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Paul Newman

Paul Newman
Photo: MGM / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

January 26, 1925


September 26, 2008


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 9¾ in | 177 cm


82 kg | 181 lbs

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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.

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).

He made his directorial debut with drama movie Rachel, Rachel (1968), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.

Paul Newman Height and Weight

How tall was Paul Newman and what was his weight? Paul Newman's height was 5' 9¾" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 177 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 181 іn pоunds or 82 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Fast Eddie Felson in drama film The Color of Money (1986).

He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) drama in role as Brick Pollitt

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).

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his role as Basil in historical epic adventure film The Silver Chalice (1954).

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 voiced Doc Hudson in Disney-Pixar's Cars.

Best TV Shows

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 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 the 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.

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