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THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974) – AFI Movie Club

An explosive epic produced by “master of disaster” Irwin Allen and featuring an all-star ensemble that includes Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden (named by AFI among cinema’s greatest screen legends), Faye Dunaway and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Fred Astaire, THE TOWERING INFERNO (1974) also featured the creative contribution of another AFI Life Achievement...
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THE VERDICT (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by David Mamet and starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden and James Mason, THE VERDICT (1982) was not only named by the American Film Institute among the most inspiring films but was also counted among the top ten courtroom dramas of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog...
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) features the iconic pairing of Paul Newman and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Elizabeth Taylor. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Have Get The Picture delivered to your...
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THE HUSTLER (1961) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Robert Rossen, with editing by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Dede Allen and starring Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason as small-town pool sharks, THE HUSTLER (1961) was named by the American Film Institute among the greatest sports movies of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE HUSTLER. Have Get The...
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COOL HAND LUKE (1967) – AFI Movie Club

Starring screen legend Paul Newman in one of his most iconic roles, COOL HAND LUKE (1967) appears across several of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time, including cinema’s most inspiring entries into the canon. Defiant in the face of authority of any kind, Newman’s Luke Jackson ranked among the...
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THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986) – AFI Movie Club

A quarter century after THE HUSTLER, screen legend Paul Newman reprised his iconic role as pool shark “Fast Eddie” Felson in THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986) – stepping into the role of mentor to hotshot newcomer Vincent Lauria, played by Tom Cruise. The film was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Martin Scorsese and...
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WHAT A WAY TO GO! (1964) – AFI Movie Club

A romantic, candy-colored cinematic confection that sparkles with intoxicating champagne charm across its performances, costumes (from the legendary Edith Head), cinematography and production design, WHAT A WAY TO GO! (1965) stars effervescent AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Shirley MacLaine opposite a staggering assembly line of inarguable leading men – including Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean...
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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the infamous real-life outlaws, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) appears on AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films – and the dynamic duo of Butch and Sundance were co-ranked #20 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes. Their exploits also earned them a place...
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THE STING (1973) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman in their second collaboration as co-stars for director George Roy Hill, THE STING (1973) features Academy Award®-winning production design by Henry Bumstead – who also helped to educate the next generation of storytellers as a teacher at the AFI Conservatory.  Learn more about THE STING in the AFI Catalog. HOW...
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AFI Movie Club Rewind: BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on April 6, 2020. Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the infamous outlaws, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID appears on AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films – and the dynamic duo of Butch and Sundance were co-ranked...
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AFI Movie Club Artist Spotlight: HUD Cinematographer James Wong Howe

Acclaimed Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe earned an Academy Award® – his second, and his eighth of 10 nominations – for his striking black-and-white work on HUD. An artist and an innovator with iconic work dating from the silent era of cinema into the 1970s, he was named among the top 10 most influential cinematographers in the history of the art form by the International Cinematographers Guild in 2003. Celebrated and sought after...
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AFI Movie Club: THE VERDICT

THE VERDICT is ranked #75 on AFI’s list of cinema’s most inspiring stories – as well as #4 on the 10 greatest courtroom dramas to grace the silver screen. Watch Jimmy Smits announce THE VERDICT: Movie Trivia about THE VERDICT -DID YOU KNOW that producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown purchased the motion picture rights…
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