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Dano 09-28-2008 07:26 PM

Paul Newmans Greatest Roles
 
In no particular order.



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Empire Falls (2005)
Newman won his only Emmy and a Golden Globe for his final on-screen role. In the miniseries based on the Richard Russo novel, Newman plays Max Roby, the crusty, straight-talking patriarch of a complicated Maine clan.

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Road To Perdition (2002)
In his last appearance on the big screen, Newman played John Rooney, a crime boss in the Great Depression who is conflicted when his biological son murders the wife and youngest boy of Rooney's adopted son Michael Sullivan

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Slap Shot (1977)
Newman played Reggie Dunlop, a veteran player/coach of minor league hockey team, which is set to be folded at the end of the season. He cons the violent players into believing the team will be sold to Fl

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The Sting (1973)
Henry Gondorff (Newman) and Johnny Hooker (Redford again) play con men who team up to plan a "long con" against a Mob boss to avenge the death of Hooker's partner. The film won Best Picture.


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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Newman played Butch Cassidy to Robert Redford's Sundance Kid, a pair of doomed bank robbers who terrorize the Old West.


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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Newman played Luke Jackson, a swaggering, nonconformist inmate in a Florida prison whose escape attempts make him a hero, and ultimately a martyr. It nabbed him his fourth Best Actor nomination.

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Hud (1963)
Newman earned his third Best Actor nomination for playing the morally bankrupt Hud Bannon, whose crude, womanizing ways clash with those of his principled cattle rancher father, Homer (Melvyn Douglas).

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The Hustler (1961)
As "Fast Eddie" Felson, Newman played an irresistible bad boy, a grifter in the world of competitive billiards, which earned him his second Best Actor nomination. He'd later reprise the role opposite Tom Cruise in The Color of Money.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Newman starred as Brick Pollitt opposite Elizabeth Taylor in this Oscar-nominated adaptation of the classic Tennessee Williams play. Though he didn't win, Newman received his first Oscar nomination for his role.

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The Long Hot Summer (1958)
Newman played the brash Ben Quick, who Will Varner (Orson Welles) tries set up with his daughter Clara (Joanne Woodward). Newman and Woodward married after completing the film and went on to star in 10 movies together.

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The Color of Money (1986)
Reprising his role of "Fast Eddie" Felson, Newman takes Tom Cruise's Vincent under his wing to teach him the art of the hustle. Newman finally won an Academy Award for his work in this film.


If you didn't see your favorite Newman film above, then check these out.

Film // Year
“The Silver Chalice” 1955
"Somebody Up There Likes Me" 1956
"The Rack" 1956
"The Helen Morgan Story" 1957
"Until They Sail" 1957
"The Long Hot Summer" 1958
"The Left-Handed Gun" 1958
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" 1958
"Rally ’Round the Flag, Boys!" 1958
"The Young Philadelphians" 1959
"From the Terrace" 1960
"Exodus" 1960
"The Hustler" 1961
"Paris Blues" 1961
"Sweet Bird of Youth" 1962
"Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man" 1962
"Hud" 1963
"A New Kind of Love" 1963
"The Prize" 1963
"What a Way to Go" 1964
"The Outrage" 1964
"Lady L" 1965
"Harper" 1965
"Torn Curtain" 1966
"Hombre" 1967
"Cool Hand Luke" 1967
"The Secret War of Harry Frigg" 1968
Rachel Rachel” (director) 1968
"Winning" 1969
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" 1969
"WUSA" 1970
"Sometimes a Great Notion" 1971
"Pocket Money" 1972
"The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" 1972
"The Mackintosh Man" 1973
"The Sting" 1973
"The Towering Inferno" 1974
"The Drowning Pool" 1975
Silent Movie” (cameo) 1976
"Buffalo Bill and the Indians ... or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson" 1976
"Slap Shot" 1977
"Quintet" 1979
"When Time Ran Out" 1980
"Fort Apache The Bronx" 1981
"Absence of Malice" 1981
"The Verdict" 1982
"Harry and Son" 1984
"The Color of Money" 1986
"Fat Man and Little Boy" 1989
"Mr. & Mrs. Bridge" 1990
"The Hudsucker Proxy" 1994
"Nobody’s Fool" 1994
"Twilight" 1998
"Message in a Bottle" 1999
"Where the Money Is" 2000
"Road to Perdition" 2002
"Our Town" 2003
"Empire Falls" 2005
Cars” (voice) 2006

Richard the Lionheart 09-29-2008 02:41 PM

Thanks for putting this together, Dano. Newman was always one of my favorites and I think ranks right up there with Brando and Dean as the best/most iconic film actors of all time. Butch Cassidy, Cool Hand Luke and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof are some of my favorites. He seemed to have lived a very complete life.

catman 10-02-2008 02:22 AM

Paul Newman was an amazing guy. He loved racing, cooking and was a tremendous businessman. He donated all the profits from Newman's Own food products -- a total of over $200M over the years. That is a classy act.
My favorite roles are Butch Cassidy and in Slap Shot.


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