Paul Newman (Performer) | Playbill

Paul Newman


Mr. Newman's neuroses quotient was less than that of his contemporaries Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and James Dean. He didn't make a show of his characters' pain, eschewing histrionic twitching and mumbling in favor of an effective minimalism, which relied heavily on the set of his eyes and mouth, and hitch of his shoulders. The handsome face attracted the viewer's attention and the quiet turmoil behind the eyes held it.

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  • Also Known As: Paul Leonard Newman
  • Born: Jan 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Death: Sep 26, 2008 in Westport, Connecticut


Theatre World Awards
1953 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
2003 Best Actor in a Play Nominee

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