Jack Nicholson biography 2022

Jack Nicholson

Biography of Jack Nicholson


Jack Nicholson (John Joseph Nicholson) was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune City, New Jersey, USA.

After debuting in 1958 with roles in horror and horror B-movies, Jack Nicholson got his breakthrough in Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider (1969), where he established the part of the rebellious individualist in the wake of youth rebellion.

The figure was refined in Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces (1970), The Last Detail (1973), and not least in MiloŇ° Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), which gave Jack Nicholson his first Oscar.

On a large-scale of temperament, Jack Nicholson has portrayed introverted and introspective characters in films such as The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (1971), Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (1975), and Ironweed (1987) and various degrees of madness in Stanley Kubrick's horror The Shining (1980) as well as The Witches of Eastwick (1987) A Few Good Men (1992) A Question of Honor and Wolff (1994).

Jack Nicholson's other significant achievements include his role as the detective in Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974), and Terms of Endearment (1983), which earned Jack Nicholson another Oscar.

Prizzi's Honor (1985), Hoffa (1992), As Good As It Gets (1997), which won the third Oscar, as well as Sean Penn's The Pledge (2001) and About Schmidt (2002).

He has also played significant supporting roles in Warren Beatty's Reds (1981), Broadcast News (1987), Tim Burton's Batman (1989), and Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006), as well as himself directed The Two Jakes (1990), a sequel to Chinatown.



last updated September 2022

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