Ethan Hawke says he included Paul Newman's heavy drinking in 'The Last Movie Stars' to show how he overcame his 'demons'

"The Last Movie Stars" looks at the lives and careers of Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward.

In the six-part HBO Max documentary "The Last Movie Stars," nothing is off limits when looking back on the lives and careers of Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward.

Newman is known best for being the star of classic movies like "The Hustler," "Cool Hand Luke," and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

That, along with being married to Woodward since the late 1950s, made him out to be a Hollywood icon all the way up to his death in 2008.

But, as director Ethan Hawke shows in "The Last Movie Stars," which features actors like George Clooney and Laura Linney reading transcripts from an unpublished memoir on Newman,

the Oscar-winning legend had a major vice when it came to alcohol.

"Can you believe he looked the way he did and drank that much?" Hawke said to Insider about Newman's drinking. 

Throughout his career, Newman never lost his matinee-idol good looks.

However, the documentary shows that, back at home, Newman's constant drinking took a toll on his relationship with Woodward.