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Born in Omaha, Neb., on Feb. 8, 1941, Nick Nolte worked his way up from regional theatre in California to uncredited work in B movies, finally making a name for himself in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man." This "man's man" role earned him larger parts in the 1970s and '80s in such films as The Deep (1977), North Dallas Forty (1979) and the comedy 48 Hrs. (1982), with then-newcomer Eddie Murphy.

Nolte moved on from his trademark gruff-but-lovable roles to a variety of characters in Q & A (1990), Cape Fear (1991) and The Prince of Tides (1991), for which he earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination. He earned his second for Affliction in 1999.

While continuing to play the strong leading man in films such as The Good Thief (2002) and Northfork (2003), Nolte still contributes solid supporting work in bigger films, such as Hulk (2003).

Nick Nolte in A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

2015 R

Returning to America after living abroad many years, aging travel writer Bill Bryson decides to focus on his native land by hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail with his long-estranged pal Stephen Katz -- a tottering, wisecracking ex-alcoholic.

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  • Nick Nolte in Under Fire Under Fire
  • Nick Nolte in Tropic Thunder Tropic Thunder
  • Nick Nolte in The Spiderwick Chronicles The Spiderwick Chronicles
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  • Nick Nolte in Hotel Rwanda Hotel Rwanda
  • Nick Nolte in Cannery Row Cannery Row
  • Nick Nolte in The Thin Red Line The Thin Red Line
  • Nick Nolte in Zookeeper Zookeeper
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  • Nick Nolte in Cape Fear Cape Fear
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  • Nick Nolte in Over the Hedge Over the Hedge
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  • Nick Nolte in Hulk Hulk
  • Nick Nolte in The Deep The Deep
  • Nick Nolte in Down and Out in Beverly Hills Down and Out in Beverly Hills
  • Nick Nolte in The Beautiful Country The Beautiful Country
  • Nick Nolte in Three Fugitives Three Fugitives
  • Nick Nolte in The Golden Bowl The Golden Bowl
  • Nick Nolte in Hateship Loveship Hateship Loveship
  • Nick Nolte in Rich Man, Poor Man Rich Man, Poor Man
  • Nick Nolte in Everybody Wins Everybody Wins
  • Nick Nolte in I Love Trouble I Love Trouble
  • Nick Nolte in Arthur Arthur
  • Nick Nolte in Blue Chips Blue Chips
  • Nick Nolte in Nightwatch Nightwatch
  • Nick Nolte in Breakfast of Champions Breakfast of Champions
  • Nick Nolte in A Few Days in September A Few Days in September
  • Nick Nolte in Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride
  • Nick Nolte in My Own Love Song My Own Love Song
  • Nick Nolte in I'll Do Anything I'll Do Anything
  • Nick Nolte in Neverwas Neverwas
  • Nick Nolte in Chicago 10 Chicago 10
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  • Nick Nolte in Teachers Teachers
  • Nick Nolte in Directors: Barbra Streisand Directors: Barbra Streisand
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  • Nick Nolte in This So-Called Disaster This So-Called Disaster
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  • Nick Nolte in Luck Luck