Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Robert Redford and Paul Newman on the set of The Sting (1973) with director George Roy Hill.
Paul Newman, Robert Redford and director George Roy Hill play table tennis during a break in filming Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Mexico, 1968. As photographed by Lawrence Schiller.
Paul Newman, filmmaker George Roy Hill and Robert Redford share a joke between takes on the set of The Sting in 1972.
Robert Redford remembers Paul Newman: “Both of us were fundamentally American actors, with the qualities and virtues that characterize American actors: irreverence, playing on the other’s flaws for fun, one-upmanship but always with an underlying affection. Those were also at the core of our relationship off the screen. Paul was very engaged at work. He was there. He liked a lot of rehearsal. But he was fun too. Whenever he’d make a mistake on set, he would enjoy it more than anybody. I’d look at him, and he’d look at me, and I’d say, “You’re not fooling anybody. You’re not staring at me intensely; you’ve lost your line.” And he’d roar with laughter”.
Paul Newman, Robert Redford and filmmaker George Roy Hill (not pictured) play table tennis between takes on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mexico 1968.