Tehran Times Art Desk
TEHRAN -- Iran's 27th Fajr International Film Festival will commemorate the late American actor Paul Newman, the secretariat of the festival announced in a press release on Sunday.
Several films in which Newman starred will go on display during the festival, which will be held from February 1 to 11, 2009 at various Tehran theaters.
Photo: Paul Newman provides the voice -- and eye color --
for the wise Doc Hudson in Disney/Pixar's blockbuster
movie "Cars". (Motor Trend)
He went on to become one of the top box office draws of the 1960s, starring in
such classic films as "The Hustler", "The Prize", "Hud", "Cool Hand Luke", and
"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". He also produced and directed many high
quality films, including "Rachel, Rachel" for which he received an Oscar
nomination for best picture. Nominated nine times for best actor, he finally
took one home an Oscar for his performance as an aging pool shark in "The Color
A caring and supremely generous man, he is the founder of "Newman's Own", a successful line of food products that has earned in excess of $100 million, every penny of which the philanthropic movie icon has donated to charity.
On September 26, 2008, Newman died at his longtime home in Westport, Connecticut, of complications arising from lung cancer.
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