missed
post #43 of 45
I had the pleasure of meeting Newman at Brainerd International Raceway in the early 80s. He'd just become a professional race car driver and was extremely open and available to those of us who had pit/paddock passes. He took the time to chat, to ask questions of my young daughter, and to wish us well when we left. He was incredibly humble, gregarious and, as my (then) wife observed, "make your knees shake" handsome. Another American treasure is lost.
post #44 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by limping_decorum View Post
!! + Datsun + BRE car + those glasses = j's motorsport hero actually that may not be the BRE car but IIRC he did drive one of the BRE 510s.
post #45 of 45
You know you're cool when one of the most desirable watches in the world is named after you:

RIP.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Entertainment and Culture
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Entertainment and Culture › Paul Newman - RIP