Not only was Newman gay but, having played Butch, we know he must have been a top.
Well, at least, if true, he wasn’t linked with Ernest Borgnine–who also was on that list (as having hooked up with The Rifleman for a while).
Sounds like somebody could have used an e-meter reading or two down at his local Church of Scientology to get rid of that pesky homosexuality…
Too bad he never came out. I would have liked to see the “homophobic nut” demographic in this country pile up their salad dressing and spaghetti sauce in the street to be burned, uncomfortable with how often they enjoyed swallowing “Newman’s Own.”
Wow, it sure seems like everyone in Hollywood these days is gay. Its not a huge surprise, however, with all the sequins and sparkling lights going on out in that neck of the country. Plus those huge HOLLYWOOD letters on the hilltop? Puh-lease. And Arnold Schwarzenegger is their governor? Somebody please pass the Judy Garland records. On the bright side, one can only hope Tom Cruise is outed via the same way Patrick Swayze’s character in “Donny Darko” was kicked out of the closet; ton’s of underage boys.
It really does seem like there’s some sort of prerequisite to get into showbiz, into Hollywood. Either that, or the city turns you gay.
And Alicia, I believe Mr. Schwarzenegger’s post is now referred to as governator.
If only he had been. When you watch Paul Newman in “Hud” or any other movie in which he removed his shirt, you just have to marvel at the man’s beauty. He was gorgeous. And I’ve always thought Joanne Woodward was the only luckiest girl alive. They were married 50 years. That’s quite an amazing feat in Hollywood. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family right now.
What? Does their sexuality really matter when they are dead and have a wife of 50+ years?
I don’t know how I feel about guerilla outing of gays. I mean he has no way to defend himself – he’s dead! Also – his widow is still mourning, what if these allegations/accusations would leak to the mainstream press ad to her doorstep? She just lost the man…
In terms of the above comment – what does it really matter?
It is one thing if you want to be out, if you feel comfortable being out but dragging it out or making it known if the person doesn’t want it to be known that is just as wrong as making fun of someone for being gay…
Granted when I was born Rip Taylor threw confetti over me and my father always regretted not painting my crib from pink to blue until I was a year old but…eh!
Sexy, talented, handsome, kind-hearted, intelligent and suave…
Yes I should have guessed Newman was gay. All the good ones are.
Mmmm… It’s just that in Hollywood, you know you’re really famous when a gay rumor gets started about you. It’s the new mythology, y’know.
Only a sperm burping Homo would even start a rumor like that gays love to believe good looking straight men are gay like them
sperm-burping Homo? That rumour DOES get you worked up, honey, doesn’t it? Poor dear, no safe place anymore, is there? By the way, Marlon Brando (another one of those who swung both ways) commented on Newman’s bisexuality way back. I think they knew each other well.
What’s the big deal, there’s lots of REALLY straight actors out there, so don’t get your knickers in a twist, nobody’s asking you to get down on your knees (probably too ugly to be in any danger anyway)
Yes it does matter 50+ years of lying & living a false & unhappy life,probably also the reason for his drinking.
Guys please let the man rest in peace and show some repect for his still mourning wife and children……..
Hey come now! He loved his beer & that was a hell of a lotta fun for him & Brandon DeWilde, chasing women while off filming, on the set of (Hud)… both lived women, & ea other when there were no women! He wanted, craved marriage which he enjoyed with Joanne! His first wife found out he was quite friendly with James Dean! He passed away without regrets, bisexuality disregarded. Rest in peace Paul.
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I always thought it was a marriage of convenience. Joanne Woodward looks like a lesbian and if you look close enough, she’s quite mannish.
What’s so false about their marriage? I’m sure they’ve entered it with eyes wide open. You make it sound like Joanne just fell off the turnip truck. They’re sophisticated, urbane couple. Even today, if you want to be a top star, not just a bit actor, you hide your gayhood. Haven’t you heard that there are more movie-going heteros than homos? Haven’t you heard of simple economics? Where did you get that Paul was unhappy? Your “probably” doesn’t cut it.
@mike: Well, since Paul’s cute enough to be gay, then he must be gay. Sperm burping homo, sounds hot Mike. I bet you have a stiffy there.
only the truly idiotic, and incredibly delusional, can stand up and declare, with absolute certainty, that they just know what somebody is/was doing in the dark, behind closed doors, without having never even seen it themselves and this board is full of them.
homos are so blinded by lust they can’t see anything without sex perspectives, too bad no amount of wishful thinking can alter the truth. Paul Newman was a heterosexual man that loved his wife deeply and lived a happy life. homos can keep on fantasizing as they always do but like i said, no amount of wishful thinking can alter the truth.
only the truly idiotic, and incredibly delusional, can stand up and declare, with absolute certainty, that they just know what somebody is/was doing in the dark, behind closed doors, without having never even seen it themselves.
I don’t think at any point in his life he considered himself gay. It seems to me more or less like the “jock club” of Hollywood. Brando, Dean, Newman, Mineo, Hunter . . .a bunch of hot guys who would just kinda mess around with their buds. You know, like the guys on the football team or basketball team in high schools. They had their girlfriends, and they were hot. Guys who would hang out and just have fun messing with hot dudes – not having to worry about their buds tellin anyone what they do. Guys do it all the time. It’s hardly a big deal.
shock…I still don’t believe that Paul Newman was gay…it is all heresay…bull crap…and don’t even bother telling me that I am having crisis and with blinkers on…I’ve read Paul Newman’s biography and nothing in there statedor suggeted that Paul Newman,,,was bi…he was married the first time and had two kids…his son Scott died of drug overdose…at the time he was already married to his present wife and had four daughters with her…he died of cancer…but insofar had a wonderful family life with his parents and older brother and did enjoy all the riches that both his parents afforded…his rival was Steve Mcqueen in racing cars speed…and he was happily married a second time…all the rest is pure hysteria and heresays…if it was up to me…I’d sue the pandits for heresay specially that now PAUL NEWMAN is dead and buried…
and…please don’t bother reply me…I have stated and am still resolute about it…please respect the man and his wife and family…and his all record as a fantastic hollywood movie star.
Apparently this book about Newman is filled exclusively with dead people talking about his homosexuality.
Nobody living says shit.
Also, it’s too bad that this stuff actually matters anyway. I’m rather pissed off at myself for caring, and
that my high regard for him seems to lessen somewhat when I give credence to these rumours.
I do not think Newman was ever unhappy by his marriage. The unhappiness and regret that he endured was from the death of his oldest child and only son from a drug overdose in 1978. Also, there is plenty of information about his bisexuality and James Dean, Steve McQueen, and Brando (hell, there’s even an almost artistic picture of him performing oral sex on a man.) It is, what it is–no big deal. Sexuality is not the only thing that defines who he was.
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