Wild Nick Nolte spotted in Beverly Hills

Mark Lankester

Eighties favourite Nick Nolte has been snapped wondering around the streets of Beverly Hills sporting a look that can only be described as ‘Santa goes to Benidorm’.

The 72-year-old ’48 Hrs.’ star, once voted “World’s Sexiest Man”, was spotted strolling around the up-market Hollywood streets with a face full of wild white fuzz, the craziest of crazy hair and an ancient greek-themed shirt that belongs in the British Museum.

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It's a continuation of Nick's "pioneering" use of the colour yellow - as seen here when the star turned up to the 'Gangster Squad' premiere back in January, flaunting a bizarre golden robe.

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It's all a far (and slightly depressing) cry from from Nick's late 80s/early 90s heyday when the star was given a strong Oscar nod for 'The Prince Of Tides'. (He's actually been up for an Academy Award three times in all, most recently for Best Supporting Actor in 2011's 'Warrior'.)

Still, this latest look though is throwback to the last great candid pic of Nolte that came our way – the actor’s infamous 2002 drunk driving mugshot – featuring a crazy hair/shirt combo that’s become the stuff of internet legend. Enjoy it once more below.

Has his fashion sense improved since then? You be the judge.