Paul Newman At His Best In These Rare, Vintage Photos - A Star Of Screen, Track And Philanthrophy (PICTURES)

Actor, director, racing driver and philanthropist Paul Newman is the first of Sky Arts' subjects in its new series 'Discovering Film', which starts tonight.

To many of Paul Newman's film fans, his career on screen was plenty. With his beautiful face, pale blue eyes and intense style, he managed to be both man's man ('Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', 'The Sting') and woman's fantasy ('Cat on a Hot Tin Roof', 'The Long, Hot Summer').

Paul Newman appeared in more than 80 films in his long career

It wasn't enough for him, though. Away from the screen, he ran his own racing team which found IndyCar triumph, and then raised millions for his charitable foundation with his own food empire, which began when he created his own recipe for salad dressing in his backyard barn.

To mark Sky Arts' programme, we've found these vintage pics of Paul Newman at his very best...

Discovering Film: Paul Newman is on Sky Arts tonight at 8pm.

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Paul Newman Vintage Pictures