Paul Newman Planking While Smoking on a Fixie


This shot of Paul Newman lying flat on a bike was taken on the set of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969). And neither one of these three things: planking, riding a fixie, or smoking is considered cool anymore – unless you are Paul Newman.

Besides being a film director, entrepreneur, humanitarian and racecar driver Paul Newman is one of my all-time favorite actors: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting (both directed by George Roy Hill and co-starring Robert Redford), Cool Hand LukeWhat we got here is… failure to communicate. – and Slap Shot (yes).

Edit: just saw this via Google: ericofthedead had the very same thought when seeing this photo.

written by recurving on 2011-10-14 in #lifestyle #overly-descriptive-title #paul-newman


  1. samwise_camus
    samwise_camus ·

    My like is as much for that being a cool photo of a cooler guy as it is for you mentioning Slap Shot. Such an overlooked gem!

  2. recurving
    recurving ·

    @samwise_camus Thanks! And yes, definitely one of the top sport movies…

  3. cehall422
    cehall422 ·

    paul newman is the best!

  4. canadas-lomography
    canadas-lomography ·

    Plus he makes great salad dressing =)

  5. imaguoy
    imaguoy ·

    "Look at this f*cking hipster". A truly fantastic man.

  6. disdis
    disdis ·

    the best!

  7. tania_diego
    tania_diego ·

    I understood better the english version, the spanish version has a lot of local terms and lost very much of the spirit I did not know about the planking! It made me laught! and of course Paul Newman is always super cool!

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