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... If you want a candidate for the title of "best actor of all time", John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson
's the man - though he's not so much an actor as a force of nature. He's also in the running for most Magnificent Bastard
Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards twelve times. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
and for As Good As It Gets
. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms Of Endearment
. He is tied with Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis
for most acting wins by a male actor (three), and second to Katharine Hepburn
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 Michael Caine
). He has won seven Golden Globe Awards, and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. In 2010 he was the 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 The Joker
in the Tim Burton 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 only doing his roles for the money.
Also, because Nicholson is a MASSIVE 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...
He was raised believing his mother was his sister and his grandmother was his mother because his real mother had sex with a man out of wedlock,
and 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 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."
Jack Nicholson appears in many films, including:
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