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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


  1. 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!

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  2. recurving


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

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  3. cehall422


    paul newman is the best!
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  4. canadas-lomography


    Plus he makes great salad dressing =)

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  5. imaguoy


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

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  6. disdis


    the best!

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  7. 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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