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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Trivia - Identify the personality

Identify this personality using the clues given :

Clue # 1 : One of the most handsome actors in Hollywood especially famous for his "blue eyes"

Clue # 2 : Studied acting at the Yale school and has been nominated for Best Actor Oscar award 9 times and finally won it at the age of 61.

Clue # 3 : Is a successful professional car race driver despite being color blind. At the age of 70, he became the oldest driver to be part of a winning team in a major sanctioned race.

Clue # 4 : A highly successful businessman , he founded his own company which sells food products in his name.

Clue # 5 : One of the largest philanthropists of all time, he donates most of the money he earns from his business to charity. Has donated close to $200 million in the last 2 decades.

Clue # 6 : Married to one of the most beautiful hollywood actresses, his wife is also an oscar winner for best actress.

Clue # 7 : One beneficiary of his philanthropy is the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a residential summer camp for seriously ill children.

Clue # 8 : A fierce democrat and known for his humorous quotes , he commented, " Being on President Nixon's enemies list was the highest single honor I've ever received."

Clue # 9: His most famous movie served as the inspiration for Indian filmmaker Maniratnam's tamil movie " Thiruda Thiruda" ( which was dubbed in hindi as "chor chor").

Clue # 10 : Lee Strasberg (The guru of "method acting"), who trained him at the Actor's Studio, said that he would have been as great an actor as Brando if he hadn't been so handsome.

Identify this amazing individual who is also one of my favorite actors and role-model. Also let me know how many clues did it take you to identify him !

P.S : Btw, why this sudden trivia post ? Because my next blog post is based on him , his book and his philanthropy.

5 Comments:

  • Paul Newman

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 11:57 PM  

  • Paul Newman it is..those striking blue eyes..chiseled features..beautiful joanne woodward..color blind race car driver...food line...good clues...some of the trivia was not known to me...btw.wat is the english movie (thiruda thiruda original)??

    By Blogger Sandhya, at 3:44 AM  

  • newman saar

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 7:08 PM  

  • I think it is the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064115/

    By Blogger Matter Mahadevan, at 12:22 PM  

  • gorm - yes

    sandhya - Original english movie is " Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"

    abhi - yes sir

    hari - yes dude

    By Blogger Cogito, at 11:00 PM  

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