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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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jack Nicholson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
April 22, 1937, Manhattan, New York, USA
1969 Easy RiderGeorge Hanson 1974 ChinatownJake Gittes 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestRandle Patrick McMurphy 1980 The ShiningJack Torrance 1987 Broadcast NewsBill Rorich 1989 BatmanJack Napier / The Joker 1992 A Few Good MenCol. Nathan R. Jessep 1996 Mars Attacks!President James Dale / Art Land 1997 As Good as It GetsMelvin Udall 2001 The PledgeJerry Black 2003 Anger ManagementDr. Buddy Rydell 2006 The DepartedFrancis "Frank" Costello 2007 Into the WildThanks 2008 The Bucket ListEdward Periman Cole 2010 How Do You KnowCharlesLimited to the 15 most popular items