Arthur "Scud Stud" Kent, Tom Hanks

AP Photo/ Andrew Stuart; Francois Duhamel/Universal Pictures

The Scud Stud has fired his last shot.

Arthur Kent, the former NBC journalist whose genial good looks and unflappable live reports in the first Gulf War earned him the best nickname in TV news, has settled his lawsuit against the producers of Charlie Wilson's War for allegedly using portions of one of his old news reports without permission.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. But Kent, now with skyreporter.com, said he was "pleased" the two sides reached a resolution.

"I brought these actions only to uphold the copyright protection of my work, my voice, and my archive, and to make clear that I do not endorse the account of historical events conveyed by the movie," Kent said in a statement.

Charlie Wilson's War, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman, chronicled the true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) who covertly funneled weapons to the Mujahadeen following the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. The movie was produced by Universal, which owns NBC and used its archive footage of a 1986 Kent report on the war.

A rep for the studio declined to comment.

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