Paul Newman appears twice on this list, but we’re pretty sure it’s not about him, but rather where his movies are set. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, based on Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize–winning play, takes place on a giant family estate in Mississippi. Newman plays Brick, a washed-up former football hero turned drunk, who barrels his way through conflicts with his wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), while dealing with a controversy over who will inherit the family fortune. But the weather outside is even hotter than the tension inside. After all, this is the Deep South, where Spanish oaks drip with humidity, making everyone, especially Big Daddy, sweat just a bit more.
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