Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fast Eddie is No More. . .

It seems that a week doesn't go by now without the death of another legend. This one, though, really bothers me.

Paul Newman is dead. The coolest actor of all time is no more.

He was my all time favourite actor, bar none. From Fast Eddie Felson to Cool Hand Luke to a great later role as Sully in Nobody's Fool, he was an actor you could depend upon - smart, funny and oh so cool.

I could go on and on talking about favourite roles and killer lines but what would be the point? You're far better off just renting some of his movies (start with the older ones) and seeing for yourself.


Dale said...

Holy crap. Oh how depressing. I just woke up, checked some blogs, and I find THIS. The bearer of bad news, Remi. That's what you are. Paul Newman. Cool Hand Luke. Best character ever created for a screen role. Favourite movie. Favourite actor.

Death. It happens to everyone, doesn't it?

Remi said...

I keep trying to avoid it. As my father says, I'm not going until someone on the other side sends me a postcard.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

He really was the coolest, wasn't he? And such a decent person outside of his movie star life as well.

Sad day.