Saturday, September 27, 2008

PAUL NEWMAN (1925-2008)

Forget the comparisons to Marlon Brando or James Dean. Paul Newman, you were a class act. In your roles as Henry Gondorff, or Luke Jackson, or Eddie Felson, you always inspired me to know that sometimes, when you're ensnared in a broken system, it's okay to do what you do, outcomes be damned.

3 comments:

the hamster said...

indeed - although i don't know what the hell you're talking about because i'm totally unfamiliar with any of these characters - outcomes be damned.

good tribute, sir.

myleswerntz said...

dude:

1) The Sting
2) Cool Hand Luke
3) The Color of Money/The Hustler

If you can not love Newman after watching these three movies, you're beyond hope. Make The Sting your next Blockbuster rental. I dare you.

John Barber said...

I dare you to pick Cool Hand Luke first. The Sting is great, but CHL is my fave...