History Creator / JackNicholson

16th Sep '17 12:20:59 AM Silverblade2
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Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards twelve times. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and for ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/TermsOfEndearment''. He is tied with Walter Brennan and Creator/DanielDayLewis for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Creator/KatharineHepburn for most acting wins overall (four). He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s (the other being Creator/MichaelCaine). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 2010 he was the [[LargeHam very enthusiastic]] honorary starter for the Indianapolis 500. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. He is internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters, such as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in the Creator/TimBurton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie and Randle [=McMurphy=] in ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest''. Also known for keeping up his career, as he has to approve of the script personally to make the movie and thus often avoiding [[MoneyDearBoy only doing his roles for the money.]] Also, because Nicholson is a MASSIVE [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Los Angeles Lakers]] fan, attending every home game, his shooting schedule has to revolve around the Lakers' schedule. However, he will still take a pretty big paycheck...

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Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards twelve times. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and for ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for ''Film/TermsOfEndearment''. He is tied with Walter Brennan and Creator/DanielDayLewis for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Creator/KatharineHepburn for most acting wins overall (four). He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting (either lead or supporting) in every decade since the 1960s (the other being Creator/MichaelCaine). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 2010 he was the [[LargeHam very enthusiastic]] honorary starter for the Indianapolis 500. In 1994, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. He is internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters, such as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in the Creator/TimBurton ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie and Randle [=McMurphy=] in ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest''. Also known for keeping up his career, as he has to approve of the script personally to make the movie and thus often avoiding [[MoneyDearBoy only doing his roles for the money.]] Also, because Nicholson is a MASSIVE [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation Los Angeles Lakers]] fan, attending every home game, his shooting schedule has to revolve around the Lakers' schedule. However, he will still take a pretty big paycheck...



* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989) - Jack Napier[=/=]SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker

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* ''Film/{{Batman}}'' (1989) - Jack Napier[=/=]SelfDemonstrating/TheJokerNapier[=/=]ComicBook/TheJoker
13th Sep '17 4:57:54 AM Saveelich
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* ''How do you know'' (2010) - Charles (his last movie role to date)



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13th Sep '17 4:55:46 AM Saveelich
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13th Sep '17 4:55:35 AM Saveelich
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TropeNamer of TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson[[note]]The Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' imitates Nicholson when Aladdin tries to find the right things to say to Princess Jasmine[[/note]].



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* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: The Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' imitates Nicholson when Aladdin tries to find the right things to say to Princess Jasmine.
6th Aug '17 9:40:38 AM RaiderDuck
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* CheshireCatGrin: His signiture grin.

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* CheshireCatGrin: His signiture signature grin.
5th Aug '17 9:59:09 AM tikihead
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* ''Film/SomethingsGottaGive'' (2003) - Harry Sanborn
30th Jul '17 1:45:48 PM XFllo
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* AxCrazy: In ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/TheDeparted''.
* BigBad: In ''Film/{{Batman}}'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' and ''Film/TheDeparted''.
* TheCasanova: On and offscreen.
* CheshireCatGrin: All the time.

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\n* AxCrazy: In ''Film/TheShining'', ''Film/{{Batman}}'' and ''Film/TheDeparted''.\n* BigBad: In ''Film/{{Batman}}'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' and ''Film/TheDeparted''.\n* TheCasanova: On and offscreen.\n* CheshireCatGrin: All the time.His signiture grin.



* CoolOldGuy: And still going strong.
* DeadpanSnarker: Whenever he's not a LargeHam, he's this.
** In ''Film/TermsOfEndearment'':
--> '''Aurora:''' Would you like to come in?
--> '''Garrett:''' I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.



* {{Jerkass}}: A lot of his characters fall into this category...
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Although sometimes they wind up becoming one of these.
* LargeHam: [[Film/TheShining "HERE'S JOHNNY!"]]
* LovableSexManiac: One of Hollywood's most notable.



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* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: In ''Film/MarsAttacks''
* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: ''Film/TheShining'' ''and'' ''Film/{{Batman}}'', natch.
* 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.]]
27th Jul '17 12:42:14 PM Exxolon
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->''"I don't want people to know what I'm actually like. It's not good for an actor."''
16th Jun '17 9:24:30 AM mouschilight
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: The difference between his interview and his characters is...striking.



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."



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