Paul Newman: Camp Value
This weekend it's safe to take Grandma to the movies again: Paul Newman
returns to the big screen in Where the Money Is
as a famous bank robber who escapes from prison by faking a stroke.
Why isn't Newman acting more often? "It's awfully dry out there," he tells TV Guide Online. "This was fun and entertaining. So much is offensive and doesn't leave much up to the actors. There's no profanity [in this movie] and I hope there's some hint of sexuality, but certainly nothing offensive."
Newman's latest role might be one of his last. "At some point, you gotta get out of it," the 75-year-old says. "You've got to retire. I've been retiring now for about 15 years ? I've gotta make it stick at some point."
The blue-eyed sensation isn't one of those legends who catalogs his every achievement. "I haven't the slightest idea [what I'll be remembered for]," he tells us. His own preference is "No. 19 on Nixon's enemy list." He even brushes off being called a legend! "I'm just trying to get through the day."
Seriously, Newman's philanthropic endeavors continue to occupy a majority of his time. His food company, Newman's Own, has raised more than $100 million for children's charities, including a camp for kids with life-threatening diseases. "I spend a lot of time in Connecticut at the camp. I go up there and get revitalized. Whatever is the best and most generous of this country is represented up there in the staff and the kids. It's pretty spectacular."