Paul Newman

Paul Newman


Paul Newman
Film: South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born Paul Leonard Newman on Jan. 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, OH
Died Sept. 26, 2008 of cancer in Westport, CT

Paul Newman was a legendary movie star and irreverent cultural icon who created a model for philanthropy fueled by profits from a salad dressing that became nearly as famous as he was.

Stunningly handsome, Newman maintained his superstar status while keeping his distance from its corrupting influences through nearly 100 Broadway, television and movie roles. As an actor and director, he evolved into Hollywood's elder statesman, admired off screen for his quiet generosity, unconventional business sense, race car daring, political activism and enduring marriage to actress Joanne Woodward.

The actor was proudest, friends say, of his later Oscar-nominated roles in "Absence of Malice," "The Verdict" and "Nobody's Fool," in which he dug deep into the complex emotions of ordinary men struggling for dignity, justice or a sense of connection. In 2003, he was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar for his last feature film appearance, as a conflicted mob boss in "Road to Perdition." Two years later, at 80, he won an Emmy for playing a meddlesome father in "Empire Falls."

Related stars

Points of interest

Click for more information

    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1958 Best Actor Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Nomination
    1961 Best Actor The Hustler Nomination
    1963 Best Actor Hud Nomination
    1967 Best Actor Cool Hand Luke Nomination
    1968 Best Picture Rachel, Rachel Nomination
    1981 Best Actor Absence of Malice Nomination
    1982 Best Actor The Verdict Nomination
    1985 Honorary Award Win
    1986 Best Actor The Color of Money Win
    1993 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Win
    1994 Best Actor Nobody's Fool Nomination
    2002 Best Supporting Actor Road to Perdition Nomination

    Six thoughts about Paul Newman

    Share a thought about Paul Newman

    • Did you ever meet Paul Newman? Share your memory.
    • Which other stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame have connections to Paul Newman?
    • Are other places in the world important to Paul Newman?
    • Does Paul Newman deserve this star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?