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John Joseph Nicholson, commonly known as Jack Nicholson, is a famous American actor, film producer and director, as well as a screenwriter. Throughout his lengthy acting career, Jack Nicholson has portrayed some of the most famous and beloved characters, including Mac Murphy in a critically acclaimed adaptation of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Miloš Forman, the villain under the name of “The Joker” in Tim Burton’s superhero film “Batman”, as well as Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the novel written by Stephen King “The Shining”. Some of the other films Jack Nicholson is known for are “Five Easy Pieces”, “The Passenger” with Steven Berkoff, “The Witches of Eastwick” with Cher, and, more recently, “The Departed” with Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, and “How Do You Know” with Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.

Jack Nicholson Net Worth $400 Million

An inductee into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Jack Nicholson won six Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, as well as three Academy Awards in addition to numerous other nominations.

A famous actor, how rich is Jack Nicholson? According to sources, Jack Nicholson’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million. Due to his impressive salary, Jack Nicholson was able to acquire some valuable assets, such as his art collection that includes works of Picasso and Warhol the worth of which is $100 million, a Newberry house in Aspen which is worth $15 million, as well as Malibu property, which costs $4.25 million.

Jack Nicholson was born in 1937, in Neptune City, New Jersey, where he attended Manasquan High School. A troubled child during his high school years, Jack Nicholson spent most of his after-school time in detention. When he graduated from high school, Nicholson moved out to Hollywood where he initially worked as a gofer – that is an employee who specialises in the delivery of special items to celebrities. At the time, Nicholson worked for Joseph Barbera and William Hanna. Nicholson’s debut in the film industry came in 1958, when he portrayed the character of Jimmy Walker in a cult film produced by Roger Corman called “The Cry Baby Killer”. In the early stages of his career, Nicholson worked on many of Corman’s projects, including “The St. Valentine’s Massacre” and “The Raven”.

However, Nicholson was largely disappointed with his acting prospects and therefore ventured into writing and directing. His first success as a screenwriter was a cult film, directed by Corman, called “The Trip”. Nicholson wrote several other screenplays before he returned in front of the cameras. Jack Nicholson’s major breakthrough came with Forman’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor, and was followed by appearances in “The Shining” and “Batman”, while his more recent appearance includes Rob Reiner’s film “The Bucket List”, where he co-starred with Morgan Freeman.

Not only is Jack Nicholson an award-winning actor, he is also an inductee to both the New Jersey Hall of Fame, as well as the California Hall of Fame. Nicholson is also a recipient of the Doctor of Fine Arts degree.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How Do You Know 2010 Charles
I'm Still Here 2010/I Jack Nicholson
The Bucket List 2007 Edward
The Departed 2006 Frank Costello
Something's Gotta Give 2003 Harry Sanborn
Anger Management 2003 Dr. Buddy Rydell
About Schmidt 2002 Warren Schmidt
The Pledge 2001/I Jerry Black
As Good as It Gets 1997 Melvin Udall
Mars Attacks! 1996 President James Dale Art Land
The Evening Star 1996 Garrett Breedlove
Blood and Wine 1996 Alex Gates
The Crossing Guard 1995 Freddy Gale
Wolf 1994 Will Randall
Hoffa 1992 James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa
A Few Good Men 1992 Col. Nathan R. Jessup
Man Trouble 1992 Eugene Earl Axline aka Harry Bliss
The Two Jakes 1990 Jake Gittes
Batman 1989 Joker Jack Napier
Ironweed 1987 Francis Phelan
Broadcast News 1987 Bill Rorish
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 Daryl Van Horne
Elephant's Child 1986 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Heartburn 1986 Mark Forman
Prizzi's Honor 1985 Charley Partanna
Terms of Endearment 1983 Garrett Breedlove
The Border 1982 Charlie Smith
Reds 1981 Eugene O'Neill
The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 Frank Chambers
The Shining 1980 Jack Torrance
Goin' South 1978 Henry Lloyd Moon
The Last Tycoon 1976 Brimmer
The Missouri Breaks 1976 Tom Logan
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 R.P. McMurphy
The Fortune 1975 Oscar
Tommy 1975 The Specialist
Professione: reporter 1975 Locke
Chinatown 1974 J.J. Gittes
The Last Detail 1973 Buddusky
The King of Marvin Gardens 1972 David Staebler
A Safe Place 1971 Mitch
Carnal Knowledge 1971 Jonathan
Five Easy Pieces 1970 Robert Eroica Dupea
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 Tad Pringle
The Rebel Rousers 1970 Bunny
Easy Rider 1969 George Hanson
Head 1968 Movie director at filmshoot in restaurant (uncredited)
Psych-Out 1968 Stoney
The Andy Griffith Show 1966-1967 TV Series Marvin Jenkins / Mr. Garland
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967 TV Series Tom Murdock
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 Gino, Hit Man (uncredited)
Hells Angels on Wheels 1967 Poet
Ride in the Whirlwind 1966 Wes
The Shooting 1966 Billy Spear
Dr. Kildare 1966 TV Series Jaime Angel
Back Door to Hell 1964 Burnett
Flight to Fury 1964 Jay Wickham
Ensign Pulver 1964 Yeoman Dolan
The Terror 1963 Lt. Andre Duvalier
The Raven 1963 Rexford Bedlo
The Broken Land 1962 Will Brocious
Hawaiian Eye 1962 TV Series Tony Morgan
Little Amy 1962 TV Movie Jefferson City Coach
The Hour of St. Francis 1962 TV Series short Jim Evans
Bronco 1961 TV Series Bob Doolin
Sea Hunt 1961 TV Series John Stark
Tales of Wells Fargo 1961 TV Series Tom Washburn
The Barbara Stanwyck Show 1960 TV Series Bud
Studs Lonigan 1960 Weary Reilly
The Little Shop of Horrors 1960 Wilbur Force
The Wild Ride 1960 Johnny Varron
Mr. Lucky 1960 TV Series Martin
Too Soon to Love 1960 Buddy
The Cry Baby Killer 1958 Jimmy Wallace
Matinee Theatre 1956 TV Series Musician's Son

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bucket List 2007 performer: "I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling" - uncredited
The Departed 2006 performer: "Mother Machree" 1910 - uncredited
Something's Gotta Give 2003 performer: "La Vie en Rose"
Anger Management 2003 performer: "I Feel Pretty"
As Good as It Gets 1997 performer: "You'll Always Be My Shining Star" - uncredited / writer: "You'll Always Be My Shining Star" - uncredited
Heartburn 1986 performer: "Yes Sir, That's My Baby", "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?", "Baby, It's Cold Outside", "Soliloquy" excerpt
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 performer: "The Star Spangled Banner" 1814 - uncredited
Tommy 1975 performer: "Go to the Mirror" - uncredited
The King of Marvin Gardens 1972 performer: "Here She Come, Miss America" - uncredited
Head 1968 writer: "Ditty Diego" - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am But a Fool 2008 Short executive producer
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Blue Champagne 1992 Video producer
The Two Jakes 1990 producer - uncredited
Drive, He Said 1971 producer
Head 1968 producer
Ride in the Whirlwind 1966 producer
The Shooting 1966 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drive, He Said 1971 screenplay
Head 1968 written by
The Trip 1967/II written by
Ride in the Whirlwind 1966 written by
Flight to Fury 1964 written by
Thunder Island 1963 screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Two Jakes 1990
Goin' South 1978
Drive, He Said 1971
The Terror 1963 one final day director - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eyeball Eddie 2001 Short film mentor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon 2013 Documentary special thanks
Jill and Jac 2010 special thanks
Song of the Shattered 2010 acknowledgment to the works of
Into the Wild 2007 thanks
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
My Buddy Jack 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories 2002 TV Special documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley 2016 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special 2015 TV Special Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cameo #47 (credit only)
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Close Up 2012 Documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Shirley MacLaine 2012 TV Movie Himself
Close Up 2011 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself
America Lost and Found: The BBS Story 2010 Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Himself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas 2009 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty 2008 TV Special Himself
American Masters 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
American Idol 2008 TV Series Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Rob Reiner Interviews the Stars: Jack Nicholson 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Chinatown: Filming 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Chinatown: The Beginning and the End 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Chinatown: The Legacy 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Visions of Stanley Kubrick 2007 Video documentary short Himself
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Saturday Night Live 1997-2007 TV Series Himself
Gala Tribute AFI's 40th Anniversary 2007 TV Movie Himself - Speaker
2007 MTV Movie Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Villain
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather 2007 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Witness to 'Reds' 2006 Video Himself
HBO First Look 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
The Making of 'Blood and Wine' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Legend Reborn 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast 2005 TV Special Himself
Los Angeles 2005 Documentary short Himself
Batman Heroes: Alexander Knox 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Villains: Bob the Goon 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Batman Villains: The Joker 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: From Jack to the Joker 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Nocturnal Overtures - The Music of Batman 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2004 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep 2004 TV Special Himself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Gandalf - Opening Segment (uncredited)
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama & Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Tinseltown TV 2003 TV Series Himself
My Buddy Jack 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Skull Session: The Making of 'Anger Management' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Motion Picture [Drama]
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood 2003 Documentary Himself
Back in the U.S. 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Leute heute 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Afterthoughts 2002 TV Movie documentary David
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2001 TV Special Himself - Honoree
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures 2001 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (preproduction footage of 'Head (1968)') (uncredited)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Thalberg Award
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman 1999 TV Special documentary Himself
The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party 1999 Video documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself - Winner: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role / Past Winner
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in Motion Picture Comedy / Musical
Getting the Goods on 'As Good As It Gets' 1997 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Hard Copy 1996 TV Series Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award to Michelangelo Antonioni
Rolling Stones: Stripped 1995 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Motion Picture
The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Picture
The Annual Daily Variety Honors. A Salutes to Army Archerd 1993 TV Movie Himself
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama & Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
An American Reunion: The People's Inaugural Celebration 1993 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas 1991 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Motion Picture
Cinéma cinémas 1990 TV Series documentary Himself
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Picture
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin and How the Camel Got His Hump 1987 TV Movie Himself - Narrator (voice)
One Voice 1986 TV Special documentary Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
La nuit des Césars 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Huston 1983 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Notre Dame de la Croisette 1981 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Making 'The Shining' 1980 TV Short documentary Himself
Wings Over the World 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda 1978 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 49th Annual Academy Awards 1977 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis 1977 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala 1977 TV Movie Himself
TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 TV Special documentary Himself
The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler 1976 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Mike Douglas Show 1976 TV Series Himself - Actor
Academy of TV Arts and Sciences Salute to Robert Evans 1975 TV Movie Himself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards 1975 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
John & Yoko in Syracuse, New York 1972 TV Short documentary Himself
The 44th Annual Academy Awards 1972 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Picture
Chronicles: Van's Last Performance 1971 Documentary Himself
Cinema 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
The 43rd Annual Academy Awards 1971 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
Neues aus der Welt des Films 1971 TV Series Himself
The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Actor
Quick Reviews with Maverick 2016 TV Series Melvin Udall
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
The Challenge Show 2015 TV Series Jack Torrance
Dante's Domicile 2015 TV Series Lt. Andre Duvalier
Welcome to the Basement 2013-2015 TV Series Jack Torrence / Will Randall / Himself
Mike & Mike 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Animation Lookback 2015 TV Series documentary Col. Nathan R. Jessup
Julie Walters: A Life on Screen 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Clippers Playoff Game
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood 2014 Documentary Himself
Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I) 2014 Documentary Himself
The Second Annual 'On Cinema' Oscar Special 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Doctor in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 2013 Documentary short R.P. McMurphy
Don't Say No Until I Finish Talking: The Story of Richard D. Zanuck 2013 Documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011-2013 TV Series Wilbur Force / Jack Torrance
Top Priority: The Terror Within 2012 Documentary Himself - Academy Award Winning Actor
American Masters 2009-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series George Hanson
The Announcement 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
America's Book of Secrets 2012 TV Series Himself
Room 237 2012/I Documentary Jack Torrance (uncredited)
Whistleblowers: The Untold Stories 2011 TV Series Himself - Award Winning Actor
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Lakers Game
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary George Hanson
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary David Staebler
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2007-2010 TV Series documentary Lt. Andre Duvalier / Rexford Bedlo
I Am 2010/III Documentary R.P. McMurphy (uncredited)
Cinémas 2010 TV Series Himself
Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad 2009 Video documentary short
Explosiv - Das Magazin 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Premio Donostia a Meryl Streep 2008 TV Special Mark Forman
Strictly Courtroom 2008 TV Movie documentary Col. Nathan R. Jessep (uncredited)
Waiting for Hockney 2008 Documentary Himself
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series The Joker
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 Documentary Himself / Jack Gittes
Writing a Bucket List 2008 Video documentary short Edward (uncredited)
Biography 2000-2007 TV Series documentary Himself / Jack Torrance
John Mayer: Say 2007 Video short Edward
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste 2007 TV Series Himself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
...10 años de Proyecto Corto 2007 TV Movie Himself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel 2006 TV Movie documentary Jack Torrance (uncredited)
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Joker Jack Napier
Corazón de... 2005 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside Deep Throat 2005 Documentary Himself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Himself - #68: Box Office Hit to Box Office Flop
Bully & Rick 2004 TV Series Himself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Himself
Cher: The Farewell Tour 2003 TV Movie documentary Daryl Van Horne
Larry King Live 2003 TV Series J.J. Gittes
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Himself
A Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen 2001 Video documentary short Col. Nathan R. Jessep (uncredited)
Code of Conduct 2001 Video documentary short Col. Nathan R. Jessep (uncredited)
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies 2001 Documentary Himself
Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album 2000 Video documentary Himself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
... y otras mujeres de armas tomar 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hey, Hey We're the Monkees 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Arena 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey 1993 Documentary The Specialist
The Making of '...And God Spoke' 1993 Himself - Academy Awards
Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself - Audience Member
Ca détourne 1992 TV Movie
Hollywood Mavericks 1990 Documentary Robert Eroica Dupea
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special 1989 TV Movie Himself / Robert Eroica Dupea
Monsters & Maniacs 1988 Video documentary Himself
America at the Movies 1976 Documentary Jonathan Fuerst Robert Eroica Duprea
The Movie Orgy 1968 Documentary Clip from Unidentified Film (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Career - Honorary Award
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Performer)
2007 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2007 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista) The Departed (2006)
2007 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain The Departed (2006)
2006 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role The Departed (2006)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Ensemble, Motion Picture The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2006 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2006 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2006 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Supporting Actor of the Year The Departed (2006)
2006 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Acting by an Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Matt Damon
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Ray Winstone
· Vera Farmiga
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
· James Badge Dale
2006 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Something's Gotta Give (2003) · Diane Keaton
2004 Marquee Award CineVegas International Film Festival
2004 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best International Actor
2003 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama About Schmidt (2002)
2003 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2003 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2003 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2002 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2002 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2001 Stanislavsky Prize Moscow International Film Festival
1999 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro) As Good as It Gets (1997)
1999 Cecil B. DeMille Award Golden Globes, USA For outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 Jupiter Award Jupiter Award Best International Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Acting
1996 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture Awarded on December 4, 1996 at 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
1994 Life Achievement Award American Film Institute, USA
1993 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor A Few Good Men (1992)
1993 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor A Few Good Men (1992)
1992 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor A Few Good Men (1992)
1988 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1987 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Ironweed (1987)
1987 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1985 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1984 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Terms of Endearment (1983)
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Terms of Endearment (1983)
1984 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Terms of Endearment (1983)
1984 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Terms of Endearment (1983)
1983 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1983 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Terms of Endearment (1983)
1983 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Terms of Endearment (1983)
1983 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Terms of Endearment (1983)
1983 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Terms of Endearment (1983)
1982 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1981 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1981 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1977 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1977 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1976 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1976 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1976 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Chinatown (1974)
1975 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor Chinatown (1974)
1975 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Movie Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero) Chinatown (1974)
1975 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor Chinatown (1974)
1975 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1975 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1974 Best Actor Cannes Film Festival The Last Detail (1973)
1974 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Chinatown (1974)
1974 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Chinatown (1974)
1970 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male Supporting Performance Easy Rider (1969)
1970 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Easy Rider (1969)
1969 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Easy Rider (1969)
1969 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Easy Rider (1969)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture The Departed (2006)
2007 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Departed (2006)
2007 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Departed (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast The Departed (2006) · Anthony Anderson
· Alec Baldwin
· Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Vera Farmiga
· Martin Sheen
· Mark Wahlberg
· Ray Winstone
2007 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2007 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2007 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite On-Screen Match-Up The Departed (2006) · Matt Damon
· Leonardo DiCaprio
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Departed (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2006 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role The Departed (2006)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2004 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Something's Gotta Give (2003)
2003 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role About Schmidt (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama About Schmidt (2002)
2003 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role About Schmidt (2002)
2003 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Hissy Fit Anger Management (2003)
2003 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role About Schmidt (2002)
2003 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role About Schmidt (2002)
2003 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2003 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista) About Schmidt (2002)
2003 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year About Schmidt (2002)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2003 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2002 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Male About Schmidt (2002)
2002 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Performance About Schmidt (2002)
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role About Schmidt (2002)
2002 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Actor of the Year About Schmidt (2002)
2001 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Male The Pledge (2001)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actor - Video As Good as It Gets (1997)
1999 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Time Movie Star
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Mars Attacks! (1996)
1995 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Wolf (1994)
1994 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Actor Wolf (1994)
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Hoffa (1992)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role A Few Good Men (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Hoffa (1992)
1993 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture A Few Good Men (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Male Performance A Few Good Men (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain A Few Good Men (1992)
1991 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actor Batman (1989)
1990 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Batman (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Batman (1989)
1990 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Batman (1989)
1990 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Batman (1989)
1990 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1989 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture Actor
1988 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Ironweed (1987)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Ironweed (1987)
1988 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Time Motion Picture Star
1987 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1986 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1986 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1982 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Reds (1981)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Reds (1981)
1977 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1976 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1975 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actor
1975 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Chinatown (1974)
1974 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role The Last Detail (1973)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama The Last Detail (1973)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Carnal Knowledge (1971)
1971 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Five Easy Pieces (1970)
1971 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Five Easy Pieces (1970)
1971 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Drive, He Said (1971)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Star, Male 9th place.
1970 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Easy Rider (1969)
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor Easy Rider (1969)
1970 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actor Easy Rider (1969)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble The Departed (2006) · Leonardo DiCaprio
· Matt Damon
· Mark Wahlberg
· Martin Sheen
· Vera Farmiga
· Ray Winstone
· Alec Baldwin
· Anthony Anderson
2006 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast The Departed (2006) · Mark Wahlberg
· Vera Farmiga
· Matt Damon
· Anthony Anderson
· Leonardo DiCaprio
· Alec Baldwin
· Ray Winstone
· Martin Sheen
2006 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor The Departed (2006)
2003 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2002 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2002 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
2002 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor About Schmidt (2002)
1998 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1998 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Performance, Male As Good as It Gets (1997)
1997 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor As Good as It Gets (1997)
1985 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Prizzi's Honor (1985)
1981 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1981 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1971 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Best Dramatic Performance, Male Five Easy Pieces (1970)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1992 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actor A Few Good Men (1992)
1982 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actor Reds (1981)
1970 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Five Easy Pieces (1970)

TitleSalary
Anger Management (2003) $20,000,000
About Schmidt (2002) $10,000,000
The Pledge (2001) $10,000,000
As Good as It Gets (1997) $15,000,000
Wolf (1994) $13,000,000
Hoffa (1992) $10,000,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $5,000,000
The Two Jakes (1990) $5,000,000
Batman (1989) $6,000,000
Ironweed (1987) $5,000,000
The Witches of Eastwick (1987) $6,000,000
Heartburn (1986) $4,000,000
Terms of Endearment (1983) $1,000,000 + profit percentage (totalling $9,000,000)
The Shining (1980) $1,250,000
The Missouri Breaks (1976) $1,250,000 + 10% of all gross receipts above $12.5m
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) $1,000,000 + 15% gross
Tommy (1975) $75,000
Chinatown (1974) $500,000
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) $12,500

#Fact
1 Has worked with 10 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Vincente Minnelli, Mike Nichols, Roman Polanski, Milos Forman, Elia Kazan, Warren Beatty, Tony Richardson, James L. Brooks, John Huston and Martin Scorsese.
2 Is an accomplished and well payed "ghost writer" for the movie industry.
3 Was considered for the role of villain Howard Payne in Speed (1994), which went to his good friend Dennis Hopper instead.
4 Was offered the role of Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), which he turned down. The role was instead given to Louis Gossett Jr. who went on to receive an Oscar for his performance.
5 He was considered for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), which went to Bob Hoskins.
6 He was considered for the role of Thomas Hagen in The Godfather (1972) before Robert Duvall was cast.
7 Is a Democrat.
8 Has twice been interviewed in Playboy magazine. His second interview is printed in the 50th anniversary issue.
9 In 1977, he attended the murder trial of Claudine Longet in Aspen, Colorado. The courthouse he sat in (the Pitkin County Courthouse) is the very same courtroom where infamous serial killer Ted Bundy was brought into to stand trial for murder several months later.
10 Prior to playing The Joker, he was considered for Lex Luthor in Superman (1978). That role ultimately went to Gene Hackman.
11 Had a meeting with Disney about voicing Hades in Hercules (1997). He turned them down due to the offer of salary they were offering him.
12 Was interested in playing The Father in A Christmas Story (1983) but the budget could not meet his high salary demands.
13 Two of his three Oscar-winning performances were directed by James L. Brooks. This makes him one of four actors to win two Oscars under the same person's direction. The other three are: Walter Brennan for Come and Get It (1936) and The Westerner (1940) (both directed by William Wyler), Dianne Wiest for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets Over Broadway (1994) (both directed by Woody Allen) and Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012) (both directed by Quentin Tarantino).
14 In the movie The Last Detail (1973), Nicholson's character says "Marines are really assholes, you know that? It takes a certain kind of a sadistic temperament to be a Marine." Later in his career in the movie A Few Good Men (1992), he played Marine Colonel Nathan Jessup.
15 As of 2014, has appeared in ten films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Five Easy Pieces (1970), Chinatown (1974), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Reds (1981), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Broadcast News (1987), A Few Good Men (1992), As Good as It Gets (1997) and The Departed (2006). Of those, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983) and The Departed (2006) are winners in the category.
16 Is the only actor to ever play the Devil, the Joker, and a werewolf.
17 Has two grandsons; Sean (born 1996) and Duke Norfleet (born 1999), via daughter Jennifer Nicholson.
18 Became a father for the fifth time at age 54 when his [now ex] girlfriend Rebecca Broussard gave birth to their son Ray Nicholson on February 20, 1992.
19 Became a father for the fourth time at 52 when his [now ex] girlfriend Rebecca Broussard gave birth to their daughter Lorraine Nicholson on April 16, 1990. Nicholson was in a relationship with Anjelica Huston when Lorraine was conceived.
20 Became a father for the third time at age 44 when his [now ex] lover Winnie Hollman gave birth to their daughter Honey Hollman in 1981. Nicholson was in a relationship with Anjelica Huston when he conceived Hollman.
21 Became a father for the second time at age 33 when his [now ex] girlfriend Susan Anspach gave birth to their son Caleb James Goddard in 1970. Nicholson has never had contact with Goddard.
22 Became a father for the first time at age 26 when his [now ex] wife Sandra Knight gave birth to their daughter Jennifer Nicholson on September 13, 1963.
23 After his first screen test, Louis B. Mayer said to him: "I don't know what we can use you for but if we ever do need you, we'll need you real bad.".
24 As of 2013, he's one of the six actors to receive three acting Oscars, the others being: Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, Katharine Hepburn (who has four), Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis.
25 Is one of only four actors to receive two Oscars for films that also won Best Picture (the others are Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman).
26 His art collection includes Matisse, Warhol, Tamara de Lempicka and Picasso; the collection is estimated to be worth over $100 million. [2011]
27 Has appeared on the cover of GQ magazine three times: March 1981, January 1990 and January 1996.
28 (May 30, 2010) Waved the green flag that officially started the Indianapolis 500 automobile race.
29 Lives in Beverly Hills, Malibu, Los Angeles, California, Aspen, Colorado and Kailua, Hawaii.
30 Does not have a cellphone.
31 He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Arts and Entetainment.
32 Is the only actor to receive two Best Lead Actor Oscars for films that also won Best Lead Actress: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) with Louise Fletcher and As Good as It Gets (1997) with Helen Hunt.
33 (August 29, 2009) Attended the Catholic funeral mass of Senator Ted Kennedy at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston.
34 As of 2009, he has an estimated fortune of nearly $240 million.
35 At about 5'9", he is the shortest actor to have played "the Joker" in a (non fan-made) live-action Batman production. Cesar Romero stood 6'3" and the most recent "Joker", Heath Ledger, was 6'1".
36 Actor with the most awards from the New York Film Critics: Easy Rider (1969), Chinatown (1974) and The Last Detail (1973), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985) and The Witches of Eastwick (1987)/Ironweed (1987)/Broadcast News (1987).
37 While accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Golden Globes, he noted that his first day of work as a film actor was May 5, 1955, which he took as a good omen as "5" was the jersey number of his boyhood idol, Joe DiMaggio. He attended DiMaggio's memorial service four months later.
38 He was nominated for the 2008 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to Arts and Entertainment.
39 With the release of Suicide Squad (2016), Nicholson and Jared Leto will be the only two actors still living to have played "The Joker" in a (non fan-made) live action Batman production (Cesar Romero died in 1994; Heath Ledger died in 2008).
40 His famous trademark sunglasses have prescription lenses, since he is very short-sighted.
41 The last two Oscar-winning films in which Nicholson appeared have both featured songs by Van Morrison ("Day Like This" in As Good as It Gets (1997) and a cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" in The Departed (2006)).
42 His Mulholland Drive home once shared a driveway with his The Missouri Breaks (1976) co-star Marlon Brando's home.
43 Publicly endorsed Senator Hillary Clinton as his choice for Democratic candidate in the 2008 presidential election, joking that she is "the best man for the job".
44 Is a lifelong devotee of Bob Dylan and Louis Armstrong.
45 Has owned a Mercedes-Benz 600 for 30 years which he considers the best touring car of all time. [2008]
46 Good friends with WWE Hall of Famer George 'The Animal' Steele.
47 In June 1954, he graduated from Manasquan High School in New Jersey and headed for California, where he went on to work in the MGM cartoon department and mail room.
48 Rolling Stone magazine nicknamed him "The Great Seducer".
49 Once described The Joker as a psychotic version of Bugs Bunny.
50 Good friends with Serbian NBA superstar Vlade Divac.
51 William Friedkin tried to get Nicholson star in Sorcerer (1977), but Nicholson didn't want travel anywhere in that time.
52 Shaved his head for The Bucket List (2007).
53 Was originally signed to play Daddy Warbucks in John Huston's musical comedy Annie (1982), but dropped out after the original producer departed the project. The role ultimately went to Albert Finney.
54 Once said in an interview that if he can get Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and Johnny Depp to be a part of it, he will start his own wrestling promotion.
55 Wants to one day induct Ric Flair into the WWE Hall of Fame.
56 Was the first choice to play Tank Sullivan in Space Cowboys (2000), which went to James Garner.
57 Has appeared in Batman (1989) opposite Pat Hingle. Hingle appeared in The Shining (1997), a remake of The Shining (1980), in which Nicholson appeared.
58 He is tied with Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis for the most Oscar wins by any male actor.
59 He was considered for Mickey Rourke's role in Angel Heart (1987).
60 He was considered for James Caan's role in Misery (1990).
61 He was considered for John Malkovich's role in In the Line of Fire (1993).
62 Turned down Gene Hackman's role in Hoosiers (1986).
63 Along with Clint Eastwood, Nicholson turned down George Clooney's role in Three Kings (1999).
64 He was considered for Dustin Hoffman's role in Sam Peckinpah's controversial film Straw Dogs (1971).
65 He was considered for Sir Anthony Hopkins's role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
66 He was considered for Harrison Ford's role in The Mosquito Coast (1986).
67 Most of Nicholson's performance in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) ended up on the cutting room floor, including a musical number sung by him.
68 He was considered for Jason Miller's role in The Exorcist (1973).
69 He was considered for Jon Voight's role in Coming Home (1978).
70 Between 1970 (when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Easy Rider (1969)) and 2003 (when he copped a Best Actor no for About Schmidt (2002), the longest he has ever gone between Oscar nominations was six years, between One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Reds (1981).
71 As he is a huge fan of professional wrestling, his all time favorites are Harley Race, Ric Flair and John Cena.
72 His mother June Frances Nicholson passed away from cancer on July 31, 1963.
73 He had to stop promoting The Departed (2006) due to neck injury.
74 With his win for As Good as It Gets (1997) in 1998, he became the first actor in 20 years to win both a Best Actor Golden Globe - Comedy and an Oscar for the same role.
75 Was offered the role of Sy in One Hour Photo (2002) which he turned down. The role was given to Robin Williams instead.
76 (September 11, 2006) Checked himself into Cedars Sinai Hospital with a salivary gland infection.
77 Demolished his neighbor Marlon Brando's bungalow, which he bought for £3.4 million following the actor's death in 2004.
78 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on December 4, 1996.
79 Was considered for the role of Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast (1986), which went to Harrison Ford instead.
80 Premiere magazine ranked him #16 on a list of The Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
81 His performance as The Joker in Batman (1989) is ranked #45 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
82 His performance as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980) is ranked #25 on the American Film Institute's 100 Heroes & Villains.
83 Turned down the role of Willie in Bad Santa (2003), which went to Billy Bob Thornton.
84 He turned down the role of Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995), which went to Sir Anthony Hopkins.
85 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is ranked #17 on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time.
86 Turned down the title role of the infamous Bob Guccione film Caligula (1979), which eventually went to Malcolm McDowell.
87 His performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is ranked #14 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
88 His performance as Jake "J.J." Gittes in Chinatown (1974) is ranked #37 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
89 His performance as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980) is ranked #82 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
90 Along with Marlon Brando, Nicholson eagerly sought the role of Dr. Martin Dysart in Sidney Lumet's film adaptation of Sir Peter Shaffer's play Equus (1977). The role went instead to Richard Burton, who received his seventh and final Oscar nomination for his performance.
91 Was in attendance at Chris Penn's funeral
92 The song "Santa Baby" in the film, Party Monster (1998) was recorded as a gift for the actor by the actress and recording artist, Cynthia Basinet, as were many other songs, including "Haunted Heart" and "Someone to Watch Over Me". She was later nominated for a shared Nobel in 2005.
93 His performance as Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is ranked #47 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
94 His performance as Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky in The Last Detail (1973) is ranked #12 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
95 After presenting the Best Picture Oscar at The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) to Crash (2004), he told the press he was surprised as he thought Brokeback Mountain (2005) would win. Nicholson then told the press that he himself had voted for Brokeback Mountain (2005).
96 A 12 time acting nominee (eight times as Best Actor, four times as Best Supporting Actor), he ties Katharine Hepburn's 12 nominations (all in the Best Actress category) and only Meryl Streep with 14 (10 in the Best Actress category) has more acting nominations. (Bette Davis was nominated 10 times for an Academy Award, all of them Best Actress nods.).
97 With his seventh Best Actor nomination for As Good as It Gets (1997) , he surpassed Laurence Olivier as the most nominated actor ever with 11 total nominations (Nicholson had four Best Supporting Actor nominations in 1970, 1982, 1984 and 1991; Olivier had nine Best Actor (tied for the most in that category with Spencer Tracy) and one Best Supporting Actor nominations. Nicholson extended the lead with his eight Best Actor nod for About Schmidt (2002), which tied him with Paul Newman for second place in Best Actor nominations. (Newman also has one Supporting Actor nomination).
98 Claims his personal favorite performances are his works in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Batman (1989), Hoffa (1992) and As Good as It Gets (1997).
99 The character Shipwreck from the animated G.I. Joe series of the 1980s was partly based on him (and partly based on Popeye the Sailor Man).
100 Is one of only the few actors to receive a Best Supporting Actor Oscar after winning a Best Actor Oscar.
101 Attended his 50th high school reunion at Manasquan High School in Manasquan, New Jersey. Needless to say, his classmates were surprised and delighted that he attended. [2004]
102 Has been nominated for an acting Oscar in five different decades (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s).
103 Has appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Tommy (1975). Both of those films were nominated for Best Actress Oscars. "Cuckoo" star Louise Fletcher won.
104 Turned down the lead role of Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), even though he knew the movie would be a success as he felt that the special effects would overwhelm any actor in the movie.
105 Turned down the role of Johnny Hooker in The Sting (1973) to play Billy "Bad Ass" Buddusky in The Last Detail (1973), which was written by his close friend Robert Towne, as he did not want to appear in a purely commercial picture just then. Robert Redford eventually played the role. Both Nicholson and Redford were nominated for Best Actor of 1973 at the Academy Awards, losing to Jack Lemmon for Save the Tiger (1973).
106 His mother, June Frances (Nicholson), had English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and Pennsylvania Dutch (German) ancestry. Jack never knew his biological father, and was raised by his maternal grandparents. He was led to believe that June was his older sister and his grandparents were his parents. It was not until 1974, when a Time magazine reporter researched his life, that he learned the truth. An Italian immigrant named Donald Furcillo, who was married briefly to June, may have been Jack's biological father. It is also possible that Jack's biological father was Edgar A. Kirschfeld, a Latvian-born entertainer (known as "Eddie King"). Nicholson has chosen not to investigate further.
107 Batman creator Bob Kane personally recommended him for the role of the Joker in Batman (1989).
108 Presented the Best Picture Oscar eight times (1972, 1977, 1978, 1990, 1993, 2006, 2007 and 2013), more than any other actor or actress. Though he was a relative newcomer and lacked the status typically associated with Best Picture presenters, the then-two-time nominee took on the assignment in 1972 when many better-known celebrities balked at the job, worried that they would be tainted if Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) won the top gong and they were seen by the public as linked to the controversial picture. Nicholson, who early on declared publicly that he loved the Oscar (when the sentiment was not chic), happily obliged. In addition to presenting the Best Actress trophy in 1999, he also presented the Thalberg Award to Warren Beatty in 2000 and an honorary award to Michelangelo Antonioni in 1995.
109 Boyhood friends with Danny DeVito. Nicholson's relatives and DeVito's relatives managed a hair salon together.
110 Graduated from Manasquan High School in Manasquan, New Jersey, where he was voted "Class Clown" by the Class of 1954.
111 Has a second home in Aspen, Colorado.
112 Each one of the films for which he has won an Oscar has also won Best Actress in a Leading Role (Louise Fletcher, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); Shirley MacLaine, Terms of Endearment (1983); Helen Hunt, As Good as It Gets (1997)).
113 Flew to Cuba and met with Fidel Castro in June 1998. While there, he also met with leaders of the Cuban film industry, enjoyed local restaurants, jazz clubs and visited a famous cigar factory. He left greatly impressed with the country and its Communist dictator, who he described as "a genius", though the luxuries he was treated to on the island are off-limits to most Cuban citizens.
114 Long refused to do any televised interviews except for press conferences. But in recent years, he has occasionally agreed to speak briefly when approached by reporters. He has not appeared on a talk show since 1971.
115 The Best Lady at his wedding to Sandra Knight was Millie Perkins. The Best Man was Harry Dean Stanton. After their divorce, Nicholson lived, for a time, at Harry Dean Stanton's place.
116 Along with Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, he was asked to play the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
117 Is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and is often seated next to his good friend Lou Adler. He rarely misses a Lakers home game. Contrary to popular belief, Nicholson never had production companies schedule the filming of a movie he was in to accommodate his attendance at sporting events. Nicholson is also a life-long fan of the New York Yankees.
118 Lives on famed "Bad Boy Drive" a.k.a. Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills, California. It's nicknamed so because its residents have included former Hollywood bad boys Warren Beatty, and the late Marlon Brando.
119 Loves jokes at his expense so much that he showed up at every Academy Awards hosted by Billy Crystal, who in turn would incorporate Nicholson somehow in the telecast.
120 In 1994, in an apparent bout of rage, he smashed a man's car window in with a golf club. He expressed remorse for the incident in an interview with US magazine.
121 Dedicated his Oscar for As Good as It Gets (1997) to J.T. Walsh, his co-star in A Few Good Men (1992) who had died shortly before the Academy Awards in 1998.
122 He was the 2001 John F. Kennedy Center Honors recipient.
123 Used to be a messenger boy for MGM's cartoon department.
124 Recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. [1994]
125 Ranked #6 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

#Quote
1 [on working with Martin Scorsese in The Departed (2006)] We wanted to create a really bad man, basically a villain who was pretty flamboyant and somebody who you wanted them to get pretty bad. I thought it would bring out the best in Marty.
2 [on Heath Ledger's death] I warned him of the stress, the pressure, and the expectations that comes with that Joker character.
3 [on Michelle Pfeiffer] She's a good egg, I'm crazy about her... You couldn't really say Michelle is glacial, but there's obviously something oscillating beneath the surface there. Her first look at people is "Yeah, well, what do you want?" It's a form of protection because she's very sensitive. You never could steamroll Michelle. She's always very tough in that sense.
4 [on working with Michelangelo Antonioni on Professione: reporter (1975)] Antonioni was like a father figure to me. I worked with him because I wanted to be a film director and I thought I could learn from a master. He's one of the few people I know that I ever really listened to.
5 [advice to Harry Dean Stanton on screen-acting] Just let the wardrobe be the character. You play yourself. That's the way you approach it.
6 I'm so rich that I'm going to sell myself like an ordinary person. I'm not into money at all.
7 I'm not worried about wrinkles, in myself or in women. I find them interesting. I can't see so well, so sometimes I look in the mirror and I see how I was as a young man.
8 (2011) I would never complain about my life, even though I really would like to have a mate. It's not like I'm starved for company - I have a few very good lady friends - but there's only a certain amount of times a woman wants to see you and never go out for dinner. I got tired of arguing with women about going to have dinners, so I hired somebody to cook. The food is better at my house.
9 (2011) I've had everything a man could ask for, but I don't know if anyone could say I'm successful with affairs of the heart. I don't know why. I would love that one last real romance. But I'm not very realistic about it happening. What I can't deny is my yearning. I've been in love in my life, but it always starts with obsession that lasts exactly 18 months and then it changes. If I'd known and been prepared for that, I may have been able to orchestrate the whole relationship thing better...But when I'm with someone I've often defied every one of my conventions. I've been so struck I've said, "Come on, let's go, let's get married." But no woman has ever recognized what I say as being legitimate. They think of my reputation, Jack the Jumper. I'm damned by what people think. Now I think I have a gap I won't ever cross.
10 (2011) On set I'm an actor like every other actor. Most times, for every part I play, I can think of other actors who would be better. I worry from the moment I take a job.
11 (2011) I am from a different era of movie acting. My career doesn't depend on explosions and pyrotechnics.
12 (2011, on his own own mortality) One of the toughest parts of aging is losing your friends. At first it starts quietly, then pretty soon it's every month, and you can't help but think, "When is that bell going to go off for me?" And on top of that you feel this constant loss. At this time of life, you feel just a sword's point from death. It's frightening - who wants to face God and the clear white light? I know I definitely don't. Yet.
13 [on Debra Winger] She's real smart, very dedicated, extremely resourceful about her work. You put up with her contentiousness because there is always something at the bottom. You get something you wouldn't get unless you took the trip with her. The girl's got boom.
14 The less people know about me, the easier my job is.
15 I don't know if this is a true statistic, but I heard somewhere that there are three times as many single women over forty as single men. That's what we got from the women's movement. The chickens have come home to roost.
16 I'd prefer if people had no impressions of me. As a kid, I had to tell my own family, "Please, just don't talk about me!" Because they always got it wrong. Always. I just didn't want them to tell anyone anything about me. God knew, they had a great opinion and they loved me and meant well, but it was like, Please, you don't have this right. You know what I mean?
17 I always hesitate to say things like this in interviews because they tend to come back to haunt you, but if I were an Arab-American, I would insist on being profiled. This is not the time for civil rights. There are larger issues for Americans.
18 I'm the age where we didn't have television as kids. So when I saw my nieces and nephews watching Howdy Doody (1954), Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1969), and so forth, I thought the world had gone mad.
19 I love discourse. I'm dying to have my mind changed. I'm probably the only liberal who read Treason, by Ann Coulter. I want to know, you understand? I like listening to everybody. This to me is the elixir of life.
20 [on his signature glasses] They're prescription. That's why I wear them. A long time ago, the Middle American in me may have thought it was a bit affected maybe. But the light is very strong in southern California. And once you've experienced negative territory in public life, you begin to accept the notion of shields. I am a person who is trained to look other people in the eye. But I can't look into the eyes of everyone who wants to look into mine; I can't emotionally cope with that kind of volume. Sunglasses are part of my armor.
21 I hate giving advice, because people won't take it.
22 [on Professione: reporter (1975)] Antonioni says he just tries to make something beautiful because truth is beautiful and beauty is truth. That's what I'm really into. I like making beautiful things. Maybe that sounds ridiculous but when I choose a film to do, it's because it interests me in that way rather than any other. I look at every character I play on the screen as being completely separate. You can say most of them are outsiders, but it's hard today to think of any character in a film who isn't an outsider. All I ask is that they relate to the truth in some way.
23 [on On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)] All I am in the movie is bad.
24 After September 11, I held my tongue. All of the public positions had been taken -- for, against, good, evil. I had nothing more to add. So I thought, Bring in the clowns, you know what I mean? That's why I've done a coupla years' worth of comedies.
25 For a long time, I was afraid to be alone. I had to learn how to be alone. And there are still times when I think, Uh-oh! I gotta talk to somebody here or I'm gonna go crazy! But I like to be alone. Now I do. I really do. There's a big luxury in solitude.
26 I was talking to Sean Penn on the phone today. I told him it was interesting that they managed to leave me off this long list of Method actors they'd published in some article. I told him, "I'm still fooling them!" I consider it an accomplishment. Because there's probably no one who understands Method acting better academically than I do, or actually uses it more in his work. But it's funny -- nobody really sees that. It's perception versus reality, I suppose.
27 [on Stanley Kubrick] Everyone pretty much acknowledges him as The Man, and I still think that underrates him.
28 There's no one before or since like Marlon Brando. The gift was enormous and flawless, like [Pablo Picasso]. Brando was a genius who was the beginning and end of his own revolution. You didn't rush him. He had a tremendous gift just in his stillness. I was in high school when I saw The Wild One (1953). He changed my life forever... a monumental artist. There was no way to follow in his footsteps. He was just too large and just too far out of sight. He truly shook the world, and his influence will be there long into the future.
29 I come from the Lynchs of Sligo (Ireland). You know, I went there, but I looked in the phone book and there are nine million Lynchs in Sligo.
30 [When asked would he see The Dark Knight (2008)] I'm not inclined to watch it because of what I said. But if it's a good movie, I'll catch up with it somewhere. I don't think they ever really captured Tim Burton's spirit [since he stopped being involved]. They kind of drove the franchise into the ground. Tim Burton's a genius. He had the right take on it. That's why I did the movie. I did the movie based on a single conversation with him. We both come from the cartoon world originally. We had similar ideas. Tim said the Joker should have a humorous dark side to him. Burton is one of the great movie makers. I think the world of him. He's the most unassuming man. And he doesn't feel pressure. That's what I love about him. Once he's in there, he's smiling making the movie. That's it!
31 It's not so nice when you are 71 and looking for some action. I feel uncomfortable doing it in the limelight - so from now on I'll do it when it's right. Happily, when it comes to girls hitting on me, I'm not undernourished.
32 Star quality is if you're on stage and a cat walks on and they still watch you.
33 Explaining his controversial remarks on the death of Heath Ledger: What I actually said was, 'I warned them.' I had a bad experience with those sleeping pills that Ledger apparently took. I took one of these pills and had just gone to sleep when I had a phone call to go to an emergency at a friend's house. I jumped up, went outside and some time later woke up on the driveway. It sounds amusing but I live in the mountains and it could've been worse. I didn't know Heath Ledger, but I know those pills.
34 I've grown out of talking like I know something when I don't.
35 [on Jessica Lange] She is like a delicate fawn, but crossed with a Buick.
36 I think it is very unattractive for me to be seen fawning over little, tiny girls. I didn't feel that for a long time but now I do. If I could slip them out the back entrance wrapped in a blanket, that's a different story. (February 2004)
37 We were moving to a freer society before AIDS. Most people who investigated this knew that if you were not shooting up or getting f***ed in the heinie, you were as likely to get AIDS as you were to have a safe fall on your head while walking down Wilshire Boulevard. But you could not proselytize this view. The facts were almost useless. You couldn't give a woman the facts and have her respond, 'Oh, all right.'
38 The thing I like about The Joker is that his sense of humor is completely tasteless.
39 I would be so happy if I didn't smoke, for a lot of reasons. I can't believe that I can't break the habit. I don't want to be lying around, dying in Cedar's Sinai Hospital and thinking that I was as stupid enough, a man who is as petrified of dying as I am, to have done it to myself. I'm a real fraidy-cat about mortality.
40 With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and seventy.
41 (1996) I just wish every film I liked wasn't either foreign or made in America but with such terrible difficulty. This is the worst period ever for trying to do interesting work.
42 As an actor, I have no desire for anybody to understand my past work. Period.
43 (1992) I don't believe in God now. I can still work up an envy for someone who has a faith. I can see how that could be a deeply soothing experience.
44 Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
45 [on Stanley Kubrick] Just because you're a perfectionist doesn't mean you're perfect.
46 I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life.
47 I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor.
48 So I mean it when I say that if you can't appreciate Brando, I wouldn't know how to talk to you. If there's anything obvious in life, this is it. Other actors don't go around discussing who is the best actor in the world, because it's obvious - Marlon Brando is.
49 [on being nominated for an Oscar for the third time for The Last Detail (1973)] The first time I was up for an Oscar, I thought I would win it. But I didn't have as sharp a view as I do now. The second time... I expected to lose, and deservedly lose, to George C. Scott. But even getting a nomination blows my mind. I'd love to win but now that I've had several good performances that people at large have liked, it becomes harder to excite them. And familiarity breeds contempt.
50 [on turning down the role played by Robert Redford in The Sting (1973)] I liked the period, the whole project and I knew it would be commercial. But at the time, I needed to put my energies into a movie that really needed them. I needed to take a risk.
51 Every director implored me, "Jack, can't you talk a little bit faster?" It was like a hot button for me and I would become hateful. So when Roman started to say it, I began and he said, "Jack, this movie is 100-and-something pages long. To have a movie that is screen able, you'll have to talk a little faster". [Roman Polanski directed him in Chinatown (1974)].
52 There's a period just before you start a movie when you start thinking, I don't know what in the world I'm going to do. It's free-floating anxiety. In my case, though, this is over by lunch the first day of shooting.
53 "You're new here, aren't you?" Nicholson, who rarely is seen in public without his sunglasses, replied when asked by a photographer to take off his glasses for a photo.
54 A question you always ask in acting is, Where were you going if this scene didn't interrupt the movements of the character?
55 My motto is: more good times.
56 I was particularly proud of my performance as the Joker. I considered it a piece of pop art.
57 I'm not a raver anymore, all good things must come to an end.
58 I only take viagra when I am with more than one woman.
59 When I come up against a director who has a concept that I don't agree with, or maybe I just haven't thought of it or whatever, I'd be more prone to go with them than my own because I want to be out of control as an actor, I want them to have the control, otherwise it's going to become predictably my work, and that's not fun.
60 [on the birth of his son after having had two daughters] I finally got it right.
61 A star on a movie set is like a time bomb. That bomb has got to be defused so people can approach it without fear.
62 If you get an impulse in a scene, no matter how wrong it seems, follow the impulse. It might be something and if it ain't - take two!
63 You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police.
64 [regarding Terms of Endearment (1983)] When I read the part, I knew I'd win the Oscar for it.
65 [on the $5 million he earned for A Few Good Men (1992)] It was one of the few times when it was money well spent.
66 The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life.

#Trademark
1 Triangular eyebrows
2 Method acting.
3 His somewhat maniacal laugh
4 Frequently works as a character with mental instability
5 Frequently works with Danny DeVito
6 Often plays charming, anti-authoritarian characters
7 Slow drawl and shark's grin
8 Dark sunglasses

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