Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Nick Nolte's Hotel Rwanda II: Awww Hell on Earth

Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt has talked about the quintessential Nick Nolte moment that you can see in every Nick Nolte movie. Oswalt grimaces and mumbles in a Nolte-esque way, something along the lines of "awwwwgeeeeessssawwwwhelll" As Oswalt puts it, Nick Nolte has a moment in every movie where he just can't take it anymore.

I couldn't help but chuckle when, during Hotel Rwanda, Nolte, playing a beleagured U.N. officer, does indeed have one of these moments. He's told that he can have no troops to defend the Rwandans and suddenly, you see on his face that he just can't take it anymore. However, he doesn't make a sound. Is this a step toward a more mature, nuanced Nick Nolte? I like to think so.


Fang said...

You can find about two hours of Nolte outtakes in which he just keeps saying "awwwwwwww" and then cracking up at:

M. Gants v4.0 said...

I bet you can guess what he was saying when this picture was taken...hehe.