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Snapshot, 1967: Paul Newman’s looking for a big catch

It’s summer 1967, and Paul Newman is taking a break from the set of his directorial debut ‘Rachel, Rachel’ to soak up the sun on a friend’s fishing boat in the Florida Keys. With a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other, Newman has mastered the art of being cool…

Coming off his critically acclaimed performance in the movie Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman has decided to move from in front of the camera lens to behind it and take a crack at directing. This change in career is sure to be stressful — not to mention having both your wife and daughter on set as actresses — but as ‘King Cool’, Newman knows the tricks of the trade to remain calm under pressure. And it seems that spending a few days on the Atlantic Ocean, with fishing rods and beers in hand, is the best way to do so — we wouldn’t disagree.

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