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    June 12, 2006 — Hold on to your 10-gallon hat: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are talking about remaking "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and that has the original Butch Cassidy all riled up and ready for some feudin'.
    "I think we did a good enough job with the first one," says an 81-year-old Paul Newman, on a promotional tour for "Cars," his first feature film since 2004's "Road to Perdition."

    After six decades as a Hollywood star 10 Academy Award nominations for his acting and a win for 1987's "The Color of Money," Newman plans to retire. His love of auto racing helped tempt him back for "Cars," in which he plays "Doc," a vintage 1951 Hudson Hornet.

    But one last thing he wants to do before he retires from acting: work one more time with Robert Redford, his co-star in the critically acclaimed smash hits "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Sting."

    "Redford and I are working on something," Newman says, but he won't reveal what the story is about, or what studio would produce the project.

    Though both were well-established when they began working together in the late 1960s, Newman and Redford's on-screen partnership vaulted both of them to the highest stratosphere of film stardom. But now, the younger half of this tandem is approaching his 70th birthday — making him older than Affleck and Damon combined — and both Newman and Redford are aware that their opportunities to work together are diminishing.

    "I may have one more movie in me," Newman says. "It's not by any means a slam-dunk. We're working on the script very hard."

    Octogenarian Speedster in High Gear
    Newman is famously unafraid of challenges. Since his landmark performance in 1959's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," he's blazed a singular trail through Hollywood, starring in such films as "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," "Absence of Malice" and "The Verdict."

    And while other leading men merely cultivate a macho image, Newman became a respected race car driver late in life. After celebrating his 70th birthday, he entered the Guinness World Records as the oldest driver to win a professionally sanctioned race, with a victory at 1995's 24 hours of Daytona.

    Source: ABCnews.com
    Paul's so right. All remakes, even those of mediocre TV-series, are so much worse than the originals. Redundant and unnecessary.




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    omg i can't wait for them to do a new movie together! 3 is a charm and I love these two legends

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    Paul is ALWAYS right.

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    Newman & Redford are giants.
    Affleck and Damon are gnats.

    see the difference?

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    I just noticed the article speaks of Redford "approaching his 70th birthday". Let him get to 69 first on August 18.

    Out of 20 different websites, 5 give his birthdate as August 18, 1936. But I've always known him to be born on the date the other 15 sites have: August 18, 1937.
    So, they have about a year to finish their project before he really turns 70.
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    Yes, 1937. That's what I've always heard.

    And Damon and Affleck will have to step over my dead body before they remake that one. Jerks.

    Why don't they just kill me and remake Some Like it Hot? Damon can be Jack Lemmon and Affleck can be Tony Curtis. Keep it in the family and have Jennifer Garner be MM. Grrrrr.

    Feh.

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