Paul Newman, one of the best actors of his generation died of cancer on Friday at age 83. Paul known for so many other things than acting such as car racing, philanthropy work, political activism will always be remembered fondly by hockey fans as Reggie Reg Dunlop from the gut busting 1976 Movie Slapshot.
There is not a bench in any beer league on the continent that a line from Slapshot is not uttered on a nightly basis. The cult classic is one the best hockey movies ever made and definitely the funniest of all time. Slapshot also had a special place in Paul's heart, here is a quote from the Washington Post: Newman hated to see his characters triumph on charm alone. No one, he said, would pay money to see such a beautiful man win the woman and save the day. Off-screen, he mocked his sex-symbol status and said that his personality was closest to the vulgar, second-rate hockey coach he played in "Slap Shot" (1977). His approach likely saved his career as he matured into a disciplined performer, one of the most enduring and polished of screen stars.
Rest in peace Paul, your life has touched and helped so many. Anyone wishing to continue Paul's legacy please check out one of the many worthwhile charities he was involved in, Hole in the Wall Camps.