Jack Nicholson

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  • Name: Jack Nicholson ( John Joseph Nicholson )
  • Date of birth: 22 April 1937
  • Age: 79 years
  • Place of birth: new York, USA
  • Height: 177
  • Activities: actor, film Director, film producer, screenwriter
  • Marital status: divorced

    Jack Nicholson: biography

    Jack Nicholson was born in new York. His mother was a dancer, singer and host of the morning show, June Frances Nicholson. Father of Jack, most likely, was a musician of don rose, Furcillo, although the document is not installed.

    The boy was raised by his grandmother, Ethel may Nicholson and grandfather, John Joseph Nicholson, in honor of which got its present name. For a long time, Jack was sure that Ethel and John are his parents. Only when he was 37 years old, he learned that the real mother was the woman he used to consider a big sister.

    The childhood of the boy was held in the town of Neptune, new Jersey. He attended elementary school Theodore Roosevelt first came on the scene in an Amateur production of the musical. Jack sang the jazz song «Managua, Nicaragua». As a teenager Jack had a problem of excess weight, which on it hung an insulting nickname «Fat man». Then the boy begins to actively engage in sports, especially enjoys basketball, baseball and American football. In addition, Jack was a reporter for the school paper and actively participated in theatrical productions. One of them — «the curious savage» — brought student the title of «best actor-senior.»

    In 18 years Nicholson finally decided to link their fate with acting. That though as-that to approach the world film industry, he moved to the big city and gets a laborer in the cartoon Department of MGM. In 1956, Jack takes part in the first casting. The organizers view like demeanor and smile of the young man, but they shocked the pronunciation. Then he begins to attend acting classes. The result was an episodic role in the series «Theatre Matin» and participation in the play «Tea and sympathy».


    The first role of Nicholson in the movie was the character Jimmy Wallace in the Thriller «the Crybaby killer». And the movie and the actor got a Grand failure. Low-cost and base were the following works of the actor — «wild riding», «Too late for love» and «little Shop of horrors». The last film was shot in 2 days and had a budget of only 27 thousand dollars. But it was her performance as a carefree Wilbur Force in this horror-Comedy drew attention to the novice actor. In the same genre used Nicholson in the films «the Raven» poem by Edgar Allan PoE and unpretentious horror movie «Fear». It’s funny that in both pictures the camera is identical costumes and identical decorations.

    The next time Jack Nicholson drew attention to himself after the release of the film «easy rider» and the next film «Five easy pieces» brought the first nomination on «Oscar» as the best performer of the male role. Other interesting works from the period have become an actor for roles in such films as «the Last outfit» and «Chinatown,» which also earned him another nomination for the award «Oscar». Also noticeable Nicholson in the musical «Tommy» and the philosophical drama «Profession: reporter», was released under the name «Passenger».

    In 1975, comes the film adaptation of the cult American novel of a new generation of «one Flew over the cuckoo’s nest» in which Jack Nicholson plays a major role Randle Patrick McMurphy. This role brought him his first statuette «Oscar» as the best actor of the year. After this success, the actor’s flooded with attractive scenarios, but he refuses one after the other, including the role of Michael Corleone in the blockbuster «the Godfather». Nicholson said that during that period he was not interested to take for guaranteed success in the role. On the contrary, he chose the least commercially attractive images to make a new challenge to myself. Yes, he plays a member of the Communist party in «the Last tycoon», criminal, horse thief in a Western «the Missouri breaks», felon loser in the Comedy «Heading South».

    The next notable work of Nicholson was an adaptation of the famous novel of Stephen king’s «the Shining», the famous Director Stanley Kubrick. Despite the fact that there are no prizes for playing the role of Jack TORRANCE actor is not received, this method is considered to be one of the best in the career of a movie star. A second Oscar he received for his supporting role in the melodrama «terms of endearment», which was also published under the title «terms of endearment».

    Then followed a series of successful films — «the Postman always rings twice», «the witches of Eastwick,» «Prizzi’s Honor», «Red» and «Thistle». In three of the last film the actor was nominated for «Oscar».

    In 1989 Jack Nicholson once again forced to talk about himself the whole world, starring in the film adaptation of the comic book «Batman». His version of the anti-hero of the Joker became a cult classic. In 1992 detective drama «a Few good men» has become the most quoted film of the year for phrases Nicholson «You can’t handle the truth!». In 1997, the actor gets a third statuette «Oscar» for his starring role in the film «never been Better», where his partner was Helen hunt also received the «Oscar» for this movie as best actress.

    In the new Millennium was successful in shooting the psychological drama «About Schmidt», the Comedy «anger Management», romantic melodrama «Love and without rules», the Thriller «the Departed» and philosophical film «not Yet played in a box». Last kinorabotoy like actor Jack Nicholson at the moment is the role of Charles in failed at the box office of the Comedy «How to know» in 2010.

    Not all of Nicholson’s roles have been well received by both critics and audiences. He was nominated twice for anti-prize «Golden raspberry» as worst actor for participating in «Human trouble» and «Hoffa» in 1992. But rave reviews about his work much more.

    Nicholson holds the record for the number of nominations for «Oscar» 12 times, of which three times was the winner. 3 times he got a British Academy award of film and television arts, 7 times winner of the award «Golden globe», 6 times received awards from the National Council of film critics USA, 6 times winner of awards of Guild of film actors of the USA. And in 1994 was awarded the American film Institute for her achievements in life.

    Personal life

    Jack Nicholson was married only once to actress Sandra knight, with whom he has daughter Jennifer Nicholson. Jack and Sandra were married in 1962, but after 6 years, officially divorced.

    However, Nicholson is among the most lovable stars of show business, he had romantic relationships with many women. In 1969 he had a fling with actress Susan Anspach, with whom he has a son, Caleb Goddard, although he did not admit paternity. From a model Winnie hollman he has a daughter, honey hollman.

    Almost 17 years in a civil marriage Jack lived with the American actress and Director Anjelica Huston. They broke up after news of the pregnancy a new passion of Nicholson — actress Rebecca Broussard, who gave birth to Jack two children – a daughter Lorraine and son Raymond. The children received the name of Nicholson.

    Actor since childhood, is a passionate sports fan. He is a fan of baseball club «NY Yankees» and the basketball team «Los Angeles Lakers». And for the last 25 years, not missed a single game of this team. Directors and producers have necessarily to take into account the schedule of the favorites of Nicholson that they do not coincide in time with footage of the actor.

    Also Jack Nicholson is an avid collector. He collects paintings by artists of the 20th century, mainly the work of Scot Jack Vettriano.

    Selected filmography

    • 1970 Five easy pieces
    • 1974 — Chinatown
    • 1975 — one Flew over the cuckoo’s nest
    • 1975 — Profession: reporter
    • 1980 — the Shining
    • 1981 — the Postman always rings twice
    • 1983 — terms of endearment
    • 1985 — Prizzi’s Honor
    • 1989 — Batman
    • 1997 — never Better
    • 2006 — not Yet played in a box


    Jack Nicholson

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