Paul Newman died today at 83. He brought both panache and gravitas (those were the words that came to mind, honest) to his many film roles and was kind of a hero in real life too, as a fighter for good causes. Was he "one of us" in the crime fiction genre? I'd say so. How would you define Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? The Color of Money? The Sting? I'll leave it at that and hope others will join me in paying tribute.