Jack Nicholson

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Actor

Birth Name: John Joseph Nicholson

Birth Date: April 22, 1937

Age: 87 years old

Birth Place: Neptune City, New Jersey

Spouses: Sandra Knight

Partners: Anjelica Huston, Lara Flynn Boyle, Rebecca Broussard, Jami Ferrell

Children: Ray Nicholson

Perhaps no other actor of his generation made more of a lasting impression than Jack Nicholson. Over the course of several decades, Nicholson delivered one sterling performance after another in films that have long been considered as being some of the greatest ever made. Though he got his start with low-budget king Roger Corman in the late-1950s, the actor eventually made his mark with a memorable supporting role in the iconic counterculture road film, "Easy Rider" (1969). Thanks to that Oscar-nominated performance, Nicholson embarked on a fruitful decade of work that ultimately cemented his place in cinematic history, starting with a shaded portrayal of a man searching for what went wrong with his life in "Five Easy Pieces" (1970). But it was his performance as the dogged private detective Jake Gittes in "Chinatown" (1974) that turned the already successful actor into a legend, which he followed with perhaps his most enduring film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). He gave an iconic performance in "The Shining" (1980), and was also strong in such films as "The Witches of Eastwick" (1987) and "Batman" (1990), as well as in "Terms of Endearment" (1983) and "As Good As It Gets" (1997), all of which underscored Nicholson's place in at the top of the Hollywood pantheon.

Credits

Dr. Jack and Mr. Nicholson

Self
Show
2018

The Fight Game With Jim Lampley

Guest Star
Show
2012

How Do You Know

Actor
Charles
Movie
2010

The Bucket ListStream

Actor
Edward Cole
Movie
2007
41%

The DepartedStream

Actor
Frank Costello
Movie
2006
91%

Anger ManagementStream

Actor
Dr. Buddy Rydell
Movie
2003
42%

Something's Gotta GiveStream

Actor
Harry Langer
Movie
2003
72%

About SchmidtStream

Actor
Warren Schmidt
Movie
2002
85%

The PledgeStream

Actor
Jerry Black
Movie
2001
78%

As Good as It GetsStream

Actor
Melvin Udall
Movie
1997
86%

Blood and WineStream

Actor
Alex Gates
Movie
1996
61%

Mars Attacks!Stream

Actor
President James Dale/Art Land
Movie
1996
56%

The Evening StarStream

Actor
Garrett Breedlove
Movie
1996
25%

The Crossing GuardStream

Actor
Freddy Gale
Movie
1995
75%

WolfStream

Actor
Will Randall
Movie
1994
63%

Man Trouble

Actor
Eugene Earl Axline aka Harry Bliss
Movie
1992

A Few Good MenStream

Actor
Col. Nathan R. Jessup
Movie
1992
84%

HoffaStream

Actor
James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa
Movie
1992
52%

The Two JakesStream

Actor
Jake Gittes
Movie
1990
66%

The Two JakesStream

Director
Movie
1990
66%

The Two JakesStream

Producer
Movie
1990
66%

BatmanStream

Actor
Jack Napier/The Joker
Movie
1989
76%

The Elephant's Child

Narrator
Show
1987

The Witches of EastwickStream

Actor
Daryl Van Horne
Movie
1987
67%

Broadcast NewsStream

Actor
Bill Rorich
Movie
1987
98%

IronweedStream

Actor
Francis Phelan
Movie
1987
58%

HeartburnStream

Actor
Mark Forman
Movie
1986
45%

Prizzi's HonorStream

Actor
Charley Partanna
Movie
1985
85%

Terms of EndearmentStream

Actor
Garrett Breedlove
Movie
1983
81%

The Border

Actor
Charlie Smith
Movie
1982

The Postman Always Rings TwiceStream

Actor
Frank Chambers
Movie
1981
79%

Notre Dame de la Croisette

Actor
Movie
1981

RedsStream

Actor
Eugene O'Neill
Movie
1981
90%

The ShiningStream

Actor
Jack Torrance
Movie
1980
83%

Goin' South

Actor
Henry Lloyd Moon
Movie
1978

Goin' South

Director
Movie
1978

The Missouri BreaksStream

Actor
Tom Logan
Movie
1976
79%

The Last TycoonStream

Actor
Brimmer
Movie
1976
39%

Saturday Night LiveStream

Guest Star
Series
1975

Dos Pillos Tras la Heredera

Actor
Movie
1975

The Fortune

Actor
Oscar
Movie
1975

The PassengerStream

Actor
David Locke
Movie
1975
88%

TommyStream

Actor
A. Quackson, Mental Health Specialist
Movie
1975
71%

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestStream

Actor
Randle Patrick McMurphy
Movie
1975
93%

ChinatownStream

Actor
J. J. (Jake) Gittes
Movie
1974
99%

The Last DetailStream

Actor
Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky
Movie
1973
87%

The King of Marvin Gardens

Actor
David Staebler
Movie
1972

Drive, He Said

Director
Movie
1971

Drive, He Said

Producer
Movie
1971

Drive, He Said

Screenwriter
Movie
1971

Carnal KnowledgeStream

Actor
Jonathan Fuerst
Movie
1971
88%

A Safe Place

Actor
Mitch
Movie
1971

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Actor
Tad Pringle
Movie
1970

Five Easy PiecesStream

Actor
Robert Eroica Dupea
Movie
1970
89%

Easy RiderStream

Actor
George Hanson
Movie
1969
84%

Psych-Out

Actor
Stoney
Movie
1968

Head

Producer
Movie
1968

Head

Screenwriter
Movie
1968

The Guns of Will Sonnett

Guest Star
Series
1967

Hell's Angels on Wheels

Actor
Poet
Movie
1967

Rebel Rousers

Actor
Bunny
Movie
1967

The TripStream

Writer
Movie
1967
39%

The ShootingStream

Actor
Billy Spear
Movie
1967
100%

The ShootingStream

Producer
Movie
1967
100%

Cabalgata Mortal

Actor
Movie
1966

Flight to Fury

Actor
Jay Wickham
Movie
1966

Ride in the Whirlwind

Actor
Wes
Movie
1965

Back Door to Hell

Actor
Burnett
Movie
1964

Thriller Double Feature

Actor
Movie
1964

Ensign Pulver

Actor
Dolan
Movie
1964

The TerrorStream

Actor
Lt. Andre Duvalier
Movie
1963
36%

The RavenStream

Actor
Rexford Bedlo
Movie
1963
83%

The Broken Land

Actor
Will Brocious
Movie
1962

Dr. Kildare

Guest Star
Series
1961

The Andy Griffith ShowStream

Guest Star
Mr. Garland
Series
1960

The Barbara Stanwyck Show

Actor
Series
1960

Too Soon to Love

Actor
Buddy
Movie
1960

Studs Lonigan

Actor
Weary Reilly
Movie
1960

The Little Shop of HorrorsStream

Actor
Wilbur Force
Movie
1960
93%

The Wild Ride

Actor
Johnny Varron
Movie
1960

Mr. LuckyStream

Guest Star
Series
1959

Bronco

Guest Star
Series
1958

The Cry Baby Killer

Actor
Jimmy Wallace
Movie
1958

Tales of Wells FargoStream

Guest Star
Tom Washburn
Series
1957

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