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  • Nick Nolte

    Born on February 8, 1941 in Omaha, Nebraska

awards & nominations

Warrior (2011)

Nick Nolte as "Paddy"

An estranged family finds redemption in the unlikeliest of places: the MMA ring. Tommy (Tom Hardy), an ex-Marine with a tragic past, returns home and enlists his father (Nick Nolte), a recovering alcoholic and former wrestling coach, to train him for "Sparta," the biggest MMA tournament ever held. But when Tommy's underdog brother, Brendan (Joel Edgerton), fights his way into the tournament, the two brothers must finally confront each other and the forces that pulled them apart.

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Nick Nolte as "Colonel Oliver"

Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Affliction (1997)

Nick Nolte as "Wade Whitehouse"

In a small New Hampshire town, washed-up cop Wade Whitehouse (Nick Nolte) has a troubled past, an abusive father (James Coburn), the contempt of his ex-wife (Mary Beth Hurt) and an unimpressive streak as a lawman. When hunting guide Jack Hewitt (Jim True) reports a businessman's accidental death during a hunting trip, Wade believes he has a chance to turn around his life, if he can prove it was murder. Increasingly obsessed, Wade begins to lose his composure during the investigation.

Academy Award (1997) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

The Prince of Tides (1991)

Nick Nolte as "Tom Wingo"

A New York psychiatrist treating an emotionally scarred woman finds it helpful to discuss her South Carolina family's troubled history with the woman's twin brother. He and the psychiatrist find themselves drawn together by their equally turbulent pasts, and they form an alliance which ultimately leads to romance.

Academy Award (1991) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1991) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Rich Man, Poor Man (1976)

Two sons of a brutal immigrant follow different life paths.

Golden Globe (1977) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

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