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Jack Nicholson

Born Apr 22, 1937

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. He is known for his often dark portrayals of neurotic characters. His twelve Oscar nominations make him the second most nominated actor of all time, tied with Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, and behind only Meryl Streep. In 1994 he became the youngest actor ever to be awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Nicholson.


1937 Birth Born on April 22, 1937.


1954 17 Years Old Nicholson grew up in Neptune City, New Jersey. He was raised in his mother's Roman Catholic religion. Before starting high school, his family moved to an apartment in Spring Lake, New Jersey. "Nick", as he was known to his high school friends, attended nearby Manasquan High School, where he was voted "class clown" by the Class of 1954. … Read More


1958 21 Years Old He made his film debut in a low-budget teen drama The Cry Baby Killer, in 1958, playing the title role. … Read More
1962 25 Years Old Nicholson's only marriage was to Sandra Knight from 1962 to 1968. … Read More


1967 30 Years Old With his acting career heading nowhere, Nicholson seemed resigned to a career behind the camera as a writer/director. His first real taste of writing success was the screenplay for the 1967 counterculture film The Trip (directed by Corman), which starred Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. … Read More
1973 36 Years Old Between 1973 and 1990, Nicholson had an on-again, off-again relationship with actress Anjelica Huston that included periods of overlap with other women, including Danish model Winnie Hollman, by whom he fathered a daughter, Honey Hollman (born 1981).
1975 38 Years Old Nicholson earned his first Best Actor Oscar for portraying Randle P. McMurphy in the movie adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, directed by Miloš Forman in 1975. … Read More


1985 48 Years Old Nicholson introduced several acts at Live Aid at the JFK Stadium in July 1985. … Read More


1988 51 Years Old …  In 1988 Nicholson won a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children for The Elephant's Child. … Read More
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The 1989 Batman movie, wherein Nicholson played the psychotic murderer and villain, The Joker, was an international smash hit, and a lucrative percentage deal earned him a percentage of the box office gross estimated at $60 million to $90 million. … Read More
1996 59 Years Old In 1996, Nicholson collaborated once more with Batman director Tim Burton on Mars Attacks!, pulling double duty as two contrasting characters, President James Dale and Las Vegas property developer Art Land. … Read More


2001 64 Years Old In 2001, Nicholson was the first actor to receive the Stanislavsky Award at the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival for "conquering the heights of acting and faithfulness". … Read More
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In 2003, Nicholson also starred in Something's Gotta Give, as an aging playboy who falls for the mother (Diane Keaton) of his young girlfriend. … Read More
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Studios were rumored to schedule filming around the Lakers home schedule although he disputed this claim in an interview with BBC radio in 2008. … Read More
2010 73 Years Old In 2010, Nicholson was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
2011 74 Years Old In 2011, Nicholson received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University at its two hundred and forty-third commencement. … Read More
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On September 4, 2013, reports spread around the internet from various sources claiming that Nicholson was retiring from acting due to memory loss, unable to remember the lines for his scripts. … Read More
2015 78 Years Old On February 15, 2015, Nicholson made a special appearance as a presenter on SNL 40, the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live.
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