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Newman quits!

05.25.2007
I guess it isn't really that heavy a loss for the cinematic medium when you factor in that the guy has been making movies for 50 years already. That sounds like way too long, right?

Well Newman told US TV show 'Good Morning America': "I've been doing it for 50 years. That's enough. I'm not able to act any more at the level I would want to."

So there you go. He has. Although I'm not sure about his not being able to act at the level he would want to anymore. I thought he was pretty damn good in ROAD TO PERDITION (holy smoke, even that was 5 years ago!) Still, my favourite memory of him will be as Gondorff in THE STING, I guess, followed closely by his Oscar winning performance in Scorsese's THE COLOR OF MONEY. Unfortunately, this means there's no chance of a second BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, but maybe it's better that way. I wish I could say more on the subject, but I'm just a spritely young fellow and I was only born at the tail-end of the great man's career. So I'll pass it on to you guys if you want to discuss your favourite moments in the acting career (or indeed life, if that floats your boat) of the great Paul Newman.
Extra Tidbit: Newman is Jake Gylenhaal's godfather.
Source: FemaleFirst

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