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

THE TOWERING INFERNO

In one of the sillier movies he ever made, Newman played an architect who helps rescue people when a fancy new skyscraper he has designed goes up in flames. At the time (1974), big-budget disaster movies were inexplicably in vogue. (Trivia note: O.J. Simpson plays a security guard in the movie.)