History Creator / JackNicholson

21st May '17 8:32:09 AM DoctorCooper
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He was raised believing [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo his mother was his sister and his grandmother was his mother]] [[JustifiedTrope because his real mother had sex with a man out of wedlock,]] and [[ValuesDissonance back then, being an unwed mom was considered taboo]] (even though everyone close to the Nicholson family knew about this, except for Jack). Both were long dead when he found out--in a conversation with a reporter from ''Time'' magazine about ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. The irony has been noted on several occasions. For bonus points, he's said that his mother, as part of her cover, would sometimes call him a "son of a bitch."

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He was raised believing [[FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo his mother was his sister and his grandmother was his mother]] [[JustifiedTrope because his real mother had sex with a man out of wedlock,]] wedlock, and [[ValuesDissonance back then, being an unwed mom was considered taboo]] (even though everyone close to the Nicholson family knew about this, except for Jack). Both were long dead when he found out--in a conversation with a reporter from ''Time'' magazine about ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''. The irony has been noted on several occasions. For bonus points, he's said that his mother, as part of her cover, would sometimes call him a "son of a bitch."



* MrViceGuy

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* %%* MrViceGuy
10th Mar '17 3:33:40 AM JamesAustin
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* ''[[Film/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice]]'' (1981) - Frank Chambers

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* ''[[Film/ThePostmanAlwaysRingsTwice1981 The ''Film/{{The Postman Always Rings Twice]]'' Twice|1981}}'' (1981) - Frank Chambers



* ''Film/MarsAttacks!'' (1996) - President James Dale and Art Land

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* ''Film/MarsAttacks!'' ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (1996) - President James Dale and Art LandLand
* ''Film/BloodAndWine'' (1996) - Alex Gates
16th Feb '17 6:04:47 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: The difference between his interview and his characters is...striking.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: The difference between his interview and his characters is...striking.
12th Oct '16 2:00:30 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DoingItForTheArt: He not only accepted a minor role in ''Film/BroadcastNews'' for no money, but ''specifically'' requested that he not appear in the trailer, the opening credits, or any advertisements or promotions for the film because he did not want to take attention away from lead actors Creator/WilliamHurt, Creator/AlbertBrooks and Holly Hunter.



* MoneyDearBoy: Averted, for reasons mentioned above.



* StarMakingRole: ''Film/EasyRider'' earned Jack his first Oscar nomination, although ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' assured his place in movie history.
** Though it was really ''Film/FiveEasyPieces'' that first solidified him as a leading man.
11th Oct '16 6:11:55 PM Rmpdc
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* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: ''Film/TheShining'' ''and'' ''Film/Batman'', natch.

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* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: ''Film/TheShining'' ''and'' ''Film/Batman'', ''Film/{{Batman}}'', natch.
11th Oct '16 6:11:21 PM Rmpdc
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* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: ''Film/TheShining'', natch.

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* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/TheShining'' ''and'' ''Film/Batman'', natch.
27th Apr '16 4:03:27 AM Mdumas43073
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'''Jack Nicholson provides examples of the following tropes:'''

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'''Jack !!Jack Nicholson provides examples of the following tropes:'''
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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: One of his first jobs in Hollywood was an errand boy at Creator/{{MGM}}'s animation studio under [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]], then producing ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' and other cartoons. He befriended the animators and still kept in touch with many of them after he became a movie star. In a curious case of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what could have been]], he was offered a starting animator position after Hanna and Barbera saw he had some sketching talent, but he declined as his ambition lay in acting. He's at top far right in [[http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/1956-mgm-cartoon-department-plus-one.html this group sketch.]]

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* YoungFutureFamousPeople: One of his first jobs in Hollywood was an errand boy at Creator/{{MGM}}'s animation studio under [[Creator/HannaBarbera William Hanna and Joseph Barbera]], then producing ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' and other cartoons. He befriended the animators and still kept in touch with many of them after he became a movie star. In a curious case of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen what could have been]], he was offered a starting animator position after Hanna and Barbera saw he had some sketching talent, but he declined as his ambition lay in acting. He's at top far right in [[http://animationguildblog.blogspot.com/2006/08/1956-mgm-cartoon-department-plus-one.html this group sketch.]]]]

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27th Apr '16 4:02:18 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/TheShining'' (1980) - Jack "Here's... Johnny!" Torrance

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* ''Film/TheShining'' (1980) - Jack "Here's... Johnny!" TorranceTorrance
--> "Here's Johnny!"



** "I was just ''inches'' from a clean getaway."

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** --> "I was just ''inches'' from a clean getaway."



** "Wait 'til they get a load of me."

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** --> "Wait 'til they get a load of me."
27th Apr '16 3:59:38 AM Mdumas43073
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!!Jack Nicholson appears in many films, including:

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!!Jack Nicholson appears has appeared in many films, including:



* ''The Last Detail'' (1973) - [=SM1=] Billy "Bad-Ass" Buddusky



* ''The Passenger'' (1975) - David Locke



* ''Ironweed'' (1987) - Francis Phelan
7th Apr '16 3:57:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Without a doubt, has one of the most recognizable voices in the history of cinema. Even if you had never seen his work, you would still probably be able to identify him (but only because of PopCultureOsmosis and the fact that he's one of the most easily-imitated voices ever, next to Creator/ChristopherWalken and Creator/WilliamShatner).
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