Throughout Paul Newman’s long career, WWD and its sister publication, W, caught up with him whenever possible, from film sets to galas to the ski slopes out West. When Newman died Friday at age 83 at his home in Connecticut, the world lost one of its finest actors. But Newman’s influence extended beyond his iconic roles in “Cool Hand Luke” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” He was also an entrepreneur and philanthropist, funneling profits from his Newman’s Own brand into charity, most notably the Hole in the Wall Gang Camps that he created for children with cancer and other illnesses. In his memory, WWD trawled the archives to present a few favorite Newman photos and quotes.
On dealing with the paparazzi:
“Know what I love? To walk one way, then suddenly switch direction and wham ’em with my arm. They end up with a Nikon in the right eye.” — W/WWD, January 9-16, 1976
On his career:
“If I were 15 years younger, I’d drop the motion picture industry in a minute…like a bullet…if I could drive [race cars] in competition. But you don’t start at 43. For one thing, I think you’d lose the most important quality — you’ve got to be a charger. You’ve got to be hungry or very young. I’m neither hungry nor very young.” — W/WWD, Dec. 15, 1972