Today is Paul Newman’s birthday (Jan. 26, 1925), who passed away almost two and a half years ago in September 2008. In honor of his birthday, here is the Chimesfreedom Top 10 Paul Newman Movies. For today, it is a short post of the list, but at some point we will be revisiting some of these movies. The rankings are based on quality of the movie combined with level of Paul Newman performance.
(1) Cool Hand Luke (1967)
(2) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
(3) The Verdict (1982)
(4) The Hustler (1961)
(5) Hud (1963)
(6) The Sting (1973)
(7) Slap Shot (1977)
(8) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
(9) Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
(10) Nobody’s Fool (1994)
Hon. Mention: The Color of Money (1986) (Best Actor Oscar), The Hudsucker Proxy (1991), The Left-Handed Gun (1958), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Absence of Malice (1981), Road to Perdition (2002), and many others.
Bonus Ranking: Premier.com (link no longer available) ranked the Top 10 Paul Newman movies as: 1. Hud; 2. Cool Hand Luke; 3. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; 4. The Hustler; 5. Somebody Up There Likes Me ; 6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; 7. The Long Hot Summer; 8. Absence of Malice; 9. The Verdict; and 10. The Color of Money.
What is your favorite Paul Newman movie? Leave a comment.