Cool Hand Luke
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Cast: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Robert Drivas, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet
In one of his most unforgettable roles, Paul Newman plays Luke Jackson, a non-conformist convict in a Florida prison who tries to escape time and time again. Luke’s attempt to eat 50 boiled eggs in an hour is one of the many memorable scenes. This is a tense, funny and sad drama which is probably responsible for the majority of prison film clichés. George Kennedy won an Oscar for his performance as a charismatic leader.