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Sad news on Paul Newman

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GuessWho, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    Reportedly gravely ill with terminal lung cancer :'(

  2. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    A man whose constitution as a human being matched his ability as a performer.

    Best of wishes to him and his.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    "The Hustler" . . . Best Picture, 1961.

    What you say . . . it didn't win?

    As Dick Cheney would say, "So?"

    It should have.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I heard he was great in The Hustler.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . with George C. Scott being the baddest bad guy on film, and Jackie Gleason in his best film role. Unparalleled.
  6. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Paul Newman once taught me to drive a race car.
    It was only a few laps, but it was pretty cool.
    Made for a good story.
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    You could have a hell of a discussion his best role.
    I might say The Sting.
    I also might say Cool Hand Luke.
    And I might change my mind a million times.
  8. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    For all the major things he's been in, I've always had a soft spot for a little movie called "Nobody's Fool" that came out in 1994. Just always liked it.
  9. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    . . . and I hope we can postpone that discussion, for a good while.
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I can't believe he's 83. So so sad. :'(
  11. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Aw man ...

    Newman's Own is one of our customers, so we used to get tickets to Watkins Glen when he raced there. Met him for the first time when I was 9 or 10, and you'd better believe I had a crush on him for a long time after that.

    An e-mail sent by his spokesman neither confirms nor denies the rumor.

    All the best to Paul and Joanne.
  12. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Damn, I'm eating a salad with some of his damn fine olive oil and vinegar dressing right now. Godspeed, Mr. Newman.
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