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And the best Paul Newman movie is…

June 5, 2012

COOL HAND LUKE!

Just look at him there, with that old Luke smile.

Honestly, what’s not to love about Paul Newman? He’s one of the greatest actors of all-time, he was a model human being to boot, and best of all, the man’s got a drinking holiday named after him. Sounds like a personal hero to me.

Not sure what took me so long to get this poll going, but swell voting all the same.

Hell of a movie, hell of a guy.

RESULTS:
Cool Hand Luke: 10 votes
Slap Shot: 4 votes
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid: 3 votes
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: 2 vote (never seen it, I feel shame)
The Sting: 2 votes
The Verdict: 2 votes
– Nobody’s Fool: 1 vote (never seen it, I feel shame)
The Hustler: 1 vote (criminally low amount of votes for one of the greatest movies ever made)
The Color of Money: 1 vote
Cars: 1 vote (kid, there’s too much swearing on this site for you)
Somebody Up There Likes Me: 0 votes (never seen it, I feel shame)
The Long, Hot Summer: 0 votes
Sometimes a Great Notion: 0 votes (never seen it, I feel shame)
Absence of Malice: 0 votes (never seen it, I feel shame)
Road to Perdition: 0 votes

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2012 11:25 am

    Go home and watch Nobody’s Fool immediately. 0 votes!!!!??? Come on people!
    Late vote submission! Cool Hand Luke too obvious, Nobody’s Fool. Done. I feel better now.

    • June 5, 2012 11:41 am

      Hahaha. I’ll edit the results. I mean, he did win an Oscar for it, just wasn’t sure if it was for his performance or one of those “sorry we kept snubbing you all these years, but since you’re a fucking legend, here ya’ go, we owed ya’ one” Oscars. Either way, I have no excuse. Will get to it asap.

      Thanks for voting! More people should be as passionate about Paul Newman!

  2. Moose permalink
    June 5, 2012 12:34 pm

    You’re killing me with the current poll. How am I supposed to pick my favorite, they all are.

    • June 5, 2012 12:39 pm

      Dude, you’ve gotta have a favorite!

      • Moose permalink
        June 6, 2012 9:16 am

        I mean, I do. But they’re all so good. This could go to anyone.

      • June 6, 2012 9:43 am

        I’d have to vote for George, he’s one of the greatest TV characters of all-time, but Puddy is a REAL close second.

  3. June 5, 2012 3:52 pm

    Cool Hand Luke remains my favorite to this day, so I’m a happy man here.

  4. June 6, 2012 10:57 am

    Not surprised with this one, but dude, you gotta see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I just caught it recently and loved it — Newman is phenomenal. Last I checked it was on Netflix Instant, too.

    • June 6, 2012 11:33 am

      It’s on the Instant Queue, it’s been on it for what seems like years now. Pretty sure it’s the title that’s deterred me for so long, but I realize I’m an idiot. Will get on it, I owe it to Paul.

  5. June 6, 2012 8:12 pm

    Great blog man. Best Paul Newman movie is Hud! Not even on the list, haha…

    • June 6, 2012 8:26 pm

      Thanks! And Hud’s a classic! Could have sworn I put it as an option, but hey, that’s what the write-in votes are for. For shame…

    • June 7, 2012 2:01 pm

      I second HUD! So excellent. After I saw it, it became an instant favorite. I have yet to see “Cool Hand Luke,” though.

  6. June 7, 2012 5:14 pm

    Eh Cool Hand Luke, Schmool Schmand Schmuke. I don’t really understand the appeal. They made us watch it in Catholic School for some strange reason, so maybe I just associate the film with teenage awkardness. The Hustler is another fav of mine.

  7. June 13, 2012 7:01 pm

    For sure a true classic, what a great guy too, when Tinselturd town had real class.

    • June 13, 2012 7:48 pm

      Haha. You said it, man. That Paul Newman was a god among men, a moral compass at the very least.

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