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


Tapping into the rebellious '60s zeitgeist, Newman scored a huge hit playing a prison inmate who refused to buckle to authority in Cool Hand Luke. Possibly helped by the fact that his baby blue eyes were perfectly complemented by his character's blue prison togs, the role earned Newman yet another Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 1967.