Paul Newman Dead at 83 - What will you remember?

United States
September 27, 2008 9:06am CST
AP just reported that actor Paul Newman died this morning. I'm from the generation to whom he was a handsome, older man in the movies. My strongest memories of him will always be of his commitment to the environment and to charity. What will you remember about Paul Newman? What kind of legacy does he leave in your opinion?
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I haven't seen this yet in the news. I am so sorry to hear that. I know he has been rather ill. I am not too familiar with his environment and charity commitments, but I am sure he was a good man. I probably have seen several films he starred in, but I can not remember any at the moment. My condolences goes out to his family.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
He starred or acted in over 60 films, was nominated for an Academy Award 12 times and won once, and had the most gorgeous blue eyes I've ever seen. Unlike so many other Hollywood stars who make the news, he married the woman he loved and has stayed with her for fifty years - their love story is legendary. Some years ago, he started a company called Newman's Own, and committed to donate all profits from the company to charity. Most of the products sold by the company are 100% natural - his daughter has her own subsidiary of the company that is 100% organic. Reports are that over the years, Newman's Own has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental causes and children's causes. He was, in so many ways, an admirable man, and is and should be a role model.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
Forget Clooney, Damon, Depp or even Redford, Paul was the sexiest man alive, period.I am too young to have seen his films when they first aired but I have seen his classics on t.v. Not only was he gor-geous ,he was a fine actor.I will remember seeing him in The Hustler, Absence of Malice,Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid among others. Also, how much in love he was with his wife Joanne. They acted together a few times, all of the films were great. I will remember that she got her Oscar first and how cool he was about. These days it seems there is a competition when there are two actors in love.But not with the Newmans.Another thing, Paul didn't gain too much weight. He seemed to be the same weight in later life that he was when he played in The Hustler. I think it was because he raced cars.You can't fit in the car if you gain too much weight.I miss him already.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I heard about his passing on the news this morning. He was a great actor, plus he was a good person. He grew up in a town in our general area, and way back when, he appeared in little theater productions in the area. I just saw him in a movie last week, and I was wondering how old he was now. Who could ever forget those striking blue eyes?! He will be sadly missed, and fondly remembered.
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• United States
27 Sep 08
Oh, those eyes, JoyfolOne! Who could forget them indeed. Here's a link to the story on Marketwatch - it's a tinyurl, since I can't cut and paste yet and it's a long link: http://www.tinyurl.com/3om2tp
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• United States
28 Sep 08
I will really miss him. The eyes definitely have it. He was really good in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Hustler. He played mostly semi-tough guy roles. And I love his spaghetti sauce.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I didn't know that. It just makes me miss him all the more. Joanne Woodward will probably be keeping up with some of the charity work. She was in it with him. Amazing that they stayed married so long, since Hollywood influence is so against staying married. In fact we just got a letter from them the other day. We've given to a couple of their charities.