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Paul Newman

Newman in 1963
Born Paul Leonard Newman
(1925-01-26)January 26, 1925
Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Died September 26, 2008(2008-09-26) (aged 83)
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
Cause of death Lung cancer
Alma mater Kenyon College, B.A. 1949
Occupation Actor
Years active 1951–2008
Spouse(s) Jackie Witte (m. 1949; div. 1958)
Joanne Woodward (m. 1958; his death 2008)
Children 6 (including Scott, Nell, and Melissa)

If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.
I was always a character actor. I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.
To be an actor you have to be a child.
People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.
Paul Newman
You only grow when you are alone.
Acting isn't really a creative profession. It's an interpretative one.
Paul Newman
You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know – I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.
Paul Newman

Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.
Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.
The star of oil and vinegar and the oil and vinegar of the stars.
So you wound up with Apollo. If he's sometimes hard to swallow. Use this.
Paul Newman
Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.
Paul Newman
Who's to say who's an expert?
Newman's second law: Just when things look darkest, they go black.
Newman's first law: It is useless to put on your brakes when you're upside down.
Paul Newman
If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
Paul Newman