(1925-) US actor and director. He was one of Hollywood’s leading male stars of the 1960s and 1970s, initially often as an alienated figure, and later in character roles of many kinds. His films include Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958, The Hustler 1961, Sweet Bird of Youth 1962, Hud 1963, Cool Hand Luke 1967, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969, The Sting 1973, The Verdict 1983, The Color of Money 1986 (for which he won an Academy Award), Mr and Mrs Bridge 1991, and The Hudsucker Proxy 1994.
He directed his wife Joanne Woodward in Rachel, Rachel 1968 and other films and is noted as a race-car driver and for his philanthropic activities.
Američki filmski glumac.