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Shawn Anthony Levy (born 1961) is an American film critic, author and blogger.

Born in New York City, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine, Levy has been the film critic of The Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon since 1997. He is a former Senior Editor of American Film and a former Associate Editor of Box Office. His work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines in the United States and England including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Independent, Film Comment, Movieline, Premiere, and Sight and Sound. He maintains a blog about films and another about global soccer, as well as his own website, which has links to many of his writings. His fifth book, "Paul Newman: A Life," was published by Harmony Books in May, 2009, and appeared on the New York Times bestseller list.

He signs his work Shawn Levy and is not to be confused with the filmmaker also named Shawn Levy, whose full name is Shawn Adam Levy.


  • King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis (1996) ISBN 9780312168780
  • Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey, and the Last Great Show Biz Party (1998) ISBN 9780385495769
  • Ready, Steady, Go! The Smashing Rise and Giddy Fall of Swinging London (2002) ISBN 9780767905886
  • The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa (2005) ISBN 9780007170609
  • Paul Newman: A Life (2009) ISBN 9780307353757

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