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Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helen (King) and Franklin Arthur Nolte, who worked in irrigation pump sales. He has German and British Isles ancestry. Nolte began his career on stage at the Pasadena (California) Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Warrior Paddy Conlon
Affliction Wade Whitehouse
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line Lt. Col. Gordon Tall
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 2018 The Padre (post-production)
 2015 The Ridiculous 6
Frank Stockburn
 2015/I Return to Sender
Mitchell Wells
 2015 Run All Night
Eddie Conlon (uncredited)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Stephen Katz
 2014 Asthma
Werewolf (voice)
 2014 Noah
Samyaza (voice)
 2013 The Trials of Cate McCall
 2013 Hateship Loveship
Mr. McCauley
 2013 Parker
 2013 Gangster Squad
Chief Parker
 2012 The Company You Keep
Donal Fitzgerald
 2012 A puerta fría
 2011 Warrior
Paddy Conlon
 2011 Zookeeper
Bernie the Gorilla (voice)
 2011/I Arthur
Burt Johnson
 2010 Arcadia Lost
 2010 My Own Love Song
 2008 Tropic Thunder
Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
 2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Joe Bechstein
 2006 Peaceful Warrior
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Vincent (segment "Parc Monceau")
 2006 Over the Hedge
Vincent (voice)
 2006 Off the Black
Ray Cook
 2005 Neverwas
T.L. Pierson
 2004 Hotel Rwanda
Colonel Oliver
 2004/I Clean
Albrecht Hauser
 2004 The Beautiful Country
 2003 Hulk
 2003 Northfork
Father Harlan
 2002 The Good Thief
Bob Montagnet
 2001 Intimate Affairs
 2000 Trixie
Senator Drummond Avery
 2000 The Golden Bowl
Adam Verver
 1999 Simpatico
Vincent Webb
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Harry Le Sabre
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Lt. Col. Gordon Tall
 1997 Affliction
Wade Whitehouse
 1997 U Turn
Jake McKenna
 1997 Afterglow
Lucky Mann
 1997 Nightwatch
Inspector Cray
 1996 Mother Night
Howard Campbell
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Max Hoover
 1995 Jefferson in Paris
Thomas Jefferson
 1994 I Love Trouble
Peter Brackett
 1994 Blue Chips
Pete Bell
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Matt Hobbs
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Augusto Odone
 1992 The Player
Nick Nolte
 1991 The Prince of Tides
Tom Wingo
 1991 Cape Fear
Sam Bowden
 1990 Another 48 Hrs.
Jack Cates
 1990 Q & A
Mike Brennan
 1990 Everybody Wins
Tom O'Toole
 1989 New York Stories
Lionel Dobie (segment "Life Lessons")
 1989 Farewell to the King
 1989 Three Fugitives
 1987 Weeds
Lee Umstetter
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Jack Benteen
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Jerry Baskin
 1984 Teachers
Alex Jurel
 1984 Grace Quigley
Seymour Flint
 1983 Under Fire
Russell Price
 1982 48 Hrs.
Jack Cates
 1982 Cannery Row
 1980 Heart Beat
Neal Cassady
 1979 North Dallas Forty
Phillip Elliott
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
Ray Hicks
 1977 The Deep
David Sanders
 1976 Northville Cemetery Massacre
Chris (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Return to Macon County
Bo Hollinger
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue
Hippie Kid (uncredited)
 1972 Dirty Little Billy
Town Gang Leader (uncredited)
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America is in a difficult position right now. It has so much wealth, it has become obese and gluttonous. It will change but it has to get through this time now. It's not that I wish I was not from America. It just goes through these peculiar times. I could live anywhere. But I wouldn't want to abandon a country just because it's being silly. I'll do what we did in 1968, and try and change it and ... See more »


Was supposed to host Saturday Night Live (1975) back in 1982 as part of the promotional tour for 48 Hrs. (1982), which was the film debut of then Saturday Night Live (1975) star Eddie Murphy, but fell ill at the last minute and had to drop out, so Murphy hosted in his place. See more »


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