For my money the greatest American actor ever and by all accounts an all-around great guy.
And a reminder that I'm no longer a kid myself. Newman created some memorable characters, and brought an element of legitimacy to every role he played.
His marriage was a thing of beauty I think - I don't recall ever hearing or reading about any scandals about either of them. I was always impressed that they donated profits of their sauces, chips, etc. to charity. Rest in peace, "Cool Hand Luke".