Born: 8 February 1941
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Best known as: Athletic, gravel-voiced movie star
Nick Nolte got a late start in the movies, making his mark at age 35 in the 1976 TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man. He had a box office hit in 1982 opposite Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours, but his turbulent off-screen life seemed to occupy his energies. In spite of a spotty filmography, Nolte is considered a talented character actor and leading man, known especially for his raspy voice and brute masculinity. He's earned Oscar nominations for The Prince of Tides ( 1991, with Barbra Streisand) and Affliction (1997, with James Coburn) and has worked steadily in films for three decades. His other films include: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986, starring Bette Midler); Cape Fear (1991, starring Robert DeNiro); The Thin Red Line (1998, with Jim Caviezel); and The Hulk (2003, starring Eric Bana). He's also done voice work for the children's films Over the Hedge (2006) and The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008).
Some sources put Nolte’s birth year as 1940.
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