Ten fun facts about Nick Nolte

Fact 1
In 1977 director and writer George Lucas first considered Nick Nolte for the iconic role of Han Solo. He instead gave the part to Harrison Ford.

Fact 2
He appeared in the 1990 film “Q & A”. To get into character for his role in the movie, he elected to gain fifty pounds before production began.

Fact 3
In 1992 People Magazine chose Nick Nolte as the “Sexiest Man Alive”.

Fact 4
He was originally offered the iconic role of Indiana Jones in the 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark” but he chose not to do it for unknown reasons. The movie went on to be huge hit with Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.

Fact 5
He has acted in several movies that went on to become huge hits. Some of his most famous movies include “The Deep, Cape Fear”, “The Thin Red Line”, “The Prince Of Tides”, and “The Good Thief”.

Fact 6
In pop-culture, his mugshot for arrest was listed as the number one “Most Shocking Celebrity Mugshot”.

Fact 7
Nick Nolte went out of his way to get cast in the popular film “Apocalypse Now”. However, he was denied the part even after Harvey Keitel was fired from the project.

Fact 8
He is very good friends with actors Jeff Bridges and Gary Busey. They often spend time together off the sets.

Fact 9
Nick Nolte was arrested and later given five years of probation. This happened after he was caught selling forged draft cards in 1962.

Fact 10
He was all set to appear in the 2008 film “Pride and Glory”. He had to opt out of the project after he began experiencing pain in his knee from an old sports injury.

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