... that Paul Newman was also a talented director. He sat in the director's chair five times while making The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Moon, The Glass Menagerie, Rachel, Rachel, The Shadow Box and Sometimes a Great Notion (pictured here.)
... that Paul Newman was one of only three actors to have received multiple Best Actor Academy Award nominations for playing the same character. He was nominated for his portrayal of Fast Eddie Felson in both The Hustler and The Color of Money. (The other two actors are Al Pacino and Bing Crosby.) Learn more in our Tribute to Al Pacino and our Tribute to Bing Crosby.
... that after years of giving friends bottles of his famous oil and vinegar salad dressing as gifts, in 1982 Paul Newman started Newman's Own a food company whose entire after taxes profits goes to help others. The company has since expanded it's product line to include lemonade, pasta sauce, ice cream and popcorn and has given away over $250,000,000 to various charities. You can learn more at the company's Official Site.
... that Paul Newman became interested in auto racing after appearing in the movie Winning. He raced cars for many years. He finished second in the 24 Hour -Le Mans race. He also was the owner of a racing team. Here is their official website.
... that you tube brings us great treasures. Here is a screen test of Paul Newman and James Dean for the movie East of Eden.
Dean got the part Newman didn't.
... that one of the rarest of all Rolex watches is called the Paul Newman Daytona. There are many rumors where the name came from. Destination Hollywood wants to get to the bottom of this mystery.
... that we're thinking of organizing a tour around the country to dine in restaurants owned by actors One we would be sure to stop at is Paul Newman's restaurant in Conneticut The Dressing Room.
... All Paul Newman fans have probably heard the stories of Newman Day held on college campuses most notably Bates College and Princeton. On Newman Day students attempt to drink 24 bottles of beer in 24 hours. This tradition is supposedly based on a quote widely attributed to Paul Newman (but most likely never said) "Twenty four beers in a case, 24 hours in a day. Coincidence? I think not." Bates College has published an article telling the story of Newman Day along with a letter sent by the actor to the College. A very classy letter written by one of the classiest guys Hollywood has ever seen.
... We're going to leave you with Paul Newman playing the banjo and singing Plastic Jesus from Cool Hand Luke.
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Paul Newman is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA SEE MAP
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Paul Newman's star:
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
7060 Hollywood Blvd.