Book Review: Paul Newman (People Tribute: The Life of a Movie Legend)

I’ve been on a Paul Newman kick. It started with the movie Cool Hand Luke. And then Hud. And if I ever quit watching Luke, I’ll eventually watch every movie the guy has been in. I’ll be a pseudo-expert on his filmography!

I picked up Paul Newman (People Tribute: The Life of a Movie Legend) at my local library.

Honestly this book read like a yearbook – heavy on photos, easy on text. But it provided a quick overview to his movies, his life, his purpose. It has provided a launching pad into other books about Paul Newman’s life. I’ll be reading more about him in the near future, I just know.

A couple of cool facts:

  • Paul Newman was married to Joanne Woodward for 50 years. What an incredible legacy that is – see it can be done in Hollywood!
  • Also, Paul began Newman Own’s brand – and there is some incredible good work and efforts being done even now (100% goes to charity). I will picking up more of Newman’s Own just to help out the cause.

Favorite quotes:

“A man with no enemies is a man with no character.”
Paul Newman

“We are such spendthrifts with our lives, the trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”
Paul Newman

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3 comments

  1. Paul Newman’s performance in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof holds a special place in my heart — I love that movie. And Cool Hand Luke.

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