After a tour of duty in the Navy, he continued playing pool throughout the country in the 's and 's. Last edited by rossaroni; at The Hustler had its world premiere in Washington, D. Fats, you can't run out on me! Bert, Eddie, and Sarah travel to the Kentucky Derbywhere Bert arranges a match for Eddie against a wealthy local socialite named Findley. Parker meanwhile didn't say boo for nearly 20 years and finally in the early 's began to stake his claim to being the real "Fast Eddie". Ronnie will go down in my mind as someone who always looked for and created action.
Ever the Method actor, though, he installed a pool table in his apartment and practiced for hours a day in the weeks leading up to filming.
'Fast Eddie' Parker
Ronnie will go down in my mind as having the highest gear I've ever seen in one pocket, and you know I've seen them all. You know, I got a hunch, fat man. A decade later, when Scott was not just nominated but actually won the Best Actor prize for Pattonhe did not attend the ceremony and refused to accept the trophy. Because his real identity was kept secret by himself and by the author, Walter Tevis, ina newspaper reporter asked Fast Eddie if he would consent to take a polygraph test to prove or to disprove his claim to have inspired Walter Tevis to write "The Hustler". Wanderone seized the opportunity, perhaps flattering himself into thinking Tevis really had had him in mind. Find all posts by jay helfert.