I was so sad to read in the news that Paul Newman had died. He was 83, so he lived a long, fantastic life, but there are just some people you expect to be around forever. I've long been a fan of his films (even the older ones, and I don't usually like old films). He's an actor who has grown old gracefully (his good looks never faded) and has continued to take on challenging roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award as recently as 2002 for his role in "Road to Perdition." He has directed, produced, raced cars, became the branding face of his own line of food, given endlessly to charities. Fellow "Absence of Malice" star Sally Field said of him after his passing, "Sometimes God makes perfect people, and he was one of them."