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Fast Eddie Felson (Character)
from The Hustler (1961)

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The Hustler -- Paul Newman heads a superb cast featuring Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott and Piper Laurie in the riveting film that received an Academy Award nomination as Best Picture of 1961 and brought all four of its Oscar nomination. Newman (Best Actor nominee) is electrifying as "Fast" Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats (Gleason, Supporting Actor nominee), who's backed by Bert Gordon (Scott, Supporting Actor nominee), a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman (Laurie, Best Actress nominee) could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he must pay. Voted one of the year's ten best by "The New York Times" and "Time," and distinguished by 2 Academy Awards- Cinematography, Art Direction-Set Decoration (B&W), The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph.
The Hustler -- An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

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'Fast' Eddie Felson / Eddie Felson


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  1. "Saturday Night Live"
    ... aka "NBC's Saturday Night" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "SNL" - USA (informal title)
    ... aka "SNL 25" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night" - USA (first season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live '80" - USA (sixth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 15" - USA (fifteenth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 20" - USA (twentieth season title)
    ... aka "Saturday Night Live 25" - USA (twentyfifth season title)
        - Charlton Heston/Wynton Marsalis (1987) TV episode, Played by John Mahoney
  2. The Color of Money (1986) Played by Paul Newman

  3. The Hustler (1961) Played by Paul Newman (as Eddie Felson)
    ... aka "Robert Rossen's The Hustler" - USA (complete title)
    ... aka "Eddie Felson" - Israel (English title)
    ... aka "Hustler" - Japan (English title)
Archive Footage:
  1. Especial Oscars 86 (1987) (TV) Played by Paul Newman (as Eddie Felson)
  2. The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV) Played by Paul Newman (as Eddie Felson)
  3. America at the Movies (1976) Played by Paul Newman (as Eddie Felson)
  4. "Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine"
    ... aka "The Jackie Gleason Show: The American Scene Magazine" - USA (long title)
        - The Many Worlds of Jackie Gleason (1963) TV episode, Played by Paul Newman (as Eddie Felson)

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From The Color of Money (1986)
Eddie Felson: You know what this is turning into?
Vincent Lauria: What?
Eddie Felson: A waste of my time, and a waste of my money.
[Slams car door]
Vincent Lauria: What? You're just gonna' leave me here?
[Eddie drives off]
Vincent Lauria: I don't believe this guy!
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