NICK NOLTE (Chief Parker) is a three-time Academy Award nominee, who earned his first Oscar nod for Best Actor for his role in the 1991 drama THE PRINCE OF TIDES, opposite Barbra Streisand, who also directed the film. In addition, Nolte won a Golden Globe and the Los Angeles and Boston Film Critics' Awards for his portrayal of a man trying to help his suicidal sister while uncovering his own haunting childhood memories. He received his second Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as a man battling addiction in 1997's AFFLICTION, directed by Paul Schrader, as well as Best Actor Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics, and garnered Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations. His third Academy Award nod came in 2012, for his supporting performance in WARRIOR; he was also nominated for his work by SAG, the Broadcast Film Critics Assocation and the Chicago Film Critics Association.
He appears in several films set to hit theaters in 2013, among them THE TRIALS OF CATE MCCALL, with Kate Beckinsale and James Cromwell; Roger Spottiswoode's THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM; HATESHIP, FRIENDSHIP with Guy Pearce and Kristen Wiig; and Taylor Hackford's PARKER, starring Jason Statham.
Nolte also starred in the independent comedy drama MY OWN LOVE SONG, opposite Renee Zellweger and Forest Whitaker, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. His projects also include Robert Redford's THE COMPANY YOU KEEP; the indie ARCADIA LOST; Ben Stiller's Hollywood spoof TROPIC THUNDER; the family adventure THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES; Hans Peter Moland's THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY executive produced by Terrence Malick; Olivier Assayas' CLEAN; PEACEFUL WARRIOR, adapted from the Dan Millman novel WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR, and directed by Victor Salva; and NEVERWAS directed by Joshua Michael Stern and co-starring Ian McKellen, Jessica Lange and William Hurt. He also voiced Vincent the Bear in the animated feature OVER THE HEDGE, Butch in CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE, and Bernie the Gorilla in ZOOKEEPER.
Nolte's other notable film credits include the critically acclaimed HOTEL RWANDA, with Don Cheadle, for which he earned a SAG Award nomination; Neil Jordan's THE GOOD THIEF; Ang Lee's HULK; the Polish Brothers' NORTHFORK; Alan Rudolph's INVESTIGATING SEX; Oliver Stone's U-TURN; JEFFERSON IN PARIS; Martin Scorsese's CAPE FEAR; I LOVE TROUBLE; William Friedkin's BLUE CHIPS; writer/director James L. Brooks' I'LL DO ANYTHING; and the critically acclaimed LORENZO'S OIL.
In 2000, Nolte returned to his acting roots in the stage production of Sam Shepherd's play THE LATE HENRY MOSS, in which he starred with Sean Penn.
An Omaha, Nebraska native, Nolte began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse. He studied with Bryan O'Byrne at Stella Adler's Academy in Los Angeles and traveled for several years, performing in regional theatres, before gaining international recognition with his breakthrough role in the legendary series "Rich Man, Poor Man." Soon after, he made his feature film starring debut in THE DEEP, opposite Jacqueline Bisset, and went on to deliver a number of diverse character roles in such films as WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN; NORTH DALLAS FORTY, which he developed with author Peter Gent; HEART BEAT; and CANNERY ROW. His additional film credits include DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, 48 HOURS, UNDER FIRE, EXTREME PREJUDICE, WEEDS, THREE FUGITIVES, FAREWELL TO THE KING, Martin Scorsese's segment of NEW YORK STORIES, Karel Reisz' EVERYBODY WINS, and Sidney Lumet's Q&A.
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