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In Memoriam: Paul Newman 1925-2008

Old 08-11-08, 10:21 PM
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Very sad to hear, hope he fairs well. But like others have said, so many people die every day all over the world, but since these are celebrities, people who have entertained us for so long, we take notice. But they are human, no different and Hollywood is just another place on earth.
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Old 08-11-08, 10:36 PM
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Please tell me this means cars 2 is cancelled. PLEASE
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Old 08-11-08, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lukewarmwater
Please tell me this means cars 2 is cancelled. PLEASE
ditto.
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Old 08-12-08, 08:14 AM
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Sad news .... it was just a little over 5 years ago that I saw him on Broadway in a production of Our Town.
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Old 08-12-08, 08:49 AM
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I've wished for just one more film with him and Robert Redford, and sadly we'll never see it now

Not to sound cynical here, but what could he have done at 83 ?
A lot of these Hollywood icons have been dying off lately. It's a terrible thing to see but it's just a sign of the times. The actors we used to love to watch as kids will die off as we get older. It's sad but it's just a fact of life.
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Old 08-12-08, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JOE29
Not to sound cynical here, but what could he have done at 83 ?
You're right, once an actor hits 70 or 80 they should never act again.

There was plenty that could've been done with the two together once again, and it could've been great. They admitted as such, and expressed their desire to do so, but they had to have the "perfect" script, and that never came along.
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Old 08-12-08, 09:46 AM
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Shit man just in July last year we had Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Michel Serrault die. Pro-B probably didn't even leave his house that month from all the grief.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:17 PM
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I heard Redford & Newman were originally supposed to be the two leads in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:34 PM
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Note to Robert Redford: Only a few more days to pull one last pratical joke on your old pal.

Seriously though - I don't think it's been a big secret Newman's been in declining health for several years. I guess the best thing to hope for is that he doesn't suffer during the time remaining, however long that might be.
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Old 08-12-08, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by lukewarmwater
Please tell me this means cars 2 is cancelled. PLEASE
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Old 08-12-08, 12:49 PM
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Not to sound cynical here, but what could he have done at 83 ?
Nothing.

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Christopher Lee & Sidney Lumet
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Old 08-12-08, 01:08 PM
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Nothing.

Sincerely,
Christopher Lee & Sidney Lumet
PS,

Absolutely nothing.

-Ernest Borgnine.
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We should start a death pool so we can have fun with his death.
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Old 08-12-08, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RyoHazuki
Shit man just in July last year we had Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Michel Serrault die. Pro-B probably didn't even leave his house that month from all the grief.
Who is Michel Serrault?
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Old 08-12-08, 01:56 PM
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Who is Michel Serrault?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Serrault
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Originally Posted by sauce07
We should start a death pool so we can have fun with his death.
why on earth would anyone want to have fun at the death of another?
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Old 08-12-08, 03:10 PM
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I always considered Paul Newman to be my favorite actor. As much as he is celebrated, I often think he can be underrated as a performer because he just makes everything look so easy, so natural. Sad to see that he is getting so close to the end.
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Old 08-12-08, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1598
why on earth would anyone want to have fun at the death of another?
You sure you've been here going on 5 years?
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Originally Posted by SexualPudding
You sure you've been here going on 5 years?

on and off for 5 years.
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I guess the best thing to hope for is that he doesn't suffer during the time remaining
He's got lung cancer. Slim chance of that.
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Old 08-13-08, 08:02 AM
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I've enjoyed his work through a long and varied career. Sounds like he'll end it on his terms and hope he enjoys what he has left.
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Old 08-13-08, 03:59 PM
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This is so odd because I bought some of his Newman's Own dressing the other day and thought to myself, "I can't believe this guy is still kicking."

Go figure. This sucks. He has so many ventures besides acting. His presence will be missed in many areas more important than the big screen.
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Old 09-27-08, 09:04 AM
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He passed away

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080927/...mo/obit_newman

Surprisingly, ABC News already has a retrospective running.
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Old 09-27-08, 09:07 AM
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Yep, was trying to find news on it as well as I just heard about while listening to ESPN radio of all places that he passed. Will be sorley missed indeed. Might have to watch some SlapShot and The Color of Money.
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Old 09-27-08, 09:10 AM
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Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies At 83

Sep 27, 2008 6:57 am US/Pacific
Legendary Actor Paul Newman Dies At 83
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) ― Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as an activist, race car driver, popcorn impresario and the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money," has died, a spokeswoman said Saturday. He was 93 [sic].

Newman died Friday of cancer, spokeswoman Marni Tomljanovic said. No other details were immediately available.

In May, Newman he had dropped plans to direct a fall production of "Of Mice and Men," citing unspecified health issues.

He got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become one of the world's most enduring and popular film stars, a legend held in awe by his peers. He was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including "Exodus," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Verdict," "The Sting" and "Absence of Malice."

Newman worked with some of the greatest directors of the past half century, from Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston to Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese and the Coen brothers. His co-stars included Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and, most famously, Robert Redford, his sidekick in "Butch Cassidy" and "The Sting."

He sometimes teamed with his wife and fellow Oscar winner, Joanne Woodward, with whom he had one of Hollywood's rare long-term marriages. "I have steak at home, why go out for hamburger?" Newman told Playboy magazine when asked if he was tempted to stray. They wed in 1958, around the same time they both appeared in "The Long Hot Summer," and Newman directed her in several films, including "Rachel, Rachel" and "The Glass Menagerie."

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