He was in the tradition of such players as Clark Gable and Gregory Peck, who achieved fame and favour through ploughing a single furrow.Their range was limited but they were consummate technicians, with an ability to mould any part to the contours of their own personality.Newman’s on-screen persona was essentially roguish — a man to whom audiences could not help warming however huge his faults.He could play this part for laughs, as in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), for sex appeal, as in The Long Hot Summer (1958), or for disreputable swagger, as in Hud (1963). As an actor he had a commanding presence, dominating the screen by force of personality.Asked how he felt about the award, Newman said “A long time ago winning was pretty important. You hang in there for years; then she finally relents and you say 'I’m too tired’.” He made his screen début in 1954 in The Silver Chalice — a Biblical epic that proved a commercial disaster.That Warner Bros, to whom he was under contract at the time, did not ditch him was probably due to his striking physical resemblance to Marlon Brando, then at the peak of his powers.
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