Photo: Jan 26, 1925- Sept 26, 2008
You were the first older man I fell for; I felt equally giddy about your Homestyle popcorn, and maybe even your salad dressing.
You made me want to eat 50 eggs and go on the lam. You made me want blue-eyed babies. You made old movies watchable.
I loved how devoted you were to your wife--when you were asked about infidelity, I laughed when you said, "Why go out for a hamburger when you have steak at home?" I knew you weren't saying your wife was a slab of dead meat, but that she was the best slab of dead meat you ever could have married. I thought that was terribly romantic.
I will never forget Brick Pollitt, Eddie Felson, Chance Wayne, Luke Jackson, Hud Bannon, or Butch Cassidy; good, bad, and great men who were brought to life by your immeasurable talents. You were a class act, something rare in Hollywood. You were the very definition of 'cool'.
"I picture my epitaph: 'Here lies Paul Newman, who died a failure because his eyes turned brown'."--Paul Newman