All Hail Paul, 'Ultimate Cool Guy'

From Clooney to the Clintons, nation pays tribute to actor icon
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2008 5:43 AM CDT
All Hail Paul, 'Ultimate Cool Guy'
Flowers are placed on Paul Newman's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo)

E! Online published a list of high-profile tributes in remembrance of Paul Newman's death Friday. Here are some highlights:

  • "He set the bar too high for the rest of us. Not just actors, but all of us." —George Clooney
  • "Paul Newman was the ultimate cool guy who men wanted to be like and women adored." —Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • “We will miss our dear friend, whose continued support always meant the world to us.” —Hillary & Bill Clinton
  • "I have lost a real friend. My life—and this country—is better for his being in it." —Robert Redford
  • “Paul Newman played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing on the marquee. Devoted husband. Loving father. Adoring grandfather.” —Newman's three daughters.
(More Paul Newman stories.)

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