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Jack Nicholson Biography

Jack Nicholson Profile:
  • Name: Jack Nicholson
  • Birth Name: John Joseph Nicholson
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Sex: M
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: April 22, 1937 at 11:20am-EST
  • Birth Place: Neptune, New Jersey, USA
  • Profession: actor, director, writer
  • Education: Manasquan High School in New Jersey
  • Husband/Wife: Sandra Knight (actress; married on June 17, 1962; divorced on August 8, 1968)
  • Relationship: Lara Flynn Boyle (actress; born on March 24, 1970; 1999-2001), Rebecca Broussard (model), Anjelica Huston (actress; born on July 8, 1951; together for 17 years; ended in 1990), Susan Anspach (actress; born on November 23, 1942; met in 1970)
  • Mother: June Nicholson
  • Half Sister: Pamela Hawley Liddicoat
  • Grand Father: John Nicholson
  • Grand Mother: Ethel May Nicholson (beautician)
  • Aunt: Lorraine Nicholson
  • Son: Raymond (born on February 20, 1992; mother: Rebecca Broussard), Caleb (mother: Susan Anspach)
  • Daughter: Lorraine Broussard (born on April 16, 1990; mother: Rebecca Broussard), Jennifer (born in 1964; mother: Sandra Knight)
  • Grand son: Sean (born on February 20, 1996; mother: Jennifer)
  • Claim to fame: as Jack Torrance in The Shining (1980)

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Jack Nicholson Quotes:
  • "When I read the part, I knew I'd win the Oscar for it." (regarding TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, 1983)
  • "The average celebrity meets, in one year, ten times the amount of people that the average person meets in his entire life."
  • "You only lie to two people in your life: your girlfriend and the police."
  • "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."
  • "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!"
  • "It was one of the few times when it was money well spent." (about the $5 million he earned for A FEW GOOD MEN, 1992)
Jack Nicholson Awards:
  • Golden Camera (Germany): Best International Actor (2004)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, ABOUT SCHMIDT (2003)
  • Dallas-Forth Worth Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, ABOUT SCHMIDT (2003)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, ABOUT SCHMIDT (2003)
  • Golden Globe: Best Actor for drama category, ABOUT SCHMIDT (2003)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, ABOUT SCHMIDT (2002)
  • Moscow International Film Festival: Stanislavsky Prize (2001)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Cecil B. DeMille Award (1999)
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards: Actor of the Year, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1999)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • American Comedy Awards: Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role), AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • Golden Satellite Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards: Best Actor, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1998)
  • National Board of Review: Best Actor, AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997)
  • American Film Institute: Life Achievement Award (1994)
  • Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actor, A FEW GOOD MEN (1993)
  • National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor, A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)
  • Saturn Award: Best Actor, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1988)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Actor, IRONWEED (1987)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, PRIZZI'S HONOR (1986)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, PRIZZI'S HONOR (1986)
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, PRIZZI'S HONOR (1986)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, PRIZZI'S HONOR (1985)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1984)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1984)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1984)
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1984)
  • BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor, REDS (1983)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actor, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
  • National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supporting Actor, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, REDS (1982)
  • National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actor, REDS (1981)
  • BAFTA Awards: Best Actor, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1977)
  • Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1976)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1976)
  • BAFTA Awards: Best Actor, CHINATOWN (1975)
  • BAFTA Awards: Best Actor, THE LAST DETAIL (1975)
  • Fotogramas de Plata: Best Foreign Movie Performer (1975)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, CHINATOWN (1975)
  • National Board of Review: Best Actor, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, CHINATOWN (1975)
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Actor, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975)
  • Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor, THE LAST DETAIL (1974)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Actor, CHINATOWN (1974)
  • Laurel Awards: Golden Laurel - Male Supporting Performance, EASY RIDER (1970)
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor, EASY RIDER (1970)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supporting Actor, EASY RIDER (1969)

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