Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In which movie did Newman re-create his role of detective Lew Harper (which he played in the movie 'Harper')?||Paul Newman and his Movies
|Newman has worked with many fine supporting actors. In which movie did he work with Wilford Brimley?||More Paul Newman Movies
Absence of Malice. Brimley was in "Malice". Jack Warden was in "Verdict". Harold Gould was in "Sting". Strother Martin was in "Butch". All good actors; all good movies.
|Barbara Rush co-starred with Newman in "The Young Philadelphians". In which other Newman movie did she appear?||More Paul Newman Movies
Hombre. In "Philadelphians" ( a good movie), she plays the romantic interest. In "Hombre" (also enjoyable) she plays a victim that Newman tries to rescue. (For a while, his movies all seemed to start with "H".)
Buffalo Bill, Judge Roy Bean. He starred in one movie as Bill and in another as Bean. Neither was particularly good; neither did well.
Billy the Kid. Early in his career. Not memorable.
Arctic wasteland. Arguably Newman's worst movie, it bombed big time - with good reason.
Collaboration. He's charged with collaborating with the enemy while a prisoner during wartime. Good movie early in his career with a fine cast: Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien, Wendell Corey & Anne Francis.
|In 1977, Paul Newman took an interesting role as a vulgar, washed-up hockey coach who suddenly helps to breathe new life into his team in the film 'Slap Shot'. What is the name of Newman's crude but likeable character in this movie?||The Film History of Paul Newman
Reggie Dunlop. 'Slap Shot' follows the traditional formula of an underdog coach and sports team that somehow achieves success by coming together and finding an unusual chemistry. However, the film is atypical in that the characters aren't heroic or necessarily loveable. None of the rough edges are trimmed here. If you haven't seen the film, you should...but be warned, the dialogue is not G-rated!
|Newman and Redford joined up once again for 1973's buddy caper flick 'The Sting'. The famous score of this film, including the song 'The Entertainer', was entirely derived from the works of which American composer?||The Film History of Paul Newman
Scott Joplin. Oddly enough, 'The Sting' was based in the 1930s, while Joplin's ragtime music was popular a several decades earlier. By the 1930s, ragtime music had been replaced by various other jazz styles. Marvin Hamlisch won an Oscar for his adaptation of Joplin's songs in the film.
As for Newman, his terrific on-screen chemistry with Robert Redford is once again exhibited here. As a result of their performances, the great music and the exciting story, 'The Sting' won a Best Picture Oscar in 1974.
|In the 1961 film 'The Hustler', Newman teams up with Jackie Gleason as a pair of pool players. What is the name of the character that Newman portrays in this entertaining drama?||The Film History of Paul Newman
Eddie Felson. Newman is 'Fast' Eddie Felson, a young pool shark who meets up with a legend, Gleason's Minnesota Fats. In this film, Newman and Gleason actually do all the pool shooting themselves. This must have made for a fun production! This film garnered Newman his second Academy Award nomination (but no Oscar), and also saw actor nominations for Gleason, George C. Scott (who refused the nomination) and Piper Laurie.
|In the 1958 film 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', Paul Newman took a turn acting in the film adapatation of a Tennessee Williams play. Which actress played his leading lady, Maggie 'The Cat' Pollitt, here?||The Film History of Paul Newman
Elizabeth Taylor. With two good-looking and talented leads like Taylor and Newman, there's no way things could have gone wrong with this film. Oddly enough, Tennessee Williams despised this film adaptation despite the talent gathered to portray his characters. Clearly the Academy enjoyed the film, it received six Oscar nominations, including one each for Newman and Taylor. None of the nominations translated into actual Oscars, however. This was Newman's first of many Academy Award nominations.
|One of Paul Newman's earliest Hollywood film roles was as the young upstart Ben Quick in the Martin Ritt directed 'The Long, Hot Summer'. Who wrote the story called 'The Hamlet' upon which this 1958 film was based?||The Film History of Paul Newman
William Faulkner. Newman's acting in 'The Long, Hot Summer' won him a Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. This marked the first collaboration between Newman and his lifelong partner and wife, Joanne Woodward. At this early stage in their careers (and their relationship) you can sense the electricity between the two.