All Hail Paul, 'Ultimate Cool Guy'

From Clooney to the Clintons, nation pays tribute to actor icon
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Sep 28, 2008 5:43 AM CDT
Flowers are placed on Paul Newman's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – E! Online published a list of high-profile tributes in remembrance of Paul Newman's death Friday. Here are some highlights:

  • "He set the bar too high for the rest of us. Not just actors, but all of us." —George Clooney
  • "Paul Newman was the ultimate cool guy who men wanted to be like and women adored." —Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • “We will miss our dear friend, whose continued support always meant the world to us.” —Hillary & Bill Clinton
  • "I have lost a real friend. My life—and this country—is better for his being in it." —Robert Redford
  • “Paul Newman played many unforgettable roles. But the ones for which he was proudest never had top billing on the marquee. Devoted husband. Loving father. Adoring grandfather.” —Newman's three daughters.