Rebel by Nick Nolte


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; ...

Details Rebel

Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
GenreBiography, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, History, Culture, Film

Reviews Rebel

  • Scott
    4.5 starsNolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiographical effort is just as interesting when he speaks simply and candidly of his Midwestern childhood years in the 50's and pre-stardom life of the 60's and early 70's. H...
  • Brian Joynt
    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect with the literature the same way you connect to the films in which the actor played, but it's difficult for an actor generate that kind of tone without truly gettin...
  • Robin
    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks.
  • Wynn
    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught him life lessons. He talks about directors, producers and the actors he had the pleasure and displeasure of working with. I felt he was being honest and not gossipy a...
  • Jimilee Allen
    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world!
  • Barry Hammond
    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, The Good Thief, Affliction, Warrior, and Graves, Nick Nolte was also a person who got into the arts only after a promising football career was derailed by a rebelli...
  • John
    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend captured in a DUI mugshot. This book is brutally honest, candid, funny, sincere and addictive. Like your standard Hollywood rock n roll bio, there are drugs, lots a...
  • Al
    For most the name “Nick Nolte” probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the “bad son” Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries “Rich Man, Poor Man.” The other is that of an older Nolte’s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the wrong way down the Pacific Coast Highway. The reality, based on his memoir “Rebel,” is somewhere in between. Midwesterner Nolte drifted into acting in his twen...
  • Ric Evans
    i thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I must admit to being a bit surprised. I've always liked Nick Nolte, ever since I saw him in "Rich Man Poor Man" when it was on ABC back in the day, but I never imagined that his life was so full of both triumph and tragedy. This story is filled with juicy little anecdotes that brought me back to the '50's and '60's in the Midwest and the Southwest, where I came from and places I went to. It reminded me of the ...
  • Sandra
    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work since. So hearing him tell his life story in his own words sounded like a good read. And it was. Starting when he was a child and all through his life and career, it r...
  • Joseph M. Tanis
    Terrific read about one of Life’s true “characters”First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story.
  • Carol
    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor.
  • Karen Malkin
    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read.
  • Lisa Mcbroom
    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade.
  • Chris Bradshaw
    Good 👍 readIt was nice to read about this man I relate to his addiction side seen it in his films glad I read this book!
  • Liz
    Good and honest.
  • George Dudley
    Interesting about his acting career and a little about his Family life ( kids , wifes etc ). A lot I didn't know about the guy but wow, what a life !