Saturday, 27 September 2008

Paul Newman - Rest In Peace

Paul Newman died last night at this family home in Connecticut, following a long, dignified battle with cancer.  He was 83.

There's not much to say that his career didn't already manage to.  In an age where stars routinely barter with the media for any small crumb of exposure and the resulting oxygen of soul-cheapening publicity, he managed to achieve great success without compromising himself into the bargain.

Do you see many of today's stars quietly giving back to the world in the same fashion as Newman did with his philanthropic work?  Not without a media scrum in tow to record them doing so.

It's a sad day - remember him by watching one of his lengthy catalogue of films (The Hustler, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, even something as up to date as The Road to Perdition would benefit from a revisit).


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