Jack Nicholson

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Jack was born under the official name Nicholson, John Joseph on April 22nd, 1937. Known to his close friends as Mulholland Man, he has been a credited actor since the 1970 film Five Easy Pieces.

Jack Nicholson is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in sixteen films including the 2007 adventure film The Bucket List as the character Edward, the 2002 comedy movie About Schmidt playing Warren Schmidt and the 1997 comedy release As Good as It Gets cast as Melvin Udall.

Jack has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twelve films including: the 2010 comedy film How Do You Know as the character Charles, the 2006 crime movie The Departed playing Frank Costello and the 2003 comedy release Anger Management cast as Dr. Buddy Rydell.

Jack Nicholson has earned salaries up to $20,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1989 action film Batman, which brought in $251,000,000 at the box office.

Beyond acting, Jack Nicholson was the director of the 1990 movie crime The Two Jakes. In 1990 Jack Nicholson produced his first movie, the crime film The Two Jakes.

Jack is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least forty-one magazines, captured in more than sixteen pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-one publications and featured in thirty-five magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least sixteen books. He has been the subject of at least two biographical films.

As an actor Jack Nicholson has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on twelve occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor for his portrayal of Randle Patrick McMurphy in the 1975 film One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest. Jack Nicholson also won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Garrett Breedlove in the 1983 movie Terms of Endearment and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Melvin Udall in the 1997 movie As Good as It Gets .

Jack Nicholson was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as George Hanson in the 1969 movie Easy Rider , Best Actor for his role as Robert Eroica Dupea in the 1970 movie Five Easy Pieces , Best Actor for his role as Signalman First Class Buddusky in the 1973 movie The Last Detail , Best Actor for his role as J. J. Gittes in the 1974 movie Chinatown , Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Eugene O'Neill in the 1981 movie Reds , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Charley Partanna in the 1985 movie Prizzi's Honor , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Francis Phelan in the 1987 movie Ironweed , Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Col. Nathan R. Jessep in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Warren Schmidt in the 2002 movie About Schmidt .

Quotes

" You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.

Trivia

Used to be a messenger boy for MGMs cartoon department.
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