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Nick Nolte

1941-02-08 Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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Nick Nolte is an American actor, film producer, voice artist, comedian, and former model. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides. He went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Affliction and Warrior. Nolte was a model in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In a national magazine advertisement in 1972, he appeared in jeans and an open jean shirt for Clairol's "Summer Blonde" hair lightener sitting on a log next to a blonde Chris O'Connor; and they appeared on the packaging. In 1992, Nolte was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine. Nolte first starred in the television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, based on Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-selling novel. Later he appeared in over forty films, playing a wide variety of characters. Diversity of character, trademark athleticism, and gravelly voice are signatures of his career. In 1973, he guest-starred in the Griff episode, "Who Framed Billy the Kid?", as Billy Randolph, a football player accused of murder. Nolte also made two guest appearances in the television series Barnaby Jones in 1974 and 1975. He co-starred with Andy Griffith in Winter Kill, a television film made as the pilot of a possible television series, and another one, Adams of Eagle Lake, but neither was picked up. Nolte starred in The Deep, Who'll Stop the Rain, North Dallas Fort, which is based on Peter Gent's novel, and starred in 48 Hrs. with Eddie Murphy. During the 1980s, he starred in Under Fire, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Extreme Prejudice, and New York Stories. Nolte starred with Katharine Hepburn in her last leading film role in Grace Quigley. Nolte and Murphy starred again in the sequel Another 48 Hrs. In 1991, Nolte starred in The Prince of Tides and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Later, he starred in Martin Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear with Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange. Nolte also starred in Lorenzo's Oil, Jefferson in Paris, Mulholland Falls and Afterglow. He received his second Academy Award nomination the same year for Affliction. Nolte starred with Sean Penn in three films, including Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line, U Turn and Gangster Squad. Nolte continued to work in the 2000s, taking smaller parts in Clean and Hotel Rwanda, both performances receiving positive reviews. He also played supporting roles in the 2006 drama Peaceful Warrior and the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder. In 2011, Nolte played recovering alcoholic Paddy Conlon in Warrior, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Beginning in 2011, Nolte starred with Dustin Hoffman in the HBO series Luck. At the start of production of the second season, however, HBO ended the series after the death of three horses during filming. In 2015, Nolte starred in the biopic comedy-drama A Walk in the Woods and in the revenge thriller Return to Sender.


Blackout Ethan McCoy 2022-10-12
Rittenhouse Square Barry 2022-10-19
Last Words Shakespeare 2020-10-21
Angel Has Fallen Clay Banning 2019-08-21
The Padre Nemes 2018-09-28
Head Full of Honey Amadeus 2018-11-30
Run All Night Eddie Conlon (uncredited) 2015-03-11
The Ridiculous 6 Frank Stockburn 2015-12-11
A Walk in the Woods Stephen Katz 2015-09-02
Return to Sender Mitchell Wells 2015-05-31
Asthma Werewolf (voice) 2015-10-23
Run All Night Eddie Conlon 2015-03-11
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Hateship Loveship Mr. McCauley 2014-04-11
Noah Samyaza (voice) 2014-03-07
Gangster Squad Bill Parker 2013-01-10
Parker Hurley 2013-01-23
The Trials of Cate McCall Bridges 2013-11-28
A puerta fría Mr. Battleworth 2012-04-22
The Company You Keep Donal Fitzgerald 2012-09-06
Zookeeper Bernie the Gorilla (voice) 2011-07-06
Redemption: Bringing Warrior to Life 2011-12-20
Warrior Paddy Conlon 2011-09-09
Arthur Burt Johnson 2011-04-08
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Butch (voice) 2010-07-28
My Own Love Song Caldwell 2010-04-07
Nick Nolte: No Exit Self/Interviewer 2008-01-01
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness Four Leaf Tayback 2008-08-26
The Spiderwick Chronicles Mulgarath 2008-02-14
The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Joe Bechstein 2008-01-20
Tropic Thunder Four Leaf Tayback 2008-08-09
Chicago 10 Thomas Foran (voice) 2007-01-01
Peaceful Warrior Socrates 2006-03-30
Paris, je t'aime Vincent (Parc Monceau) 2006-06-21
Off the Black Ray Cook 2006-12-08
Over the Hedge Vincent (voice) 2006-05-17
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Self 2006-12-12
Quelques jours en septembre Elliott 2006-09-06
Neverwas T. L. Pierson 2005-09-09
Clean Albrecht Hauser 2004-09-01
The Beautiful Country Steve 2004-03-13
Hotel Rwanda Colonel Oliver 2004-03-04
The Good Thief Bob Montagnet 2003-04-03
This So-Called Disaster: Sam Shepard Directs "The Late Henry Moss" Earl 2003-01-01
Bare Knuckle Filming: The Construction Of Northfork 2003-12-30
Northfork Father Harlan 2003-07-11
Hulk David Banner 2003-06-19
Intimate Affairs Faldo 2002-04-18
The Making of 'Cape Fear' Self 2001-09-18
The Golden Bowl Adam Verver 2000-05-14
Trixie Senator Drummond Avery 2000-06-28
Simpatico Vincent Webb 1999-09-15
Breakfast of Champions Harry Le Sabre 1999-02-13
Affliction Wade Whitehouse 1998-02-12
The Thin Red Line Lt. Col. Gordon Tall 1998-12-25
Nightwatch Inspector Cray 1997-01-31
Afterglow Lucky Mann 1997-12-26
U Turn Jake McKenna 1997-10-03
Mother Night Howard Campbell 1996-11-01
Mulholland Falls Max Hoover 1996-04-26
Jefferson in Paris Thomas Jefferson 1995-03-31
Blue Chips Pete 1994-02-18
I'll Do Anything Matt Hobbs 1994-02-04
I Love Trouble Peter Brackett 1994-06-29
Lorenzo's Oil Augusto Odone 1992-12-30
The Player Nick Nolte 1992-04-03
Cape Fear Sam Bowden 1991-11-13
The Prince of Tides Tom Wingo 1991-12-25
Another 48 Hrs. Jack Cates 1990-06-08
Q & A Mike Brennan 1990-04-27
Everybody Wins Tom O'Toole 1990-01-19
Farewell to the King Learoyd 1989-03-03
New York Stories Lionel Dobie 1989-03-10
Three Fugitives Lucas 1989-01-27
Extreme Prejudice Jack Benteen 1987-04-24
Weeds Lee Umstetter 1987-10-16
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Jerry Baskin 1986-01-31
Grace Quigley Seymour Flint 1985-05-17
Teachers Alex Jurel 1984-10-05
Under Fire Russell Price 1983-10-21
Cannery Row Doc 1982-02-12
48 Hrs. Jack Cates 1982-12-07
Heart Beat Neal Cassady 1980-04-25
North Dallas Forty Phillip Elliott 1979-08-03
Who'll Stop the Rain Ray Hicks 1978-08-02
The Deep David Sanders 1977-06-17
The Northville Cemetery Massacre Chris (voice) (uncredited) 1976-03-01
The Runaway Barge Roy Blount 1975-03-24
Return to Macon County Bo Hollinger 1975-07-23
The California Kid Buzz Stafford 1974-09-25
Winter Kill Dave Michaels 1974-04-15
Death Sentence John Healy 1974-10-02
Electra Glide in Blue Hippie Kid (uncredited) 1973-05-17
Dirty Little Billy Town Gang Leader (uncredited) 1972-11-01
A Magnificent Death from a Shattered Hand
Eugene the Marine Gene
Poacher John Hardy