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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson's distinguished body of work includes some of the most successful and highly acclaimed films of all time. With his Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his most recent triumph, About Schmidt, Nicholson has the singular honor of having received the most Oscar nominations of any other male performer. He has won the Academy Award for Best Actor for As Good As It Gets and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and for Best Supporting Actor in Terms of Endearment. He has also earned nominations for his performances in A Few Good Men, Prizzi's Honor, Reds, Ironweed, Chinatown, The Last Detail, Five Easy Pieces and Easy Rider. For About Schmidt, he also received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor as well as the Los Angeles Film Critics' Award for Best Actor of 2002.

Among his other credits are the dramas The Pledge and The Crossing Guard for director Sean Penn, the sci-fi comedy Mars Attacks! and Batman for director Tim Burton, Wolf, Hoffa, The Witches of Eastwick and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, among many others. Nicholson has been honored with Lifetime Achievement awards from the American Film Institute and the Golden Globes.

Upcoming for Nicholson is a romantic comedy for Columbia Pictures, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, co-starring Diane Keaton, Frances McDormand, Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Jack Nicholson Facts

Birth NameJohn Joseph Nicholson
OccupationActor
BirthdayApril 22, 1937 (80)
SignTaurus
BirthplaceNeptune, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 9½" (1m77)  How tall is Jack Nicholson compared to you?
Awards2003 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for About Schmidt)
1999 Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award
1998 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for As Good As It Gets)
1998 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for As Good As It Gets)
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Best Male Actor in a Leading Role (for As Good As It Gets)
1986 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Prizzi's Honor)
1984 Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor (for Terms of Endearment)
1984 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Terms of Endearment)
1976 Academy Awards: Best Actor (for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1976 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
1975 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Chinatown)

Selected Filmography

The Shooting
Batman
How Do You Know
The Departed
A Few Good Men
The Witches of Eastwick
As Good As It Gets
Chinatown
Little Shop of Horrors
Something's Gotta Give
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