I'm not going to write much about Paul Newman. Even as I'm writing this, tributes are pouring in by the thousands in many other blogs all over the world. But I will say that the movie world will be a sadder place without Newman.
In fact, just two days ago, I was watching Color of Money directed by Martin Scorsese. Tom Cruise seemed insignificant compared to this screen giant.
Amongst my favourite Newman movies include Cool Hand Luke, The Sting,
Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (one of the best buddy movies ever made), The Verdict, The Hustler, Road To Perdition and Absence of Malice.
Rest In Peace, Butch, I do hope what you said (as John Rooney in Road to Perdition) isn't true:
"There are only murderers in this room! Michael! Open your eyes! This is the life we chose, the life we lead. And there is only one guarantee: none of us will see heaven." .