Paul Newman


Paul Newman Trivia


  • Trivia

    • In 1986, Paul won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role playing Fast Eddie Felson on The Color of Money.

    • He stopped signing autographs when someone asked him, while he using a urinal.

    • Following Paul's death, McLaren Formula One team boss, Ron Dennis, expressed his condolences to his family and revealed he had organized a secret test in a Procar a number of years earlier.

    • Paul was an Advisory Board Member for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund charitable organization.

    • In 1995, 2004 and 2006, Paul was nominated for SAG Guild Awards. In 1995, Paul was nominated for Nobody's Fool in the category of "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role". In 2004, Paul was nominated for "Our Town" in the category of "Oustanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries". In 2006, Paul won the SAG Award for "Empire Falls" in the category of "Oustanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries".

    • In June 2007, Paul donated $US10 million to Kenyon College, the school from which he graduated. The money was to help establish its single largest scholarship fund.

    • Paul has described his political views as "pretty left of left".

    • Paul won a 2006 Golden Globe award for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Empire Falls.

    • Within a span of just five months in the year 2003, Paul was nominated for an Oscar (as Supporting Actor in the film Road to Perdition, a Tony, and an Emmy (both for his performance in Our Town).

    • Paul's name was discovered on President Richard Nixon's "enemies list", after all the papers of Watergate were revealed.

    • In 1979, Paul actually finished 2nd in the Le Mans 24hr race driving a Porsche 935.

    • Paul owns half of the Champ Car (auto racing) team called Newman-Haas.

    • Paul has his own line of food products, "Newman's Own" which includes his best known product, salad dressings.

    • Paul is the owner and founder of The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, which is a summer camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diesases (and their siblings) in Ashford, Connecticut.

    • Paul once said that the sound he loves the most is that of a V-8 engine.

    • In 1993, Paul won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for all his charitable work.

    • In 1968, Paul directed his first motion picture Rachel, Rachel which starred his wife Joanne Woodward.

    • In 1954, Paul made his screen debut in the film The Silver Chalice.

    • After spending a year at Yale Drama School, Paul went to New York and attending the famed New York Actor's Studio.

    • In 1953, while attending post-graduate school at Yale University's School of Drama, Paul starred in his first Broadway play Picnic.

    • In 1949, Paul received a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Economics from Kenyon College.

    • After attending Ohio University for one year, he was expelled.

    • Before he became an actor, Paul actually ran his family's sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.

    • Paul trained to be a pilot while in the U.S. Navy, but was unable to complete because of his color blindness.

    • In 2003, Paul was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Our Town.

    • In 1968, Paul traveled the U.S. stumping for Eugene McCarthy during his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

    • Paul and his wife Joanne Woodward are the only couple to win acting Academy Awards while they were married.

    • Paul was voted the 6th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.

    • In 2005, Paul won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Max Roby on Empire Falls.

  • Quotes

    • Paul Newman: Once you've seen your face on a bottle of salad dressing, it's hard to take yourself seriously.