January 26, 1925
September 26, 2008
5 ft 10 in | 177 cm tall
77 kg | 170 lbs
10 US | 43 EU
Paul Leonard Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States, on January 26, 1925, was an American actor.
Young Paul Newman first started performing at the age of seven, in a school production of Robin Hood, in role as court jester.
He got his television debut in anthology science fiction series Tales of Tomorrow (1952) in episode "Ice from Space", in role as Sgt. Wilson.
He made his big screen debut in historical epic adventure film The Silver Chalice (1954) in role as Basil, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
He landed his Broadway debut in production of William Inge's play "Picnic" (1953) in role as Alan Seymour.
Paul's breakthrough performance came as Brick Pollitt in drama movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) with Elizabeth Taylor, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He made his directorial debut with drama movie Rachel, Rachel (1968), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Fast Eddie Felson in drama film The Color of Money (1986) directed by Martin Scorsese.
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
The Hustler (1961) drama in role as Eddie Felson
Hud (1963) drama western in role as Hud Bannon
Cool Hand Luke (1967) prison drama in role as Lucas "Luke" Jackson
Absence of Malice (1981) drama in role as Michael Gallagher
The Verdict (1982) drama in role as Frank Galvin
Nobody's Fool (1994) comedy drama in role as Donald "Sully" Sullivan
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Rooney in drama crime film Road to Perdition (2002).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Butch Cassidy in Western movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
The Sting (1973) crime drama with Robert Redford
Slap Shot (1977) sports comedy in role as Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) comedy with Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Robbins
The Towering Inferno (1974) drama disaster opposite Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway
Hombre (1967) western in role as John Russell
The Long Hot Summer (1958) drama romance opposite Joanne Woodward and Orson Welles
He won a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Max Roby in HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Stage Manager in television film Our Town (2003).
Graduated from Shaker Heights High School in Ohio (1943).
Attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (1949) with Bachelor of Arts in drama and economics.
He served in the United States Navy in World War II in the Pacific theater.
Had an elder brother, Arthur S. Newman Jr.
He won national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing.
He did all of his own driving in movies.
He voiced Doc Hudson in Disney-Pixar's Cars.
He received honorary Oscar, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in recognition of his extensive charity work.
He was co-founder of Safe Water Network and of Newman's Own.
Founded the SeriousFun Children's Network in 1988.
Newman died on September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, United States, at age of 83.
He was married to:
Jackie Witte from (1949-1958), they had three children.
Joanne Woodward (1958-2008), they had three daughters
He dated Joan Collins (1958) and Natalie Wood.