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Best Supporting Actor – Paul Newman

Film: Road to Perdition

Wins for role: None

Previous Oscar wins/nominations:

Nominated Best Actor, Nobody’s Fool (1994)
Won Best Actor, The Color of Money (1986)
Won Honorary Award (1986)
Nominated Best Actor, The Verdict (1982)
Nominated Best Actor, Absence of Malice (1981)
Nominated Best Picture, Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Nominated Best Actor, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Nominated Best Actor, Hud (1963)
Nominated Best Actor, The Hustler (1961)
Nominated Best Actor, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

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Character bio: Newman transforms into a Godfather-esque role with the commanding prowess and ease that only a screen legend could in his portrayal of tough-as-nails Irish mob boss John Rooney. Surrogate father to the orphaned Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) whom he treasures, Rooney has held his neo-son tightly under his wing. Until, that is, he believes Sullivan has double-crossed him and exacts revenge, ruthlessly. Newman’s screen persona is so clearly delineated between the two worlds he inhabits, he could be nominated for two performances–one for portraying a grandfatherly patriarch, the other for playing a deadly menace. Confident, smooth and deadly, Newman gives new meaning to the phrase “family ties.”

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