Paul Newman wearing a Star of David.
Paul Newman Died at 83 September 26, 2008
Paul Newman Voted Best Actor Ever :
Paul Newman was voted the greatest film actor of all times, according to a survey of film experts.
The man with the most famous blue eyes in
topped the list based on such criteria as box-office success, Oscar nominations and acting range.
Oscar-nominated for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) The Hustler (1961) Hud (1963) Cool Hand Luke (1967) Absence of Malice (1981) The Verdict (1982) Finally winning in 1986 for The Color of Money.
Born Paul Leonard Newman was born in
Ohio, 26 January 1925, the second son of Arthur and Theresa Newman. He attributed his good
looks to his mixed heritage of being half Jewish (father side) and half Christian (on his
mother’s side.) Newman was so disgusted with his debut performance in The Silver Chalice (1954) that he took out press adverts, garlanded with a funeral wreath to persuade people to avoid it. It had an
adverse effect when crowds flocked to the cinema much to Newman’s dismay