For the last fifty years, Paul Newman has been what I consider to be a perfect screen actor. He has never lost his sex appeal, going from young pretty boy to older, distinguished gentleman. He has never lost his talents, having earned 10 Oscar nominations, the first for one of his earliest starring roles and the last for his most recent on-screen performance (only one of the noms led to a win). Additionally he has always been, to me, the epitome of what a classy movie star is, particularly due to his extremely generous charity work.
Now the 81-year-old actor is calling it quits. After one more film, that is. "The last hurrah," he says. Though he hasn't appeared in a feature film since The Road to Perdition four years ago, he can currently be heard voicing a '51 Hudson Hornet in Cars. "It's time. When it's time to get out, it's time to get out," he told the Associated Press. Newman is pretty sure of what his last film will be, but he isn't saying just yet. I'm wondering if it might be the adaptation of A Walk in the Woodsthat has been discussed as a reunion project for him and Robert Redford.
If you were in charge of picking his last role, what would you choose?