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Paul Newman - A Life

Shawn Levy

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody's Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father's expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of "Newman's luck" throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman's Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity. In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives

Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody's Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father's expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of "Newman's luck" throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman's Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity. In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives
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Paul Newman, the Oscar-winning actor with the legendary blue eyes, achieved superstar status by playing charismatic renegades, broken heroes, and winsome antiheroes in such revered films as The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Verdict, The Color of Money, and Nobody's Fool. But Newman was also an oddity in Hollywood: the rare box-office titan who cared about the craft of acting, the sexy leading man known for the staying power of his marriage, and the humble celebrity who made philanthropy his calling card long before it was cool. The son of a successful entrepreneur, Newman grew up in a prosperous Cleveland suburb. Despite fears that he would fail to live up to his father's expectations, Newman bypassed the family sporting goods business to pursue an acting career. After struggling as a theater and television actor, Newman saw his star rise in a tragic twist of fate, landing the role of boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me when James Dean was killed in a car accident. Though he would joke about instances of "Newman's luck" throughout his career, he refused to coast on his stunning boyish looks and impish charm. Part of the original Actors Studio generation, Newman demanded a high level of rigor and clarity from every project. The artistic battles that nearly derailed his early movie career would pay off handsomely at the box office and earn him critical acclaim. He applied that tenacity to every endeavor both on and off the set. The outspoken Newman used his celebrity to call attention to political causes dear to his heart, including civil rights and nuclear proliferation. Taking up auto racing in midlife, Newman became the oldest driver to ever win a major professional auto race. A food enthusiast who would dress his own salads in restaurants, he launched the Newman's Own brand dedicated to fresh ingredients, a nonprofit juggernaut that has generated more than $250 million for charity. In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

16h 46m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:02


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:07


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:02


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:34


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:51


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:47


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:55


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:11


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:17


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:01


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:31


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:10


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:29


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:13


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:35


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:06


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:26


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:20


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:32


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:23


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:52


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:22


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:41


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:26


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:08


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:15


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:03


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:20


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:53


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:45


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:01


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:09


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:31


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:33


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:11


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:52


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:01


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:42


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:22


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:15


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:42


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:18


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:30


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:36


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:29


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:34


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:02


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:54


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:59


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:44


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:45


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:39


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:25


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:13


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:41


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

06:37


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:01


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:34


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:07


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:38


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

02:54


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:17


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:42


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:21


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:24


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:53


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:22


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:02


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:33


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:51


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

06:06


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:17


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:53


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:13


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:39


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:15


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:45


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:26


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:17


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:48


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:25


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:36


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:46


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:14


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:12


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:38


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

06:19


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:52


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:28


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

00:27