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Paul Newman (I) (1925–2008)


Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born in January 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store. Paul's mother, a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 43 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2006 Mater and the Ghostlight (Video short)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Cars (Video Game)
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2006 Cars
Doc Hudson (voice)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Dave Scott (voice)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie)
Max Roby
 2003 Our Town (TV Movie)
Stage Manager
 2000 Where the Money Is
Henry
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Hughie
- Come Along with Me (1982) ... Hughie (voice, as P.L. Neuman)
 1980 When Time Ran Out...
Hank Anderson
 1979 Quintet
Essex
 1976 Great Performances: Dance in America (TV Series)
Narrator
- American Ballet Theatre (1976) ... Narrator
 1976 Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody)
 1973 The MacKintosh Man
Rearden
 1972 Pocket Money
Jim Kane
 1970 Sometimes a Great Notion
Hank Stamper
 1970 WUSA
Rheinhardt
 1969 Winning
Frank Capua
 1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg
Pvt. Harry Frigg
 1965 Lady L
Armand Denis
 1963 A New Kind of Love
Steve Sherman
 1963 Hud
Hud Bannon
 1961 Paris Blues
Ram Bowen
 1960 From the Terrace
David Alfred Eaton
 1959 The Young Philadelphians
Anthony Judson Lawrence
 1958 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys!
Harry Bannerman
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Christian Darling
- The 80 Yard Run (1958) ... Christian Darling
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Charlie Correlli / Pvt. Danny Scott
- The Rag Jungle (1956) ... Charlie Correlli
- The Army Game (1956) ... Pvt. Danny Scott
 1956 The Rack
Capt. Edward W. Hall, Jr.
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Henry Wiggen / Giorgio / Tom Corey
- The Five Fathers of Pepi (1956) ... Giorgio
- The Rise and Fall of Silas Lapham (1954) ... Tom Corey
 1955 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Ad Francis
- The Battler (1955) ... Ad Francis
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
George Gibbs
- Our Town (1955) ... George Gibbs
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Mack
- Five in Judgment (1955) ... Mack
 1954 Danger (TV Series)
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Jimmy Polo
- The Contender (1954) ... Jimmy Polo
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Mike
- Thunder of Silence (1954) ... Mike
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Party Night (1954)
 1954 The Joe Palooka Story (TV Series)
Fight Spectator
- The Big Blow-Off (1954) ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
 1953 The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series)
 1952-1953 The Web (TV Series)
Alex
- The Leech (1953) ... Alex
- One for the Road (1953) ... Alex
- The Bells of Damon (1953) ... Alex
- Deadlock (1952) ... Alex
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Captain Radetski
 1952 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sgt. Wilson
 1949 The Aldrich Family (TV Series)
Occasional Cast Member (1952-53)
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Texaco (voice) See more »

Publicity Listings:

10 Print Biographies | 5 Interviews | 78 Articles | 16 Pictorials | 35 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

P.L. Neuman

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I felt guilty as hell about leaving my wife and children, and I will carry that guilt for the rest of my life. But the fact that Joanne and I are still together after all those years proves I took the right decision. See more »

Trivia:

Often said that of all the films he had performed in, Slap Shot (1977) was the most fun and his personal favorite. See more »

Trademark:

Bright blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

King Cool See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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