Actor Paul Newman passed away this morning of cancer. The Academy Award winning superstar who personified cool as an activist, race car driver, popcorn impresario and the anti-hero of such films as Hud, Cool Hand Luke and The Color of Money was 83 years of age. Although his contributions are plenty, for me Newman’s portrayal of player coach Reggie Dunlop in the cult classic Slapshot tops my list. I think I’ll find my copy of Slapshot and watch it with Nate today. Here’s a classic exchange from the movie, followed by the movie’s trailer.
Reggie Dunlop: Lard ass Barkley Donaldson,You all saw what happened. Stick down, gloves off, He challenged the Chiefs. Called us names, CALLED US NAMES! But Dave was there. Dave’s a killer.
Johnny Upton: Dave’s a mess.
Reggie Dunlop: But Dave’s out. Who’s gonna take his place?
Ned Braden: Is the answer Jesus?.
Reggie Dunlop:Ok guys. Show us what you got!