NICK NOLTE (Hurley) is a three-time Oscar nominee with the proven ability to masterfully portray a wide range of roles. He has sustained a discernible level of integrity throughout his career.
Most recently Nolte starred in the mixed martial arts drama WARRIOR, for which he received Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild and Broadcast Film Critics nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He was also seen in Ben Stiller's Hollywood spoof TROPIC THUNDER, Mark Waters' THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, Hans Petter Moland's THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, Olivier Assayas' CLEAN, Victor Salva's PEACEFUL WARRIOR and Joshua Michael Stern's NEVERWAS. Nolte also voiced the character of Vincent the Bear in the animated feature OVER THE HEDGE.
For his performance in Paul Schrader's AFFLICTION, Nolte received Academy Award, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Actor. Additionally he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor and earned an Oscar nomination for his work in THE PRINCE OF TIDES, opposite Barbra Streisand.
Nolte, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, played college football before he discovered theater and began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse. He then studied briefly with Bryan O'Byrne at the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles. Nolte traveled for several years, performing in regional theaters, before landing his breakthrough role in the legendary television series "Rich Man, Poor Man." Following its success, Nolte made his feature film debut starring in THE DEEP opposite Jacqueline Bisset and Louis Gossett Jr.
Diversity of character became Nolte's signature in roles as a drug-smuggling Vietnam veteran in WHO'LL STOP THE RAIN; as a disillusioned football star in NORTH DALLAS FORTY, which he developed with author Peter Gent; as free-spirited beat-era writer Neal Cassady in HEART BEAT; and as a reclusive marine biologist in CANNERY ROW.
Nolte continued to challenge himself with such character roles as the philosophical vagrant in DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, a tough cop in 48 HRS., an American photojournalist in UNDER FIRE and a determined lawman in EXTREME PREJUDICE. In WEEDS, he created another unique character as an ex-con turned playwright.
Other film credits include HOTEL RWANDA, THE GOOD THIEF, HULK, NORTHFORK, U-TURN, AFTERGLOW, JEFFERSON IN PARIS, BLUE CHIPS, THREE FUGITIVES, FAREWELL TO THE KING, NEW YORK STORIES, Q&A, EVERYBODY WINS, I LOVE TROUBLE, I'LL DO ANYTHING, LORENZO'S OIL, CAPE FEAR and INVESTIGATING SEX.
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