Monday, September 29, 2008

Hollywood Talk

Every believer has to go see "Fireproof"!  Beverly and I LOVED it.  The acting is not THE best, but the story is so powerful.  Beverly is thinking about getting some copies and making it required watching for some of her clients.  

And to think:  A great movie that gets down to where people REALLY live -- and not ONE cuss word or questionable scene.  Hollywood would have us believe that can't be done.

PLEASE:  Go see the movie.  
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Speaking of Hollywood:  We lost one of my all-time favorite actors over the weekend.  Paul Newman died of cancer at the age of 83.

I loved movies he was in:  Hudd, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (in my top 5 movies all time), The Sting, Absence of Malice, The Color of Money.  He had a charm about him -- even when he was playing a bad guy.

But I also loved the way he didn't get caught up in Hollywood.  He and his wife of over 50 years, Joann Woodward, lived in Connecticut, far from the limelight.  And he was an extremely benevolent man.  The proceeds of his "Paul Newman Salad Dressing", Spaghetti sauce, etc all went to charity.  Over $175 million!  

Beverly and I were talking about this after his death:  Who is my favorite actor/actress.  Newman was in my top 5.  My list would be as follows:
1.  Denzel Washington
2.  Paul Newman
3.  Harrison Ford
4.  Mel Gibson
5.  Tommy Lee Jones / Sydney Poitier

Sorry, but no women make my top 5.    

1 comment:

rgolf48 said...

Dianne and I want to see the movie. We had company over the weekend, but we will make it eventually.

I like Paul Newman, but he probably wouldn't make my top 5 list. But several of your other choices would. But how in the world could Sylvester Stallone and Chuck Norris not make the top 5? (jk)

Josh, does Will Smith make your list?