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Paul Newman, RIP

Paul Newman, an iconic American actor, and humanitarian, passed away on Friday, September 26, 2008. I loved many of his films, and list two of them---"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Verdict"---among my all-time favorite movies. His performance in the latter film especially is one of my all-time favorites by an actor. Newman's spoken words, and sighs, were brilliantly delivered, but what he said with his tired blue eyes and even bluer facial expressions spoke volumes. It was a terrific performance, in my view... probably the finest of his career.

Thank goodness for film, which will keep him eternally alive for all of us to see.