Augalv: Paul Newman trivia:
Said that he burned his tuxedo on his 75th birthday because he is through with formality.
Before he became an actor, Newman ran the family sporting goods store in Cleveland, Ohio.
Finished second in the 1979 Le Mans 24-hour race in a Porsche 935.
Was training to be a pilot while in the Navy, but was discovered to be color-blind, ending his flying aspirations.
Early in his acting career, he was often mistaken for Marlon Brando. He claims to have signed around 500 autographs reading, "Best wishes, Marlon Brando."
His performance as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) is ranked #64 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
Prior to filming The Hustler (1961) , Newman lacked talent at playing pool. But after brushing up on it for the role, he felt very confident in his ability. So he bet co-star Jackie Gleason $50 on a game of pool. Being the excellent pool player he was, Gleason beat Newman. Instead of paying him in dollar bills, Newman dumped $50 worth of pennies on the table for Gleason to take.