Archive for January 26th, 2009
Nick Nolte has long been one of my favorite actors. He has played in some of my favorite movies like 48 hours with Eddie Murphy. Sure he’s had has hard times but who hasn’t you know. I mean we all go through some tough times and not necessarily with drugs and alcohol like Nick has. But one thing stays constant and that’s his ability to act.
He was even named the “Sexiest man alive” by People Magazine in 1992. Not too bad huh? It was a great picture of him on the cover too. But then you see a mug shot of him looking anything but sexy and I can’t help but wonder why we want to desperately to shoot someone down, especially celebrities. They are people just like you and I. They put their pants on one leg at a time just like you and I. Sure they may pay more for their pants than we do but they earned that money with their acting ability just like we earn our money with what ever ability we have.
They entertain us, take us out of our lousy little existence sometimes and even through their art, give us inspiration to do better ourselves and still the media and us that are stupid enough to pay our hard earned money to buy the magazines and gossip papers that do all they can to bring them down. We’re contributing to it. Here’s a good example with Nick Nolte at the center.
“Nick Nolte, 67: Yeah, we were just as dumbfounded as you to realize that People declared Nick Nolte the Sexiest Man Alive in 1992, a year in which competition was apparently slimmer than Victoria Beckham in airtight Spanx. The actor, then 51 and coming off the success of “The Prince of Tides… more,” was called “sexy … very sexy!” by a dewy Christina Applegate, while the magazine enthused that he was a “big-lug Adonis with the heart of gold — sometimes known as the Bad Boy Reformed.” Except his bad boy days weren’t quite over. A decade after his Sexiest honor, Nolte was busted for DUI, which resulted in an epically unflattering, Hawaiian-shirt-and-electrified-hair mug shot that set the standard by which all celebrity police snaps are measured. He pleaded no contest and has continued to work steadily. And despite the occasional airport crash session and a tendency to dress like his homeless character from “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” he’s still some one’s sexiest: Last year, at the age of 66, he welcomed a daughter with girlfriend Clytie Lane.”