Jack Nicholson

American actor Jack Nicholson

John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is an American actor, film director, producer and writer. He is renowned for his often dark portrayals of neurotic characters. Nicholson has been nominated for an Academy Award twelve times, and has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice: for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as It Gets. He also won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film Terms of Endearment.
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Alex Jones’s Defense
Huffington Post - 10 months
This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com You may have heard of Alex Jones of Austin, Texas — the fellow who markets his own brand of “BRAIN FORCE” and “SUPER MALE VITALITY” pills on the radio. He’s the guy whose Infowars.com website features headlines like “HEAVILY ARMED MUSLIM THREATENS CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE.” The one who describes himself on the website with a pithy summary of world history that begins as follows: Since the beginning of time there have been constant attempts to enslave and subdue the spirit of humanity. From barbarian hordes streaming down the mountain to the Stasi secret police torturing those who dreamed to be free. That’s the early Trump supporter Alex Jones who, pushing birtherism one giant step further into the inferno where truth is drawn and quartered, let his listeners know the other day that “the word is that [Malia and Sasha Obama] aren’t even [Barack Obama’s] kids” and that the former president was hiding out in French P...
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Alex Jones Is Now Trying To Convince You He's Not Really A Conspiracy Theorist
Huffington Post - 10 months
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'Walking Dead' Star Ross Marquand Does Absolutely Killer Impressions
Huffington Post - 11 months
Ross Marquand might be known to “The Walking Dead” fans as Aaron ― but he can also take on dozens of other roles at a moment’s notice.  That’s because Marquand is also a world-class impersonator, and he put those skills to work in a new clip from Esquire.  This one has a twist: Marquand doesn’t just show off his ability to mimic actors including Liam Neeson, John C. Reilly, Ewan McGregor, Brad Pitt and Jack Nicholson.  He also puts them in the wrong movies in this “Casting Remix.”  Find out what Christopher Walken would sound like as the kid in “The Sixth Sense.” Check out what happens when Liam Neeson ends up in “The Princess Bride.” And if you want horror beyond anything in “The Walking Dead,” wait until you hear John Malkovich as Rose in “Titanic.” See it all in the clip above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on ...
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Forget La La Land – Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominees Show The True Diversity Of Cinema
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Pegah Shahbaz, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3 – USPC; Anders Marklund, Lund University; Kim Toft Hansen, Aalborg University; Lothar Mikos, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, and Marc Tabani, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) A marriage on the rocks in Iran, a prankster German father and a grumpy old Swede. Landmines in Denmark and a love story in Vanuatu. These stories are all vying for the same prize: that of Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. Maren Ade’s tragi-comedy Toni Erdmann is favourite to take home the Oscar on February 26, but the whole field demonstrates the diversity of cinema outside the Hollywood bubble. To explain what’s on offer in 2017, The Conversation asked scholars from around the world to write about why these films matter, both at home and on cinema’s biggest stage. The Salesman: Iran Asghar Farhadi will represent Iranian cinema at the Oscars again, with his 2015 picture, The Salesman. The film is...
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Jack Nicholson as ‘Toni Erdmann’: When right-minded ideas come out wrong
LATimes - about 1 year
Maybe it was just coincidence that I was sitting in intermission of Glenn Close's revived "Sunset Boulevard" when this news of the Jack Nicholson "Toni Erdmann" remake came through. It sure felt like fate though. There I was Tuesday night, watching Close as Norma Desmond. There are good reasons...
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Meryl Streep Continues Her Reign As Queen Of Hollywood With 20th Oscar Nomination
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Jack Nicholson unhinged on set of 'Departed'
Fox News - about 1 year
Leonardo DiCaprio spills movie's secrets
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The Final Solution: Was Hitler a New York Liberal at Heart?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Was Hitler a nice guy? Could he be as charming as Donald Trump? Was he a New York liberal, at heart? Would Hitler have made a good dinner companion? How was he as a conversationalist in his famous Bavarian lair, the Berghof? Same with Mussolini, Franco, Idi Amin and now Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. We tend to look at people in the context of their bad deeds whether it means exterminating a race, destroying irreplaceable antiquities or inflicting unspeakable tortures on captured enemies. But we often forget that man is a social animal and at the end of a hard day's work raping and severing heads, every one needs to relax in the company of friends and toss back a few cold ones. Of course, there are those who can't leave their work behind--even when it means filling social media with psychopathic tweets. Their murderous impulses spill out and before they know it they're living out the famous banquet scene at the end of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus where Titus serves up a pie whose filling i...
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Build Your Own Door
Huffington Post - about 1 year
And sometimes you might decide to build your very own door yourself. A different Door. That's what happened to me. That's how my twenty-some years in the movie business became the books The Rebel Princess and All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them. Both on their way to the screen. Before those film years, I had written and published short stories, articles, theatre reviews and a scholarly book about our adversary trial system, Injustice For All. None of which quite paid the rent. So I became a Unit Publicist in Hollywood - working, film to film, to collect and write about everything/anything that the studio might eventually use to promote its product. The film business, I discovered, paid well; its union benefits were excellent. I enjoyed the travel entailed. I was delighted to fly to foreign countries first class, thrilled to find myself in London or Madrid or Douala or Hong Kong in an excellent hotel - all on the company's dime. I enjoyed the adventures and the peop...
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Trump Adjusts "Reality" As His Reality Emerges
Huffington Post - over 1 year
So, just how clever are Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, and the rest of the pirate crew which imploded the "Blue Wall" of the electoral college and took down the fabled Clinton machine en route to seizing the White House? Last Friday, Trump did what he claimed repeatedly he would never ever do, i.e., commit to a massive pay-out to make the "Trump University" fraud case go away. His lawyers spun the $25 million (!!) as just the cost of clearing his busy schedule as president-elect. A big trial in the case was due to start at the end of the month here in California, which Trump just lost by a whopping 29 points, the biggest shellacking of a Republican presidential nominee in the Golden State since Franklin D. Roosevelt's election 80 years ago. No one was going to buy the spin on the huge settlement, something that, had it occurred in the campaign, would have doomed Trump's chances. (Just as an indictment of Hillary Clinton for her amazingly slipshod handling of her sens...
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Hollywood High Concept
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Studios today are producing, for the most part, two kinds of films. One type is pre-established franchises (comic books, TV series, famous novels, toys, such as Star Wars, Captain America, and The Hunger Games. The other type is high-concept scripts that are either conceived of in-house by executives, producers, managers, and agents who know what the market responds to -- or by "spec" screenwriters determined to break the bank. Writing even the greatest screenplay that isn't high concept is choosing either the indie path or willful self-indulgence. Dealing with "high concept" is one of the most challenging and frustrating tasks of the Hollywood writer, agent, or producer; reducing the story to a compelling logline is what high concept is all about. As a former academic not prepared for a world focused on marketing, it took me years to realize that the term "high concept" means almost its opposite. It means "simple concept," as in Fatal Attraction: An innocent smile at a pa...
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Nightlife Photographer Patrick McMullan Explains What It's Like To Party For A Living
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When Patrick McMullan was in the ninth grade, he told his guidance counselor he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. When pressed to provide some sort of career outlook, he said what most teens would say: “Well, I like going to parties.” The guidance counselor was less than impressed, telling McMullan, “Well, forget it. You’re never going to find a job going to parties.”  And then, he did. McMullan, who recently syndicated his entire collection of photographs with Getty Images to increase their visibility, has become a mainstay in the celebrity nightlife scene. Over the years, he’s given us myriad iconic photos (like the one below of a young Leonardo DiCaprio goofing around in New York City.) Not only has he managed to carve a spot for himself in the industry, he’s also made plenty of famous friends along the way. McMullan’s interest in shooting celebrity nightlife stems from his general love of parties and a desire to capture all types of people. Building rela...
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10 Movies You Didn't Know Were Stephen King Books
Huffington Post - over 1 year
By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf Guinness Superlatives, the group that awards the Guinness World Records, has named Stephen King the living author with the greatest number of motion picture adaptions of his work. This comes as no surprise, as it seems that nearly everything Stephen King writes is adapted into some sort of film. Many of these adaptions have become iconic horror movies, while some are lesser known. They are based on King's novels, short stories, novellas, and even on original screenplays. In honor of some exciting new adaptions on the horizon, we decided to run down our favorite Stephen King writings that have been adapted for the small and big screen. Go ahead, read the source material for a film you love--you'll be glad you did!   Night Shift "Children of the Corn," a short story from the collection NIGHT SHIFT, has spawned an ongoing horror franchise with sequel after sequel. The story follows a couple who accidentally hit a boy while driving throu...
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Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Letter and Other Movie Props Could Fetch Up to $2 Million at Auction
Huffington Post - over 1 year
This article originally appeared on artnet News. A London movie theater might seem like an unusual spot to hold an auction, but for the London- and Los Angeles-based Prop Store, a veritable treasure trove of costumes, props, and other Hollywood collectibles from both television and the silver screen, nothing could be more fitting. In business for 18 years, the company is now auctioning off 500 items on September 27 at the BFI IMAX cinema at Waterloo in London. Prop Store, according to the auction catalogue, “was founded on the belief that the props and costumes used in movies are pieces of art ― film art.” Among the “art” included in the upcoming sale is everything from Christian Bale’s batsuit from The Dark Knight Rises, estimated at £60,000; to Jack Bauer’s New York State driver’s license, used by Kiefer Sutherland in the award-winning series 24, a relative bargain at just £300–500 ($400–660). Other intriguing lots include a TIE fighter pilot helmet from “Star Wars: ...
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Jared Leto In 'Suicide Squad' Is The Worst Kind Of Movie Villain
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Somewhere along the way, Hollywood decided that villainy is synonymous with camp. Evil, in its most uninspired cinematic forms, is coated in showy extravagance. While a little outsize depravity can be fun, this weekend’s “Suicide Squad” proves we have hit a plateau where bigger is almost certainly not better.  Of course, I am referring primarily to Jared Leto, he of the insufferable rat-gifting, always-in-character method acting that led to an obnoxiously calculated take on the psychopathic Joker. Leto is proud of his performance ― the self-inflation radiates off of him every time he’s onscreen, which is far less frequent than one would assume, given how extensively he has teased this role for the better part of the past year. (Good move, Warner Bros.) Leto said he prepped for the project by watching footage of violent crimes on YouTube, but his works seems more like a the result of a checklist than a study in delinquency. His mantra must have been, “Wide eyes, empty hearts, can’...
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Trove of Marilyn Monroe's personal belongings to go up for auction
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
A collection of personal items including handwritten notes and jewelry that belonged to film star Marilyn Monroe will go up for auction in November at Julien's Auctions.     Monroe, one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's Golden Age of cinema, left numerous items in her will to her acting mentor, Lee Strasberg. More than 500 lots of Monroe's belongings will be at auction in Los Angeles on Nov. 19 and 20, and they are expected to fetch between $2 million and $4 million. Julien's Auctions said the items had never been on the auction block and are being offered for sale by the estate of Strasberg, who taught stars such as James Dean, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Nicholson
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  • 2016
    Age 78
    After the death of boxer Muhammad Ali on June 3, 2016, Nicholson appeared on HBO's The Fight Game with Jim Lampley for an exclusive interview about his friendship with Ali.
    It had been widely reported in subsequent years that Nicholson had retired from acting, but in a May 2016 Vanity Fair article, Nicholson clarified that he did not consider himself retired, merely that he was now being much more selective about film roles.
  • 2015
    Age 77
    On February 15, 2015, Nicholson made a special appearance as a presenter on SNL 40, the 40th anniversary special of Saturday Night Live.
  • 2013
    Age 75
    In 2013, Nicholson co-presented the Academy Award for Best Picture with First Lady Michelle Obama.
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  • 2011
    Age 73
    In 2011, Nicholson received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University at its 243rd commencement.
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  • 2010
    Age 72
    In 2010, Nicholson was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
  • 2008
    Age 70
    The induction ceremony took place on December 15, 2008, where he was inducted alongside 11 other legendary Californians.
    In May 2008, then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver announced that Nicholson would be inducted into the California Hall of Fame, located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.
  • 2005
    Age 67
    Nicholson's friendship with author-journalist Hunter S. Thompson is described in Thompson's autobiography Kingdom of Fear. Following Thompson's death in 2005, Nicholson and fellow actors Johnny Depp, John Cusack, and Sean Penn attended the private memorial service in Colorado.
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  • 2004
    Age 66
    Nicholson lived next door to Marlon Brando for a number of years on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills. Warren Beatty also lived nearby, earning the road the nickname "Bad Boy Drive". After Brando's death in 2004, Nicholson purchased his bungalow for $6.1 million, with the purpose of having it demolished.
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  • 2003
    Age 65
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 63
    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".
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  • 1999
    Age 61
    For over a year from 1999 to 2000, Nicholson dated actress Lara Flynn Boyle; they later reunited before splitting permanently in 2004.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 58
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 51
    From 1989 to 1994, Nicholson had a relationship with actress Rebecca Broussard.
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    In the 1989 Batman movie, Nicholson played the psychotic murderer and villain, The Joker.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 44
    In 1982 he starred as in immigration enforcement agent in The Border, directed by Tony Richardson.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 37
    Also in 1975, Nicholson starred in Michelangelo Antonioni's The Passenger (1975), which co-starred Maria Schneider.
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    One of Nicholson's greatest successes came in 1975 with his role as Randle P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
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  • 1974
    Age 36
    In 1974 he starred in Roman Polanski's noir thriller, Chinatown, and was again nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jake Gittes, a private detective.
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  • 1973
    Age 35
    Between April 1973 and January 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).
  • 1971
    Age 33
    Nicholson starred in Carnal Knowledge in 1971, a comedy-drama directed by Mike Nichols, which co-starred Art Garfunkel, Ann-Margret and Candice Bergen.
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  • 1970
    Age 32
    Also in 1970 he appeared in the movie adaptation of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, although most of his performance was left on the cutting room floor.
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    Nicholson starred in Five Easy Pieces alongside Karen Black in 1970 in what became his persona-defining role.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1962
    Age 24
    Nicholson's only marriage was to Sandra Knight from June 17, 1962, to August 8, 1968; they had been separated for two years prior to the divorce.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1954
    Age 16
    Nicholson first came to Hollywood in 1954, when he was 17, to visit his sister.
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    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. "When Jack was ready for high school, the family moved once more—this time two miles (3 km) farther south to old-money Spring Lake, Jersey's so-called Irish Riviera, where Ethel May set up her beauty parlor in a rambling duplex at 505 Mercer Avenue." "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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune City, New Jersey, the son of a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson (November 5, 1918 – July 31, 1963) (stage name June Nilson).
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