Nick Nolte young
February 8, 1941
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
82 kg | 181 lb
Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, on February 8, 1941, is an American actor. Young Nick Nolte began his acting career on the stage in Old Log Theater in Minnesota and as a model in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He made his big screen debut in western movie Dirty Little Billy (1972) in uncredited role as the town gang leader. Nick's breakthrough performance came as Tom Jordache in the television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles as Tom Wingo in romantic drama film The Prince of Tides (1991) and as Wade Whitehouse in drama film Affliction (1997).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Paddy Conlon in sports drama film Warrior (2011).
He portrayed Jack Cates in buddy cop action comedy films 48 Hrs. (1982) and in sequel Another 48 Hrs. (1990) with Eddie Murphy.
Hotel Rwanda (2004) historical drama opposite Don Cheadle and Joaquin Phoenix
Cape Fear (1991) psychological thriller with Robert De Niro, Gregory Peck and Jessica Lange
The Thin Red Line (1998) epic war opposite Sean Penn, George Clooney and Woody Harrelson
Affliction (1997) drama with James Coburn, Sissy Spacek and Willem Dafoe
North Dallas Forty (1979) sports comedy drama opposite Mac Davis, Bo Svenson and John Matuszak
U Turn (1997) thriller drama with Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix
Extreme Prejudice (1987) neo-western action opposite Powers Boothe and Michael Ironside
The Deep (1977) adventure with Jacqueline Bisset
Nightwatch (1997) drama mystery opposite Ewan McGregor, Josh Brolin and Patricia Arquette
The Good Thief (2002) crime thriller with Ralph Fiennes
Under Fire (1983) political thriller opposite Gene Hackman and Ed Harris
Mulholland Falls (1996) neo-noir crime thriller with Jennifer Connelly, Melanie Griffith and John Malkovich
Mother Night (1996) romantic drama opposite Kirsten Dunst and John Goodman
Lorenzo's Oil (1992) drama with Susan Sarandon
Gangster Squad (2013) action crime opposite Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Sean Penn
Hulk (2003) action adventure with Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly
He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Richard Graves in comedy television series Graves (2016– 2017).
Good friends with actors Jeff Bridges and Don Johnson.
He played college football for Arizona State University.
He was married four times and had two children.
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California in 2017.
Was in relationships with Debra Winger and Vicki Lewis.
Lives in Malibu, California.
I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed, 'Here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.'
You're playing a role, but you're still feeling it. You can walk away from it after 'Cut,' but if you're playing a sad or mixed-up person, it's hard to stay in that place for these longish period of times. You kind of have to check out.
Actors are really working with bodies, with their minds, and with their emotions. Feelings, basically. That's what movies are about, going from one feeling to another.
Acting is always therapeutic.
I have a high degree of sensitivity, always have. I was very shy as a child. I don't know why that was.
You don't learn anything from success. You know, it's comfortable, it's nice, it's warm, but success just leaves you kind of feeling a little bloated.
If you do have limitations, then you have to find out what they are. And if you find out what they are and avoid them, then they aren't limiting anymore.