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Ethan Hawke On ‘Fishpriest,’ Working Nonstop, And Drawing Inspiration From Paul Newman

For Ethan Hawke, the opportunity to work within the bounds of an Audible Original with the freshly released Fishpriest [you can listen to the series here] checked a few boxes. For one, as the actor told us recently during the following wide-ranging conversation, it was a strike in his own personal battle against the pandemic, with him, the other voice actors, and the creative team coming together on the project despite the production limitations that have made it harder to make art over these last few years. It’s also an opportunity for him to, again, play a cop (or former cop, in this case) trapped in a complex situation in a story within a genre with which he has great affection.
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Ethan Hawke’s Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward Tribute ‘The Last Movie Stars’ to Screen in Cannes Classics

The Last Movie Stars, Ethan Hawke’s documentary series tribute to Hollywood icons Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, will premiere two episodes at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival as part of the Cannes Classics program, the sidebar dedicated to cinema history. Hawke plans to attend Cannes for the screening of episodes 3 and 4 of The Last Movie Stars. The six-part series from Nook House Productions, Under the Influence Productions, CNN Films, and HBOMax, was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Cannes on Monday announced its full Cannes Classics line-up, which will include a screening of a new 4K digital restoration of Scorsese’s...
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A Look Into Paul Newman’s Connecticut Ties

What are the first things you think of when you think of legendary actor Paul Newman? A movie star, heartthrob, race car driver, philanthropist, political activist, salad dressing, among other things, all are good. When I think of Paul Newman, I think of a cool dude, the kind of cool that makes the Rat Pack look like the cast of Revenge of the Nerds, the kind of cool Arthur Fonzarelli would pay homage to. A guy so good-looking with his blue eyes, he could change the course of history with a wink and a nod.
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‘Carrie’ star Piper Laurie recalls befriending Paul Newman, Rock Hudson: ‘I enjoyed every moment of it’

Piper Laurie is hitting the red carpet, where she feels right at home. The three-time Oscar nominee, who has led a decades-long career in Hollywood, is being honored at the 13th annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood April 21-24. Attendees will get to see the 90-year-old introduce two of her movies, 1952’s "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" and 1961’s "The Hustler." Those films paired Laurie with Rock Hudson and Paul Newman, two actors that forever changed her life.
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"The Sting" is a classic film that beat out both "American Graffiti" and "The Exorcist" at the Academy Awards for Best Picture of 1973. However, even though stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford had led another bona fide classic, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," for the same director (George Roy Hill), pairing them together again for "The Sting" wasn't necessarily a given from the outset.
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Ethan Hawke on Why George Clooney Was Right Choice to Voice Paul Newman in ‘The Last Movie Stars’

A short way into the first chapter of The Last Movie Stars — the six-hour documentary that Ethan Hawke directed about the lives, careers, and marriage of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward — Sam Rockwell pops into the frame, on a Zoom call. Then comes Laura Linney, Billy Crudup, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Kazan and George Clooney, with an unimaginably fluffy St. Bernard puppy. For the doc about the two Hollywood icons, Hawke enlisted an array of actors to read old journals and interviews, some of which come from a previously abandoned memoir that Newman commissioned from his friend...
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‘The Last Movie Stars’ Review: Ethan Hawke Doc Celebrates Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s Romance

Click here to read the full article. It’s obvious from the opening credits of Ethan Hawke’s documentary, “The Last Movie Stars,” that he loves Old Hollywood. Hawke, who decided to direct this six-part look at acting legends Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at the behest of one of the couple’s children, spends the opening talking to several of his famous friends via Zoom about the couple and how he entered into this project. As he talks, his animation increases. Hawke not only loves Newman and Woodward, but he also loves acting, and the time period these two lived in where acting...
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Ethan Hawke on SXSW, why he loves Austin and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's heroic love

Paul loved Joanne, and Joanne loved Paul. And after a minute of conversation, it’s clear Ethan loves them both. “I can't wait for you to see the whole series,” Ethan Hawke tells the American-Statesman about “The Last Movie Stars,” his new documentary about Hollywood royal couple Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The story is told in six chapters, the first of which will get a world premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival on Monday. After the fest, the documentary will stream on CNN+ first and HBO Max later.
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