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Jack Nicholson

Profession: Actor | Director | Producer | Screenwriter
Jack Nicholson
Real name: John Joseph Nicholson
Birthdate: April 22, 1937
Age: 83 years
Country: United States United States
Horoscope: Taurus
Stature: 1,77 m

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Jack Nicholson Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Ironweed)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Reds)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Chinatown)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Easy Rider)

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Leading Actor - Drama WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical WINNER
 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama WINNER
   (Chinatown)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Hoffa)
 - Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical NOMINATED
   (Batman)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
   (Ironweed)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Reds)
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor - Drama NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Easy Rider)

BAFTA

 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
   (Reds)
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
   (Chinatown)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Batman)
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Easy Rider)

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED

David di Donatello

 - Best Foreign Actor WINNER

Cannes Film Festival

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER

Razzie

 - Worst Actor NOMINATED
 - Worst Actor NOMINATED
   (Hoffa)

Critics Choice Award

 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
John Joseph Nicholson is an American Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter. He has won three Academy Awards, six Golden Globes Awards and three BAFTA Awards. He's known for The Departed (2006), Terms of Endearment (1983) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).

All Movies of Jack Nicholson

  • Joker: Put on A Happy Face
    Featuring interviews with filmmakers and industry legends, discover the origins and evolution of The Joker, and learn why The Clown Prince of Crime is universally hailed as the greatest comic-book supervillain of all time.
    Character: Self
    United States  2020
  • SNL 40: Saturday Night Live 40 (TV)
    8.1
    Saturday Night Live celebrates 40 years in a star-studded 3-and-a-half hour live special featuring appearances from former and current cast members, past hosts and guest stars. Sketches include Justin & Jimmy Cold Open, Celebr...
    Character: Self
    United States  2015
  • How Do You Know
    4.4
    A romantic comedy centered on the love triangle between professional softball player Lisa Jorgenson (Reese Witherspoon), George (Paul Rudd), a corporate executive in a middle of a crisis, and Manny (Owen Wilson), a major-league pi...
    Character: Charles
    United States  2010
  • Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (S)
    The most ambitious portfolio in the 13-year history of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue, this year's homage to noir had its own dramatic imperatives.
    Character: The Killer (credit only)
    United States  2007
  • The Bucket List
    5.8
    Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they...
    Character: Edward
    United States  2007
  • The Departed
    8.7
    The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello...
    Character: Frank Costello
    United States  2006
  • Something's Gotta Give
    6.8
    Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a perennial playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During what was to have been a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation, Marin (Amanda Peet), at her mother’s Hamptons beach ho...
    Character: Harry Sanborn
    United States  2003
  • Anger Management
    5.2
    ANGER MANAGEMENT looks into the life of Dave Buznik (Adam Sandler), an executive assistant at a pet clothing company. The mild-mannered but overly passive Dave is in love with his girlfriend, Linda (Marisa Tomei), yet his anxious ...
    Character: Doctor Buddy Rydell
    United States  2003
  • About Schmidt
    7.9
    Warren Schmidt has led a safe, predictable life working in the insurance industry in Omaha, Nebr. for many years, yet now faces retirement. At the same time he is forced to take a hard look at his wife, his life and his relationsh...
    Character: Warren Schmidt
    United States  2002
  • America: A Tribute to Heroes (TV)
    A two-hour telethon, which aired on all the major TV networks (and a host of cable networks), where celebrities raised money for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and the plane tha...
    Character: Self
    United States  2001
  • The Pledge
    7.0
    Detective Jarry Black (Nicholson) is just retiring from his long years on duty. But on his final case, he is determined to find the killer of a mother's (Wright-Penn) young daughter, when the police give up searching. He makes a p...
    Character: Jerry Black
    United States  2001
  • Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
    8.0
    Narrated by Tom Cruise, "Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures" goes through each one of his movies and talks to various participants about their memories of working with Kubrick. For those who know very little about Kubrick, the do...
    Character: Himself
    United States  2001
  • As Good As It Gets
    7.7
    In New York, Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is the most dysfunctional of men, an acid-tongued romance novelist who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. As part of Melvin's unwavering daily routine, he consumes an artery-hard...
    Character: Melvin Udall
    United States  1997
  • The Evening Star
    Picking up the story thread left by 1983's Terms of Endearment, this overwrought sequel is made palatable by Shirley MacLaine's charismatic performance, which in turn is nearly equaled by Marion Ross's role as her housekeeper. An ...
    United States  1996
  • Mars Attacks!
    5.6
    Director Tim Burton unleashes MARS ATTACKS!, a vicious, affectionate, brightly-colored homage to 1950s alien invasion movies. When a shiny silver flying saucer lands in the Nevada desert, a group of skull-faced Martians exit the g...
    Character: President James Dale / Art Land
    United States  1996
  • Blood and Wine (Blood & Wine)
    6.1
    Wine merchant Alex Gates seems to have it all: a fancy shop, a beautiful wife, Suzanne, a sexy Latin mistress, Gabriella, and a hot car. He enjoys the best vintages of the goods he sells. In truth, Alex Gates' finances are stretch...
    United States  1996
  • The Crossing Guard
    Freddie Gale is a seedy jeweler who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl. After a hit-and-run takes the life of a man's daughter, breaking his heart and destroying his marriage, he plots revenge on the man...
    United States  1995
  • Wolf
    6.1
    Worn down and out of luck, mild-mannered, middle-aged book editor Will Randall (Jack Nicholson) is at the end of his rope when a younger co-worker snatches both his job and wife out from under his nose. But after being bit by a wo...
    Character: Will Randall
    United States  1994
  • Man Trouble
    4.7
    A sleazy but affable guard dog trainer is blackmailed to steal a manuscript for a tell-all book from one of his clients.
    Character: Harry Bliss
    United States  1992
  • Hoffa
    5.8
    This film recounts the life and times of Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa -- from his impassioned struggle to build his union into a powerful force on the American scene to his mysterious end.
    Character: James R. Hoffa
    United States  1992
  • A Few Good Men
    7.3
    In this military courtroom drama based on the play by Aaron Sorkin, Navy lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee is assigned to defend two Marines who are accused of the murder of a fellow leatherneck at the base at Guantanamo Bay. Kaffee genera...
    Character: Col. Nathan R. Jessup
    United States  1992
  • The Two Jakes
    The sequel to Chinatown finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil.
    | Movie director
    United States  1990
  • Batman
    7.2
    Gotham City is a sunless, ominous haven for criminals, held in the corrupt grip of crime boss Carl Grissom (the ever-magnetic Jack Palance), and terrorized by a sadistic vandal and murderer known as The Joker. But it isnt long bef...
    Character: Joker / Jack Napier
    United States  1989
  • Ironweed
    6.8
    Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at...
    Character: Francis Phelan
    United States  1987
  • Broadcast News
    8.5
    In James L. Brooks’ quirky, romantic comedy, three ambitious workaholics are set loose in a network TV newsroom where their professional and personal lives become hopelessly cross-wired. Tom (William Hurt) is the modern anchorma...
    Character: Bill Rorish
    United States  1987
  • The Witches of Eastwick
    6.9
    In the small New England town of Eastwick, three women friends - shy music teacher Jane Spofford, potter Alexandra Medford and journalist/mother Sukie Ridgemont - discover that when they come together their mutual wishes can cause...
    Character: Daryl Van Horne
    United States  1987
  • Heartburn
    5.2
    Though she always played coy about the fact in interviews, Nora Ephron's novel Heartburn is a thinly disguised "à clef" rehash of her marriage to Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein. Meryl Streep plays Rachel, an influential ...
    Character: Mark
    United States  1986
  • Live Aid
    The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history.
    United States  1985
  • Prizzi's Honor
    6.8
    Adapted from Richard Condon's novel, the film stars Nicholson as a none-too-bright hit man for a Mafia family who falls in love with an independent operator--a female killer played by Kathleen Turner. The two make a surprisingly f...
    Character: Charley Partanna
    United States  1985
  • Terms of Endearment
    8.0
    Larry McMurtry's novel becomes a somewhat lumpy film as directed by James L. Brooks (As Good As It Gets). Nevertheless, it is entirely winning, with Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger playing a combative mother and daughter who see...
    Character: Garrett Breedlove
    United States  1983
  • The Border
    A border agent involved in drug smuggling decides to clean up his act when an impoverished woman's baby is put up for sale on the black market.
    United States  1982
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
    7.5
    Frank Chambers, a depression-era drifter ends up at a diner owned by Nick Papadakis, who offers Frank a job. Frank accepts the offer, and soon begins an affair with Nick's wife Cora. The adulterous lovers soon plot to kill Nick an...
    Character: Frank Chambers
    United States  1981
  • Reds
    7.5
    Warren Beatty's award winning epic mixes drama and interviews with major social radicals of the period. "Reds" tells the story of the love affair between activists Louise Bryant and John Reed. Set against the backdrop of...
    Character: Eugene O'Neill
    United States  1981
  • The Shining
    7.7
    Writer Jack Torrance takes a job as a winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the remote Colorado mountains. He moves in, along with his wife Wendy and son Danny, in the hope that the isolation will cure his writer’s block. Bu...
    Character: Jack Torrance
    United States  1980
  • Goin' South
    6.2
    Henry Moon is captured for a capital offense by a posse when his horse quits while trying to escape to Mexico. He finds that there is a post-Civil War law in the small town that any single or widowed woman can save him from the ga...
    Character: Henry Lloyd Moon | Movie director
    United States  1978
  • The Missouri Breaks
    Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.
    United States  1976
  • The Last Tycoon
    6.3
    F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
    Character: Brimmer
    United States  1976
  • The Passenger
    David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a frustrated and disillusioned war correspondent and TV journalist who is in Africa to cover a Civil War, unable to find the war he's been asked to cover, takes the risky path of co-opting the I.D. ...
    Italy  1975
  • The Fortune
    The early 1900's with its Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend away with him... he simply has her marry...
    United States  1975
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    8.7
    A misbehaved con named McMurphy (Jack Nicholson), who shirks authority, finds himself in an asylum after faking insanity to get out of work detail in prison. The troublemaker soon finds himself in a place that's worse than prison ...
    Character: R.P. McMurphy
    United States  1975
  • Tommy
    6.6
    Cpt. Walker's plane is shot down during World War 2 and he is presumed dead. His widow Nora meets Frank Hobbs and they are quick to get married. However, one day Cpt. Walker comes home and his son Tommy sees his murder. This cause...
    United Kingdom  1975
  • Chinatown
    8.9
    Director Roman Polanski’s neo-noir detective story is set during a heat wave in 1930s Los Angeles, whose residents are suffering from a water shortage as a result of an ongoing drought. Private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nic...
    Character: J.J. Gittes
    United States  1974
  • The Last Detail
    7.6
    After being convicted of petty thievery, a young sailor finds himself in the care of two escorts assigned to take him to military prison. But the journey turns out to be more leisurely than expected, with several side trips and ex...
    Character: Buddusky
    United States  1973
  • The King of Marvin Gardens
    6.6
    DJ Radio monologist David Staebler (Jack Nicholson) is called to Atlantic City by his brother Jason (Bruce Dern), who wants him to come in on an island real estate deal. David is drawn into the world of his brother, who is involve...
    Character: David Staebler
    United States  1972
  • Drive, He Said
    Hector is a star basketball player for the College basketball team he plays for, the Leopards. His girlfriend, Olive, doesn't know whether to stay with him or leave him. And his friend, Gabriel, who may have dropped out from schoo...
    Director of the film
    United States  1971
  • Carnal Knowledge
    7.0
    The sex lives of two lifelong friends provide the basis for this satirical sex comedy that features Jack Nicholson and folk-rocker Art Garfunkle. The men become friends in college, and the story chronicles their romantic exploits ...
    Character: Jonathan
    United States  1971
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
    6.4
    When a psychiatrist (Yves Montand) begins talking to a young woman (Barbra Streisand), he realizes that she can recall a past life while under hypnosis. Although this brash New Yorker is thoroughly modern and somewhat abrasive, he...
    Character: Tad Pringle
    United States  1970
  • Five Easy Pieces
    7.5
    Bobby Eroica Dupea comes from a well-bred family of musicians, and once showed great promise as a concert pianist. By nature a restless, angry individual, Bobby left his family and his music when he could no longer endure the dull...
    United States  1970
  • Easy Rider
    7.4
    A landmark in film history, EASY RIDER blew the studio doors open for more young directors than any film before or since, helping to create the wide-open climate that would lead to the production of many outstanding films in the 1...
    United States  1969
  • Psych-Out
    Jenny, a deaf runaway who has just arrived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to find her long-lost brother, a mysterious bearded sculptor known around town as The Seeker. She falls in with a psychedelic band, Mumblin' Jim...
    United States  1968
  • The Shooting
    Probably the first Western which really deserves to be called existential. Ex-bounty hunter Gashade and his young sidekick Coley are persuaded by an unknown woman to lead her through the desert. On the skyline appears a spectral f...
    United States  1966
  • The Raven
    In this tongue-in-cheek movie inspired by Poe's poem, Dr. Craven is the son of a great sorcerer (now dead) who was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since abandoned it. One evening, a cowardly fool of a magici...
    United States  1963
  • Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
    TV Series (1961-1966). 5 Seasons. 191 episodes. The story of a young intern in a large metropolitan hospital trying to learn his profession, deal with the problems of his patients, and win the respect of the senior doctor in his s...
    Character:  Jaime Angel 4 episodes, 1966
    United States  1961
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
    Seymour Krelboin (Jonathan Haze) is a young man who works in a flower store. He manages to create a carnivorous plant that feeds on human flesh. Nobody knows about it, so Seymour and the plant become good "friends". The ...
    United States  1960
  • The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
    TV Series (1960-1961). 1 seasons. 36 episodes. A dramatic anthology series with Barbara Stanwyck as the Hostess/Star.
    Character:  Bud 1 episode, 1960
    United States  1960
  • Too Soon to Love
    5.6
    Kathy (Jennifer West) and Jim (Richard Evans) are teenage lovers kept apart by her domineering father. The two see each other on the side and get arrested for making out in a car. When Kathy gets pregnant, Jim tries a stick up to ...
    Character: Buddy
    United States  1960
  • The Wild Ride
    4.5
    A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. One day he kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend
    Character: Johnny Varron
    United States  1960

Jack Nicholson Quotes

I'm not gonna hurt ya. I'm just going to bash your brains in.
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