Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman (1925-2008): Top 5 Performances

It is sad to hear that Paul Newman has died to day of cancer. He seems to have had such an impactful life, as well as such as astonishing film career. I haven't seen every Newman film, but it seems like for awhile a year ago, every film I was watching stared Newman.

In honor of the great performer, I thought I would pay homage with a Paul Newman Top 5 Performances (there really are so many great ones to chose from):

5. The Verdict (1982)
4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
3. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
2. The Sting (1973)
1. The Road to Perdition (2002)

I encourage you to post your own Newman top 5 as well in the comments or on your own blog.

6 comments:

Heather said...

I haven't seen enough Newman films to be able to put together my own rankings, but I do like his Italian dressing.

Magnus said...

There are so many Newman films I have yet to see, like Hud. I liked his detective film, Harper as well.

1. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
3. The Sting (1973)
4. The Hustler (1961)
5. Slapshot (1977)

Maybe slapshot is a Canadian sort of choice, but I thought he was great in the film and he and George Roy Hill worked well together.

Um Naief said...

i loved cool hand luke. as a teenager, i used to think he was attractive... not knowing that he could be my grandfather! :)

i was sad to read that he had passed.

Paula said...

My father, who died almost two years ago now, looked an awful lot like Paul Newman. They shared the same steely blue eyes, the strong nose....I watch any Paul Newman film, and I see my father there.

So I can't pick five faves. They are all good to me. I cried when I heard the news.

Scott said...

CHL remains in my personal top 5 movies of all time.

movie fan said...

it's hard not to admire Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways, such as his Newman's Own line--high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes... very smart.

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