Larry Karaszewski on

Cool Hand Luke

Released 1967
Distributor Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Paul Newman’s signature role has been a bit overshadowed by the ubiquity of Florida prison camp commandant Strother Martin’s much quoted and parodied line, “What we got here is failure to communicate”. George Kennedy won a best supporting actor Oscar as Newman’s antagonist-turned-buddy.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories. They created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, the Emmy, the PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame. Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque. He is also a Governor for writers branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.