Nick Nolte, 78, wears knee brace as he keeps hale and hearty with a weekend bike ride in Malibu

He was once famous for his wild nights out.

But Nick Nolte, 78, has been sober for years and was glimpsed keeping healthy with a bike ride in Malibu this weekend.

The Prince Of Tides star, who was People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1992, wore a knee brace over his red trousers for his day out.

Healthy lifestyle: Nick Nolte, 78, has been sober for years and was glimpsed keeping healthy with a bike ride in Malibu this weekend

Healthy lifestyle: Nick Nolte, 78, has been sober for years and was glimpsed keeping healthy with a bike ride in Malibu this weekend

Nick is still hard at work on the acting front, appearing in this August's hit action thriller Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.

He will also be featuring in a Star Wars spin-off Disney+ web series called The Mandalorian about a bounty hunter in the vein of fan favorite Boba Fett.

The star-studded cast includes Pedro Pascal and Gina Carano, as well as such names as comedian Bill Burr and filmmakers Werner Herzog and Taika Waititi.

Created by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, the show will premiere on Disney+ this November 12 and is slated to have an eight-episode first season. 

On the move: The Prince Of Tides star, who was People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1992, wore a knee brace over his lavender trousers for his day out

On the move: The Prince Of Tides star, who was People's Sexiest Man Alive in 1992, wore a knee brace over his lavender trousers for his day out

Nick is a proud father of two children - Brawley, 33, by his third wife Rebecca Linger, and Sophie, 12, by his fourth and current wife Clytie Lane.

He released a dishy memoir last year called Rebel: My Life Outside The Lines in which he looked back on his iconic 2002 arrest Polaroid.

He was nabbed by the cops while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway under the influence of the drug GHB two years after it was banned.

Spotlight: Nick is still hard at work on the acting front, appearing in this August's hit action thriller Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman

Spotlight: Nick is still hard at work on the acting front, appearing in this August's hit action thriller Angel Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman

'I’m told six drivers called 911 to report a big sedan weaving on the wrong side of the road,' wrote Nick, who was on the road after canceling plans to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting because he was too high.

He wrote of the photo: 'It went viral - my hair wild, my expression unsettling, looking like an asylum inmate out for a lark.'

Nick recalled wryly: 'In 1992, People magazine had named me the Sexiest Man Alive, and now, 10 years later, I looked to all the world like a madman.'

Throwback: He released a dishy memoir last year called Rebel: My Life Outside The Lines in which he looked back on his iconic 2002 arrest Polaroid (pictured)

Throwback: He released a dishy memoir last year called Rebel: My Life Outside The Lines in which he looked back on his iconic 2002 arrest Polaroid (pictured)

Nick Nolte, 78, wears knee brace as he keeps hale and hearty with a weekend bike ride in Malibu

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