When I was in the 10th grade, Mr. Marshall (my English teacher) liked to show movies as part of the class. One I will never forget is Hombre. I consider this one of Newman's best. It really touched me and made me a fan for life.
And of course there is the most famous movie pairing in Hollywood. Newman only made two movies with Robert Redford, The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but it grew into a legendary partnership and friendship. Hearing of his friend's death, Redford released a statement saying "There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lost a real friend. My life - and this country - is better for his being in it."
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward celebrated their 50th anniversary on February 2, 2008. He was once asked why he never strayed and his reply was "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?" Woodward was once quoted as saying "Sexiness wears thin after awhile and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that's a real treat!" (The top photo was taken in January, 1958. Don't have the date for the bottom one.)