They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, but when I look at this one I wonder if I couldn’t squeeze out enough to make an entire book. I was rereading my notes from The Verdict the other day and ran across this moment from an earlier time. I will always regard Paul Newman as a national treasure. Not just because he was an incredibly gifted actor who played in some of my favorite films like Cool Hand Luke, The Hustler, The Color of Money (his first Oscar), and The Sting. But more because of the mark he made as a human being on strangers and friends alike.
Paul Newman. One of the very best.