Saturday, September 27, 2008

R.I.P Paul Newman

What a sad year...
In case you haven't heard, Paul Newman died late last night at the age of 83. He will always be remembered as a great actor and a great philanthropist. My condolences to his friends, family and Joanne Woodward. He will be sorely missed.

EDIT: Hey guys, Daniel here. I just wanted to add my two cents on here how truly sad I am about Paul Newman's passing. I've been dreading this day for a while now and now that it's come, it's almost too surreal. Newman has always been one of my very favorite actors of all time, especially for his role in Cool Hand Luke, one of the definitive Newman films, and films in general, of all time. Newman was an unbelievable man. His actions, both in film and philanthropic activities, like Brian said, were truly remarkable. Today we mourn the death of one of the greatest actors to ever appear on screen. However, it is reassuring to know that Newman never lost sight of who he was as a person or as an actor; he never became such a recluse that he abandoned what he believed in. What an extraordinary human being.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was indeed a sad and, for me, unexpected day. I didn't know he had cancer and was in poor health, but he leaves a great legacy. Sadder even was telling my brother that Paul Newman had died and hearing his 21-year old son, my nephew, ask, 'Who?' Does this generation really only care about Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears and Judd Apatow? I hope not.

Josh P. said...

That just adds insult to injury. I'm 18 and I've known who Paul Newman was since I was seven.

Still, what a loss. He will truly be missed.

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