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For all of us big Newman fans, it was thrilling news last week that Knopf will publish the Hollywood icons unfinished memoir next fall, mostly based on his own oral history, along with interviews with his friends and family, actors like Tom Cruise and director George Roy Hill of Butch Cassidy fame.
I was obsessed with Newman for almost a decade, having been watching all his movies and going gaga every time he appeared on-screen. After having met Joanne Woodward, i met him once years ago when oh my mom visited an acting class that I met with one of Newmanns daughters, and meeting and conversing with that dreamy blue-eyed wonder was, well, you can imagine.
A recent Twitter chain asked a person to name the sexiest, most talented actor ever, Paul Newman, but he's still such an icon.
When he died in 2008, his grandfather, Stewart Stern, won the rights to publish the memoir. The book will be compiled from thousands of pages of transcripts discovered in the basement of Newman and Woodwards Connecticut home. About 1,000 of the pages came from recordings made by Newmann, which a few years before his death in 2008.
When a lack of attention was realized, many additional pages of Newman's own transcripts were reprinted. It is extraordinary. What surprised him most is what he had and how it scarred him countless times, explains Gethers. What would be the most powerful thing to say is how tainted his mother is, and why nabbing it and slapping it.
The book is raw and unflinching, revealing how wildly insecure Newman was as a young man, and who quickly became accustomed to his strengths and weaknesses. The author says that it isn't sugarcoated it feels very real and honest.
He is not a fan of the actor's work, but he is accustomed to his work in his recordings. Newman attributes much of his strength to Woodward, his wife of 50 years, says Gethers. At 91, Wooden isn't among the family members whose work e.g. tees - as neo-tweens have symbioties and argues that 'he'd never meet Newmann, or is still an avid
He said that he was quite fearless in his roles, playing hard, mean, complicated characters, Gethers says, citing his performances in films like Hud, The Hustler and Revenge.
He writes the book, and that's how he writes it.