Paul Newman Creates the Anti-Hero, Patricia Neal Wins the Oscar, and Experiences the Greatest Personal Tragedy. From 1963, it’s Hud.
“Sometimes nothin’ can be a really cool hand.” Wow! There are countless reasons why Cool Hand Luke (1967) is a classic. Another Paul Newman anti-hero role, another film so perfectly indicative of the time in which it was made. This is one film you have to see!
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a classic, and it’s classic Paul Newman in arguably his most iconic, loveable anti-hero role. From the obvious themes of “stickin’ it to the man,” rule breaking, and unconventional romance, this film almost screams 1960s!
This gem of a picture, based on Faulker with a dash of Tennessee Williams, was the first screen pairing of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. And boy is the chemistry between these two electric!
When I saw that Somebody Up There Likes Me was one of the Paul Newman films TCM would feature, I knew it was the one I would watch and review this week!
Paul Newman was a very multifaceted individual, and there is so much more to him than his stellar film career. Here are some fascinating things about him I learned!