Paul Newman was an American actor, director and race car driver who successfully ventured into the field of acting. His claim to fame came with the 1986 film ‘The Color For Money’ which had him the lead role of Fast Eddie Felson. The film earned him several prestigious awards and also was one of the top grossing films of its time.
Following a prolific career in theatre, Newman made his film debut with ‘The Silver Chalice’. Though the film failed at the box office, he compensated for the dud with his future films ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’, ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and ‘The Long Hot Summer’. All the three films earned him critical acclamation and helped him demonstrate his acting skills. His earlier films were also instrumental in the development of his future filmography, which included successful films like ‘The Young Philadelphians’, ‘Exodus’, ‘From the Terrace’, ‘The Hustler’, ‘Hud’, ‘Harper’, ‘Hombre’, ‘Cool Hand Luke’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, ‘Slap Shot’, and ‘The Verdict’.
Interestingly, Newman was nominated for nine acting Academy Awards in five different decades starting from 1950 to 2000. In sports too, Newman won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing, despite being colorblind.