Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: "The Last Movie Stars"

The man who played flawed characters was Paul Newman, with his fierce blue eyes and flawless face

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In the course of half a century, their passion for their work - and for each other - endured

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The HBO Max documentary "The Last Movie Stars" tells the remarkable Newman/Woodward story.

Ethan Hawke, a four-time Oscar nominee, is the director

In the documentary's transcript recreations, George Clooney plays Newman, and Laura Linney plays Woodward

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Paul and Joanne began their romance as an extramarital affair

According to Hawke, "I think we all deserve heroes who show that death can be a positive experience

Woodward was diagnosed with dementia in 2007. In less than 10 days, Newman learned he had terminal cancer.