In THE HUSTLER (1961), Pool champion Willie Mosconi has a cameo appearance as Willie, who holds the stakes for Fast Eddie Nelson (Paul Newman) and Fats’s (Jackie Gleason) games.
Between 1941 & 1957, “Mr. Pocket Billiards” won the World Straight Pool Championship an unmatched 15 times.
The late Steve Mizerak (aka The Miz) was a world champion pool player dominant during the 1970s & early 1980s. Here he loses to Fast Eddie Nelson (Paul Newman) in a pool tournament in THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)
Keith McCready as Grady Seasons, a fictional infamous, sharking hustler and top money-winner in all of pool in THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986).
Nicknamed “Earthquake”, McCready was at one time considered among the top pool players in America.