Some people can do one thing really, really well, while generally most people are able to do a few things, you know, just all right. Then there’s that rare individual who seems able to be successful in every endeavor they attempt. Paul Newman was one of those rare individuals. Newman’s primary advocation was that of actor, and that career garnered an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He had two other passions; his philanthropic interests, and racing, which is the subject of a new documentary by Adam Carolla, Winning, The Racing Life of Paul Newman.
Paul Newman called racing “the first thing that I ever found I had any grace in” and was introduced to the sport while training for the 1969 film Winning. Carolla’s documentary features interviews with Robert Redford, Newman’s Winning co-star Robert Wagner, Jay Leno, fellow actor/driver Patrick Dempsey, and real racers Mario Andretti and Sam Posey, among others. It follows Newman’s racing career from not very good to respected competitor and later team owner. Carolla is not known for his behind the camera work, but he does share a passion for automobiles with Newman, and he shares directorial duties with film maker Nate Adams, who has produced a lot of Discovery Channel shows.
Check out the trailer after the jump. Winning, The Racing Life of Paul Newman opens May 22nd. … Continue Reading