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Paul Newman: 1925-2008




Is it okay if the Stuck in the '80s nation claims Paul Newman as our own -- just for this day?

The legendary actor died Friday after a battle with cancer at his home near Westport, Conn., according to the Associated Press.

Newman had major roles in more than 50 movies and was nominated for an Oscar 10 times. In 1986, he won an honorary Oscar "in recognition of his many and memorable compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft."

And, of course, he left a significant stamp on several '80s classics.


5. BLAZE (1989): "The three best friends the poor people have ever had are Jesus Christ, Sears & Roebuck and Earl K. Long."

4. FORT APACHE THE BRONX (1981): "It don't make no difference how many guns you got. You only got two hands."

3. ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981): "She picked up a newspaper, for Christ's sake! And there it is, for everybody to see! She must have felt like ... just raped!"

2. THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986): "You gotta have two things to win. You gotta have brains and you gotta have balls. Now, you got too much of one and not enough of the other."

1. THE VERDICT (1982): "If we are to have faith in justice, we need only to believe in ourselves. And ACT with justice. See, I believe there is justice in our hearts."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:39pm]


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