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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 series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Kubrick by Kubrick 2020-10-22
Known For
Poster of My Spy Family
Poster of Mars Attacks!
Poster of The Shining
Poster of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Movie Kubrick by Kubrick Self (archive footage) 2020-10-22
Movie Joker: Put on a Happy Face Self 2020-08-18
Movie Dr. Jack & Mr. Nicholson Himself (archive footage) 2019-07-21
Movie Howard (archival footage) 2018-04-22
Movie Jack Nicholson: Das Teuflische Grinsen Hollywoods Himself 2017-12-09
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
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 BBStory: An American Film Renaissance 2010-11-23
Movie Drive He Said: A Cautionary Tale of Campus Revolution and Sexual Freedom 2010-11-23
Movie America Lost and Found: The BBS Story Himself 2010-11-23
Movie How Do You Know Charles 2010-12-17
Movie Notes on an American Film Director at Work Self 2008-01-01
Movie The Visions of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Killer 2007-03-13
Movie Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick Himself 2007-10-23
Movie View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' Himself 2007-10-23
Series My Spy Family Unknown 2007-12-03
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
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Anger Management Dr. Buddy Rydell 2003-04-11
Movie Something's Gotta Give Harry Sanborn 2003-12-12
Movie About Schmidt Warren R. Schmidt 2002-05-22
Movie The Kid Stays in the Picture Himself (archive footage) 2002-08-16
Movie The Pledge Jerry Black 2001-01-19
Movie America: A Tribute to Heroes Himself 2001-09-21
Movie Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures Himself 2001-05-02
Series Leute heute self 1997-07-23
Movie As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall 1997-12-19
Movie The Evening Star Garrett Breedlove 1996-12-25
Movie Blood and Wine Alex Gates 1996-10-03
Movie Mars Attacks! President James Dale / Art Land 1996-12-12
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 Hoffa James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa 1992-12-25
Movie Man Trouble Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss 1992-07-17
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 Broadcast News Bill Rorich 1987-12-16
Movie Ironweed Francis Phelan 1987-12-18
Movie Heartburn Mark Forman 1986-07-25
Movie Prizzi's Honor Charley Partanna 1985-06-14
Movie Live Aid Self 1985-07-13
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston Self 1983-03-23
Movie Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove 1983-11-20
Movie The Border Charlie Smith 1982-01-29
Movie Reds Eugene O'Neill 1981-12-25
Movie The Postman Always Rings Twice Frank Chambers 1981-03-20
Movie Ragtime Pirate (uncredited) 1981-11-20
Movie The Shining Jack Torrance 1980-05-23
Movie Making The Shining Self 1980-10-04
Movie The Shooting Billy Spear 1978-05-04
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie Goin' South Henry Lloyd Moon 1978-10-06
Movie The Missouri Breaks Tom Logan 1976-05-19
Movie The Last Tycoon Brimmer 1976-11-18
Movie The Passenger David Locke 1975-02-28
Movie The Fortune Oscar 1975-05-20
Movie Tommy The Specialist 1975-03-19
Series Saturday Night Live Himself 1975-10-11
Movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle Patrick McMurphy 1975-11-18
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 Carnal Knowledge Jonathan 1971-06-30
Movie A Safe Place Mitch 1971-10-01
Movie On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Tad Pringle 1970-06-17
Movie Rebel Rousers Bunny 1970-04-01
Movie Five Easy Pieces Robert Eroica Dupea 1970-09-12
Movie Easy Rider George Hanson 1969-05-07
Movie Psych-Out Stoney 1968-03-06
Movie Head Movie director at filmshoot in restaurant 1968-11-06
Movie Hells Angels on Wheels Poet 1967-06-01
Series The Guns of Will Sonnett Tom Murdock 1967-09-08
Movie The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Gino, Hit Man (uncredited) 1967-06-30
Series Goldene Kamera Verleihung himself 1966-01-25
Movie Ride in the Whirlwind Wes 1966-10-23
Movie Ensign Pulver Dolan 1964-07-31
Movie Flight to Fury Jay Wickham 1964-08-07
Movie Back Door to Hell Burnett 1964-12-19
Series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Unknown 1964-09-14
Movie The Raven Rexford Bedlo 1963-01-25
Movie The Terror Lt. Andre Duvalier 1963-06-17
Series Little Amy Jefferson City Coach 1962-01-01
Movie The Broken Land Will 1962-03-31
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Movie The Wild Ride Johnny Varron 1960-06-17
Movie Too Soon to Love Buddy 1960-02-01
Movie The Little Shop of Horrors Wilbur Force 1960-08-05
Series The Andy Griffith Show Mr. Garland 1960-10-03
Movie Studs Lonigan Weary Reilly 1960-09-01
Series The Barbara Stanwyck Show Unknown 1960-09-19
Series Hawaiian Eye Tony Morgan 1959-10-07
Series Mr. Lucky Martin 1959-10-24
Series Sea Hunt John Stark 1958-01-04
Series Bronco Bob Doolin 1958-09-23
Movie The Cry Baby Killer Jimmy Wallace 1958-08-15
Series Matinee Theater Musician's Son 1955-10-31
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18