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Who are those guys?

September 27, 2008

It truly is amazing who the influences are in our lives.

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Legendary actor Paul Newman dies at 83 after long battle with cancer
With his strong, classically handsome face and piercing blue eyes, Newman was a heartthrob just as likely to play against his looks, becoming a favourite with critics for his convincing portrayals of rebels, tough guys and losers. “I was always a character actor,” he once said. “I just looked like Little Red Riding Hood.”

Newman had a soft spot for underdogs in real life, giving tens of millions to charities through his food company and setting up camps for severely ill children. Passionately opposed to the Vietnam War, and in favour of civil rights, he was so famously liberal that he ended up on president Richard Nixon’s “enemies list,” one of the actor’s proudest achievements, he liked to say.

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Without ever meeting him, it is still safe to say that Mr. Newman was, without a doubt, one of mine.

Actor, husband, father, sportsman, activist … etc.

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May those Raindrops Keep Falling On Your Head … even now.

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done
Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’ on my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me

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It won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean my eyes will soon be turnin’ red
Cryin’s not for me
‘Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free
Nothin’s worryin’ me

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Butch & Sundance

Trailer

Robert Redford Interview

Paul Newman Interview

in my book … are Style & Class, personified.

UPDATE: Paul Newman, 83: Acting legend.

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