Sad news prompts this morning's out of the ordinary weekend post: Paul Newman succumbed to cancer yesterday at age 83. An actor for the ages and a truly all around good guy, in Celebritology land he's about as un-snarkable as they come.
The Post's Stephen Hunter eulogizes Newman as a man at his "best when he was too busy thinking to care about the looks he'd been given." The features staff here at post.com has also assembled a gallery looking back at Newman's legendary career.
Take a deeper look back at the man's life and legacy with these links:
And, finally, here's a screen test Newman did with James Dean for "East of Eden," circa 1955. Nothing special and Newman ended up not being cast in the Elia Kazan movie, but it does capture the man's spark, which was considerable:
If you're around and so inclined, share your favorite memories of Newman below -- be it his most famous turn as Butch Cassidy to Robert Redford's Sundance Kid, his unbreakable prisoner in "Cool Hand Luke" or even his visage smiling at you from a bottle of Newman's Own salad dressing.