Who starred in the title role of a prisoner of a Florida prison camp in "Cool Hand Luke"?
Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system.
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, producer, race car driver, IndyCar owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He won and was nominated for numerous awards, winning an Oscar for his performance in the 1986 film 'The Color of Money,' a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, and many others.
Newman's other roles include the title characters in 'The Hustler' (1961), 'Hud' (1963), 'Harper' (1966), 'Cool Hand Luke' (1967), 'The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean' (1972), 'The Sting' (1973), and 'The Verdict' (1982). He voiced Doc Hudson in the first installment of Disney-Pixar's Cars as his final acting performance, with voice recordings being used in Cars 3 (2017).