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Paul Newman
Birthday: January 26, 1925

Birth Place: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
Height: 5' 9"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Paul Newman. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Newman was born in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of a successful sporting goods store owner. He acted in grade school and high school plays and after being disharged from the navy in 1946 enrolled at Kenyon College. After graduation he spent a year at the Yale Drama School and then headed to New York, where he attended the famed New York Actors Studio. Classically handsome and with a super abundance of sex appeal, television parts came easily and, after his first Broadway appearance in "Picnic" (1953), he was offered a movie contract by Warner Brothers. His first film, The Silver Chalice (1954) was nearly his last. He considered his performance in this costume epic to be so bad that he took out a full-page ad in a trade paper apologizing for it to anyone who might have seen it. He fared much better in his next effort, Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), in which he portrayed boxer Rocky Graziano and drew raves from the critics for his briliant performance. He went on to become one of the top box office draws of the 1960s, starring in such superior films as The Hustler (1961), The Prize (1963), Hud (1963), Cool Hand Luke (1967) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). He also produced and directed many quality films, including Rachel, Rachel (1968) in which he directed wife Joanne Woodward and which received an Oscar nomination for best picture. Nominated nine times for a best actor Oscar, he finally took one home for his performance as an aging pool shark in The Color of Money (1986). Though well into his 70s as the century drew to a close, Newman still commanded lead roles in films such as Message in a Bottle (1999). He lives with his wife in Westport, CT. A caring and supremely generous man, he is the founder of "Newman's Own" a successful line of food products that has earned in excess of 0 million, every penny of which the philanthropic movie icon has donated to charity. Renowned for his sense of humor, in 1998 he quipped that he was a little embarrassed to see his salad dressing grossing more than his movies.

Movie Credits
Cars (2006)
[ Owen Wilson ][ Michael Keaton ][ Jeremy Piven ][ Tony Shalhoub ][ Cheech Marin ]
Empire Falls (2005)
[ Philip Seymour Hoffman ][ Josh Lucas ][ Ed Harris ][ William Fichtner ][ Aidan Quinn ]
Our Town (2003)
Road to Perdition (2002)
[ Tom Hanks ][ Jude Law ][ Daniel Craig ][ Stanley Tucci ][ Liam Aiken ]
Where the Money Is (2000)
[ Ridley Scott ][ Dermot Mulroney ][ Tony Scott ][ Frankie Faison ]
Message in a Bottle (1999)
[ Kevin Costner ][ Robbie Coltrane ][ John Savage ][ Jesse James ][ Dean McDermott ]
Twilight (1998)
[ Gene Hackman ][ Liev Schreiber ][ James Garner ][ Clint Howard ][ John Spencer ]
Nobody's Fool (1994)
[ Bruce Willis ][ Philip Seymour Hoffman ][ Dylan Walsh ][ Leslie Howard ]
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
[ Steve Buscemi ][ Tim Robbins ][ Bruce Campbell ][ Joel Coen ][ John Goodman ]
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
[ Robert Sean Leonard ][ Simon Callow ][ Linden Ashby ][ Austin Pendleton ]
Blaze (1989)
[ Robert Wuhl ][ Brandon Smith ]
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
[ John Cusack ][ John C. McGinley ][ Dwight Schultz ][ Fred Dalton Thompson ][ Clark Gregg ]
The Color of Money (1986)
[ Tom Cruise ][ Martin Scorsese ][ John Turturro ][ Forest Whitaker ][ Eric Clapton ]
Harry & Son (1984)
[ Morgan Freeman ][ Robby Benson ][ Ossie Davis ][ Wilford Brimley ]
Come Along with Me (1982)
The Verdict (1982)
[ Bruce Willis ][ David Mamet ][ James Mason ][ Sidney Lumet ][ Jack Warden ]
Absence of Malice (1981)
[ Sydney Pollack ][ Bob Balaban ][ Wilford Brimley ]
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
[ Paul Gleason ][ Danny Aiello ][ Dominic Chianese ]
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
[ William Holden ][ Ernest Borgnine ][ Pat Morita ][ Burgess Meredith ][ Red Buttons ]
Quintet (1979)
[ Robert Altman ]
Slap Shot (1977)
[ M. Emmet Walsh ][ Paul Dooley ][ Strother Martin ][ Michael Ontkean ][ Boy George ]
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)
[ Harvey Keitel ][ Robert Altman ][ Burt Lancaster ]
The Drowning Pool (1975)
[ Andrew Robinson ]
The Towering Inferno (1974)
[ Steve McQueen ][ William Holden ][ Fred Astaire ][ Robert Wagner ][ John Williams ]
The Sting (1973)
[ Robert Redford ][ Robert Shaw ][ Charles Durning ][ Ray Walston ][ Harold Gould ]
The MacKintosh Man (1973)
[ James Mason ][ Donal McCann ]
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
[ Anthony Perkins ][ Roddy McDowall ][ John Huston ][ Stacy Keach ][ Ned Beatty ]
Pocket Money (1972)
[ Lee Marvin ][ Terrence Malick ][ Hector Elizondo ][ Richard Farnsworth ][ Wayne Rogers ]
Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
[ Henry Fonda ]
WUSA (1970)
[ Anthony Perkins ][ Wayne Rogers ][ Pat Hingle ]
Winning (1969)
[ Robert Wagner ][ Clu Gulager ]
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
[ Robert Redford ][ Sam Elliott ][ Ted Cassidy ][ Strother Martin ][ Kenneth Mars ]
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
[ Tom Bosley ][ Norman Fell ]
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
[ Dennis Hopper ][ Harry Dean Stanton ][ George Kennedy ][ Joe Don Baker ][ Wayne Rogers ]
Hombre (1967)
[ Martin Balsam ]
Torn Curtain (1966)
[ Alfred Hitchcock ]
Harper (1966)
[ Robert Wagner ][ Harold Gould ][ Strother Martin ]
Lady L (1965)
[ David Niven ][ Peter Ustinov ]
The Outrage (1964)
[ William Shatner ]
What a Way to Go! (1964)
[ Dick Van Dyke ][ Robert Mitchum ][ Dean Martin ][ Gene Kelly ]
The Prize (1963)
A New Kind of Love (1963)
[ Frank Sinatra ]
Hud (1963)
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
[ Eli Wallach ][ Ricardo Montalban ][ Michael J. Pollard ][ Ernest Hemingway ]
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
[ Rip Torn ]
Paris Blues (1961)
[ Sidney Poitier ]
The Hustler (1961)
[ George C Scott ][ George C. Scott ][ Jackie Gleason ]
Exodus (1960)
[ Sal Mineo ][ Lee J. Cobb ][ John Derek ][ Robert Urich ][ George Maharis ]
From the Terrace (1960)
The Young Philadelphians (1959)
[ Adam West ][ Robert Vaughn ][ Brian Keith ]
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
The Left Handed Gun (1958)
[ James Best ]
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
[ Orson Welles ]
Until They Sail (1957)
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
[ Boy George ]
The Army Game (1956)
The Rack (1956)
[ Lee Marvin ][ Robert Blake ][ James Best ]
The Five Fathers of Pepi (1956)
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
[ Steve McQueen ][ Robert Loggia ][ Sal Mineo ]
Five in Judgment (1955)
Guilty Is the Stranger (1954)
The Rise and Fall of Silas Lapham (1954)
The Silver Chalice (1954)
[ Jack Palance ][ Lorne Greene ][ Strother Martin ]
The Bells of Damon (1953)


  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#12). [1995]
  • Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.
  • Says the sound he loves most is that of a V-8 engine.
  • Owns The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diesases (and their siblings) in Ashford, Connecticut, and also runs a fall "Discovery" program for inner city kids, also in Ashford.
  • Ranked #19 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
  • Lives in Connecticut; has been known to race at The Lime Rock Road Circuit.
  • Has his own line of food products, "Newman's Own".
  • Owns half of the Champ Car (auto racing) team Newman-Haas.
  • Awarded an honorary Oscar in 1994 in recognition of his charity work.
  • Father, with Joanne Woodward, of actress Melissa Newman, Nell Potts, and Claire (Clea) Newman.
  • A son and two girls with first wife Jackie Witte. His only son, Scott Newman, died of a drug overdose in 1978. Daughter, Susan Kendall Newman, is well known for stage acting and her philanthropic activities.
  • Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1990]
  • He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of superhero Green Lantern/Hal Jordan.
  • Finished 2nd in the 1979 Le Mans 24hr race in a Porsche 935.
  • Returned to live theater for first time in 35 years, in "Our Town" June 2002. Westport Country Playhouse, near Newman's home in Connecticut, staged the classic Thornton Wilder play; theater's artistic director is Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward.
  • After the Watergate precedings wrapped up, was discovered as one of many famous names on Richard Nixon's "Enemies List".
  • Was training to be a pilot while in the navy, but was unable to complete, due to color blindness.
  • Robert Redford on Newman: "He has the attention span of a bolt of lightning."
  • Nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor in the Revival of a Play, for "Our Town".
  • Was mentioned in Dolce vita, La (1960), in a discussion about salaries paid to film stars.
  • Within a space of five months in the year 2003, he was nominated for an Oscar (for Road to Perdition (2002)), a Tony, and an Emmy (both for "Our Town").
  • Although he played the lead male roles in the first productions of three Broadway classics near the beginning of his career, Newman did not receive a Tony Award nomination until 2003, when, at the age of 78, he was nominated as Best Actor for his performance in the 2002 revival of the stage classic "Our Town". (The Broadway classics that he starred in previously were "The Desperate Hours", "Picnic" and "Sweet Bird of Youth".)
  • Was so ashamed of his debut in the failed costume drama The Silver Chalice (1954), that he took out an ad in Variety apologizing for his performance.
  • His father was of Hungarian and Polish heritage and his mother was of Hungarian heritage.
  • He was voted the 13th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  • The 4th nomination on Empire Magazine's "Gods Among Us" series along with Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, and Jack Nicholson.
  • Students at Princeton University have named 24 April Newman's Day. Students try to drink 24 beers over the 24 hours of the day. The tradition stems from a comment that Newman is alleged to have made; "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not." The event is not officially sponsored by the university, and Newman has commented that he would "like to bring an end to the tradition".
  • He and Frank Sinatra are the only actors to win an Actor Academy Award, an Humanitarian Academy Award and a Special Honorary Academy Award. Sinatra won the Best Supporting Actor Award (1953), Humanitarian Award (1970) and a Special Award (1945, Best Short Subject The House I Live In (1945)). Newman won the Best Actor Award (1986), the Humanitarian Award (1993) and a Special Award (1985, Lifetime Achievement Award).
  • Lee Strasberg, who trained Newman at the Actor's Studio, said that he would have been as great an actor as Brando if he hadn't been so handsome. According to Strasberg, Newman had the talent, but he too often relied on his good looks to coast through a role.
  • Stumped the U.S. for Eugene McCarthy during his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1968. Newman made the cover of LIFE Magazine with a McCarthy pin on his jacket on the May 10th, 1968 issue.
  • Newman is tied with his The Color of Money (1986) co-star Tom Cruise, who made the annual Top Ten Money Making Stars list for the 17th time in 2004, for #4 all-time in appearances in the top 10. They trail only Gary Cooper, who made the list 18 times, Clint Eastwood (21 times) and John Wayne (25 times). Ironically, the last year Newman made the list, at #10 in 1986, was the first year Cruise topped the list at #1, at only his second time in the Top 10.
  • Was named the #1 Box Office Star by Quigley Publications in its annual Top Ten Money Making Stars poll of movie exhibitors two years in a row, 1969 and 1970. Newman had been #2 in 1968 and #3 in '67 and would rank #3 in both 1971 and '74. Newman, who entered the list for the first time in 1963 at #9 and the last time in 1986 at #10, has made the list 17 times.
  • Is half-Jewish, according to his wife Joanne Woodward in a joint cover-story in the July 21, 1975 issue of People magazine.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for playing the Stage Manager in a revival of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."
  • Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."
  • Premiere Magazine ranked him as the #6 Greatest Movie Star of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
  • He has announced his plans to star in one more major film and to then retire from acting.
  • Otto Preminger, a Jew himself, cast Newman in Exodus (1960) because he wanted someone of Jewish heritage that didn't "look Jewish".
  • Brother of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
  • He was nominated for 9 Acting Academy Awards in 5 different decades, in the 50s (Best Lead Actor for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)), in the 60s (Best Lead Actor for The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), and Cool Hand Luke (1967)), in the 80s (Best Lead Actor for Absence of Malice (1981), The Verdict (1982), and The Color of Money (1986) winning for this last film), in the 90's (Best Lead Actor for Nobody's Fool (1994)) and finally in 2002s Road to Perdition (2002) for Best Supporting Actor.
  • He and his daughter Nell Potts were supposed to be in Paper Moon (1973) in the leading roles, but this changed when original director John Huston bowed out and was replaced by Peter Bogdanovich.
  • The role of Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) was originally awarded to James Dean, who died before filming began. Due to Dean's death, Newman was cast in the role. Dean also was signed to play Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun (1958), but that role was also inherited by Newman (I)' after Dean's death. Dean and Newman had shot their last screen-tests for East of Eden (1955) together; the six-years-younger Dean got the part and Newman went on to star in The Silver Chalice (1954), a notorious turkey.
  • He is only one of four actors to be nominated for an Oscar twice for playing the same role in two separate films. He played as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Peter O'Toole as Henry II in Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968), Al Pacino as Michael Corleone for The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary's (1945).
  • Worked with two different actors who died on June 6, 2005: Dana Elcar in The Sting (1973) and Anne Bancroft in Silent Movie (1976)
  • He has one brother, Arthur, who was named after their father, Arthur S. Newman, a successful sporting goods store owner.
  • Had a son and two daughters by his first wife, Jackie Witte, to whom he was married from 1949 to 1958: Scott Newman, who died in 1978, Susan Kendall Newman, who is an actress and philanthropist, and Stephanie Newman. Newman fathered three daughters with his second wife, Joanne Woodward, whom he married on 29 January 1958: Melissa Newman, Nell Potts and Clea Newman.
  • Ethnically, Newman is one-quarter Polish and three-quarters Hungarian. His mother, the former Theresa Fetzko, was born in Hungary. His father, Arthur S. Newman, was the U.S.-born offspring of a Hungarian father, Simon Newman, and a Polish mother, Hannah Cohn.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer wanted Newman to play her father, patriarch Larry Cook, in the 1997 movie A Thousand Acres (1997), which she produced. Newman turned down the part, which went to Jason Robards.
  • When Premiere Magazine does a list of 24 Great Performances from each year, they often ask the actors who their idols are. Newman has been the most frequently cited idol so far.
  • Was nominated 10 times for the Academy Award, including eight times as Best Actor, once as Best Supporting Actor, and once for Best Picture (the latter coming the same year he famously did not receive a Best Director nomination despite having won the then-equally prestigious New York Critics Award as Best Director for Rachel, Rachel (1968).). In the acting field, the only actors with more nominations are Jack Nicholson with 12 nominations (8 Best Actor and 4 Best Supporting Actor nominations) and Laurence Olivier (nine Best Actor nominations and 1 Best Supporting Actor nod). On the distaff side, Bette Davis, who was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award, all of them Best Actress nods. ' Katherine Hepburn' , with 12 nods (all in the Best Actress category) and Meryl Streep, with 13 nods (11 in the Best Actress category) have more acting nominations than Newman.
  • Is one of only four thespians to be nominated for acting honors by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences over five decades: (1950s, 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s).: Laurence Olivier (1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s), Katharine Hepburn (1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1980s), and ,'Jack Nicholson' (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s) are the others who have turned the trick.
  • Has donated between 0-175 million to charity since the 1980s.
  • His performance as Frank Galvin in The Verdict (1982) is ranked #19 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • At his appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992) he ate some of his own produced dog food. [8th April 2006]
  • Was director Robert Wise's first pick for the lead in The Sand Pebbles (1966), eventually played by Steve McQueen, who won his only Oscar nomination for the role. Wise had earlier directed Newman in Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) and Until They Sail (1957).
  • He said that he wants to make one more movie before retiring from acting for good [June 2006]
  • Turned down the role of Quint in Jaws (1975).
  • His performance as Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) is ranked #20 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains. This is a ranking which he shares with Robert Redford, who played the Sundance Kid.
  • His performance as Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke (1967) is ranked #30 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.

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