Paul Newman : Favourite Paul Newman Role

Favourite Paul Newman Role

Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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Gallagher in Absence of Malice.

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Hard to pick since Newman had so many great roles. I'd say Butch Cassidy.

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agree.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Cool Hand Luke
Harper comes a close second after Cool Hand Luke.

Yes, this is really me.

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I like him in Hombre.

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Hud is my favourite, but so many good ones.

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The Verdict


Mean people suck.

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Sidney J. Mussberger


Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke.



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Cool Hand Luke



Dragline: Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty five or thirty nine?

Luke: I thought it was a nice round number.



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Cool Hand Luke

So to get the full effect we have to sit here and watch that gif repeat 50 times.

I am halfway there now.

Cool Hand Luke



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I liked his character in "THE TOWERING INFERNO".

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"Cool Hand Luke" but I think "Hombre" is my favorite movie with him in it, mostly because the script was so well-done.

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Most of his roles, but since nobody has mentioned it yet, Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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yea, I completely agree. Though I like the Color Of Money, I think he's best performance is the Cat.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Henry Gondorff in The Sting.

"Sorry I'm late guys. I was taking a crap."
And then the greatest poker game in movies goes from there.

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👍

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I loved that poker game.

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It's Going To Be A Bumpy Night!

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I K, R?

The way he out cheats the cheater.

I love the way they set up that little basement into a gambling den!

The other thing I like about this movie is that they get revenge without killing the villain as it is just too common in movies.

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I loved the twists and turns throughout the movie.
Watching it for the first time, even the audience was stung in the end. Brilliantly written story.

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It's Slap Shot for me…it's so not politically correct…lol





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Another good one is Winning…



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I wonder who did the voiceover for that.
Jon Winters or Jack Webb is who it sounds like to me.

And Newman was a race car driver IRL but I am sure you knew that.

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Not sure of who did the voiceover.

Yes. I have heard that Newman became interested in racing after having made this movie.

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I like the movie. I remember seeing it at the drive in when it came out.
I have it on tape. I watched it again about a month ago. Part of it was filmed in Wisconsin… my home state!

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Who cares what role he played. Those blue eyes!!!!

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Cool Hand Luke

He was excellent in Hud, just not that nice. Pushed away all those that loved him.

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I'd say it's a toss up between BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID or THE STING. Newman was great with light hearted rogues.

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Newman was great with light hearted rogues.
These were easier for him to play, due to his warm persona.

The darker roles were more of a challenge.

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Darker?

Yeah, it is not a cool thing to be found out to have been a blackface anymore.

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Newman could play them better than most of the brooding actors of the 50s.

But I think he preferred the challenges of digging deeper.

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He apparently regretted turning down the lead role in All That Jazz - '79 that earned Roy Scheider plenty of accolades and an Oscar nomination. He felt the character was unredeemable, whatever that means. He was also up for the part of Bobby Deerfield - '77, which Al Pacino ended up doing. Newman was more about his charismatic, mostly good guy image.

Actors need to take chances and be brave in pushing the boundaries of their darker sides. Jonathan Demme wanted Michelle Pfeiffer for Silence Of The Lambs - '91, but she was apparently disturbed by the material. The rest is history for that classic film. Pfeiffer then did Batman Returns - '92 with Tim Burton the following year. Pushed her darker side and gave one her best performances.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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He apparently regretted turning down the lead role in All That Jazz - '79 that earned Roy Scheider plenty of accolades and an Oscar nomination. He felt the character was unredeemable, whatever that means. He was also up for the part of Bobby Deerfield - '77, which Al Pacino ended up doing. Newman was more about his charismatic, mostly good guy image


That sounds strange considering Newman starred in HUD. Hud was a character who wasn't redeemed in the end.

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Hud was an interesting character and one of my more favored Newman roles and all due to the darker aspect of this character that just pushed aside all those that tried to love him.

Perhaps Newman within himself, felt that the character didn't really suit the image he wanted to represent on screen. It really should have garnered him the Oscar. Nice guy performance Poitier won that year.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Hud was an interesting character and one of my more favored Newman roles and all due to the darker aspect of this character that just pushed aside all those that tried to love him.

Perhaps Newman within himself, felt that the character didn't really suit the image he wanted to represent on screen. It really should have garnered him the Oscar. Nice guy performance Poitier won that year.


Wasn't there a gay character Newman wanted to play? I think it was a coach or a teacher.

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Newman preferred the challenges I guess. I wonder what roles he really wanted that others did.

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Which also happen to be the only two movies he did with Redford.

Man, why didn't those men make at least one more?

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I perhaps need to see Butch and Sundance again. I never really warmed to it as a whole.

The Sting is very good and I only saw it recently. I found it predictable with one twist I didn't guess, but the conclusion was obvious to me.

Norman! What did you put in my tea?

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Nobody mentions Nobodies Fool and The Road to Perdition to which I think marvelous roles. I always felt bad for him in Road because of the character but because of the acting.

Without strife, your victory has no meaning.
Without strife, you do not advance.
Without strife, there is only stagnation.

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Nearly forgot Harper! He was pretty darned cool in that too.

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Harper was so much fun! Thank you for reminding me. I have it and now? I plan to watch it!

You asked a pretty question; I've given you the ugly answer.
Fasten Your Seatbelts….
It's Going To Be A Bumpy Night!

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Every long term actor, such as Newman, will have some good movies that fall through the cracks.

Here are three of them.

This one is a very nice little caper film where he fakes it as a disabled convict who plans to do another heist job.
It is a crime that this movie is as underrated as it is.
More need to see it and anyone who does not like it is as brain dead as he plays it.




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Blaze where he plays a governor who falls for a stripper.
Lotsa fun.

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The Hustler
The Verdict
Cool Hand Luke
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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