Paul Newman 1925-2008

Paul Newman: His Greatest Films

From more than 50 years of screen favorites, our critic Leah Rozen picks 15 of the Oscar winner's most notable roles


As an elderly ne'er-do-well stuck in a small Maine town, Newman again played a character created by one his favorite novelists, Richard Russo, in the 2005 HBO movie Empire Falls. It was his second pairing with the Pulitzer Prize winner's work: He had earlier starred in the adaptation of Nobody's Fool (1994), which earned him yet another Oscar nod.