MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
(Dodge Blake) is one of the film industry's most accomplished
stars. An eight-time Academy Award nominee, Newman received a
special honorary Oscar in 1985 and a Best Actor Oscar the following
year for his performance in The Color of Money. The films
for which he received Oscar nominations as an actor include Cat
on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Absence of
Malice, The Verdict and Nobody's Fool. He also received
an Oscar nomination for Best Picture for Rachel, Rachel,
which he produced.
Newman has additionally distinguished himself as a director with
such films as Rachel, Rachel, (for which he received a
New York Film Critics Circle Award), The Effect of Gamma Rays
on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Harry and Son, Sometimes a Great
Notion, The Glass Menagerie and the television adaptation
of Michael Cristofer's The Shadow Box. Newman's recent
screen credits include Nobody's Fool, the Coen brothers'
The Hudsucker Proxy, James Ivory's Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
(with Joanne Woodward), Fat Man and Little Boy, Blaze and
the recent Twilight.
One of Newman's first feature roles brought him to American moviegoers'
attention, that of boxing champ Rocky Graziano in Somebody
Up There Likes Me. Some of his other screen credits include
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting and Slapshot
(all three directed by George Roy Hill), The Rack, The Left-Handed
Gun, Exodus, From the Terrace, Paris Blues, The Prize, Lady L,
Torn Curtain, Harper, Hombre, Winning, Pocket Money, WUSA, The
Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Towering Inferno, Buffalo
Bill and the Indians, The Drowning Pool and Fort Apache,
In 1992, Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, received the Kennedy
Center Honors and, in 1994, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian
Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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