Paul Newman 1925-2008

Remembering Paul Newman

The man behind the famous baby blues leaves behind a legacy of film, family and philanthropy. By Cara Lynn Shultz


A twist of fate landed Newman his breakthrough role as pouty but tough boxer Rocky Graziano in 1956's Somebody Up There Likes Me – the movie James Dean had signed on to make before his untimely death. Newman (pictured on the set) came out swinging, with the New York Times calling him "funny, tough and pathetic in that slouching, rolling, smirking Brando style."