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La primera gran biografía de Paul Newman, uno de los grandes actores de todos los tiempos.
La muerte de Paul Newman conmocionó a todo el mundo. La arrolladora personalidad del actor, acompañada de su físico apolíneo, marcaron el cine de la segunda mitad del siglo XX.
Estamos ante un icono, un verdadero mito, pero pocos saben cómo fue su vida. En este apasionante libro se narran con detalle todos los avatares de su vida, su largo matrimonio con Joan Woodward, la muerte de su hijo por drogadicción, su extraordinario talento comoactor y también como director, sus diversas iniciativas empresariales, su relación con otros colegas y con el mundo del cine en general.
En definitiva, un libro maravilloso para un actor inolvidable.
Film critic and biographer Levy (Rat Pack Confidential) embarks on a respectful, thoroughgoing survey of Newman's long life (1925 2008) and massive film career without lingering on emotional and psychological factors. A kind of accidental hero, Newman recognized that his blue-eyed good looks would open doors for him, but by sheer determination and work ethic he muscled his way to the Olympian heights of America's finest actors. Born to middle-class Jewish parents in Shaker Heights, Ohio, he eventually enlisted in the navy then attended Kenyon College on the GI Bill; his early first marriage and dabbling in theater seemed to be a way to avoid having to return home and take over his father's sporting-goods store. He enrolled in Yale's drama department, then in 1952 gave himself a year in New York to prove himself: he hustled small, paying parts and gradually became a part of the Actors Studio, where he claimed to have learned everything he knew about acting. From then on, using his connections shrewdly, he moved from success on Broadway (Picnic, where he met Joanne Woodward, whom he married in 1958) to TV (Our Town) and Hollywood (Somebody Up There Likes Me). From there, the professional accolades began piling up, while Levy also chronicles Newman's stunning success as a race-car driver, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Levy doesn't shy from discussing Newman's shortcomings as a father and husband, yet he leaves a glowing assessment of this legend's career.