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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (369 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shawn Levy Narrator: Marc Cashman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

In Paul Newman: A Life, film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose. This definitive biography is a fascinating portrait of an extraordinarily gifted man who gave back as much as he got out of life and just happened to be one of the most celebrated movie stars of the 20th century.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jay | 2/19/2014

    " A great bio of Paul Newman. Great insight, details in to a great life without being at all trashy! A must reead for Newman & Movie fans! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 2/7/2014

    " It never fails when completing one of these biographies, you seem compelled to sit down and watch so many of the movies described. This bio was written without the assistance of Paul Newman or his family. Consequently it is a documented timeline of Paul Newman's world as it can be defined through newspapers, magazines, film archives, other's books and interviews that both he and his wife have given. Several of the Newman's friends and work associates were also interviewd. Not to say there weren't some interesting stories and facts that I did not know about. But the book in general read much like a "just the facts" account. And if I remember correctly that is also how I felt about the REDFORD biography I read recently. I guess I perhaps prefer an autobiography! Well, I have to go and review my film selections... see what I am missing in the Paul Newman film list! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 1/30/2014

    " I have always liked Paul Newman so I am interested in what this author has to tell me about his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corey | 1/26/2014

    " Not the best written bio I've ever read but Newman is a hero of mine. "

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