Monday, July 9, 2012

Paul Newman's Tip

Rolling Stone, 5 July 1973, p. 44

The Redoubtable Mr. Newman

By Grover Lewis

[Actor Paul Newman:] "Geez, ego is a very peculiar thing, you know it? I remember I was on a skiing trip in Switzerland once, and six or eight people were having dinner with me in a cafe. Our waiter kept staring at me, and finally he walked over and slapped me on the back -- practically knocked me out of the chair -- and said, 'I couldn't think of your name, but you're Steve McQueen, aren't you?' And I said, 'Oh, yeah, pal.' He said, 'God, I really love your pictures. The Reivers -- I  thought you were great in that.' I said, 'Thank you very much.' When the bill came, I left the guy a dime tip. So McQueen's name in Switzerland is mud."