Jack Nicholson

22 Apr 1937

Actor, Director

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.

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Filmography (50 titles)

(movie, 2010)
···How Do You Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charles)
(movie, 2007)
···The Bucket List
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Edward Cole)
(movie, 2006)
···The Departed
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Francis "Frank" Costello)
(movie, 2003)
···Something's Gotta Give
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Harry Sanborn)
(movie, 2003)
···Anger Management
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Buddy Rydell)
(movie, 2002)
···About Schmidt
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Warren R. Schmidt)
(movie, 2001)
···The Pledge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jerry Black)
(movie, 1997)
···As Good as It Gets
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Melvin Udall)
(movie, 1996)
···The Evening Star
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Garrett Breedlove)
(movie, 1996)
···Mars Attacks!
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as President James Dale · Art Land)
(movie, 1996)
···Blood and Wine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alex Gates)
(movie, 1995)
···The Crossing Guard
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Freddy Gale)
(movie, 1994)
···Wolf
Genre: Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Will Randall)
(movie, 1992)
···Hoffa
Genre: Crime, History
Role: Actor (as James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa)
(movie, 1992)
···A Few Good Men
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Col. Nathan R. Jessep)
(movie, 1992)
···Ca détourne
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Role: Actor
(movie, 1992)
···Man Trouble
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss)
(movie, 1990)
···The Two Jakes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1989)
···Batman
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Jack Napier · The Joker)
(movie, 1987)
···Ironweed
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Francis Phelan)
(movie, 1987)
···Broadcast News
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bill Rorich)
(movie, 1987)
···The Witches of Eastwick
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Daryl Van Horne)
(movie, 1986)
···Heartburn
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mark Forman)
(movie, 1986)
···Elephant's Child
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator)
(movie, 1985)
···Prizzi's Honor
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charley Partanna)
(movie, 1983)
···Terms of Endearment
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Garrett Breedlove)
(movie, 1982)
···The Border
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlie Smith)
(movie, 1981)
···Reds
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eugene O'Neill)
(movie, 1981)
···Ragtime
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Pirate (uncredited))
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Frank Chambers)
(movie, 1980)
7.8The Shining
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jack Torrance)
(movie, 1978)
···Goin' South
Genre: Comedy, Western
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1976)
···The Last Tycoon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Brimmer)
(movie, 1976)
···The Missouri Breaks
Genre: Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Tom Logan)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Randle Patrick McMurphy)
(movie, 1975)
···Tommy
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as The Specialist)
(movie, 1975)
···Professione: reporter
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as David Locke)
(movie, 1974)
···Chinatown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jake Gittes)
(movie, 1973)
···The Last Detail
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as SM1 Billy 'Bad Ass' Buddusky)
(movie, 1972)
···The King of Marvin Gardens
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as David Staebler)
(movie, 1971)
···Carnal Knowledge
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jonathan)
(movie, 1971)
···Drive, He Said
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1970)
···Five Easy Pieces
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Robert Eroica Dupea)
(movie, 1969)
···Easy Rider
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as George Hanson)
(movie, 1967)
···Hells Angels on Wheels
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Poet)
(movie, 1965)
···Ride in the Whirlwind
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Wes)
(movie, 1963)
···The Raven
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Rexford Bedlo)
(movie, 1963)
···The Terror
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Lt. Andre Duvalier)
(movie, 1960)
···The Little Shop of Horrors
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Wilbur Force)
(movie, 1958)
···The Cry Baby Killer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jimmy Wallace)