Live Poll: Paul Newman's Greatest Movies

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Blessed with the most recognized piercing blue eyes in film history, good looks, remarkable talent, intelligence and humble, established himself as one of the greatest actors in film of all time. Starring in about 60 films that span for a half of century career, its hard to miss Paul Newman during the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties because of his own way to invent himself many unforgettable roles.

"I had no natural gift to be anything — not an athlete, not an actor, not a writer, not a director, a painter of garden porches — not anything. So I've worked really hard, because nothing ever came easily to me." Paul Newman

Which one do you think is his greatest movie?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls028893113/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/dmP4Xa6tQxM/

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Remembering Paul Newman. I love him as an actor and as a humble daily human being. I'd vote for Cool Hand Luke (1967).
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Silitonga

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Sorry, I forgot.
Its on.
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The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Absence of Malice (1981) actually is my #1. Sally Field's best performance too.
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Yeah Sally Field is awesome.
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dgranger

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“The verdict.” As his best performance and definitely his most challenging .
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Silitonga

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I agree
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silitonga...this is a great poll...paul newman has always been one of my favorite actors...and i would be glad to choose any one of his classic performances...

of course...'the hustler' and 'absence of malice' are brilliant and would be two of my top choices....

but number one would have to be 'the verdict'...what an incredible and powerful performance...even when he didn't say a word, his look said everything...

always good to remember mr. newman...nice one silitonga...

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Thank you
Wish could bring him again...
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This is a great poll but may I recommend not to list in chronological order, the way I see it the Top 5 would include (in order of unavoidability):

COOL HAND LUKE
THE STING
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Hustler
Hud
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Verdict
The Color of Money

They would look terrific on the homepage.

EDIT: It's okay, forget about it (just read your point about chronology in previous thread)
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hey elm... no offense to your idea, but i love the fact that it is in chronological order...

it always bugs me when polls have what they think people should vote on...or will vote on...at the top...

as we come to see, alot of voters just look at the first few and vote from there anyway, which makes the outcome skewed at best...maybe put the 'obvious ones' at the bottom so people would have to look at the entire list...

but this way, you get an objective listing...same would go for alphabetical...

pollsters have to stop gerrymandering the polls to suit what they think should be the top votegetters...

trust the voters...

peace always to ya' elm...
rocky 
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Well, that's precisely because I trust the voters that I know they won't vote for the   most "obvious" or most "popular" movies just because they're on the top. Actually, we agree on that point.

I wasn't saying the order could be interpreted as a way to influence the votes, even unconsciously, I was only talking about the way the line-up looks on the homepage. But I guess I got it all wrong.
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not wrong...just a different perspective...
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Yes, it's a different perspective that I'm only "defending" it in the context of the homepage. I used to do other forms of ranking in the beginning too.
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LOL Elm about the Edit thing

I actually got and like your idea about a "good" representation for homepage, but the problem is that there is no guarantee that a poll will be in the homepage. Or maybe the admin could call the author first how to make a "good" list before the poll live on the homepage.... Just an idea...
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Lol, at least I made it clear that it was only governed by the "homepage" eventuality... you're right that there's no guarantee for it, but these kinds of polls generally work better when they attract a load of voters, when I make a list, I know it has one chance out of a twenty to make it in the homepage but it's worth getting it set for that possibility, I generally do it for polls I wish to get published, not every poll actually.
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Cool Hand Luke
The Sting.
 Butch Cassidy,
& Fat Man & Little Boy
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Haven't seen Fat Man and Little Boy (1989). Is it good for the poll?
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FYC, May I suggest “Hombre”?
And , Oh Rocky-O, just for fun, I can name another movie, a cameo role really, where “he didn't say a word, his look said everything...” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-3-8SC...Silent Movie
Anybody up for a wheel chair chase?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075222/...
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brilliant...i love that movie...
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Hombre added thanks
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Great actor, great person, great poll. My vote: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' or 'The Verdict.' 

May I suggest a few edits to the intro.? ('Good intro., by the way; suggested edits are in bold text.)

Blessed with the most recognized piercing blue eyes in film history, good looks, remarkable talent, intelligence and humility, Newman established himself as one of the greatest actors in film of all time. Starring in about 60 films that span a half of century career, it's hard to miss Paul Newman during the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties because of his own way to re-invent himself in many unforgettable roles.

Thanks. :)
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Thank you for the editing its fixed ;)
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You're welcome and thank you. :)
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Thank you :D
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Any film with Paul Newman in it is a plus.
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Paul Newman's Greatest Movies
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