At Cargo, Simon Rothöhler marks Nick Nolte's 70th with the scene above: "Two men between two turbines, two actors in an unevenly matched overacting duell; a theatrical moment interrupts a (very fine) blockbuster and peaks with rage on the stage." I might have gone with this one from Affliction, in which his performance as a far from ideal father is a tad more nuanced. Or the toothache scene. Then there are the showdowns: with De Niro in Cape Fear or, more briefly, with Treat Williams in Mulholland Falls. For kicks, there's the trailer for No Exit, the doc in which Nolte interviews himself.
"To celebrate his big day, WENN has dug up 10 weird and wonderful facts about the star that may have passed you by." Most had passed me by. None are all that weird or wonderful, frankly, though I am mildly surprised to learn that People once named him their "Sexiest Man Alive." In 1992, no less, so he must have been 51 at the time. Simon: "One wishes him a comeback on the grand scale of Jeff Bridges's, but then, Nolte is not that kind of guy: to allow himself to be celebrated as that kind of guy."