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Jack Nicholson is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks American born on 22 april 1937 at Neptune City (USA)

Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson
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Birth name John Joseph Nicholson
Nationality USA
Birth 22 april 1937 (81 years) at Neptune City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker, having performed for nearly 60 years. He is known for playing a wide range of starring or supporting roles, including satirical comedy, romance and dark portrayals of excitable and psychopathic characters. In many of his films he played the "eternal outsider, the sardonic drifter", and someone who rebels against the social structure.

Nicholson's 12 Academy Award nominations make him the most nominated male actor in the Academy's history. Nicholson has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, one for the drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and the other for the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets (1997). He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the comedy-drama Terms of Endearment (1983). Nicholson is one of three male actors to win three Academy Awards.

Nicholson is one of only two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s; the other is Michael Caine. He has won six Golden Globe Awards, and received the 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.

Other films in which he has starred include the road movie Easy Rider (1969), the drama Five Easy Pieces (1970), the comedy-drama film The Last Detail (1973), the neo-noir mystery film Chinatown (1974), the drama The Passenger (1975), and the epic film Reds (1981). He played Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick's horror film The Shining (1980), the Joker in Batman (1989), and Frank Costello in the Martin Scorsese's neo-noir crime drama The Departed (2006). Other films include the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), the Sean Penn-directed mystery film The Pledge (2001), and the comedy-drama About Schmidt (2002).

Biography

Relationships



"Nicholson is the Hollywood celebrity who is most like a character in some ongoing novel of our times. He is also the most beloved of stars—not even his huge wealth, his reckless aging, and the public disasters of his private life can detract from this...For he is still a touchstone, someone we value for the way he helps us see ourselves."



David Thomson, film critic.

Nicholson's only marriage was to Sandra Knight from 1962 to 1968. They had one daughter together, Jennifer (born 1963). Actress Susan Anspach contends that her son, Caleb Goddard (born 1970), was fathered by Nicholson, though he is not convinced he is the father. Between 1973 and 1989, Nicholson had an on-again, off-again relationship with actress Anjelica Huston that included periods of overlap with other women, including Danish model Winnie Hollman, by whom he fathered a daughter, Honey Hollman (born 1981).

From 1989 to 1994, Nicholson had a relationship with actress Rebecca Broussard. They had two children together: daughter Lorraine (born 1990) and son Raymond (born 1992). He states that children added to the quality of his life: "Children give your life a resonance that it can't have without them...As a father I'm there all the time. I give unconditional love. And I have a lot of skills in terms of getting them to express themselves." Nicholson said he was against abortion.


Vandalism charge
In a criminal lawsuit filed on February 8, 1994, Robert Blank stated that Nicholson, then 56, approached Blank's Mercedes-Benz while he was stopped at a red light in North Hollywood. After accusing the other man of cutting him off in traffic, Nicholson used a golf club to bash the roof and windshield of Blank's car. A witness confirmed Blank's account of the incident, and misdemeanor charges of assault and vandalism were filed against Nicholson. Charges were dropped after Nicholson apologized to Blank and the two reached an undisclosed settlement, which included a reported $500,000 check from Nicholson.




Celebrity friendships
Nicholson lived next door to Marlon Brando for a number of years on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills. Warren Beatty also lived nearby, earning the road the nickname "Bad Boy Drive." After Brando's death in 2004, Nicholson purchased his bungalow for $6.1 million, with the purpose of having it demolished. Nicholson stated that it was done out of respect to Brando's legacy, as it had become too expensive to renovate the "derelict" building which was plagued by mold.

Nicholson's friendship with author-journalist Hunter S. Thompson is described in Thompson's autobiography Kingdom of Fear. Following Thompson's death in 2005, Nicholson and fellow actors Johnny Depp, John Cusack, and Sean Penn attended the private memorial service in Colorado.

Nicholson was also a close friend of Robert Evans, the producer of Chinatown, and after Evans lost Woodland, his home, as the result of a 1980s drug bust, Nicholson and other friends of the producer purchased Woodland to give it back to Evans.


Hobbies
Nicholson is a fan of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers. He has been a Laker season ticket holder since 1970 and has held courtside season tickets for the past 25 years next to the opponent's benches both at The Forum and Staples Center, missing very few games. In a few instances, Nicholson has engaged in arguments with game officials and opposing players, and even walked onto the court. He was almost ejected from a Lakers playoff game in May 2003 after he yelled at the game's referee.

Nicholson is a collector of 20th century and contemporary art, including the work of Henri Matisse, Tamara de Lempicka, Andy Warhol, and Jack Vettriano. In 1995, artist Ed Ruscha was quoted saying that "Jack Nicholson has one of the best collections out here".

Best films

Batman (1989)
(Actor)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
(Actor)
The Departed (2006)
(Actor)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
(Actor)
A Few Good Men (1992)
(Actor)
Anger Management (2003)
(Actor)

Usually with

Monte Hellman
Monte Hellman
(8 films)
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(9 films)
Bob Rafelson
Bob Rafelson
(7 films)
Robert Towne
Robert Towne
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Nicholson (74 films)

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Actor

Room 237
Room 237 (2012)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Stephen King, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson
Roles Jack Torrance (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1007053.1007053.1007053.1007053.100705
The film interviews fans of The Shining who, using their own brands of film analysis, connect Kubrick's film with (among others) genocide of Native Americans, the Holocaust, and the Apollo 11 moon landing. The interviewees are not seen in Room 237, but rather, their commentaries and claims about the film are heard over a variety of visual clips (primarily from the film The Shining itself) which loosely connect with their dialogue.
How Do You Know, 1h56
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, Jack Nicholson, Lenny Venito, Kathryn Hahn
Roles Charles
Rating53% 2.69872.69872.69872.69872.6987
Softball player Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) is devastated when she is left off the Team USA roster. Unsure what to do next, Lisa begins dating Matty Reynolds (Owen Wilson), a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. She also receives an intriguing phone call from a young executive, George Madison (Paul Rudd), who was advised by a friend of Lisa's to give her a call. George calls out of politeness because he wants to explain that his relationship with his girlfriend has just become more serious. But life takes an abrupt turn for the worse for George when he suddenly finds himself the target of a federal criminal investigation for corporate malfeasance at a company run by his father, Charles Madison (Jack Nicholson). George is fired from his job and abandoned by the company, with the exception of his father and his pregnant secretary, Annie (Kathryn Hahn).
I'm Still Here, 1h48
Directed by Casey Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Sean Combs, Casey Affleck, Ben Stiller, Eddie Rouse, Mos Def
Roles Himself
Rating61% 3.0991553.0991553.0991553.0991553.099155
In 2008 while rehearsing for a charity event, actor Joaquin Phoenix, with Casey Affleck's camera watching, tells people he's quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. He importunes Sean Combs in hopes he'll produce the record. We see the actor in his home: he parties, smokes, bawls out his two-man entourage, talks philosophy with Affleck, and comments on celebrity. I'm Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads and explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
The Bucket List, 1h37
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Medical-themed films, Films about Tibet, Transport films, Films about cancer, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Rob Morrow, Beverly Todd, Alfonso Freeman
Roles Edward Periman Cole
Rating73% 3.6987153.6987153.6987153.6987153.698715
Blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman) and billionaire hospital magnate Edward Cole (Nicholson) meet for the first time in the hospital after both have been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Although Edward is reluctant to share a room with Carter, complaining that he "looks half-dead already", they become friends as they undergo their respective treatments.
The Departed, 2h30
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about immigration, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone
Roles Francis "Frank" Costello
Rating81% 4.0722354.0722354.0722354.0722354.072235
As a child, Colin Sullivan (Damon) had been introduced to organized crime by Irish-American mobster Frank Costello (Nicholson) in the Irish neighborhood of South Boston. Over the years, Costello grooms him to become a mole inside the Massachusetts State Police, until Sullivan is accepted into the Special Investigations Unit, which focuses on organized crime.
Inside Deep Throat, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical, Pornographic
Themes Films about films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Political films, Documentary films about films
Actors Dennis Hopper, Peter Bart, Warren Beatty, John Waters, Tony Bill, Gore Vidal
Rating66% 3.349653.349653.349653.349653.34965
Considéré comme le film le plus rentable de tous les temps, Gorge profonde fut bien plus qu'une curiosité pour adultes et une réussite financière. Sorti en 1972, au moment où les Etats-Unis découvraient les mouvements pour la libération sexuelle et les valeurs de la contre-culture, ce film au contenu sexuellement explicite déclencha une tempête sociale et politique sans précédent. Gorge profonde devint un phénomène culturel majeur, dont l'impact se ressent encore aujourd'hui. Plus de trente ans après les scandales provoqués par ce classique du cinéma porno, le documentaire Inside Deep throat examine l'incroyable abîme entre les modestes intentions des créateurs du film et l'héritage qu'ils ont involontairement laissé.
Something's Gotta Give, 2h8
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau
Roles Harry Sanborn
Rating66% 3.349293.349293.349293.349293.34929
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a wealthy New York music mogul who has had a 40-year habit of dating women under 30, including his latest conquest, Marin Klein (Amanda Peet). The two drive to her mother's Hamptons beach house expecting to be alone, but are surprised by Marin's mother, successful playwright Erica Barry (Diane Keaton), who is there with her sister Zoe (Frances McDormand).
Anger Management, 1h46
Directed by Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán, Allen Covert, Lynne Thigpen
Roles Dr. Buddy Rydell
Rating61% 3.0991853.0991853.0991853.0991853.099185
In 1978, a young Dave Buznik is about to kiss the girl of his dreams, when a local bully, Arnie Shankman, pulls down his pants and underwear, embarrassing him in front of everybody. This leaves Dave with lasting trauma about public affection, as well as repressing his emotions. In the present day, Dave Buznik lives in New York, working as a secretary for Frank Head, an abusive boss who takes credit for Dave's work. His problems also extend to his private life, his girlfriend Linda's ex-boyfriend Andrew still being close friends with her and being condescending to Dave at work.
About Schmidt, 2h5
Directed by Alexander Payne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Vieillesse, Road movies
Actors Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates, June Squibb, Harry Groener
Roles Warren R. Schmidt
Rating71% 3.598963.598963.598963.598963.59896
Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, an insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. After a retirement dinner, Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life, feeling useless. He sees a television advertisement about a foster program for African children, Plan USA, and decides to sponsor a child. He soon receives an information package with a photo of his foster child, a small Tanzanian boy named Ndugu Umbo, to whom he relates his life in a series of candid, rambling letters.
The Pledge
The Pledge (2001)
, 2h4
Directed by Sean Penn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities
Actors Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Benicio del Toro, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave
Roles Jerry Black
Rating67% 3.3991453.3991453.3991453.3991453.399145
Retired police detective Jerry Black is seen mumbling to himself, apparently drunk, sitting on a bench outside a disused gas station. The scene then shifts to events in the recent past. Jerry is ice fishing, then driving to work. After work, he goes to a restaurant, where the Department has thrown him a retirement party. Police captain Eric Pollack gives Jerry a gift, a fishing trip in Mexico. The party is interrupted by the discovery of a murdered child, Ginny. Jerry decides to go with another detective, Stan Krolak, to the scene of the crime.
As Good as It Gets, 2h12
Directed by James L. Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight, Skeet Ulrich
Roles Melvin Udall
Rating76% 3.848973.848973.848973.848973.84897
Melvin Udall is a misanthrope who works at home as a best-selling novelist in New York City. He suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder which, paired with his misanthropy, alienates nearly everyone with whom he interacts. He avoids stepping on sidewalk cracks while walking through the city due to a superstition of bad luck, and eats breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day using disposable plastic utensils he brings with him due to his pathological mysophobia. He takes an interest in his waitress, Carol Connelly, the only server at the restaurant who can tolerate his behavior.
The Evening Star, 2h9
Directed by Robert Harling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Bill Paxton, Juliette Lewis, Miranda Richardson, Ben Johnson, Scott Wolf
Roles Garrett Breedlove
Rating58% 2.90192.90192.90192.90192.9019
Years have passed since the death of her daughter. Aurora Greenway is still her usual strong, willful self, but all is not well with the three grandchildren she raised after Emma's death, particularly eldest boy Tommy, who is serving time in jail on a drug charge.
Mars Attacks!, 1h46
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, La fin du monde, Politique, Mars in film, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Martiens, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films, White House in fiction
Actors Jack Nicholson, Lukas Haas, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Sylvia Sidney
Roles President James Dale / Art Land
Rating62% 3.1492953.1492953.1492953.1492953.149295
In Kentucky, a family watches an enormous horde of cattle running past their home, having caught fire, and a flying saucer leaving Earth. The ship explodes before it returns to Mars, and hundreds of other Martian ships leave Mars and head towards Earth.