Nick Nolte
Actor, film producer
Nick Nolte
Nicholas King "Nick" Nolte is an American actor. His career has spanned over five decades, peaking in the 1990s, when his commercial success made him one of the better known stars of that decade. His films include 48 Hrs. (1982), Cape Fear (1991), Afterglow (1997), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), The Good Thief (2003), and Warrior (2011). He has been nominated for three Academy Awards, twice for Best Actor and once for Best Supporting Actor.
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Nick Nolte's personal information overview.
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This Is What 11 Golden Globe Nominees Looked Like Before They Were Famous
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Ahead of Sunday night’s 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at some of the night’s top nominees before they became Hollywood’s biggest stars.  Thanks to the folks at Classmates, we’re bringing you back to the days when your favorite celebrities were just high schoolers. (Stars! They’re just like us!) Continue scrolling to see what Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Nick Nolte, Natalie Portman and more looked like before they were famous.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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What’s on TV Sunday: Campaign Trails on ‘60 Minutes’ and ‘The Circus’
NYTimes - 4 months
“60 Minutes” and “The Circus” parse the final days of the presidential campaign. And Nick Nolte plays a former president on the wrong side of history in “Graves.”
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Nick Nolte is a poignant former president in the new Epix series 'Graves'
LATimes - 4 months
The home stretch of the most [your adjective here] presidential campaign ever is a strange time to encounter "Graves," a new Epix series about a beloved former Republican president, called Richard Graves and played by Nick Nolte, who decides he could have done a better job. It is made no less strange...
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Nick Nolte
CBS News - 5 months
A look at the career of the three-time Oscar-nominee, star of such hits as “48 Hrs.,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “The Prince of Tides” and “Affliction"
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TV Presidents: Heroes, Schemers and Buffoons
NYTimes - 5 months
Nick Nolte is just one of the latest actors to portray a fictitious commander in chief on series television. Here are other administrations past and present.
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Jerome "Ro" Brooks' New Role as Author: TV Star Shares "How To Go From Extra To Actor" in New Book
Huffington Post - 5 months
Jerome "Ro" Brooks is best known for playing the recurring character Michael in Tyler Perry's The Haves and the Have Nots. The wildly popular prime time soap opera, which will be enjoying its fourth season in 2017, brought the 46-year old actor a new level of fame and opportunity. However, Brooks has actually been involved in the movie business since 1993. His first film appearance was as an uncredited extra in Robert Townsend's superhero comedy The Meteor Man. It was the neophyte actor's first time on a professional set... and also a "calling" of sorts. Brooks recalls, "I knew it. I remember thinking, 'This feels so good!' I was treated so well. The actors were treating me like a fellow actor. From that point on, there was no turning back. I was home." He went on to appear in music videos and in many film and TV roles, including Sons of Anarchy and The Wire , which was shot in his hometown of Baltimore. To this day, Brooks looks upon his work as an extra as crucial to his su ...
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Nick Nolte lost his mojo
Fox News - about 1 year
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The Oscars Get It All Wrong Again: David Foster Wallace and the Best Film of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?" -- David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace spent the last years of his life teaching creative writing at Pomona College. Pomona College is no more than a 10-minute walk from where I live. It is also where David Foster Wallace chose to end his life in September 2008 at age 46. Our paths crossed a few times at the local independent downtown record store, but I never approached him. If I'd had something more interesting and cliché-free to say to him other than "I've been this huge fan of yours for years," I'd like to think I would have. Instead, I maintained this hope that one day we'd be formally introduced by some mutual acquaintances. I thought there'd be time. And when that time came I'd have something more worthy to say to him than "I've been this huge fan of yours for years." But that time never came. ...
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Bourdain: 'A hidden gem that isn't hidden at all'
CNN - about 1 year
In the cinematic genre known as the "buddy pic," custom and tradition demand that the two protagonists adhere to classic roles, as codified by Felix Unger and Oscar Madison in "The Odd Couple," and persisting through such bro-tastic tag teams as Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin and beyond.
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A Walk in the Woods</em>: A U.S. - Russia Rendezvous, in a "No-Try" Zone?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
"Andrey, this is our best proposal to date. The President has dedicated himself to the image of peacemaker. He wants to do some lasting work. You should take advantage of that." Andrey Botvinnik is the 57-year-old career Soviet diplomat who is being implored by a 45-year-old American arms-reduction negotiator. The American is trying to convince the Soviet diplomat to relay (approvingly) the latest U. S. proposal to Andrey's superiors in Moscow. The discussions and beseechings take place in "a pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva." The discussions, the American's beseechings, and Soviet diplomat's sardonic responses are the nuclear core of Lee Blessing's 1988 stage play A Walk in the Woods. The play yields no explosive moments. The Soviet diplomat has a sadder-but-wiser (even rueful) take regarding talks meant to project the veneer of defusing East-West tensions, and thereby seem to reduce the risks of nuclear war: "Formality is simply anger with its hair combed." A ...
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5 Lessons Die Hard</em> Can Teach Us About Storytelling
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational events, screenwriting competitions and the annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship program, connecting screenwriters with agents, managers and Hollywood producers. Follow ScreenCraft on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Die Hard, written by Jeb Stuart and Steven E. de Souza, has stood the test of time as not only one of the best action films in cinematic history, but also as one of the best scripts ever written. ScreenCraft featured it in 10 Scripts to Read Before You Die. The film debuted in 1988, released during a decade in which the action genre was at its highest, having given birth to action icons like Arnold Schwarzenegger (Commando) and Sylvester Stallone (Rambo). Those two figures dominated the action genre with the likes of other action stars later in the decade -- Dolph Lundgren, Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, ...
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Most under-rated destination is ...
CNN - over 1 year
In the cinematic genre known as the "buddy pic," custom and tradition demand that the two protagonists adhere to classic roles, as codified by Felix Unger and Oscar Madison in "The Odd Couple," and persisting through such bro-tastic tag teams as Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin and beyond.
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Netflix Responds To Allegations Of Racism On Adam Sandler Movie Set
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
According to the Indian Country Today Media Network, about a dozen Native Americans walked off the set of Adam Sandler's first Netflix movie, "The Ridiculous Six," on Wednesday. Netflix has responded to those allegations, essentially brushing them under the rug: The movie has ridiculous in the title for a reason: because it is ridiculous. It is a broad satire of Western movies and the stereotypes they popularized, featuring a diverse cast that is not only part of -- but in on -- the joke. The actors, though, told ICTMN a different story. “I was asked a long time ago to do some work on this and I wasn't down for it," actor Loren Anthony said. "Then they told me it was going to be a comedy, but it would not be racist. So I agreed to it but on Monday things started getting weird on the set." "We talked to the producers about our concerns," said Allison Young, another actor. "They just told us, 'If you guys are so sensitive, you should leave.' I was just standing there and go ...
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Germanwings Co-Pilot Never Submitted Sick Note, Airline Says
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
There are indications that the co-pilot of the Germanwings aircraft that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday hid an illness from his employers, prosecutors said.
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Why the Woody Allen Affair Makes us All Uneasy. And rightly so.
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It is impossible to read Dylan Farrow's account of what she says Woody Allen did to her as a child without feeling queasy. What's your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. The details are nauseating. But that's to be expected - child abuse is dark and disquieting. But it's that first line that is surprisingly vexing because it turns watching and liking a Woody Allen film into an ethical consumption choice. And it has polarized his audience completely. One side says it's all about the art and not about the artist behind it. The importance of being Milan Kundera, or at least the importance of his books, should not be affected by allegations he ratted on a dissident to the Czech secret police back in 1950. Enid Bly ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nick Nolte
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 74
    In 2015, Nolte starred in the biopic comedy-drama A Walk in the Woods and in the revenge thriller Return to Sender.
    More Details Hide Details In 1965, Nolte was arrested for selling counterfeit documents and was given a 45-day jail sentence and a $75,000 fine; however, the sentence was suspended. This felony conviction did, however, erase his military-joining eligibility – at the time, he felt obligated to serve in the Vietnam War. As a result, Nolte says he felt incomplete as a young man for not going to Vietnam. On September 11, 2002, Nolte was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Malibu. Three days later, he checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for counseling. Tests later showed that he was under the influence of GHB. Nolte responded that he has "been taking it for four years and I've never been raped." On December 12, 2002, he pleaded no contest to charges of driving under the influence. He was given three years' probation, with orders to undergo alcohol and drug counseling with random testing required.
  • 2011
    Age 70
    In 2011, Nolte played recovering alcoholic Paddy Conlon in Warrior, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    More Details Hide Details While filming the HBO series Luck, it lasted for one season in March 2012, after the death of three horses.
  • 2006
    Age 65
    He also played supporting roles in the 2006 drama Peaceful Warrior and the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 50
    In 1991, Nolte starred in The Prince of Tides and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
    More Details Hide Details 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 (1992), Jefferson in Paris (1995), Mulholland Falls (1996) and Afterglow (1997). 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 received positive reviews.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 32
    In 1973, he guest-starred in the Griff episode, "Who Framed Billy the Kid?", as Billy Randolph, a football player accused of murder.
    More Details Hide Details 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 (1977), Who'll Stop the Rain (1978), North Dallas Forty (1979) which is based on Peter Gent's novel, and starred in 48 Hrs. (1982) with Eddie Murphy. During the 1980s, he starred in Under Fire (1983), Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Extreme Prejudice (1987) and New York Stories (1989). Nolte and Murphy starred again in the sequel Another 48 Hrs..
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 29
    Nolte first starred in the television miniseries, Rich Man, Poor Man, based on Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-selling novel.
    More Details Hide Details Later he appeared in over forty films, playing a wide variety of characters. Diversity of character, and his trademark athleticism, and gravelly voice are signatures of his career.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 18
    Following his high school graduation in 1959, he attended Pasadena City College in Southern California, Arizona State University in Tempe (on a football scholarship), Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher and Phoenix College in Phoenix.
    More Details Hide Details At Eastern Arizona, Nolte lettered in football as a tight end and defensive end in basketball with forward, and as a catcher on the baseball team. Poor grades eventually ended his studies, at which point his career in theatre began in earnest. While in college, Nolte worked for the Falstaff Brewery in Omaha. After stints at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles, Nolte spent several years traveling the country and working in regional theaters, including the Old Log Theater in Minnesota for three years. 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 Sigourney Weaver; and they appeared on the packaging.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Age 0
    Nolte was born February 8, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska.
    More Details Hide Details His father, Franklin Arthur Nolte (1904–1978), was a farmer's son who ran away from home, nearly dropped out of high school and was a three-time letter winner in football at Iowa State University (1929–1931), and his mother, Helen (1914–2000), was a department store buyer. His ancestry includes German, English, Scots-Irish, Scottish and Swiss-German. Nolte's maternal grandfather, Matthew Leander King, invented the hollow-tile silo and was prominent in early aviation. His maternal grandmother ran the student union at Iowa State University. He has an older sister, Nancy, who was an executive for the Red Cross. Nolte attended Kingsley Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa. He studied at Westside High School in Omaha, where he was the kicker on the football team. He also attended Benson High, but was expelled for fighting and hiding beer before practice and being caught drinking it during a practice session.
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