Paul Leonard Newman was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and activist, best known for his film roles as Doug Roberts in The Towering Inferno, Luke Jackson in Cool Hand Luke, Henry "Shaw" Gondorff in The Sting, and Frank Galvin in The Verdict, as well as the titular characters in The Hustler, Hud, Harper, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.
For Disney, he voiced Doc Hudson in Cars, the role having been his final one, though he did reprise his role in the 2006 video game of the same name and Mater and the Ghost Light. Unused recordings of Newman originally recorded for Cars were also used for Doc Hudson in Cars 3. Additionally, he played Fast Eddie Felson in The Color of Money, which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.
- Newman was originally considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However, Bob Hoskins ended up being cast in that role.
- Newman was once considered, along with Jim Carrey as Buzz Lightyear, to voice Woody in Toy Story. However, he turned down the offer and Tom Hanks was cast instead. However, Newman later went on to voice Doc Hudson in Cars, which was his final role before his death.
- ↑ "Disney Pixar Returns to NAIAS with Cars 3 – Interview with Jay Ward and Jay Shuster + Extended Look! #Cars3 #NAIAS #DetroitlovesAutos". week99er.com (January 10, 2017). Retrieved on April 2, 2017.
- ↑ Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988): NotStarring at IMDb
- ↑ These 7 Facts You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Toy Story' Will Blow Your Mind! at Movie Pilot