Jack Nicholson

American actor and filmmaker (born 1937) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker.[1] He is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time.[2][3] In many of his films, he played rebels against the social structure.[4] He received numerous accolades throughout his career which spanned over five decades, including three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He also received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in 1994 and the Kennedy Center Honor in 2001.

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Jack Nicholson
Nicholson in 2001
Born
John Joseph Nicholson

(1937-04-22) April 22, 1937 (age 85)
EducationManasquan High School
Occupations
  • Actor
  • filmmaker
Years active1955–2010
WorksFilmography
Spouse
(m. 1962; div. 1968)
Partners
Children6, including Lorraine and Ray
AwardsFull list
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Nicholson has won three Academy Awards, for Best Actor for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and As Good as It Gets (1997) and for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment (1983). He was Oscar-nominated for Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Last Detail (1974), Chinatown (1974), Reds (1981), Prizzi's Honor (1986), Ironweed (1987), A Few Good Men (1992) and About Schmidt (2002). Nicholson is also known for his notable roles in Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Shining (1980), Heartburn (1986), Broadcast News (1987), Batman (1989), Hoffa (1992), Mars Attacks! (1996), Something's Gotta Give (2003), The Departed (2006) and The Bucket List (2007).

Nicholson has directed three films, Drive, He Said (1971), Goin' South (1978), and The Two Jakes (1990). He is one of only three male actors to win three Academy Awards, and one of only two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award for acting in films made in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. His 12 Academy Award nominations make Nicholson the most nominated male actor in the Academy's history.