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  • Paul Newman

    Born on January 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio

awards & nominations

Road to Perdition (2002)

Paul Newman as "John Rooney"

Mike Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is an enforcer for powerful Depression-era Midwestern mobster John Rooney (Paul Newman). Rooney's son, Connor (Daniel Craig), is jealous of the close bond they share, and when Mike's eldest son, Michael (Tyler Hoechlin), witnesses a hit, Connor uses the incident as an excuse to murder Sullivan's wife (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and youngest son. Forced to flee, Sullivan and Michael set out on a journey of revenge and self-discovery.

Academy Award (2002) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2002) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Nobody's Fool (1994)

Paul Newman as "Sully"

Donald "Sully" Sullivan (Paul Newman) is an expert at avoiding adult responsibilities. At 60, he divides all his time between a local bar and the occasional construction job. When his estranged son, Peter (Dylan Walsh), arrives in town, bringing with him a son of his own and a sob story about his failed marriage, Sully finds himself assuming the roles of both father and grandfather. After a life of unchecked self-indulgence, he wonders if he is up to the task.

Academy Award (1994) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1994) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

The Color of Money (1986)

Paul Newman as "Fast Eddie Felson"

Former pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson (Paul Newman) decides he wants to return to the game by taking a pupil. He meets talented but green Vincent Lauria (Tom Cruise) and proposes a partnership. As they tour pool halls, Eddie teaches Vincent the tricks of scamming, but he eventually grows frustrated with Vincent's showboat antics, leading to an argument and a falling-out. Eddie takes up playing again and soon crosses paths with Vincent as an opponent.

Academy Award (1986) Won Best Actor
Golden Globe (1986) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Verdict (1982)

Paul Newman as "Frank Galvin"

A boozing lawyer (Paul Newman) takes on a law-firm dean (James Mason), the Archdiocese of Boston and the system in general.

Academy Award (1982) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1982) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Absence of Malice (1981)

Paul Newman as "Gallagher"

Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it involves an innocent party. When she tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.

Academy Award (1981) Nominated Best Actor

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Paul Newman as "Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker)"

The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch - possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history - and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970) Nominated Actor

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Paul Newman as "Luke"

When petty criminal Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden (Strother Martin) or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline (George Kennedy), who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Academy Award (1967) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1967) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Hud (1963)

Paul Newman as "Hud Bannon"

Hard-drinking, arrogant, womanizing Hud Bannon (Paul Newman) lives a self-centered, indolent life supported by his hard-working and morally upstanding father, Homer (Melvyn Douglas), on the family cattle ranch in Texas. Hud's teenage nephew, Lonnie (Brandon de Wilde), blames Hud for the car crash that took the life of his father, Hud's older brother Norman, but shows hints of following in his ne'er-do-well uncle's footsteps when both men pursue family housekeeper Alma (Patricia Neal).

Academy Award (1963) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963) Nominated Foreign Actor
Golden Globe (1963) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)

Paul Newman as "Chance Wayne"

After unsuccessfully trying his luck in Hollywood, charming gigolo Chance Wayne (Paul Newman) wanders back to his hometown, accompanied by Alexandra Del Lago (Geraldine Page), a movie star on the wane. Chance quickly falls back into his old rut -- he's still smitten with his former sweetheart, Heavenly Finley (Shirley Knight), but her thuggish brother (Rip Torn) and her crooked politician father (Ed Begley) both hate him. When Alexandra leaves town, Chance is left with little more than trouble.

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Paul Newman as "The Battler"

Hemingway's Nick Adams (Richard Beymer) hits the road, meets a boxer (Paul Newman) and drives an ambulance in World War I France.

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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