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Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Birthdate: April 22, 1937

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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 A... ...detailed bio


Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)

Chronicles the six-decade (so far) career of the U.S. film industry's most diverse, dogged and resourceful low-budget producer-director-entrepeneur, painting the soft-spoken Roger Corman as an indie cinema trailbrazer as well as an extraordinary conduit for new talent.

How Do You Know (2010)

Softball player Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon) is devastated when she is left off the Team USA roster. Unsure what to do next, Lisa begins dating Matty Reynolds (Owen Wilson), a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. She also receives an intriguing phone call from a young executive, George Mad...

The Bucket List (2007)

Blue-collar mechanic Carter Chambers (Freeman) and billionaire hospital magnate Edward Cole (Nicholson) meet for the first time in the hospital after both have been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Although Edward is reluctant to share a room with Carter, complaining that he "looks half-dead ...

The Departed (2006)

Colin Sullivan (Damon) is introduced to organized crime by Irish-American mobster Frank Costello (Nicholson) in the Irish neighborhood of South Boston. Costello trains him to become a mole inside the Massachusetts State Police. Sullivan is accepted into the Special Investigations Unit, which focu...

Proteus (2004)

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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Harry Sanborn (Nicholson) is a wealthy New York music mogul who has had a 40-year habit of dating women under 30, including his latest conquest, Marin Klein (Peet). The two drive to her mother's Hamptons beach house expecting to be alone, but are surprised by Marin's mother, successful playwright...

Anger Management (2003)

In 1978, a young Dave Buznik is about to kiss the girl of his dreams, when a local bully, Arnie Shankman, pulls down his pants and underwear, embarrassing him in front of everybody. This leaves Dave with lasting trauma about public affection, as well as repressing his emotions. In the present day...

About Schmidt (2002)

Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, an insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. Schmidt is given a retirement dinner that seems to bring no comfort. Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life outside of work, feeling useless. One evening, he see...

The Pledge (2001)

Retired police detective Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) is seen mumbling incoherently, apparently drunk, at an unspecified location. The scene then shifts to events in the recent past. Jerry is ice fishing, then driving to work. After work, he goes to a restaurant, where the Department has thrown h...

As Good as It Gets (1997)

Melvin Udall is a misanthrope who works at home as a best-selling novelist in New York City. He suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder which, paired with his misanthropy, alienates nearly everyone with whom he interacts. He eats breakfast at the same table in the same restaurant every day usi...

Mars Attacks! (1996)

When Martians surround Earth with an armada of flying saucers, President James "Jimmy" Dale addresses America concerning the historic event. People around the country follow the story, including news anchors in New York, employees and guests at the Luxor Las Vegas hotel in Nevada and a trailer tr...

The Evening Star (1996)

The Evening Star is a 1996 sequel to Academy Award for Best Picture-winning Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley MacLaine, who reprises the role of Aurora Greenway she played in the original film. The movie takes place about fifteen years after the original following the characters from 1988 to ...

Blood and Wine (1996)

Alex Gates (Jack Nicholson) is a wealthy wine merchant who has distanced himself from his alcoholic wife Suzanne (Judy Davis) with his philandering, and from his stepson Jason (Stephen Dorff) with his indifference. Alex is heavily in debt, and cases the house of his clients, the Reese family. Aft...

The Crossing Guard (1995)

Freddy Gale (Nicholson) has been tormented for five years after the death of his daughter Emily. Once a devoted husband and father, his anguish costs him his family, happiness, and morality. Now the drunk driver who killed her, John Booth (Morse), is released from prison. Freddy immediately revea...

Wolf (1994)

Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) is bitten by a wolf while driving home through Vermont. Soon after, he is demoted from editor in chief of a publishing house during a takeover by ruthless tycoon Raymond Alden (Christopher Plummer), who replaces him with Will's ambitious protégé Stewart Swinton (Jame...

A Few Good Men (1992)

Lieutenant Junior Grade Daniel "Danny" Kaffee (Tom Cruise) is an inexperienced and unenthusiastic U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps lawyer who leads the defense in the court-martial of two U.S. Marines, Private First Class Louden Downey (James Marshall) and Lance Corporal Harold Dawson (Wo...

Man Trouble (1992)

Harry Bliss (Nicholson) runs a guard dog service and is going through counseling with his wife, Adele (Lauren Tom). A serial killer is on the loose in Los Angeles, so when the apartment of classical singer Joan Spruance (Barkin) is ransacked and she starts receiving threatening phone messages, Jo...

Hoffa (1992)

Most of the story is told in flashbacks before ending with a version of Hoffa's mysterious disappearance. Jimmy Hoffa and Bobby Ciaro are first seen impatiently waiting in the parking lot of a roadhouse diner in 1975. Others are late for a meeting. Asked if he wants to leave, Hoffa gives Ciaro a ...

The Two Jakes (1990)

In Los Angeles in 1948, Jake Berman (Keitel) hires private investigator J. J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson) to catch his wife in the act of committing adultery. During the sting, Berman shoots the man, who turns out to be his partner in a real estate company. Gittes, under scrutiny for his unwitting ...

Batman (1989)

As a child, Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) witnesses his parents killed by a criminal. He vows to avenge their deaths in a lifelong battle against crime in the guise of Batman while concealing his secret identity, adopting the public face of a billionaire man of leisure and head of Wayne Enterprise...