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The Life & Times of Paul Newman
"One of the great actors of our time, but there was more to Paul Newman than his films."
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Artist Gil Kane used Paul Newman as his inspiration for the drawing of which DC Comics super hero?
Barry Allen (The Flash)
Carter Hall (Hawkman)
Lee Travis (Crimson Avenger)
Hal Jordan (Green Lantern)
Paul Newman realised one of his dreams by competing in the 24 hour Le Mans car race. Did he ever achieve a podium finish in this event?
Paul Newman directed his wife, Joanne Woodward, to an Academy Award best actress nomination in which movie?
Rachel Rachel (1968)
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
The Shadow Box (1980)
The Glass Menagerie (1987)
Which character did Paul Newman portray twice in films, garnering an acting Academy Award nomination on both occasions?
Lawyer, Frank Galvin
Pool shark, Eddie Felson
Detective, Lew Harper
Con-man, Henry Gondorff
What reason(s) may have led to Paul Newman's inclusion on President Richard Nixon's 'List of Enemies'?
All of these may have been reasons
Newman's strong support of Eugene McCarthy's 1968 campaign
His support for radical causes such as gun control and gay rights
Paul's strong opposition to US involvement in the Vietnam War
Paul Newman has been a long time supporter of charities through his 'Newman's Own' range of dressings and sauces. Which of the following was also a Newman initiative to aid the under-privileged?
CPS: The Corporate Philanthropy 'Sting'
'The Hole in the Wall Gang' Camp
'The Hustler' First Amendment Award
The 'Hudsucker' College Scholarship
Paul Newman has been nominated for an Academy Award on ten occasions. Nine nominations were for acting, what was the tenth for?
Best Original Screenplay
Best Executive Producer
Best Documentary Feature
On what grounds was Paul Newman's application for pilot training during World War II rejected?
Insufficient flying hours
'Newman's Day', which is celebrated by the students at Princeton University each year, is said to have been inspired by (a) a Paul Newman quote and (b) a famous egg eating scene from which of Newman's movies?
The Prize (1963)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Slap Shot (1977)
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Which of the following roles has Paul Newman turned down?
Judah Ben-Hur in 'Ben Hur' (1959)
All three of them
Inspector Harry Callahan in 'Dirty Harry' (1971)
Quint in 'Jaws' (1975)
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