I’m writing this post from my hotel in Fostoria, Ohio, so I wanted to add some local flair. In this case, it would be Shaker Heights, Ohio native Paul Newman.
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, voice actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Academy Award for his performance in the 1986 film The Color of Money, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others. Newman’s other roles include the title characters in The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966) and Cool Hand Luke (1967), as well as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), The Sting (1973), and The Verdict (1982).
I’m sure I’ll catch hell for this, but Newman’s two best films – bar none – are Slap Shot and The Color of Money. I’ll fight every one of you who disagrees!
While I cannot wait to let Kyle see Slap Shot, Newman is a treasure trove of fantastic films. He’s also apparently borderline handsome.
Newman was the first man named Butch that wasn’t gay. What? I’m just sayin’.
Some guys – like me – look terrible in boxers. Newman never had that problem.
The services have ended. You may now go in peace.