On Friday, surrounded by friends and family, Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman passed away at his Connecticut farmhouse—far from the bright lights and cameras that made him a legend. He was, at once, grace and substance. A style icon somehow devoid of any vanity, he made a simple oxford button-down and cords look effortlessly cool. And though he famously rejected the "rubbish" of Hollywood, Paul Newman was, perhaps, the last real movie star.
Onscreen, he was a hustler, a rake or a rebel. But off camera, the man defined what it meant to be a true gentleman. The son of an Ohio sporting goods store owner, Newman was a World War II hero, a political activist, a race car driver and a philanthropist. In 1982 he co-founded "Newman's Own," an all-natural food brand, pledging to donate 100% of its profits of charity. To date, the company has raised more than a quarter of a billion dollars. So while it's easy to admire the guy for his sense of style, it's more important to remember his sense of self.