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Harper DVD ... Paul Newman memorably plays the title role in this box-office hit based on Ross... more info $5.98was $5.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: September 26, 2008
Born: January 26, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Shaker Heights, Ohio Profession: Cast ...
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1943:
Dropped from flight training (because he was color blind) and spent WWII as a US Naval Reserve radio operator
1950:
Managed the family sporting goods business after his father's death
1952:
TV-acting debut, "Kraft Television Theatre"
1953:
Broadway theater debut in William Inge's "Picnic"; met future wife Joanne Woodward who was an understudy
1954:
Film acting debut, "The Silver Chalice"
1955:
Returned to Broadway in the thriller "The Desperate Hours"
1956:
Breakout role as boxer Rocky Graziano in Robert Wise's "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
1958:
First film opposite Joanne Woodward, "The Long Hot Summer"; first collaboration with director Martin Ritt
1958:
Delivered sensational perfomance as Brick in Richard Brooks' adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; earned first Oscar nomination as Best Actor
1959:
Returned to the stage playing Chance Wayne in Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth"
1961:
Portrayed 'Fast' Eddie Felson opposite Jackie Gleason's 'Minnesota Fats' in Robert Rossen's "The Hustler"; earned second Best Actor Oscar nomination
1962:
Reprised role in the film adaptation of "Sweet Bird of Youth"; second collaboration with director Brooks; earned third Oscar nomination
1963:
Earned fourth Oscar nod for portraying the title role in Martin Ritt's "Hud"
1964:
Last stage appearance for nearly four decades, the Off-Broadway play "Baby Wants a Kiss"
1966:
Only collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, "Torn Curtain"
1966:
Had title role of "Harper" a private eye
1967:
Starred in Stuart Rosenberg's "Cool Hand Luke" as hardboiled egg-eating convict; earned fifth Oscar nomination
1967:
Sixth and final collaboration with director Ritt, "Hombre"
1968:
Feature directing and producing debut, "Rachel, Rachel"; earned an Oscar nomination for directing
1969:
Co-founded First Artists Production Company Ltd with Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Barbra Streisand and others
1969:
First film opposite Robert Redford, George Roy Hill's "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
1971:
Directed (also co-executive produced and starred in) the screen version of Ken Kesey's novel "Sometimes a Great Notion"
1973:
Reunited with Redford and director Hill for the Oscar-winning caper movie "The Sting"
1975:
Reprised role as private eye Lew Harper in "The Drowning Pool"
1976:
Played Buffalo Bill in Robert Altman's "Buffalo Bill and the Indians"
1977:
Third and final film with George Roy Hill, the hockey comedy-drama "Slap Shot"
1979:
Again collaborated with Robert Altman on "Quintet"
1979:
TV directing debut, "The Shadow Box" (starring Woodward); received an Emmy nomination for directing
1981:
Received first Oscar nomination in 14 years (since 1967) for "Absence of Malice"
1982:
Portrayed a Boston lawyer who's hit bottom in Sidney Lumet's "The Verdict"; earned sixth Oscar nomination for acting
1984:
Debut as co-screenwriter on "Harry and Son"
1986:
Returned to the screen as 'Fast' Eddie Felson in Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money"; won first Oscar for Best Actor
1987:
Directed an adaptation of Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" featuring Joanne Woodward, John Malkovich, Karen Allen, and James Naughton
1987:
Signed a three-year non-exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Pictures (January)
1990:
Acted opposite Woodward in the Merchant-Ivory production "Mr & Mrs Bridge"
1994:
Starred as the villain of the Coen Brothers' extravagent "The Hudsucker Proxy"
1994:
Played the lead in "Nobody's Fool" adapted and directed by Robert Benton; earned seventh Oscar nomination
1998:
Reteamed with Benton (director and co-screenwriter) for "Twilight"
1999:
Portrayed Kevin Costner's father in "Message in a Bottle"
1999:
Made rare stage appearance in "Love Letters" alongside Joanne Woodward
2000:
Returned to the stage after more than four decades to co-star with Woodard in "Ancestral Voices"
2002:
Co-starred with Tom Hanks in Sam Mendes' "The Road to Perdition"; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations
2003:
Cast as the Stage Manager in the Showtime adaptation of "Our Town"; earned Emmy and SAG nominations
2005:
Starred (also executived produced) in the HBO mini-series "Empire Falls" (lensed 2002); adapted and directed by Robert Benton
2006:
Voiced Doc Hudson in the Pixar animated feature "Cars"

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