Having fame that could equate to John Wayne’s but living a remarkably private and honorable life, Paul Newman is truly a man like no other. Newman, the distinguished actor, award-winning director, entrepreneur, dedicated philanthropist and political activist, made himself a superstar in the 1967 classic, Cool Hand Luke, playing a lead role as iconic as Clyde Barrow, Benjamin Braddock, or Virgil Tibbs.
With Newman’s elaborate portrayal of Lucas Jackson, a rebel and nonconformist that is lead to the anguish of imprisonment after a drunken night of mischief, Luke ends up being sentenced to two years of hard labor in a Floria chain gang. In this period, he is subjected to mental and physical anguish but eventually finds the courage to follow through with the ups and downs alike, seeking a place among the gang. In this classic film, the 42-year old actor redefined himself as the icon of individualism, rebellion, alienation, and protest for the college-age audience. With such an excellent production, you would definitely be interested in getting to know some behind-the-scenes information! Read on to get to familiarize yourself more with what went on off-camera!