Few men supply the operational definition of virility like Paul Newman: male beauty without surliness or self-absorption. Newman has held a stage for over forty years, performing drama and comedy with grace and power.
He's also famous for his blue eyes, for creating Newman's Own dressings (his successful philanthropic venture), auto racing and marrying Joanne Woodward.
Recent photos show Newman, now 83, looking gaunt and ill, but I wanted to celebrate his gifts with photos of this classically handsome man in his prime.
My favourite films of his are The Hustler, Sweet Bird of Youth, Sometimes a Great Notion and the best buddy movie of all time, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, with Robert Redford.
"When the idea came up, I said, 'Are you crazy? Stick my face on the label of salad dressing?'
And then, of course, we got the whole idea of exploitation and how circular it is. Why not, really, go to the fullest length, and the silliest length, in exploiting yourself and turn the proceeds back to the community?"
- Paul Newman