Redford's Car Prank On Motor-mad Newman19 June 2009
Redford's Car Prank On Motor-mad Newman
The actor admits he would often be "bored to tears" with his Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid co-star Newman's motor madness - so Redford dreamed up a way to show his friend how he felt about the sport.
He recalls, "Paul drove me crazy talking about racing all of the time... It just bored me to tears... So I went to a junkyard and said, 'Do you have a destroyed sports car and can you wrap it up, put a ribbon around it and leave it at Newman's house?'"
The delivery went as planned, but Newman found a novel way to turn the pile of junk into a masterpiece - and had the smashed up car turned into a garden sculpture, much to Redford's distaste.
He adds, "It was really awful."
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