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After writing and appearing in Westerns and other low budget films in the 1960s, Nicholson exploded on the screen in EASY RIDER in 1969. Nicholson played along with Peter Fonda as two friends on a motorcycle odyssey from LA to New Orleans for Mardis Gras, whose misadventures on the road are the subject of the counter culture tale. Jack Nicholson was nominated for an Oscar for his role.
Super Star & Big Award Winner
In the cult hit, FIVE EASY PIECES, Nicholson played an upper class, intellectual dropout who embarked on a life of slumming across America.
In 1971, Jack Nicholson played in Mike Nichol's CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, as an embittered playboy lover to Ann-Margaret.
In 1974, Jack Nicholson played a private investigator on an adultery case who stumbles across murder, in Roman Polanski's film noir CHINATOWN, with Faye Dunaway, Meg Tilley and John Huston.
Nicholson played an irreverent con in the 1975 drama, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. His character tries to lessen his sentence by pretending to be insane and meets his match in Nurse Ratched, played by Louise Fletcher, who eventually bends him to her iron will. Nicholson won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
In 1978, Jack Nicholson produced, directed and starred in GOIN' SOUTH, with Mary Steenburgen, a Western about an unlikely pair of gold miners who strike it rich.
Nicholson starred in the 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's THE SHINING, the story of a husband who loses his mind and goes berserk, when he and his family caretake an isolated resort hotel in the off season.
In the 1981 remake of THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, Nicholson plays a drifter who has an affair with a married waitress and conspires to murder her husband.
Nicholson played an ex-astronaut, next door neighbor and love interest of Shirley MacLaine in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his 1983 role.
In all, Jack Nicholson has been nominated for an Oscar twelve times. He won 3 Oscars.
Nicholson again won an Oscar for his portrayal of a neurotic, obsessive writer who woos and wins Helen Hunt in AS GOOD AS IT GETS, a 1997 drama.
Jack Nicholson was last nominated for an Oscar in 2002, for his starring role in ABOUT SCHMIDT, as a recent widower and depressed guy, who eventually finds meaning in life.
Jack's newest credits include: THE BUCKET LIST and THE DEPARTED. More
Jack Nicholson 1975 Best Actor
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST(Comedy/Drama)
Jack Nicholson received his BEST ACTOR award for playing the ill fated con man who fakes insanity to avoid prison work.
Jack Nicholson 1983 Best Supporting Actor
TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Comedy/Drama)
Jack Nicholson won his SUPPORTING ACTOR award for playing the retired astronaut who's becomes involved with Shirley MacLaine.
Jack Nicholson 1997 Best Actor
AS GOOD AS IT GETS (Romantic Comedy)
Jack Nicholson won another BEST ACTOR award for his performance with co-winner Helen Hunt.
ABOUT JACK NICHOLSON (1937 - )
Popular American leading man.
Nicholson's directing credits include:
DRIVE HE SAID
GOING SOUTH (1978)
THE TWO JAKES (1990)
In addition, Jack Nicholson has written several scripts, including:
FLIGHT TO FURY (1964)
For his performance in REDS Jack Nicholson received a British Film Academy award.
In addition, Jack Nicholson received nominations for:
EASY RIDER (69 - Supporting)
FIVE EASY PIECES (70 - Actor)
THE LAST DETAIL (73- Actor)
CHINATOWN (74 - Actor)
REDS (81 - Supporting)
PRIZZI'S HONOR (85 - Actor)
A FEW GOOD MEN (92 - Supporting)
Jack Nicholson's other credits include:
THE CRY BABY KILLER (1958)
THE WILD RISE (1960)
THE BROKEN LAND (1962)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)
THE RAVEN (1963)
ENSIGN PULVER (1964)
THE SHOOTING (1966)
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER (1970)
CARNAL KNOWLEDGE (1971)
THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS (1971)
THE LAST DETAIL (1973)
THE FORTUNE (1975)
THE MISSOURI BREAKS (1976)
THE SHINING (1980)
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1981)
THE BORDER (1982)
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987)
MAN TROUBLE (1992)
A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)
THE CROSSING GUARD (1995)
MARS ATTACKS! (1996)
BLOOD & WINE (1996)
THE PLEDGE (2001)
ABOUT SCHMIDT (2002)
ANGER MANAGEMENT (2003)
SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (2003)
THE DEPARTED (2006)
THE BUCKET LIST (2007)