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The film's poster taglines emphasized:. Rossen's shattering experience of naming names in the s HUAC hearings after being blacklisted and then recanting two years later influenced his writing for this film - the low-life, bruised film hero is both self-hating and cowardly. Paul Newman in the lead role in arguably his penultimate and accomplished screen appearance as a brash, contending pool hustler "They called him 'Fast Eddie'" became a leading man with this film, but he was wrongly denied his first Oscar - although twenty-five years later, the Academy honored Newman with his first and sole Best Acting Award for reprising the role in director Martin Scorsese's sequel, The Color of Money
The Hustler , American film drama, released in , that won both popular and critical acclaim and earned each of its four major actors Paul Newman , Jackie Gleason , George C. Scott , and Piper Laurie Academy Award nominations. The film sparked a resurgence of popularity in the game of pool. Along the way, he encounters and uses the vulnerable Sarah played by Laurie , with tragic results.