The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, and addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.
One day you’re
the sexiest man alive, and another day your face is like a flattened
road-killed bird in the worst mug shot of all time.
In a career spanning five
decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from
obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated
and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of
romances; was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine; and
suffered public humiliation over his drug and alcohol issues, including a
drug-fueled trip down a “long road of nothingness” that ended in arrest.
Despite these ups and
downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse
range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly
voice. Already thirty-five when his performance in the 1976 miniseries Rich
Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by
Hollywood’s rules. A rebel who defies expectations, an obsessive method actor
who will go to extremes for a role (he lived among the homeless to prepare for Down
and Out in Beverly Hills), Nolte is motivated more by edgier, more personal
projects than by box office success. Today he is clean yet still driven,
juggling a number of upcoming works and raising his young daughter.
A man who refuses to hide
his mistakes, Nolte now delivers his most revealing performance yet. This memoir offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the
loves, and the life. Download and start listening now!