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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Thank You, Mr. Newman

Paul Newman has announced that, at 82, he is retiring from acting because he feels that he cannot maintain the level of performance he would like.
According to Mr. Newman, at his age "you start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, you start to lose your invention."
I don't know; even without those things, it seems to me that Paul Newman is a better performer than two-thirds of the current big movie stars. I won't mention any names.
At this time of the morning, most of the newspaper links to the story are overseas. Here's an article in the Herald Sun from Australia. (How cool is that?)
Thank you, Mr. Newman, for some of my favorite movies:
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cool Hand Luke, The Drowning Pool, The Verdict, The Color of Money, Nobody's Fool, The Hudsucker Proxy, Road to Perdition, The Mackintosh Man, Fort Apache the Bronx, Fat Man and Little Boy, Hombre, Harper, and Slap Shot.
In America, we don't bestow knighthoods upon our actors, but I will always think of you as Sir Paul Newman.

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