Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines

Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines

by Nick Nolte


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The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

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 35 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. His revealing memoir, filled with sixteen pages of color photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062219589
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 426,607
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Nick Nolte is a Golden Globe–winning and Academy Award–nominated actor who has been active in Hollywood for more than forty years. He has starred in such notable films as 48 Hrs. (1982), Cape Fear (1991), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), and Warrior (2011), and currently stars in the title role in the Epix television series Graves. He lives in Malibu, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Younger Brother 5

Chapter 2 A Date with Humble Pie 9

Chapter 3 Zero Point 23

Chapter 4 Corn-fed 31

Chapter 5 Football 51

Chapter 6 Little Theatre 73

Chapter 7 Rich Man 105

Chapter 8 A Quiet Place 125

Chapter 9 Something to See 129

Chapter 10 Under Fire 157

Chapter 11 Down and Out 189

Chapter 12 Family 209

Chapter 13 Turning of the Tide 225

Chapter 14 Against Type 237

Chapter 15 Fathers and Mothers 257

Chapter 16 H, GHB, and the PCH 283

Chapter 17 Sophie 305

Chapter 18 Graves Condition 317

Afterword 349

Acknowledgments 351

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read about an unusual guy whos lucky to still be alive