Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman

imageThe world just became a smaller place. A poorer place. Paul Newman was a very special man. We always say that, but he really was. Learning to drive a race car at age 75 and driving in the Rolex 24-hour at Daytona at age 83 just because he loved life. A salad dressing company, salad dressing for God's sake, with all of the profits to charity. Movies that are unforgettable. And the man could charm a snake out of its skin.

All these things while making more movies than one can count, and never once a sense that he was in any kind of hurry. He radiated calmness. I won't just miss his movies, I'll miss knowing he was here. He made the world a better place.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:14 PM

    While it is quite easy to "charm a snake out of its skin" if you time it carefully, I agree on all points.
    There is an old saying, "It takes all sorts to make the world go 'round." To which I usually reply, "Yes, and it would be a much smoother ride without some of them!" In Newman's case, it will be a less smooth and more unpleasant "ride" without him.