Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I Had A Thing For Paul Newman

We shared the same last name but there’s no relation so this crush/admiration/weak-in-the-knees feeling is completely guilt free.

As I write this I’m looking at the October issue of People’s magazine featuring Paul Newman. I’m saddened by his loss. He was one of those characters that inspired and had me grinning at his antics revealed in interviews for movies, biographies and even this magazine. The section that’s written in People’s magazine about him and Tom Cruise racing is just one of the examples I’m referring to.

Yes I have to admit his character inspires me for the heroes I write. How can he not? He was married to Joanne Woodward for 50 years. In Hollywood that would be akin to two, perhaps three or four lifetime commitments –something that’s basically unheard of in the celebrity scene.

Besides his marriage to Mrs. Woodward, he was a great philanthropist donating all proceeds of his Newman’s Own products to charity. Paul Newman was a man with heart, integrity and a zest for life. Did I mention his looks? Well… That goes without saying, he was the real deal.

He is exactly the hero I strive to write about. If only I could portray a part of this charismatic character into my heroes, I would be a happy writer.

For those who want to read more about Paul Newman here is a great link;

I’m sure his star will always shine bright.