He may not have been dubbed the “King of Cool”, but Paul Newman definitely oozed style during his time. He was an actor, director, entrepreneur, humanitarian, auto racer and generally was just an awesome dude.
Here’s a quick list enumerating his awesomeness:
- He was in The Hustler and The Color of Money
- He won national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing
- His race teams won several championships in open wheel IndyCar racing
- He started the food company “Newman’s Own”
- He was as a turret gunner in an Avenger torpedo bomber
- He won numerous awards, from Academy Awards to Emmys
- He was Cool Hand Luke
- He was more successful and gave more to others than any of us can hope to be
So is there any question why Paul Newman has been selected as one of ESM’s icons? Yep, we feel he is definitely a great choice.
For more information about Paul Newman, you can check out his Wiki here.