There are only a handful of movie characters so real that the audience refers to them as touchstones. Fast Eddie Felson is one of them. The pool shark played by Paul Newman in "The Hustler" is indelible--given weight because the film is not about his victory in the final pool game, but about his defeat by pool, by life, and by his lack of character. This is one of the few American movies in which the hero wins by surrendering, by accepting reality instead of his dreams. Billiards is the arena for the movie's contests, but there is no attempt to follow the game shot by shot, or even to explain the rules.
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The Hustler Movie Review & Film Summary () | Roger Ebert
If you haven't seen The Hustler yet, one of the best movies in the history of cinema, please don't delay it anymore. This movie will leave you in awe from beginning to end. And while you are at it, have a whiskey or two. Being one of Paul Newman's best performances ever—if not the best—is enough reason to watch this 's dark drama of losers and losers. But when you add Jackie Gleason, George C.
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It was viewed as little more than something men did to amuse themselves while drinking. But The Hustler changed that. With handsome Paul Newman and elegant Jackie Gleason knocking the balls around, suddenly the game was respectable. The movie—which was released 55 years ago today—was respectable too, earning nine Oscar nominations including Best Picture and nods to all four main actors , though it only won for its cinematography and set decoration. The comedian, best known for playing working-class loudmouth Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners which he created , had grown up in Brooklyn.