Jack Nicholson

Biography

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards 12 times. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four).

He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Michael Caine). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Notable films in which he has starred include, in chronological order, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Reds, Terms of Endearment, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets, About Schmidt, Something's Gotta Give and The Departed.

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John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards 12 times. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four).

He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade from the 1960s to 2000s (the other one being Michael Caine). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. Notable films in which he has starred include, in chronological order, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Reds, Terms of Endearment, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets, About Schmidt, Something's Gotta Give and The Departed.

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1937-04-22

Place of Birth Manhattan, New York, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special as Himself
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as himself
2010 How Do You Know as Charles
2010 BBStory
2010 I'm Still Here as Himself
2007 The Bucket List as Edward Cole
2007 View From the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' as Himself
2007 The Visions of Stanley Kubrick as Himself
2006 The Departed as Francis "Frank" Costello
2003 Something's Gotta Give as Harry Sanborn
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Anger Management as Dr. Buddy Rydell
2002 About Schmidt as Warren R. Schmidt
2001 The Pledge as Jerry Black
1997 As Good as It Gets as Melvin Udall
1996 The Evening Star as Garrett Breedlove
1996 Mars Attacks! as President James Dale / Art Land
1996 Blood and Wine as Alex Gates
1995 The Crossing Guard as Freddy Gale
1995 The Rolling Stones: Stripped as Himself
1994 Wolf as Will Randall
1992 Hoffa as James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa
1992 A Few Good Men as Col. Nathan R. Jessep
1992 Man Trouble as Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss
1990 The Two Jakes as J.J. "Jake" Gittes
1989 Batman as Jack Napier/The Joker
1987 Ironweed as Francis Phelan
1987 Broadcast News as Bill Rorich
1987 The Witches of Eastwick as Daryl Van Horne
1986 Heartburn as Mark Forman
1985 Prizzi's Honor as Charley Partanna
1983 Terms of Endearment as Garrett Breedlove
1982 The Border as Charlie Smith
1981 Reds as Eugene O'Neill
1981 Ragtime as Pirate (uncredited)
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice as Frank Chambers
1980 Making 'The Shining' as Himself
1980 The Shining as Jack Torrance
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1978 Goin' South as Henry Lloyd Moon
1976 The Last Tycoon as Brimmer
1976 The Missouri Breaks as Tom Logan
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Randle Patrick McMurphy
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 The Fortune as Oscar
1975 Tommy as The Specialist
1975 The Passenger as David Locke
1974 Chinatown as Jake Gittes
1973 The Last Detail as SM1 Billy 'Bad Ass' Buddusky
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens as David Staebler
1971 Carnal Knowledge as Jonathan
1971 A Safe Place as Mitch
1970 Five Easy Pieces as Robert Eroica Dupea
1970 On a Clear Day You Can See Forever as Tad Pringle
1970 Rebel Rousers as Bunny
1969 Easy Rider as George Hanson
1968 Head as Movie director at filmshoot in restaurant
1968 Psych-Out as Stoney
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett(1 episode)
1967 Hells Angels on Wheels as Poet
1966 The Shooting as Billy Spear
1966 Ride in the Whirlwind as Wes
1964 Back Door to Hell as Burnett
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea(1 episode)
1964 Flight To Fury as Jay Wickham
1964 Ensign Pulver as Dolan
1963 The Terror as Lt. Andre Duvalier
1963 The Raven as Rexford Bedlo
1962 The Broken Land as Will
1961 Dr. Kildare(191 episodes) as Jaime Angel
1961 Dr. Kildare(4 episodes)
1960 The Andy Griffith Show(2 episodes)
1960 The Barbara Stanwyck Show(1 episode)
1960 The Little Shop of Horrors as Wilbur Force
1960 Studs Lonigan as Weary Reilly
1960 The Wild Ride as Johnny Varron
1960 Too Soon to Love as Buddy
1959 Mr. Lucky(1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye(1 episode)
1958 Sea Hunt(1 episode)
1958 Bronco(1 episode)
1958 The Cry Baby Killer as Jimmy Wallace
1955 Matinee Theater(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(9 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Jack Nicholson

Writing

1971 Drive, He Said … Screenplay
1968 Head … Writer
1967 The Trip … Writer
1966 Ride in the Whirlwind … Writer
1963 Thunder Island … Co-Writer

Directing

1990 The Two Jakes … Director
1978 Goin' South … Director
1971 Drive, He Said … Director
1963 The Terror … Director

Production

1968 Head … Producer
1966 The Shooting … Producer

Crew

2007 Into the Wild … Thanks

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