Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who’s remembered as the anti-hero of such films as ":Hud,": ":Cool Hand Luke,": and ":The Color of Money,": has died.
He was 83.
Newman diedFriday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse in Connecticut. His publicist says Newman was surrounded by his family and close friends.
Newman’s remembered in Maine, where the 2005 movie ":Empire Falls": was shot. Newman starred in that HBO movie, about a declining Maine mill town, along with his wife Joanne Woodward.
In May, Newman said he had dropped plans to direct a fall production of ":Of Mice and Men,": citing unspecified health issues.
He got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become one of the world’s most enduring and popular film stars, a legend held in awe by his peers. He was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including ":Exodus,": ":Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,": ":The Verdict,": ":The Sting": and ":Absence of Malice.":
Newman worked with some of the greatest directors of the past half century and his co-stars included Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and, most famously, Robert Redford.
He sometimes teamed with his wife and fellow Oscar winner, Joanne Woodward, with whom he had one of Hollywood’s rare long-term marriages.