The Last Movie Stars
- Directed by
- Ethan Hawke
- Edited by
- Barry Poltermann
- Executive Production
- Martin Scorsese
- Additional Editing
- Matt Prekop, Ian Anderson, & Mike Moss
- Production Partners
- CNN Films & HBO Max
- Rotten Tomatoes "Golden Tomato'
- WINNER - Best Reviewed Docu-Series of 2022
The Last Movie Stars is a highly acclaimed six-part documentary from CNN Films and HBO Max that chronicles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s iconic careers and decades-long partnership. Director Ethan Hawke brings life and color to this definitive history of their dedication to their art, philanthropy, and each other. Academy Award-winning director, writer, and producer Martin Scorsese serves as executive producer.
Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 9.2/10, based on 44 critic reviews. The website’s critics consensus reads, “The Last Movie Stars delivers the goods as a revealing retrospective of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s romance, but director Ethan Hawke elevates this docu-series into a revelatory exploration of marriage and stardom.” It was the winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES of 2022 at Rotten Tomatoes.
The series screened at The Cannes Film Festival and SXSW. Barry Poltermann was nominated as BEST DOCUMENTARY EDITOR