Nick Nolte Explains Mug Shot – Nick Nolte had been named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine in 1992, which is a far cry from his infamous mug shot taken after his arrest 10 years ago.
The actor’s police photo, with stringy hair and a face that looks worrisome, had been an ongoing joke for websites and TV shows for over a decade.
Nolte explains that the photo itself, taken after his DUI arrest, was not a real mug shot.
The actor told People that it was a Polaroid photograph taken by a young officer at the hospital where Nolte was taken for a blood test. He also explains in the latest issue of GQ magazine that he was under the influence of ecstasy that night, not alcohol. Nolte told GQ it helped with workouts and improved his moods.
When the officer at the hospital asked if he could take a photograph, Nolte told GQ: “I said, ‘Come on, you don’t really want to ask that, do you?'”
The officer did and Nolte agreed to pose if the officer shared any proceeds he made off the photograph with his colleagues.
Three days later he checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for counseling. When drug tests came back confirming Nolte’s story of GHB, also known as the ‘date rape drug,’ he responded, “been taking it for four years and I’ve never been raped.”
As for the hair and how he appeared in the mug shot: Nolte says it was his halloween costume.