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Jack Nicholson

American actor, film director, producer, and writer

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937[1]) is an American actor, movie director, producer and writer. He started out as a writer and part-time actor. He became a star in 1969 when he had a small part in the movie Easy Rider. He has won three Oscars, for As Good as it Gets, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Terms of Endearment. He is one of the fans for Los Angeles Lakers. Nicholson is one of only two actors who have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s; the other is Michael Caine. Nicholson received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1999. He has won seven Golden Globe Awards. He received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. Nicholson dropped out from the remake movie Toni Erdmann.[2]

Jack Nicholson
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Born (1937-04-22) April 22, 1937 (age 82)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1957–present
Spouse(s)Sandra Knight
(m. 1962-1968, divorced)
ChildrenJennifer Nicholson Norfleet
Caleb Goddard Anspach
Honey Hollman?
Lorraine Nicholson
Ray Nicholson
Parent(s)June Nicholson (deceased)

Personal lifeEdit

Nicholson has been linked to many actresses and models, including Michelle Phillips, Bebe Buell and Lara Flynn Boyle. He had a intimate relationship with Anjelica Huston from 1973 to 1989. The relationship ended when the media reported Rebecca Broussard was pregnant with their child. Nicholson and Broussard had two children together, Lorraine (born 1990) and Raymond Nicholson (born 1992). Nicholson's other children are Jennifer (born 1963 with Sandra Knight) and Honey Hollman (b. 1981 with Winnie Hollman). Actress Susan Anspach says that her son, Caleb Goddard (born 1970), was fathered by Nicholson. He is not sure that he is the father.[3][4] Nicholson describes himself as a "lifelong Irish Democrat",[5] and is highly against abortion. He is Roman Catholic.

FilmographyEdit

 
Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
 
Nicholson at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
Year Title Role Director Notes
1958 The Cry Baby Killer Jimmy Wallace Jus Addiss
1960 Too Soon to Love Buddy Richard Rush
The Wild Ride Johnny Varron Harvey Berman
The Little Shop of Horrors Wilbur Force Roger Corman
Studs Lonigan Weary Reilly Irving Lerner
1962 The Broken Land Will Brocious John A. Bushelman
1963 The Raven Rexford Bedlo Roger Corman
The Terror Andre Duvalier Roger Corman
Thunder Island None Jack Leewood Writer
1964 Flight to Fury Jay Wickham Monte Hellman Also writer
Back Door to Hell Burnett Monte Hellman
Ensign Pulver Dolan Joshua Logan
1966 The Shooting Billy Spear Monte Hellman
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Gino, Hit Man Roger Corman Uncredited
Hells Angels on Wheels Poet Richard Rush
The Trip None Roger Corman Writer
1968 Psych-Out Stoney Richard Rush
Head Movie Director in Restaurant Bob Rafelson Uncredited cameo;
Also producer and writer
1969 Easy Rider George Hanson Dennis Hopper
1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Tad Pringle Vincente Minnelli
The Rebel Rousers Bunny Martin B. Cohen
Five Easy Pieces Robert Eroica Dupea Bob Rafelson
1971 Carnal Knowledge Jonathan Fuerst Mike Nichols
A Safe Place Mitch Henry Jaglom
Drive, He Said None Himself Producer and writer
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens David Staebler Bob Rafelson
1973 The Last Detail Signalman 1st Class Billy L. "Badass" Buddusky Hal Ashby
1974 Chinatown J. J. "Jake" Gittes Roman Polanski
1975 The Passenger David Locke Michelangelo Antonioni
The Fortune Oscar Sullivan Mike Nichols
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle Patrick "Mac" McMurphy Miloš Forman
Tommy The Specialist Ken Russell
1976 The Missouri Breaks Tom Logan Arthur Penn
The Last Tycoon Brimmer Elia Kazan
1978 Goin' South Henry Lloyd Moon Himself
1980 The Shining Jack Torrance Stanley Kubrick
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Frank Chambers Bob Rafelson
Reds Eugene O'Neill Warren Beatty
1982 The Border Charlie Smith Tony Richardson
1983 Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove James L. Brooks
1985 Prizzi's Honor Charley Partanna John Huston
1986 Heartburn Mark Forman Mike Nichols
1987 The Witches of Eastwick Daryl Van Horne George Miller
Broadcast News Bill Rorich James L. Brooks Cameo
Ironweed Francis Phelan Héctor Babenco
1989 Batman Jack Napier / The Joker Tim Burton
1990 The Two Jakes J. J. "Jake" Gittes Himself Also producer
1992 Man Trouble Eugene Earl Axline / Harry Bliss Bob Rafelson
A Few Good Men Colonel Nathan R. Jessup Rob Reiner
Hoffa James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa Danny DeVito
1994 Wolf Will Randall Mike Nichols
1995 The Crossing Guard Freddy Gale Sean Penn
1996 Blood and Wine Alex Gates Bob Rafelson
The Evening Star Garrett Breedlove Robert Harling
Mars Attacks! President James Dale / Art Land Tim Burton
1997 As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall James L. Brooks
2001 The Pledge Jerry Black Sean Penn
2002 About Schmidt Warren R. Schmidt Alexander Payne
2003 Anger Management Dr. Buddy Rydell Peter Segal
Something's Gotta Give Harry Sanborn Nancy Meyers
2006 The Departed Francis "Frank" Costello Martin Scorsese
2007 The Bucket List Edward Cole Rob Reiner
2010 I'm Still Here Himself Casey Affleck
How Do You Know Charles Madison James L. Brooks

ReferencesEdit

  1. McDougal, Dennis (October 2007). Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times. Wiley. p. 7. ISBN 0-471-72246-4.
  2. Kroll, Justin. "Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to Star in 'Toni Erdmann' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  3. Von Strunckel, Shelley (June 23, 2006). "What the Stars say about them — Jack Nicholson and Susan Anspach". The Sunday Times. UK. p. 36. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v120/BPorg/jack/magz/84rs6.jpg
  5. AP, Dan Steinberg / (20 December 2007). "Jack Nicholson goes public with his politics". TODAY.com.

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