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BetteBack August 19, 1985: Nick Nolte Smells Bad

Winnipeg Free Press
August 19, 1985

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Nick Nolte is heavily into method acting, so much so that he nauseated fellow cast members during the filming of Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

Nolte, 44, plays a bum who wanders into Beverly Hills and the life of a wealthy family. To get the feel of the role, he spent a few days hanging around with real bums at a mission in downtown Los Angeles. And he stopped bathing for a month.

“The situation is what makes the movie funny,” says Nolte. “To make it work, you have to play it real.” It was so real Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss kept a healthy distance from him, until the script called for him to clean up.

“I smelled so bad,” says Nolte, “I think 1 frightened them a bit.”

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