Saturday, 27 September 2008

Paul Newman RIP

There are reports going around that Paul Newman, one of the last generation of actors that could be considered truly legendary passed away at the age of 83 after a long battle with cancer.

He came along during the waning days of the studio system, and made his name playing rebellious men, who despite the opposition of the greater society, or even rationality, never really gave up, because their rebellion was often all that they had.

He will be missed, but his legacy will live on through his work, not only in film, but in charity with his Newman's Own products and The Hole In The Wall Gang.

Be sure to check out his work in such films as:

Cool Hand Luke
The Sting
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
The Hustler
Slap Shot
Dozens more...

1 comment:

  1. Fireproof whch opened to $2.6 million Friday even without stars, and a weekend estimate of $7.5M even though it was released into only 839 dates. The reason why is that the studio targeted the Christian audience and hired a Christian PR/marketing firm to push the PG-13 film starring the grown-up child TV star Kirk Cameron. "Just between you and me, keep your eye on the Fireproof per screen averages this weekend," a Grace Hill Media source tipped me. "On Sunday, I think there will be some distribution execs around town who will be asking 'What the hell is Fireproof?' The answer is Sony’s quietly, but most-assuredly, in the Christian game -- and unlike some other studios, they’re actually earnest about it."