Nick Nolte

Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
Birthday: Feb 8, 1941
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
With ruggedly handsome looks and a lengthy screen career, actor-producer Nick Nolte has established himself as a major industry figure. His enviable standing as one of Hollywood's most distinctive leading men was further cemented with a 1998 Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Affliction. A native of Omaha, NE, Nolte was born February 8, 1941. While a student at Arizona State University, he revealed talent as a football player, but whatever promise he may have had on the field was aborted by his expulsion from the school for bad grades. A subsequent move to California convinced Nolte to try acting instead. He studied at the Pasadena Playhouse, then at Stella Adler's Academy in Los Angeles under Bryan O'Byrne, while he held down a job as an iron worker. After his training, Nolte spent 14 years traveling the country and working in regional theater, occasionally landing parts in B-movies and television films. Debuting onscreen with a small role in Dirty Little Billy (1972), Nolte was 34 when he finally got his break in the acclaimed television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). His portrayal of Tom Jordache earned him an Emmy nomination and led to a starring role opposite Jacqueline Bisset in The Deep (1977). In addition to starring in the football exposé North Dallas Forty (1979), Nolte contributed to its screenplay, written by Peter Gent.Showing a marked preference for unusual and difficult films, it was not long before Nolte became known as a well-rounded actor who brought realism, depth, and spirit to even his most offbeat or even unsympathetic roles. Some of those parts include Beat author Neal Cassady in Heart Beat (1980), a homeless bum who helps a dysfunctional rich family in the hit comedy Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), a family man attempting to come to grips with his family's traumatic past while falling in love with his therapist in The Prince of Tides (1991), a midwestern basketball coach in Blue Chips, and a world-weary detective in Mulholland Falls (1996).For a grim period in the late '80s, Nolte's career was threatened by his unrestrained drug and alcohol use, but a subsequent rehabilitation strengthened his career, paving the way for roles such as Jake McKenna in Oliver Stone's neo-noir thriller U-Turn (1997) and his Oscar-nominated turn as Sheriff Wade Whitehouse in Paul Schrader's Affliction (1997), a picture Nolte also executive produced. Following this triumph, Nolte further re-established his reputation as a major Hollywood player with his role in Terrence Malick's 1998 adaptation of James Jones' The Thin Red Line, headlining a cast including George Clooney, Sean Penn, and John Travolta. If the subsequent adaptation of author Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s acclaimed novel Breakfast of Champions failed to capture the essence of the written word, Nolte still managed to offer an impressive performance in the following year's The Golden Bowl.At this point in his career Nolte could certainly be counted on to turn in compelling performances regardless of the project, which made the return of his former demons more tragic than ever. On the heels of a mesmerizing lead performance as an aging gambler in director Neil Jordan's The Good Thief (a remake of the Jean-Pierre Melville classic Bob le Flambeur), Nolte's arrest for driving under the influence in September of 2002 made headlines when it was discovered that he was under the influence of GHB. The disheveled mugshot that followed made him the butt of many a joke; Nolte would later credit the arrest for helping him to clean up his act and get back on track with his onscreen career. A late-night jam that found neighbors phoning police made headlines the following year, and the Hulk came and went with disappointing results.In the subsequent period, Nolte remained in good form, with idiosyncratic and fascinating roles. He triumphed in the spectacular late 2004 drama Hotel Rwanda, as the politically impotent Col. Oliver during the Rwandan genocide. Neophyte dire

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MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Angel Has Fallen Actor 2019
0% Head Full of Honey Amadeus 2018
10% Asthma Werewolf 2015
46% A Walk In The Woods Katz $19.2M 2015
14% Return to Sender Mitchell Wells 2015
0% The Ridiculous 6 Frank Stockburn 2015
51% Hateship Loveship Mr. McCauley 2014
76% Noah Samyaza $101.2M 2014
54% The Company You Keep Donal Fitzgerald $5.2M 2013
41% Parker Hurley $17.7M 2013
32% Gangster Squad Chief Parker $46M 2013
No Score Yet The Trials of Cate McCall Bridges 2013
No Score Yet A puerta fría Actor 2012
83% Warrior Paddy Conlon $13.7M 2011
14% Zookeeper Bernie the Gorilla $80.4M 2011
26% Arthur Burt Johnson $29.3M 2011
13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Butch $43.5M 2010
No Score Yet Arcadia Lost Benerji 2010
No Score Yet My Own Love Song Caldwell 2010
No Score Yet Nick Nolte: No Exit Actor 2009
No Score Yet King Shot Actor 2009
12% The Mysteries of Pittsburgh Joe "the Egg" Bechstein $33.3K 2009
81% Tropic Thunder Four Leaf Tayback $110.5M 2008
80% Chicago 10 Thomas Foran 2008
80% The Spiderwick Chronicles Mulgarath $71.2M 2008
44% A Few Days in September (Quelques jours en septembre) Elliot 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime Vincent $4.9M 2007
No Score Yet Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Narrator 2006
65% Off the Black Ray Cook 2006
25% Peaceful Warrior Socrates $1M 2006
75% Over the Hedge Vincent $155.1M 2006
14% Neverwas T.L. Pierson 2005
78% The Beautiful Country Steve $0.3M 2005
73% Clean Albrecht Hauser 2005
91% Hotel Rwanda Colonel Oliver $23.5M 2004
90% This So-Called Disaster Actor 2004
56% Northfork Father Harlan $1.3M 2003
62% Hulk Dr. David Banner $132.2M 2003
77% The Good Thief Bob $3.5M 2003
No Score Yet Investigating Sex Producer Faldo 2002
28% Trixie Sen. Avery 2000
53% The Golden Bowl Adam Verver $2.2M 2000
25% Simpatico Vinnie 1999
26% Breakfast of Champions Harry Le Sabre 1999
80% The Thin Red Line Lt. Col. Gordon Tall 1998
28% Nightwatch Insp. Thomas Cray 1998
75% Afterglow Lucky Mann 1997
60% U-Turn Jake McKenna 1997
88% Affliction Executive Producer Wade Whitehouse 1997
63% Mother Night Howard Campbell 1996
30% Mulholland Falls Max Hoover 1996
31% Jefferson in Paris Thomas Jefferson 1995
22% I Love Trouble Peter Brackett 1994
37% Blue Chips Pete Bell 1994
61% I'll Do Anything Matt 1994
92% Lorenzo's Oil Augusto Odone 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
68% The Prince of Tides Tom Wingo 1991
75% Cape Fear Sam Bowden 1991
18% Another 48 Hrs. Jack Cates 1990
87% Q & A Capt. Michael Brennan 1990
17% Everybody Wins Tom O'Toole 1990
74% New York Stories Lionel Dobie $10.8M 1989
55% Farewell to the King Learoyd 1989
14% Three Fugitives Daniel Lucas 1989
80% Weeds Lee Umstetter 1987
67% Extreme Prejudice Jack Benteen 1987
81% Down and Out in Beverly Hills Jerry Baskin 1986
No Score Yet Grace Quigley (The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley) Seymour Flint 1985
62% Teachers Alex 1984
90% Under Fire Russell Price 1983
93% 48 HRS Jack Cates 1982
80% Cannery Row Doc 1982
No Score Yet Heart Beat Neal Cassady 1980
83% North Dallas Forty Phil Elliott 1979
80% Who'll Stop the Rain Ray Hicks 1978
38% The Deep David Sanders 1977
No Score Yet Return to Macon County (The Last Escape) Bo Hollinger 1975
No Score Yet The Runaway Barge Roy Blount 1975
No Score Yet Death Sentence John Healy 1974
No Score Yet The California Kid Actor 1974
No Score Yet Dirty Little Billy Actor 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2018
50% Graves
2016-2017
Richard Graves
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
63% Gracepoint
2014
Jack Reinhold
  • 2014
82% Luck
2011-2012
Walter Smith Walter Smith "The Old Man"
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Barney
  • 1974
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
Guest
No Score Yet The Mandalorian

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