3. JERRY BASKIN IN DOWN AND OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS (1986)

Appropriately enough, Down and Out in Beverly Hills features Nick Nolte as a scraggly hobo who gets invited to live with a millionaire inside his spacious mansion. Once inside, Nolte bonds with the family dog, has an affair with the maid, and manages to piss off Little Richard in the process. Basically he does everything you would expect Nolte to do when left to his own devices.

This role is a precursor to the many parts Nolte has played over his career where he looks like a ragged bum. In fact, to truly capture the spirit of the bum lifestyle, Nolte has gone on record claiming he didn’t bathe for two months while filming this movie and ate actual dog food for one of the film’s more memorable scenes. The smell practically comes right off the screen, doesn’t it?