Paul Newman and kids from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
He was one of America's most popular screen idols, and he graduated from Lee Strasberg's method acting school. But he never burned out, died young, or left behind a good looking corpse like James Dean.panerai luminor submersible replica Nor did he succumb to Marlon Brando's saturnine appetites. He also did not steal another man's woman like Steve McQueen. He was, in a way, too understated, and even humble. It was almost like he had ripped apart his Freudian "id" to let one side of him shine unfettered on the screen, while his earthbound body was ruled by his hyper-moral "super-ego". Newman's aggression was only apparent in one of his other passions, auto racing.
Paul Newman in Lee Strasberg Studio, New York 1955 (Image: Phillips.com).
Newman began his racing career in 1969 while he was training for the film Winning. In 1972, Newman began to compete in Sports Car Club of America races. Saint Paul could drive a car well. In 1979, he won his class in the Porsche 935 24 Hours of Le Mans and finished second. He raced Datsuns for the Bob Sharp Racing Team in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1995, he was the oldest driver in his class to win the 24 Hours of Daytona.
Paul Newman at the start of Le Mans 24 hour race. He and his co-drivers came in second with their Turbo Porsche. (Photo by Keystone, via Getty Images).
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