Nick Nolte, 82, Is Unrecognizable From His 1970s Heartthrob Days.

Nick Nolte was once a terrific sex symbol, but he’s now best recognized for playing tough-guy characters.

Yesterday, the beautiful actor turned 82, and I must say that he no longer looks like the heartthrob he was in the 1970s.

To me, Nick Nolte is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors in American cinema history, and I have the highest regard for his tremendous talent.

His firm, square jaw, angulus orbital bones and forehead, and free-flowing, unruly hair give him the image of a powerful, almost barbarian character from a Shakespeare play, which I find appealing.