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Jack Nicholson

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Nicholson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 22, 1937 In Manhattan, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Few Good Men
Latest Project:
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face 2020-08-18
Known For
Poster of BBStory: An American Film Renaissance
Poster of Flight to Fury
Poster of The Broken Land
Poster of The Barbara Stanwyck Show
Movie A Few Good Men Col. Nathan R. Jessep 2022
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020-08-18
Movie Howard (archival footage) 2018-04-22
Movie The Great Satan 2018-06-12
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Olga Himself 2014-05-15
Movie Room 237 Jack Torrance (archive footage) (uncredited) 2012-10-26
Movie Top Priority: The Terror Within Himself - Academy Award Winning Actor (archive footage) 2012-06-15
Movie Corman's World Himself - Actor 2011-12-16
Movie I'm Still Here Himself 2010-09-10
Movie Stardust Himself (uncredited) 2010-10-16
Movie Drive He Said: A Cautionary Tale of Campus Revolution and Sexual Freedom 2010-11-23
Movie How Do You Know Charles 2010-12-17
Movie BBStory: An American Film Renaissance Himself 2010-11-23
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Killer 2007-03-13
Movie Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Series My Spy Family 2007-09-01
Movie View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' Himself 2007-10-23
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie The Bucket List Edward Periman Cole 2007-12-25
Movie The Departed Francis 'Frank' Costello 2006-10-05
Movie Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight Himself 2005-10-18
Movie Something's Gotta Give Harry Sanborn 2003-12-12
Movie Anger Management Dr. Buddy Rydell 2003-04-11
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie About Schmidt Warren R. Schmidt 2002-05-22
Movie The Kid Stays in the Picture Himself (archive footage) 2002-08-16
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself 2001-09-21
Movie The Pledge Jerry Black 2001-01-19
Movie Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself 2001-05-02
Movie As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall 1997-12-19
Movie Blood and Wine Alex Gates 1996-10-03
Movie Mars Attacks! President James Dale / Art Land 1996-12-12
Movie The Evening Star Garrett Breedlove 1996-12-25
Movie The Rolling Stones: Stripped Himself 1995-07-04
Movie The Crossing Guard Freddy Gale 1995-11-15
Movie Wolf Will Randall 1994-06-17
Movie Man Trouble Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss 1992-07-17
Movie Hoffa James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa 1992-12-25
Movie A Few Good Men Col. Nathan R. Jessep 1992-12-11
Movie The Two Jakes J.J. "Jake" Gittes 1990-08-10
Movie Batman Jack Napier / The Joker 1989-06-23
Movie The Witches of Eastwick Daryl Van Horne 1987-06-12
Movie Ironweed Francis Phelan 1987-12-18
Movie Broadcast News Bill Rorich 1987-12-16
Movie Heartburn Mark Forman 1986-07-25
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie Prizzi's Honor Charley Partanna 1985-06-14
Movie Terror in the Aisles (archive footage) 1984-10-26
Movie Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove 1983-11-20
Movie The Border Charlie Smith 1982-01-29
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Frank Chambers 1981-03-20
Movie Reds Eugene O'Neill 1981-12-25
Movie Ragtime Pirate (uncredited) 1981-11-20
Movie The Shining Jack Torrance 1980-05-23
Movie Making The Shining Self 1980-10-04
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Goin' South Henry Lloyd Moon 1978-10-06
Movie The Last Tycoon Brimmer 1976-11-18
Movie The Missouri Breaks Tom Logan 1976-05-19
Movie The Passenger David Locke 1975-02-28
Movie Tommy The Specialist 1975-03-19
Movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle Patrick McMurphy 1975-11-18
Movie The Fortune Oscar 1975-05-20
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Chinatown J.J. 'Jake' Gittes 1974-06-20
Movie The Last Detail SM1 Billy 'Bad Ass' Buddusky 1973-12-11
Movie The King of Marvin Gardens David Staebler 1972-10-12
Movie Drive, He Said Annoyed Bearded Guy 1971-06-13
Movie Carnal Knowledge Jonathan 1971-06-30
Movie A Safe Place Mitch 1971-10-01
Movie Rebel Rousers Bunny 1970-04-01
Movie Five Easy Pieces Robert Eroica Dupea 1970-09-12
Movie On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Tad Pringle 1970-06-17
Movie Easy Rider George Hanson 1969-05-07
Movie Head Movie director at filmshoot in restaurant 1968-11-06
Movie Psych-Out Stoney 1968-03-06
Movie Hells Angels on Wheels Poet 1967-06-01
Movie The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Gino, Hit Man (uncredited) 1967-06-30
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown 1967-09-08
Movie Ride in the Whirlwind Wes 1966-10-23
Movie The Shooting Billy Spear 1966-06-02
Movie Ensign Pulver Dolan 1964-07-31
Series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie Back Door to Hell Burnett 1964-12-19
Movie Flight to Fury Jay Wickham 1964-08-07
Movie The Terror Lt. Andre Duvalier 1963-06-17
Movie The Raven Rexford Bedlo 1963-01-25
Movie The Broken Land Will 1962-03-31
Series Dr. Kildare Jaime Angel 1961-09-27
Movie Too Soon to Love Buddy 1960-02-01
Movie The Wild Ride Johnny Varron 1960-06-17
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Unknown 1960-09-19
Series The Andy Griffith Show Unknown 1960-10-03
Movie Studs Lonigan Weary Reilly 1960-09-01
Movie The Little Shop of Horrors Wilbur Force 1960-08-05
Series Mr. Lucky Unknown 1959-10-24
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Sea Hunt Unknown 1958-01-04
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Movie The Cry Baby Killer Jimmy Wallace 1958-08-15
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series The Oscars Jack Nicholson 1953-03-18