Jack Nicholson

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Jack Nicholson
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Born (1937-04-22) April 22, 1937 (age 82)
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)

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 recieved 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]

Personal life[change | change source]

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.

Filmography[change | change source]

Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Nicholson at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
List of movie credits
Year Title Role Notes
1958 The Cry Baby Killer Jimmy Wallace
1960 Too Soon to Love Buddy
1960 The Wild Ride Johnny Varron
1960 The Little Shop of Horrors Wilbur Force
1960 Studs Lonigan Weary Reilly
1962 The Broken Land Will Brocious
1963 The Raven Rexford Bedlo
1963 The Terror Andre Duvalier Also (Uncredited) Director
1964 Flight to Fury Jay Wickham Also Writer
1964 Back Door to Hell Burnett
1964 Ensign Pulver Dolan
1965 Ride in the Whirlwind Wes Also Producer, Television Film
1966 The Shooting Billy Spear Also Producer, Television Film
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Gino, Hit Man Uncredited
1967 Hells Angels on Wheels Poet
1967 The Trip Writer
1968 Psych-Out Stoney
1968 Head Himself Also Producer/Writer
1969 Easy Rider George Hanson
1970 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Tad Pringle
1970 The Rebel Rousers Bunny
1970 Five Easy Pieces Robert Eroica Dupea
1971 Carnal Knowledge Jonathan Fuerst Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1971 A Safe Place Mitch
1971 Drive, He Said Also Producer/Writer/Director—Nominated for Palme d'Or
1972 The King of Marvin Gardens David Staebler
1973 The Last Detail Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky
1974 Chinatown J.J. 'Jake' Gittes
1975 The Passenger David Locke
1975 The Fortune Oscar Sullivan aka Oscar Dix
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle McMurphy
1975 Tommy The Specialist
1976 The Missouri Breaks Tom Logan
1976 The Last Tycoon Brimmer
1978 Goin' South Henry Lloyd Moon Also Director
1980 The Shining Jack Torrance
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice Frank Chambers
1981 Ragtime Pirate at beach Uncredited
1981 Reds Eugene O'Neill
1982 The Border Charlie Smith
1983 Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove
1984 Terror in the Aisles Archival Footage Only
1985 Prizzi's Honor Charley Partanna
1986 Heartburn Mark Forman
1987 The Witches of Eastwick Daryl Van Horne
1987 Broadcast News Bill Rorich New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor also for Ironweed and The Witches of Eastwick
1987 Ironweed Francis Phelan
1989 Batman Jack Napier / The Joker
1990 The Two Jakes J.J. 'Jake' Gittes Also (Uncredited) Producer/Director
1992 Man Trouble Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1992 A Few Good Men Col. Nathan R. Jessep
1992 Hoffa James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actor
1994 Wolf Will Randall Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
1995 The Crossing Guard Freddy Gale
1996 Blood and Wine Alex Gates
1996 The Evening Star Garrett Breedlove
1996 Mars Attacks! President James Dale / Art Land Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1997 As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall
2001 The Pledge Jerry Black
2002 About Schmidt Warren R. Schmidt
2003 Anger Management Dr. Buddy Rydell Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
2003 Something's Gotta Give Harry Sanborn Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2006 The Departed Francis 'Frank' Costello
2007 The Bucket List Edward Cole
2010 How Do You Know Charles Madison

References[change | change source]

  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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