Jack Nicholson  

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John Joseph Nicholson, better known as Jack Nicholson or The Jack (born April 22, 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey) is an iconic American method actor known for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters.

He is best known for his films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, As Good as it Gets , and Tim Burton's Batman, and Martin Scorcese's The Departed.


List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1958 Template:Sortname Jimmy Wallace
1960 Too Soon to Love Buddy
1960 Template:Sortname Johnny Varron
1960 Template:Sortname Wilbur Force
1960 Studs Lonigan Weary Reilly
1962 Template:Sortname Will Brocious
1963 Template:Sortname Andre Duvalier Also (Uncredited) Director
1963 Template:Sortname Rexford Bedlo
1964 Flight to Fury Jay Wickham Also Writer
1964 Ensign Pulver Dolan
1964 Back Door to Hell Burnett
1965 Ride in the Whirlwind Wes Also Producer
1966 Template:Sortname Billy Spear Also Producer
1967 Template:Sortname Gino, Hit Man Uncredited
1967 Hells Angels on Wheels Poet
1968 Psych-Out Stoney
1968 Head Himself Also Producer/Writer
1969 Easy Rider George Hanson Template:Ubl
1970 On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Tad Pringle
1970 Template:Sortname Bunny
1970 Five Easy Pieces Robert Eroica Dupea Template:Ubl
1971 Carnal Knowledge Jonathan Fuerst Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1971 Template:Sortname Mitch
1971 Drive, He Said - Also Producer/Writer/Driver
1972 Template:Sortname David Staebler
1973 Template:Sortname Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky Template:Ubl
1974 Chinatown J.J. 'Jake' Gittes Template:Ubl
1975 Template:Sortname Oscar Sullivan aka Oscar Dix
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Randle McMurphy Template:Ubl
1975 Template:Sortname David Locke
1975 Tommy The Specialist
1976 Template:Sortname Tom Logan
1976 Template:Sortname Brimmer
1978 Goin' South Henry Lloyd Moon Also Director
1980 Template:Sortname Jack Torrance
1981 Template:Sortname Frank Chambers
1981 Ragtime Pirate at beach Uncredited
1981 Reds Eugene O'Neill Template:Ubl
1982 Template:Sortname Charlie Smith
1983 Terms of Endearment Garrett Breedlove Template:Ubl
1984 Terror in the Aisles Archival Footage Only
1985 Prizzi's Honor Charley Partanna Template:Ubl
1986 Heartburn Mark Forman
1987 The Witches of Eastwick Daryl Van Horne Template:Ubl
1987 Broadcast News Bill Rorich New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor also for Ironweed and The Witches of Eastwick
1987 Ironweed Francis Phelan Template:Ubl
1989 Batman Jack Napier / The Joker Template:Ubl
1990 The Two Jakes J.J. 'Jake' Gittes Also (Uncredited) Producer/Director
1992 Man Trouble Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss
1992 Template:Sortname Col. Nathan R. Jessep Template:Ubl
1992 Hoffa James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
1994 Wolf Will Randall Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor
1995 Template:Sortname Freddy Gale
1996 Blood and Wine Alex Gates
1996 Template:Sortname Garrett Breedlove
1996 Mars Attacks! President James Dale / Art Land Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1997 As Good as It Gets Melvin Udall Template:Ubl
2001 Template:Sortname Jerry Black
2002 About Schmidt Warren R. Schmidt Template:Ubl
2003 Anger Management Dr. Buddy Rydell Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
2003 Something's Gotta Give Harry Sanborn Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2006 Template:Sortname Francis 'Frank' Costello Template:Ubl
2008 Template:Sortname Edward Cole
2010 How Do You Know Charles Madison
2011 Americana Edgar Johnson
Additionally, in 1999, Nicholson was presented with the Golden Globe's Cecil B. DeMille Award lifetime achievement award.

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